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 3 hours ago

Mervyn King
Long live the King

It seems ironic, for a country with such a well-established code of good corporate governance as the King reports, how many companies - including an august institution such as audit firm, KPMG - are having their ethics and integrity questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds.

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Alandmanson via
Land audit still not completed

The government has spent R33bn since 1994 buying land for land reform, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says. In 1994, the government set a target of handing 30% of agricultural land to black recipients by 2014. A recent report by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy said more than 20% (18 million hectares out of 82 million hectares) of the farmland has been transferred or financially compensated for to date.

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Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations
Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations

A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees.

By Johan Botes 1 day ago

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

The money set aside by Anglo American and Gold Fields to pay out former miners sick with silicosis and TB may be a bargain for shareholders.

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 2 days ago

Cleo Becker, regional counsel, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel for Hitachi Data Systems. Photo:
Navigating through data-focused legislation

Nowadays it's not just a case of companies being able to unlock the value of their data, they also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation across the globe.

By Cleo Becker 2 days ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings
North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission will today begin public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West.

2 days ago

Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements
Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements

Private companies are not immune to the risk of becoming involved in allegations of bribery and dishonest dealings, as can be seen from recent scandals and accusations. Therefore, they must adequately prevent such reputational damage.

2 days ago

Economic downturn sparks more restraint cases
Economic downturn sparks more restraint cases

During these tough economic times, employers cannot afford to have their star employees approached by fellow competitors, hoping to achieve star appointments themselves and in some cases, the hope that these appointments will also bring with it some much-needed market share in the form of customer connections and additional business.

By Nicholas Preston and Prinoleen Naidoo 3 days ago

Credit life insurance regulations now in effect
Credit life insurance regulations now in effect

The final credit life insurance regulations, which prescribe the minimum benefits that must be offered to consumers and the limitations or exclusions that apply to the insurance cover, came into effect on 9 August 2017.

11 Aug 2017

Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries
Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries

Financial provisioning is a legislative attempt to promote a greener and healthier environment by holding mining and petroleum companies responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment impacted by their operations.

By Hillary Botha, Tamzyn Cooper, Garyn Rapson 11 Aug 2017

Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'
Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'

Legislation is needed to compel pension fund administrators to increase efforts to trace beneficiaries and pay out billions of rand in unclaimed funds, Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat says.

10 Aug 2017

Dealing with tenants' abandoned belongings
Dealing with tenants' abandoned belongings

Until a tenant vacates the property voluntarily or the sheriff removes the tenant from the property in terms of an eviction order, the landlord is not entitled to access the property or ‘retake possession thereof' without the tenant's consent. If a landlord were to do this without the tenant's or the court's consent, this would amount to spoliation (depriving the tenant of the use and occupation of the property without her consent or an order of court), and also trespassing.

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 10 Aug 2017