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Marchers call for an end to attacks on foreign nationals
Marchers call for an end to attacks on foreign nationals

Thousands of South Africans who took part in a peace march today have spoken in one voice, calling for peace and for an end to attacks on foreign nationals...

17 Apr 2015 08:47

Zuma calls for calm, end to violence
Zuma calls for calm, end to violence

Jacob Zuma has condemned the recent "shocking and unacceptable" incidents of violence directed at foreign nationals in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and has appealed for calm...

17 Apr 2015 08:08

Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economy
Labour Law amendments are devastating for business, the workforce, and economy

The newly amended Labour Relations Act (effective 1 January, 2015) will have a devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy and the country's unemployment rate - which the act itself seeks to relieve - if they continue to be interpreted by some stakeholders in a narrow light.

16 Apr 2015 15:21

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Employer cannot alter chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing

An employer may not take on the right to alter a chairperson's decision in a disciplinary hearing. To do so would be procedurally unfair. Should an employer wish to overturn the chairperson's decision, the employee must be given a fair hearing regarding the possibility of altering the sanction.

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 16 Apr 2015 11:00

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Breaching of timekeeping rule led to unfair dismissal

The recent judgment of Jordex Agencies v Gugubele N.O[2015] ZALC JHB 87 involved the dismissal of an employee, Joan Msimango (employee), who left the workplace early in order to catch the last bus home. The employer, Jordex Agencies (employer), dismissed the employee because the employee's early departure contravened its timekeeping rule.

By Lauren Salt and Motheo Mfikoe 16 Apr 2015 10:53

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Cape Town to host intellectual property conference

Cape Town is hosting the 2015 Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) World Congress.

16 Apr 2015 10:44

Rights violation charge laid against Zulu king
Rights violation charge laid against Zulu king

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini faces another charge of hate speech and violating human rights - this time by the Western Cape organiser of the SA National Defence Union...

By Jenni Evans, News24 16 Apr 2015 09:53

Brown updates SA on electricity shortages
Brown updates SA on electricity shortages

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom's residential and business customers to use energy sparingly as the winter season approaches...

16 Apr 2015 09:21

KZN commissioner condemns attacks on foreign nationals
KZN commissioner condemns attacks on foreign nationals

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni has condemned attacks directed at foreign nationals, which have taken place in Durban...

16 Apr 2015 09:02

Now MTN to hit users
Now MTN to hit users

NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband reports MTN has joined Vodacom and Cell C in hiking its prices, and the SABC might be a bit leaky... from the top, reports BD Live, while The New Age reports the national broadcaster has said sorry to the EFF's Mbuyeseni Ndlozi.

16 Apr 2015 06:20

Minister to host meeting about colonial statues
Minister to host meeting about colonial statues

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa will on Friday host a special consultative meeting on transformation of the heritage landscape in South Africa...

15 Apr 2015 10:55

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Public has access to court documents

Court records are public documents. Members of the public now have access to most court documents before the matter has been called in open court.

By Yasmin Kadwa 15 Apr 2015 09:13

Sbu 'slips up' again
Sbu 'slips up' again

NEWSWATCH: 'Oops! I did it again...' Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, is once again in hot water after using a fake SABS stamp of approval on his energy drink, it is reported...

14 Apr 2015 08:16