The Department of Home Affairs and its contracted visa application service provider, VFS Global face a Cape High Court case to challenge the legitimacy of the appointment of VFS, the lawfulness of its service fees and the lawfulness of the immigration rules which prohibit foreigners, including foreign spouses of South Africans, from changing their status in South Africa.
24 Nov 2015 16:29
The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2007) establishes the general principle that communications are not to be denied legal validity solely because they were made in electronic form. Currently, there are only six parties to the Convention, the Congo, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Montenegro, the Russian Federation and Singapore.
By Nastascha van Vuuren 24 Nov 2015 16:09
President Jacob Zuma says the proposed Higher Education Amendment Bill will make it possible for discussions around institutional autonomy to take place.
20 Nov 2015 16:26
In the recent matter between Assign Services v the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) & Others, handed down on 8 September 2015, the Labour Court, considered, inter alia, the interpretation of the deeming provision contained in section 198A of the Labour Relations Act.
By Talita Laubscher and Nadine Mather 19 Nov 2015 11:30
With the globalisation of business increasing, the question is raised around the rights of an employer and employee working across different jurisdictions and countries. Does a South African citizen employed by a South African business in a foreign jurisdiction have a claim for unfair dismissal under the South African Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA)? The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) delivered its judgment on this important issue on 11 November 2015.
By Johan Botes 19 Nov 2015 11:02
Technology, in the form of eDiscovery, is quickly cutting at the root of the inevitable delays and potential errors made during the discovery process during litigation, or in a forensic or competition matter by offering quick and intelligent turnaround solutions.
18 Nov 2015 15:52