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The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruption
The ABCs of anti-bribery and corruption

Corruption is a reality throughout the world. For any organisation, the financial and reputational risks that follow incidents of corrupt activity can be quite severe...

By Zaakir Mohamed 11 Mar 2019

How the Rental Housing Amendment Act will affect landlords, tenants
How the Rental Housing Amendment Act will affect landlords, tenants

The Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 has been on the cards for some time, and once it is in place, landlords and tenants will have six months to comply with the new legislation. Currently, no date has been set for implementation but many experts believe it is imminent...

7 Mar 2019

Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them
Risks of the virtual workplace and how to minimise them

More and more businesses are expanding into a virtual world, which has advantages for employers and employees alike, but challenges and risks too...

By Rosalind Davey 7 Mar 2019

Western Cape government wins school closure case
Western Cape government wins school closure case

Parents and members of the school governing body (SGB) at Uitzig Secondary near Elsies River have vowed to take their fight to keep the school open (which would mean going to the Constitutional Court)...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2019

New IPID boss says its business as usual
New IPID boss says its business as usual

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (IPID) over 200 investigators will continue to tackle high impact cases without fear or favour, the newly-appointed acting executive director Victor Senna said...

6 Mar 2019

Bridget King
Robust regulations on the cards for crypto assets

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and other regulators issued a consultation paper in January which points towards robust regulations for crypto assets...

6 Mar 2019

The Xolobeni Conundrum: Land vs Mining Rights
The Xolobeni Conundrum: Land vs Mining Rights

Mining is one of the major contributors to South Africa's economy. In recent months, South African courts have seen a series of judgments which pronounce and set legal precedent on the question of conflict of use between mining rights and rights to land...

By Athi Jara and Bongani Memani 6 Mar 2019

Opening of new courts set to increase access to justice
Opening of new courts set to increase access to justice

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has proclaimed two new courts to service their respective communities with effect from 1 March 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Activists battle property company over right to protest
Activists battle property company over right to protest

Activist groups Reclaim the City (RTC) and #UniteBehind have opposed an interdict granted in December to Growthpoint Properties...

By Tariro Washinyira 5 Mar 2019

Tech donation boosts first ADF Law Hub
Tech donation boosts first ADF Law Hub

A donation of tech resources from LexisNexis South Africa is set to aid the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) in its vision of empowering deserving law firms to become self-sustainable...

Issued by LexisNexis 4 Mar 2019

Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits
Asylum seekers win right to claim unemployment benefits

For many years, asylum seekers attempting to claim benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have routinely been turned away by the Department of Labour, despite having made contributions to the fund during their employment...

By Werksmans Attorneys pro bono team 4 Mar 2019

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Sars turns to payrolls to make up shortfall

Once again, the latest Budget Speech featured a tax revenue shortfall, this time to the tune of R43bn...

By Mariana Stander & Jean du Toit 4 Mar 2019

Dondo Mogajane, National Treasury director general
Finance minister seeks review of public protector report against DG

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed papers seeking the review and setting aside of the public protector's findings and remedial action against National Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane...

4 Mar 2019

Have your say on Problem Building By-law
Have your say on Problem Building By-law

The City of Cape Town aims to make a number of changes to bulk up its Problem Building By-law. The revised by-law will be available for public comment from 1 March...

1 Mar 2019

Who let the dogs out? Beware of liability claims
Who let the dogs out? Beware of liability claims

The prevalence of crime in South Africa prompts many home owners to have vicious dogs in the hope of safeguarding their property and deterring burglars. However, dog owners and their insurers should be wary of attracting liability under the actio de pauperie for harm caused by domesticated animals...

By Willie van Wyk and Marissa van der Westhuizen 1 Mar 2019

Petri Greeff, Riscura head of investment advisory and administration
Education and communication are key to understanding retirement default regulations

Following the introduction of the amendments to the Pension Funds Act in September 2017, the deadline to comply with the Act's default regulations is now effective...

1 Mar 2019

Liquor industry signs guidelines for good business practice for SA companies in Africa
Liquor industry signs guidelines for good business practice for SA companies in Africa

The liquor industry has signed the Guidelines for Good Business Practice for South African Companies Operating on the African Continent...

1 Mar 2019

Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation Act
Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation Act

General Alfred Moyo, an activist in Makause informal settlement in the east of Johannesburg, is at the centre of a court case that challenges the constitutionality of part of the Intimidation Act of 1982...

By Zoë Postman 28 Feb 2019

Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud
Former Prasa Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues...

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff 28 Feb 2019

Jonathan Kaiser
The impact of the court of public opinion - good and bad

In the age of social media proliferation, internet sensations are born overnight and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Intermediaries and insurers have to navigate these turbulent waters with great care...

By Jonathan Kaiser 28 Feb 2019

National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill
National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill

The National Assembly has passed the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB)...

27 Feb 2019

Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department
Brokers compelled to register with Labour Department

All labour brokers have to register themselves with the Department of Labour before getting into the business of placing work seekers in the job market...

27 Feb 2019

Photo: Kempton Express
Is NHI going to make the SA economy even sicker?

Concerns raised by the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) over contradictions in the NHI and the Medical Schemes Amendment that could lead to potential job losses has raised the ire of the national health minister...

By Jasson Urbach 27 Feb 2019

How to get your money back in a blockchain dispute
How to get your money back in a blockchain dispute

South Africa has yet to witness a major blockchain-related dispute but such disputes are bound to occur as interest in cryptocurrencies and smart contracts intensifies and transactions involving them become more common...

By Kirsten Bailey and Max Taylor 26 Feb 2019

SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud
SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud

A probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has led to the arrest of a prominent attorney in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims estimated to be over R100 million.

26 Feb 2019

NDB warns of phishing scam
NDB warns of phishing scam

The New Development Bank (NDB) has warned the banking sector and the public of a fraudulent e-mail scam that requests money transfer requests in the name of the bank...

26 Feb 2019

Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred lines
Rental Amendment Act will help eradicate blurred lines

While the looming implementation of the Rental Housing Amendment Act has sparked considerable concern, many property professionals believe that there is little or no cause for panic...

26 Feb 2019

Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving
Case not closed: Cape High Court backlog showing no signs of improving

Thirteen judgments in the Western Cape High Court are more than six months overdue, four of which are over a year late...

By GroundUp Staff 25 Feb 2019

JSE business breakfast will focus on intellectual property governance
JSE business breakfast will focus on intellectual property governance

Leading IP law firm Adams & Adams and business governance consultancy, FluidRock, have teamed up to host a free breakfast discussion on intellectual property and governance...

Issued by Adams & Adams 25 Feb 2019

Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed
Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of a Special Tribunal to swiftly recover monies and assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means...

25 Feb 2019

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