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How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

By Dalindyebo Shabalala 18 hours ago

Resignation or dismissal? Be aware of what you say...

The employment relationship involves two parties - the employer and the employee - and accordingly there are three possible ways in which this relationship can end, or terminate...

By Bradley Workman-Davies 1 day ago

Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and development

With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices...

1 day ago

Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safety

When it comes to health and safety laws, there is a belief that this is only applicable to high-risk industries. However, OHSA actually applies to every single business...

By Louise Woodburn 1 day ago

Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissed

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that employees can be dismissed for carrying weapons during a strike and it is reasonable to expect them to know that this is a dismissible offence...

By Lizle Louw, Shane Johnson and Justin de Wet 2 days ago

Expropriation Bill hearings kick off in Mpumalanga

The Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure will on Thursday start a four-day public consultation programme in Mpumalanga to gather public input on the Expropriation Bill...

2 days ago

Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls short

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

2 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Hawa Moya for Werksmans Attorneys

Hawa Moya, brand and communications manager at Werksmans Attorneys, chats to us about the responsibility and creativity required to manage a brand in the legal space, and the importance of keeping it authentic...

By Shan Radcliffe 3 days ago

High Court ruling provides relief for RAF

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the Pretoria High Court judgment suspending warrants of execution and attachments against the Road Accident Fund (RAF)...

3 days ago

Thomson Reuters and Juta announce strategic partnership to connect African lawyers to the world

Thomson Reuters and Juta & Co are proud to announce a partnership in Africa, that will see legal professionals being offered market-leading research technology...

By Jackie Rhodes & Kamal Patel, Issued by Juta and Company 3 days ago

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

3 days ago

CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission

The CCMA recently reinstated an employee who took leave without permission during the Covid-19 lockdown, in a ruling which delivers an important lesson for other employers...

By Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley, Shane Johnson and Kgololego Pooe 12 Apr 2021

PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for PoPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

By Anna Collard 12 Apr 2021

Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...

How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in employees receiving payments that they have not earned...?

By Janeske Greeff 12 Apr 2021

SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyer

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the prosecution of the former acting Head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha and an Eastern Cape-based lawyer on fraud charges amounting to R331,000.

12 Apr 2021

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

#YouthMatters: Celebrate youthful diversity this June on Biz

Join us to honour the contribution of South African youth making a difference to business in our region. Nominees will stand a chance to be featured as top-story news in Bizcommunity's month-long #YouthMatters focus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Apr 2021

Business rescue process: Don't disregard the rights of employees

Companies in business rescue have plenty of worries to preoccupy them but legal challenges over retrenchments are not usually at the top of the list...

By Rosalind Davey, Chloë Loubser and Nikita Reddy 8 Apr 2021

Are you ready for PoPIA enforcement?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) was proclaimed by the president in July 2020 and from 1 July 2021, any person or organisation that keeps any type of records relating to the personal information of anyone, including companies as a juristic person, is required to comply or face very heavy fines...

Issued by Freelancers Writing Services 8 Apr 2021

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