New ruling puts court trials in the spotlight
New ruling puts court trials in the spotlight

On 21 June 2017, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down a judgement allowing video recording of a trial. This is seen as a victory for media freedom and open justice.

By Dario Milo and Lavanya Pillay 9 hours ago

Public hearings on property sector bills to be held
Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill.

12 hours ago

Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case
Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday, 23 June 2017, rescinded its order that had barred the media from reporting on the bail application proceedings of Sandile Mantsoe, accused of murdering his lover, Karabo Mokoena.

By Naledi Shange 3 days ago

Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair
Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair

In the recent case of Willem Hendrik du Plessis v AMIC Trading, the employee referred a matter to the Labour Court seeking an order declaring his dismissal by the employer automatically unfair in terms of s187(1)(g) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

By Fiona Leppan and Stephan Venter 3 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

3 days ago

Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous
Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information. However, it is important to understand the context in which information is exchanged and what information may be exchanged in order to avoid crossing the line of anti-competitive behaviour.

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 3 days ago

ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden
ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden

Although the motives are good in attempting to stimulate employment for young work seekers, the negative impact of the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) is that some of the binding conditions place an administrative burden on payroll departments.

By Lavine Haripersad 3 days ago

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'
Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones.

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jun 2017

National Consumer Tribunal members appointed
National Consumer Tribunal members appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed members to the National Consumer Tribunal, whose term of office will become effective from 1 July 2017.

22 Jun 2017

Mining Charter: What does it all mean?
Mining Charter: What does it all mean?

While mining companies will surely wait with bated breath for the outcome of the anticipated legal challenges to the Mining Charter by the Chamber of Mines, they will also need to start getting their ducks in a row, in terms of legal and corporate structures if the challenges are unsuccessful.

By Giada Masina, Allan Reid and Deepa Vallabh 22 Jun 2017

Storm may brew in rooibos probe
Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

21 Jun 2017

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Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive that even people on the very top-end of medical aid cover can only access part of the treatment course, while those in the public sector don't stand a chance.

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance
Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover.

21 Jun 2017