Have your say on traffic laws

The Traffic Law Enforcement Committee has invited members of the public to provide comments on the future and direction of road traffic law enforcement in South Africa...

3 days ago

Is sugar tax really a health measure or a tax income stream?

The initial consideration behind the sugary beverages levy (SBL) was as a deterrent to reduce lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity, but it's potentially evolving into a money spinner for Sars...

3 days ago

How new code can bring order to strikes

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

By Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 15 Feb 2019

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

14 Feb 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa is signing the Competition Amendment Bill into law, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

13 Feb 2019

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill withdrawn

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has decided to withdraw the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill to enable further consultations and to align it with the drive towards the fourth industrial revolution...

12 Feb 2019

PoPI and social media

How times have changed. Social media marketing has evolved from being a bit of fun on the side to an absolute must-have for all businesses that want to remain relevant. Social media isn't just fun and games, though: it gives you access to personal information like never before. The big question is how the rules of PoPI apply when using social media for marketing and client service platforms...

By linda graham 11 Feb 2019

Law change will make it illegal to charge for adoption services

A debate is raging over a proposed amendment to the Child Care Act that would outlaw charging fees for adoption services. The amendment is expected to be passed by the end of the year, as part of a number of changes to the Act...

By Kim Reynolds 8 Feb 2019

Financial Matters Amendment Bill progresses through parliament

The Financial Matters Amendment Bill, which includes much needed amendments to the audit legislation, is now officially in the parliamentary process to enact legislation.....

8 Feb 2019

New legal association launches in Cape Town

In response to the ever-changing South African legal environment, the Cape Town Legal Practitioners Association (CTLPA), comprising four legal professionals, has been launched in the Mother City...

7 Feb 2019

How will the NHI Bill affect employer medical aid contributions?

There has been a lot of hype around the proposed National Health Insurance Bill, but little has been said about how it will impact on the provision of medical aid benefits in the employee context...

By Lauren Salt and Rui Lopes 5 Feb 2019

Mining Charter could extinguish alluvial diamond miners

South Africa's alluvial diamond producers are small, but valuable contributors to the country's mining economy, but they are in danger of being washed away by the Mining Charter III (MCIII)...

By Gert van Niekerk 31 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Minimum Wage Commission appointed

The Department of Labour has appointed a National Minimum Wage Commission, with its first meeting set to take place in February...

30 Jan 2019

Small miners likely to struggle with charter targets

The broad-based ownership, local procurement and social and labour plans requirements of the latest iteration of the Mining Charter are likely to put serious pressure on small-scale miners...

By Manus Booysen & Rita Spalding 29 Jan 2019

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