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Wits School of Law to discontinue undergraduate LLB

The University of the Witwatersrand has approved the plan of the School of Law to discontinue the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and to introduce the LLB postgraduate programme.

18 Apr 2014 14:42

Norton Rose Fulbright trains English solicitors

The South African offices of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright have been accredited as solicitor training establishments by the English Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The appointment allows the three national offices to train English law graduates to become English qualified solicitors in South Africa.

17 Apr 2014 11:25

'Legal barbarians' force Wits to rethink its LLB degree

The four-year under-graduate law degree aimed at transforming the legal profession is to be scrapped at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

17 Apr 2014 08:44

State pension fund gets new board, six months late

The Government Employees Pension Fund - shaken in recent months by internal feuding‚ a succession of disciplinary procedures and the suspension of its principal executive officer - is finally getting a new board six months after the term of the last board ended.

By Carol Paton 17 Apr 2014 08:15

Provisions of Information Act come into effect

Certain provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013, dealing with the establishment of the office of the Information Regulator - as well as its powers, duties and functions - have come into effect as of 11 April 2014.

By Simone Gill, Mukelo Ngobese and Nabeela Latib 17 Apr 2014 07:31

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wins; the SABC pulled the party's "Ayisafani" TV advert and five radio advertisements off the air last week and Icasa's Complaints and Compliance Committee, has ruled in the DA's favour, reports the SABC. Mail & Guardian reports Hlaudi "Matric? What matric?" Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting COO, has been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire.

17 Apr 2014 07:29

Labour Court clarifies issue of annual leave

The question recently arose where employees had accumulated excessive annual leave, whether the employer could force its employees to forfeit the excessive leave not taken.

By Nicholas Preston 17 Apr 2014 07:16

Barnard v SAPS: a peculiarly South African tale

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) recently described the matter of Solidarity on behalf of Barnard v South African Police Service (165/2013) [2013] ZASCA 177 as a 'peculiarly South African tale' as it demonstrated the difficulty of correcting a situation created by a racist past.

By Gavin Stansfield and Anli Bezuidenhout 17 Apr 2014 06:56

Withdrawal of Directive affects foreigners with temporary residence permits

As from 28 February 2014, foreign nationals with pending permit applications may be in contravention of the Immigration Act, No 13 of 2002. On 28 February 2014, the Minister of Home Affairs withdrew Directive No. 43 of 2010.

By Michael Yeates, Anli Bezuidenhout & Abdul Allie 17 Apr 2014 06:23

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014 10:35

Employment equity report 'disappointing and superficial'

The 14th report of the Commission for Employment Equity is a disappointing and superficial document that will do little to promote the real development of South Africa's human resources‚ the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Tuesday (15 April)

By Bekezela Phakathi 16 Apr 2014 09:57

Competition Tribunal ruling on Oceana deal

Fishing company Oceana has been ordered to sell Foodcorp's fishing rights along with its Glenryck brand‚ as a condition for approval of a transaction allowing Oceana to take over the fishing business of Foodcorp.

By Amanda Visser 16 Apr 2014 09:31

SABC's DA ad ban backfires

NEWSWATCH: Guardian Liberty Voice reports that after the SABC banned a Democratic Alliance ad, the same ad has gone viral. (Videos)

14 Apr 2014 08:58