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VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

Possible insurance lifelines for struggling business owners as a result of the lockdown

Several weeks into the lockdown, business owners and their workforce are experiencing the devastating economic impact of the crisis. With no end in sight, many of these businesses will sadly not survive the lockdown...

By Jean-Paul Rudd, Issued by Adams & Adams 6 Jul 2020

Back to business for restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and others

Following new amendments, employers who operate restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, archives and conference centres as well as personal care services (e.g. hairdressers and tattoo parlours) may open again. Certain sporting (contact and non-contact) activities are also permitted to resume.

By Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kirsten Eiser, Partner and Shane Johnson 29 Jun 2020

What you need to know about road accident claims for minors

Child victims of road accidents are eligible for compensation from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), providing the qualifying criteria are satisfied...

By Kirstie Haslam 19 Jun 2020

Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120m in outstanding subsidies

The Free State High Court has ordered the provincial government to pay non-profit organisations caring for children, the frail and elderly, more than R120m in outstanding subsidies...

By Tania Broughton 26 May 2020

State of Disaster regulations gazetted

With government having declared a national state of disaster amid the Covid-19 virus outbreak, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted regulations aimed at containing the spread...

19 Mar 2020

Teachers, Nyati camp implicated in Enock Mpianzi's death

Parktown Boys High School educators, together with the Nyati Bush Camp, have been found liable in the death of Enock Mpianzi in what Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has described as a "damning report"...

5 Mar 2020

Who assumes responsibility for a child at school?

Over the past few weeks media headlines have been filled with harrowing stories of tragedies across the country affecting learners at schools. These tragedies have obviously fostered much discussion in the media regarding the role of schools in loco parentis. Meaning 'in the place of a parent', this legal doctrine holds that educators assume custody of learners at school...

By Adrian Chester 28 Feb 2020

Forensic Investigation on Enock Mpianzi complete

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has received a forensic investigation report into the drowning of Park Town Boys High School pupil Enock Mpianzi on a Grade 8 Camp, in January 2020...

17 Feb 2020

Higher degree of care required when dealing with children

The tragic death of 13-year-old, Enock 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

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