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New Presidential BEE Advisory Council appointed
New Presidential BEE Advisory Council appointed

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members of the Presidential Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Advisory Council. The appointments have been made in terms of section 6 of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Council Act of 2003.

24 Oct 2014 13:21

CSOSA might soon be implemented
CSOSA might soon be implemented

It is expected that the Community Scheme Ombud Service Act (CSOSA) will finally be implemented. Themba Mthethwa was recently appointed a the chief ombud of CSOSA.

23 Oct 2014 13:46

The rise of the consumer
The rise of the consumer

The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.

By Neil Kirby 23 Oct 2014 08:12

Employee is entitled to approach CCMA directly
Employee is entitled to approach CCMA directly

An employee who is not represented by a trade union, during the purposes of a retrenchment exercise, is entitled in terms of section 16 read with section 189(4)(a) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended (LRA) to approach the CCMA for the purposes of ensuring the employer discloses all information relevant to the retrenchment exercise. An employer, in such circumstances, may be interdicted from dismissing the employee until such time as the CCMA proceedings have run its course.

By Jacques van Wyk, Andre van Heerden and Unesu Moyo 23 Oct 2014 08:03

Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded
Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded

The police should impound trucks that are unsafe or have faulty brakes or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

22 Oct 2014 11:45

2014 African Legal Awards shortlist announced
2014 African Legal Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for this year's African Legal Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, 31 October at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

21 Oct 2014 16:20

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction
Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction

On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont) for the institution of arbitration proceedings under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention), in respect of a dispute with the Republic of Indonesia relating to the restrictions imposed by the Indonesia government on the export of raw or semi-processed minerals such as copper.

By Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014 07:30

Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights
Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights

After your insurer indemnifies you in terms of your policy of insurance, your insurer has certain rights. One of those rights is the right of subrogation, either by common law or in terms of the insurance policy.

By Jayne Cross 21 Oct 2014 07:16

Employers prohibited from accepting payments by employees
Employers prohibited from accepting payments by employees

The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act came into operation on 1 September 2014. The amendments see the insertion of s33A into the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997 (BCEA), which aims to prevent employers from requiring employees to make payments to secure employment.

By Lauren Salt and Sidasha Naidoo 21 Oct 2014 07:00

Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage
Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage

In the past financial year 1,200 detectives resigned from the police, leaving a hole, that is going to have a big impact on the fight against crime, say experts.

21 Oct 2014 05:54

MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs
MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs

MTN SA said last week that over 240 managers have taken voluntary retrenchment packages. The company embarked on a cost-reduction programme in August‚ following its poor financial performance.

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Oct 2014 05:25

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28