Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?
Can a new owner be liable for old owner's municipal debts?

A judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal in City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v PJ Mitchell, on 29 January 2016, has opened the way for municipalities to take legal action against a present owner of a property for debts owed to it by former owners.

Reviewing LIFO procedure in retrenchments
Reviewing LIFO procedure in retrenchments

The Labour Court recently answered the question of whether an employer can use selection criteria other than last in first out (LIFO) during the retrenchment process, in NUMSA obo Members v Kenco Engineering.

By Mohsina Chenia

Marketers, don't eat your words - food labelling, copyright and compliance with the ASA - Knowledge Resources
Marketers, don't eat your words - food labelling, copyright and compliance with the ASA

Do you know which legally compliant food labelling factors to keep in mind when developing and conceptualising trademarks, brand names and related content on packaging for foodstuffs?

Issued by Knowledge Resources

Call to ban corporal punishment at home
Call to ban corporal punishment at home

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has requested the South African government to introduce amendments to the Children's Act within the next 12 months to prohibit the use of corporal punishment in the home. Such legislation is necessary to comply with international human rights obligations and to ensure that children in South Africa enjoy protection of their constitutional rights.

Jurisdictional overlaps in labour matters
Jurisdictional overlaps in labour matters

Recent cases underline that jurisdictional overlaps between the High Court and the Labour Court may occur in certain labour cases.

By Samiksha Singh and Katlego Letlonkane