Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strike

Is it misconduct to make statements that are offensive to members of a particular race or ethnic background? If so, should an employer retain offending employees in its service? In Duncanmec v Gaylard N.O. and Others, the highest court considered whether employees singing struggle songs - with racial undertones - warranted dismissal.

By Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 19 hours ago

Instantly compare legislation at a specific 'Point in Time'
Instantly compare legislation at a specific 'Point in Time'

Viewing specific changes to legislation and keeping up to date with all the latest amendments can be a time-consuming and tedious process for legal practitioners, particularly when it involves following a multitude of hypertext links to search for historical versions of Principal Acts.

Issued by LexisNexis 21 hours ago

Important victory for smaller trade unions
Important victory for smaller trade unions

In an important victory for smaller unions, the Constitutional Court has ruled that a minority union can organise in the workplace even if it doesn't meet membership requirements agreed on by the majority union and the employer.

By Kathleen Mpofu 21 Sep 2018

Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda
Equity Amendment Bill pushes workplace transformation agenda

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill and the Draft Employment Equity Regulations, which aim to fast-track slow transformation in the workplace, are expected to be published in the Government Gazette this afternoon.

21 Sep 2018

Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public
Media classification guidelines to protect artists, public

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the draft Film and Publication Board's (FPB) Classification Guidelines seek to determine the extent to which media content is reflective of the public's values and expectations.

21 Sep 2018

Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters
Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters

While this week's Constitutional Court ruling means that South Africans can now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes, those living in sectional title developments should arm themselves with more information before lighting up on their balcony or cultivating cannabis among their dahlias, says specialist sectional title attorney Marina Constas.

20 Sep 2018

Abalone poacher sentenced to 20 years
Abalone poacher sentenced to 20 years

The Eastern Cape Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has lauded the 20-year sentence the Port Elizabeth High Court handed down to convicted abalone poacher Morné Blignaut (48) on Wednesday.

20 Sep 2018

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Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin deal

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions.

20 Sep 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

The ban on private possession, consumption and private cultivation of marijuana at home was ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court on 18 September 2018, effectively decriminalising both the use and cultivation of dagga in private. What, however, does this mean for employers, and what should they do next?

By Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

Court denies Radebe's appeal over removal from Transnet board
Court denies Radebe's appeal over removal from Transnet board

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has welcomed the high court's decision to dismiss Seth Radebe's application challenging his removal from office.

19 Sep 2018

Competition inquiry on data costs start next month
Competition inquiry on data costs start next month

The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry.

19 Sep 2018

'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data
'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Owners of small shops in South Africa - in most cases foreigners - have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted by South Africans. There is very little hard data about what's referred to as "fake food" in both the formal and informal sectors. This means the issue is politically charged and dominated by opinions, not evidence. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked Jane Battersby-Lennard and Gareth Haysom to unpack this issue.

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018