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#BestofBiz 2020: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 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...

14 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by 26 Oct 2020

Know your product liability claim facts

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

Environment dept officials suspended following forensic investigation

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has placed eight officials on precautionary suspension following a forensic investigation into contracts allegedly irregularly awarded by the Waste Management Bureau. ..

9 Oct 2020

Who is responsible? AI vs corporate governance and SA law

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more popular and powerful. Its application is gaining preference in everyday used processes and operations. It uses algorithms that require less human monitoring and supervision. This brings into question the issue of responsibilities and accountability for such decisions...

By Russel Mulamula and Dr Simo Lushaba 1 Oct 2020

Case law insights advancing the rule of law

Understanding and reviewing Case Law is an important aspect of the administration of justice and upholding of the Rule of Law...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Sep 2020

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

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

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