Eskom met with strong opposition in its latest attempt to avoid pollution standards
Eskom met with strong opposition in its latest attempt to avoid pollution standards

Earlier this week, the Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign submitted strongly worded opposition to Eskom's latest round of applications for more time to comply with pollution standards...

7 Feb 2019

Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court
Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court

The former Correctional Services and Bosasa officials, arrested in relation to charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud, have appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court...

7 Feb 2019

New edition of global advertising law book now available
New edition of global advertising law book now available

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released the second edition of Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective - providing an overview of the laws governing advertising and marketing in more than 65 countries...

7 Feb 2019

West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"
West Coast mining company fined a "pittance"

Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville...

By John Yeld 6 Feb 2019

SONA 2019: Road closures
SONA 2019: Road closures

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the opening of Parliament on Thursday, 7 February 2019, several roads will be closed in and around the Cape Town CBD...

6 Feb 2019

Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officials
Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officials

The Hawks have arrested seven suspects - including a former correctional services commissioner and Bosasa officials - on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud...

6 Feb 2019

Cape Town General Valuation 2018 Roll open for public inspection this month
Cape Town General Valuation 2018 Roll open for public inspection this month

The General Valuation 2018 Roll contains some 875,000 registered properties in Cape Town and is drawn up for the purpose of billing fair rates to each property owner...

6 Feb 2019

Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction
Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 200 people occupying private land in Schulphoek, Hermanus, picketed outside the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where eviction proceedings have been brought against them...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Feb 2019

Adams & Adams grabs Patent honours at the Global IP Awards in London
Adams & Adams grabs Patent honours at the Global IP Awards in London

The Global IP Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of IP law and attorney firms in litigation, prosecution and transactional work during 2018...

Issued by Adams & Adams 5 Feb 2019

Determining asset ownership for litigation purposes
Determining asset ownership for litigation purposes

Determining what assets are owned by a defendant, prior to instituting legal action, is a necessary part of due diligence in litigation. Technology has revolutionised the way in which asset searches take place, resulting in time and cost savings...

Issued by LexisNexis 5 Feb 2019

How will the NHI Bill affect employer medical aid contributions?
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

7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement
7 common mistakes to avoid when cancelling a lease agreement

This article deals with the seven most common mistakes made in cancelling an occupant's right to reside on the property...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 4 Feb 2019

New NPA boss takes aim at corruption
New NPA boss takes aim at corruption

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi has taken a firm stance against corruption, saying it is now time for justice to win the fight against the scourge...

4 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN
Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

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Why the role of homeowners' association directors shouldn't be taken lightly

To serve as a director of your homeowners' association is a role that should not be taken lightly...

1 Feb 2019

Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal
Consequences of selective re-employment following dismissal

Re-employing a dismissed or terminated employee can have unintended consequences, especially when the other employees dismissed or terminated for the same or similar reasons catch wind of this and tender their services...

By Gavin Stansfield and Siyabonga Tembe 31 Jan 2019

Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act
Blitz to inspect implementation of NMW Act

The Department of Labour is embarking on a national blitz to assess levels of compliance with labour laws, especially the newly-introduced National Minimum Wage (NMW) Act, at businesses...

31 Jan 2019

Mining Charter could extinguish alluvial diamond miners
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
#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
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

Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?
Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest tech solutions that are taking law firms and legal professionals by storm! Hear about top themes that are reshaping the legal profession...

Issued by Terrapinn 29 Jan 2019

Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong
Employee suspension: Employers still getting it wrong

The suspension and ultimately reinstatement of primary school teacher, Elana Barkhuizen from Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has again highlighted how employers fail to appropriately follow due procedure when suspending or dismissing employees...

28 Jan 2019

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Court refuses appeal on Mpumalanga coal mine

The North Gauteng High Court has refused an application for leave to appeal its decision to overturn the government's hush-hush approval of a new coal mine in a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga...

By John Yeld 28 Jan 2019

Campaign expected to clamp down on illegal trade
Campaign expected to clamp down on illegal trade

A campaign is to be launched to deal with the proliferation of illegal business enterprises in KwaZulu-Natal...

28 Jan 2019

Pay hike for contract cleaners
Pay hike for contract cleaners

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced wage increases for the contract cleaning sector...

25 Jan 2019

Political party funding bill signed into law
Political party funding bill signed into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the Political Funding Bill which promotes the transparency of funding of political parties, the Presidency said on Tuesday...

23 Jan 2019

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

By Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

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Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

By Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 22 Jan 2019

PIC commission of inquiry begins
PIC commission of inquiry begins

Public hearings into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) get underway in Tshwane this morning...

21 Jan 2019

Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain
Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain

Intellectual property and commercial law firm, Adams & Adams, announced a digital identity switchover to www.adams.africa on its social media accounts.

21 Jan 2019

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