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Bowman Gilfillan believes in the value of coaching

Coaching has taken off within law firms around the globe, with the Law Gazette reporting that the top 100 law firms are now spending an estimated £4.5 million (R93 million) on coaching annually.

3 hours ago

Copyright judgment a 'landmark' for online publishing: Media 24

Media24 described Thursday's judgment, which dismissed six of Moneyweb's seven claims of copyright infringement, as a landmark ruling for online publishing.

By Ernest Mabuza 3 hours ago

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Love thy neighbour - Immigration solutions should benefit everyone

Worldwide, one in every 114 people is displaced. According to the United Nations an estimated 200 million people globally live outside their home countries, a number that has increased by more than 40% in the past decade. Population displacement is a top global issue, while here in South Africa; illegal immigration is a heated and sensitive topic. However, finding a remedy is about as easy as finding a needle in a haystack.

By Stefanie de Saude 1 day ago

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Former CEO sues paint company he founded for R610m

In an unusual turn of events, the former chairman and CEO of KwaZulu-Natal-based paint company Chemical Specialities (Chemspec) is suing the company he founded for R609.5m.

By Shaun Harris 1 day ago

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Signature requirements of the ECT Act

The main object of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (ECT Act) is to facilitate electronic communications and transactions. One of the subordinate objects is to promote legal certainty. An aspect of legal certainty is to know when a document has been signed and when not.

1 day ago

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LexisNexis and Webber Wentzel launch new legal app

LexisNexis has teamed up with African law firm, Webber Wentzel, to develop South Africa's first law firm app of its kind - tailor-made specifically for Webber Wentzel clients in the Technology Media and Telecommunications ('TMT') space.

2 days ago

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Legal audits provide trustees with peace of mind

In an ever-evolving family trust landscape, complacency and inertia could spell disaster for the best-laid investment and estate planning strategy.

By Jan Dawid Luttig, fiduciary specialist 3 days ago

Does government have duty to provide free basic electricity?
Does government have duty to provide free basic electricity?

Considering the current energy crisis and frequent power cuts in the form of 'load shedding', is there a duty on the South African government to provide free basic electricity to the people? Various pieces of national legislation, national government plans and policies to determine whether such a duty exists, indicate that there is only a right to access to electricity.

By Chantelle Gladwin and Musa Mathebula 3 days ago

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Challenges faced by Ports Regulator of South Africa

The Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group's Cape Town office recently held an Exporters Club seminar, which highlighted the role and challenges of the Ports Regulator of South Africa (PRSA).

3 days ago

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Learnings from Zika and reproductive rights in Africa

The late termination of pregnancies displaying severe foetal anomalies is both an ethically and morally challenging dilemma. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in South America last year is a good example of this dilemma faced by under-resourced countries.

29 Apr 2016

Determining when new employers substitute for old employers
Determining when new employers substitute for old employers

Deciding at what point a new employer is substituted for an the old employer, in terms of a transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act is unclear from the legislation and must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

By Jacques van Wyk and Andre Van Heerden 29 Apr 2016