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Higher degree of care required when dealing with children

The tragic death of 13-year-old, Enoch Mpianzi from Parktown Boys' High School who drowned at a school orientation camp in the North West on 15 January 2020 has yet again brought into the spotlight the duty of those responsible for children and the standard of care required when dealing with children...

By Sandra Sithole 31 Jan 2020

The painful reality of slip-and-trip insurance claims

The growing liability risks faced by South African businesses was once again highlighted by the R7.1m claim filed against Woolworths by a customer who stumbled and fell over a packing crate...

By Manisha Chiman 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020

If you are a director of a company engaged publicly you need to examine your role, responsibilities and potential liability as you go into 2020 because director's liability is expected to increase. This expectation is confirmed by the fact that claims against directors and officers liability insurers increased in 2019 and the trend is expected to continue markedly.

By Patrick Bracher 22 Jan 2020

SA records reduction in festive season fatalities

South Africa has seen a 30% reduction in road fatalities since the start of the festive season, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

24 Dec 2019

A bleak Christmas for criminals

"We are not going to allow unscrupulous criminals to reap where they did not sow. We will use everything at our disposal to bring those who are caught on the wrong side of the law to book so that justice can prevail."

24 Dec 2019

Komape family awarded R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) awarded the Komape family R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief after the loss of their five year-old son Michael, who drowned in a Limpopo school pit toilet in 2014...

By Ciaran Ryan 19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Taxi violence commission now accepting evidence

The Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng is accepting any information that may be relevant to the matters it is tasked with looking into...

27 Nov 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by 2 Oct 2019

Mining Round-up - key takeaways on the industry

At a recent seminar, various specialists from Webber Wentzel explored the different aspects of the changing regulatory landscape around the mining industry...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by 27 Sep 2019

Elevating awareness: Can you claim for injuries occuring on escalators or lifts?

Escalators and lifts result in serious injuries and fatalities more often than you might think. Some injuries caused by escalators and lifts could constitute negligence and be grounds for personal injury claims...

21 Aug 2019

Can parents sue if their child is injured at school?

Parents send their children to school with a reasonable expectation that they will be as safe as they would be at home, however accidents happen at schools on an alarmingly frequent basis in South Africa...

6 Aug 2019

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