A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits. This undermines efforts to boost farming production and meet economic growth goals.
Barbara van Koppen 22 hours ago
The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him. The boy suffers from sickle cell anemia. The court made an interim order allowing the boy to receive the treatment, when necessary. The boy's parents, Jehovah's Witnesses, objected to the transfusions on religious grounds.
Donald Dinnie 1 day ago
The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 was gazetted on Friday 21 September 2018. The Bill proposes the first amendments to the Companies Act, 2008 since the Act came into effect in 2011. Some of the proposed amendments to the Act are highlighted below.
Janine Will 2 days ago
The 12 candidates who have a shot at being the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have been revealed.
2 days ago
South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cybercriminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa third on the list of most-targeted countries for cyber attacks.
Heino Gevers 2 days ago
MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa, making it a completely paperless system from start to finish.
Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago
The definition of media freedom is closely linked to that of freedom of expression as per the Constitution, for individuals to impart information and ideas without fear or favour. Luckily, it's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times.
Leigh Andrews 3 days ago
The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will be using information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly, from 7 December 2018.
9 Nov 2018
The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed by the North Gauteng High Court.
John Yeld 9 Nov 2018
Jason Rohde, a former property mogul, has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Susan by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.
8 Nov 2018
South Africa has some great homegrown franchises - Mugg and Bean, Steers, Debonairs and Nandos, to name a few. South Africa is also no stranger to international franchise groups, such as McDonalds, KFC, Wimpy and SPAR, although there has been an increase in the number of international franchises investing in South Africa in recent years. The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is the first piece of legislation in South Africa that specifically regulates franchise agreements. The CPA prescribes certain minimum requirements for franchise agreements, as well as certain information that must be disclosed prior to a franchise agreement being signed. It is important that all franchise agreements comply with the CPA as provisions in franchise agreements may be declared to be void for non-compliance.
Justine Krige 8 Nov 2018
Businesses have a number of options when wanting to revisit their workforce models and solutions. The Constitutional Court judgement in the Woolworths matter requires that this is done properly to pass legal muster.
Jonathan Goldberg 8 Nov 2018