SA minister quits over women's assault claims
SA minister quits over women's assault claims

South Africa's deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday over accusations that he physically assaulted two women at a Johannesburg nightclub.

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Goodwood gets new Municipal Court
Goodwood gets new Municipal Court

The Goodwood Municipal Court, having been demolished last year as part of the precinct upgrade, was reopened officially on 18 August 2017 by the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Area Central, Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli, and the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery.

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Waste bosses appear over pong
Waste bosses appear over pong

Four senior managers at embattled waste management firm EnviroServ have been charged in their personal capacity over the odour emanating from the Shongweni landfill site outside Durban.

By Jeff Wicks 15 hours ago

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction
South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

A South African court on Sunday, 20 August, gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

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The millennial factor in corporate governance
The millennial factor in corporate governance

When it comes to good corporate governance, “the power is no longer in the boardroom. It is in the smartphone.” This was the key takeaway from a recent compliance business breakfast, hosted by LexisNexis South Africa at its Durban head office, where guest speaker, Michael Judin emphasised the influence of the digital revolution on the King IV™ Report on Corporate Governance.

Issued by LexisNexis 3 days ago

Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa
Conference calls for greater land ownership rights for women in Africa

Habitat for Humanity's Solid Ground Campaign in association with the Urban CSO Cluster of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) of UN-Habitat hosted a conference focusing on land governance and management in Africa in Pretoria earlier this week. Influential women from across Africa shared their findings on (among other things) land policy initiatives, including women's rights to own land.

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Leopard killer faces charges for shooting predator on reserve

The man who shot dead a leopard in what was claimed to be self-defence on a hunting farm outside Grahamstown will be criminally charged for allegedly hunting the animal.

By Gareth Wilson 3 days ago

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Developer fined R1.6m for non-compliance

The National Home Builders Registration Council's (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of R1.6m on a developer after failing to enrol residential units which were under construction at Elarduspark in Gauteng.

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More Eskom managers in firing line over R1.6bn deal
More Eskom managers in firing line over R1.6bn deal

An investigation into irregularities costing Eskom billions of rand and triggering the suspension of chief financial officer Anoj Singh in July could lead to the suspension of five more senior managers.

By Stephan Hofstatter and Sikonathi Mantshantsha 17 Aug 2017

SA's laws protecting women in the workplace
SA's laws protecting women in the workplace

In South Africa, there are several laws ensuring the protection of women in the workplace. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa confirms, “Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law.” Employment legislation has been enacted in order to give effect to the Constitution and to protect all employees, including women in the workplace.

By Samiksha Singh and Samantha Coetzer 17 Aug 2017

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade.

By Bekezela Phakathi 17 Aug 2017

SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers
SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers

SAA's procurement policy, which sets aside 30% to small businesses, is illegal and will expose the airline to legal action by suppliers, including Bidair Services, according to a legal opinion obtained by the national carrier. The policy, which favours small, medium and micro enterprises owned by military veterans, rural women and previously disadvantaged youth, was introduced in 2015 after a board resolution taken on 26 August that year.

By Xolisa Phillip 17 Aug 2017

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Business mistakes too many law firms make

Being a really good attorney does not mean that you are a highly talented businessman or entrepreneur. This is something that is really important to understand since there is a pretty large number of law firms that end up bankrupt because of business related reasons, not because of problems caused by hired attorneys. With this in mind, here are some of the really common business mistakes that often appear with law firms and that can be disastrous in the long run.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Aug 2017