Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?
Is Eskom obliged to consult staff about unbundling?

The recently announced plan to unbundle Eskom into three separate and wholly owned entities under Eskom Holdings has received backlash from trade unions, who complained they should have been consulted first...

By Tiisetso Rabolao and Tracy Robbins 16 hours ago

Trademarks: Use it or lose it
Trademarks: Use it or lose it

It is important that a trademark is used, as failing to do so could lead to the cancellation of the mark if it has not been used for five years...

By Janine Hollesen 1 day ago

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#BudgetSpeech2019: Will it lead to more doctors being sued for negligence?

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later...

By Daniel McLaren 1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: How govt plans to curb medico-legal claims
#BudgetSpeech2019: How govt plans to curb medico-legal claims

Government has announced a series of interventions in an effort to curb the rise of medical negligence claims against the State...

1 day ago

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

1 day ago

Semenya vs IAAF case continues
Semenya vs IAAF case continues

South Africans and the international community have been urged to continue supporting the naturally superior Caster Semenya, as she continues to fight for her career at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland...

2 days ago

Schimmel says, “This turned out to be much harder than expected...”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Gail Schimmel

This week we go behind the selfie with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), and writer...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?
Is it feasible to be more inclusive in retrenchment talks in the mining sector?

Amcu has challenged the inclusivity of the Section 189(1) provisions of the Labour Relations Act, arguing retrenchments are so important that everyone needs to be consulted individually. But in our view, this section is the most practical solution and in line with the principle of majoritarianism that runs throughout SA law...

By Eugene Phajane 3 days ago

SAA settles Comair dispute
SAA settles Comair dispute

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability...

18 Feb 2019

Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear IAAF vs Semenya case
Court of Arbitration for Sport to hear IAAF vs Semenya case

South Africa is rallying behind Caster Semenya as her hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CSA) kicks off in Switzerland this morning...

18 Feb 2019

Have your say on traffic laws
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...

18 Feb 2019

How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time
How business misrepresentation for minimum wage exemption can lead to jail time

The Department of Labour has reported it has only received 26 applications from businesses requesting exemption from the National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019...

18 Feb 2019

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

18 Feb 2019

Four suspected poachers, staff arrested
Four suspected poachers, staff arrested

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Friday, 15 February, announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation...

18 Feb 2019

How new code can bring order to strikes
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

Don't get caught napping at financial year-end
Don't get caught napping at financial year-end

Along with all the other responsibilities associated with tax management in South Africa, businesses are reminded of their PAYE (Pay as you Earn) obligations towards Sars - including the onus to issue IRP5 tax certificates to employees...

14 Feb 2019

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

Court overturns judgment, clarifies term "motor vehicle" in RAF Act
Court overturns judgment, clarifies term "motor vehicle" in RAF Act

A widow has won her appeal against the RAF for compensation in the Cape Town High Court after her common law husband was fatally injured after being knocked over by a container being conveyed by a so-called "reach stacker" at the Multipurpose Terminal at Cape Town Harbour nearly nine years ago...

14 Feb 2019

Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SA
Global Legal Hackathon heads back to SA

The Global Legal Hackathon - an annual event where lawyers, technologists and civil society come together to develop new solutions in legaltech with the aim of improving access to justice or the business of law - will return to South Africa this February...

13 Feb 2019

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law
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
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

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years
City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health...

By Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

PoPI and social media
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

What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures
What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures

The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa...

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making...

By Llewellyn Leonard 11 Feb 2019

Dr Binganidzo Muchara
Will the Budget Speech keep the promises of Sona?

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) theme was "Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better."...

By Binganidzo Muchara 11 Feb 2019

Independent schools and the Constitution: A delicate balance
Independent schools and the Constitution: A delicate balance

The right of a child to attend an independent school arises from the contract between the parents of the child and the school and not from the right to a basic education enshrined in the Constitution...

By Tim Fletcher 8 Feb 2019

Law change will make it illegal to charge for adoption services
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

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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

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