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#FairnessFirst: How Nike put purpose marketing on the podium with Caster Semenya

Nike's Dream Crazy campaign has won favour across the globe, having just scooped up top honours at the One Show Awards in New York. Caster Semenya, who features in the campaign, has also further proved her place on the winner podium...

By Leigh Andrews 13 May 2019

Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...
Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...

The draft Conduct Standard - published for public comment on 3 May 2019 - aims to introduce requirements applicable to banks, mutual banks and co-operative banks that promote the fair treatment of financial customers of banks...

By Dawid de Villiers, Johann Scholtz and Jessica du Toit 10 May 2019

Bus drivers have retained the right to strike following a ruling by the Essential Services Committee. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp
Transport is not an essential service, committee finds

The Essential Services Committee (ESC) has denied an application by the National Black Consumer Council to declare public transport an essential service...

By Zoë Postman 10 May 2019

Double voting suspects appear in court
Double voting suspects appear in court

The 20 suspects arrested for alleged double voting are appearing in various courts today...

10 May 2019

Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity
Evolution of employee leave - from paternity to pawternity

The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) offers clear guidelines regarding employee leave, however employers also need to be aware of emerging trends among progressive businesses, the latest being pawternity leave...

9 May 2019

To be or not to be: In writing
To be or not to be: In writing

In the recent case of Numsa obo Nomanyane and another v Grupo Antolin (Pty) Ltd, heard before the Metal Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC), the Commissioner was tasked with determining whether a fixed-term contract of employment must be in writing or not.

By Aadil Patel 7 May 2019

When can you claim malpratice for plastic surgery?
When can you claim malpratice for plastic surgery?

All surgery carries an inherent risk, whether it's elective or not. However, when the cause of a botched cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is clearly due to negligence by medical staff, the patient can pursue a medical malpractice claim...

7 May 2019

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Elections will come and go, but challenges in land reform will not

While land reform features prominently in manifestos of several political parties, not much detail is being provided on how individual parties plan to improve land reform and deal with the current challenges...

By Peter Setou 7 May 2019

Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA
Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA

A comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA has now been published by Natmed under the title Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance in South Africa...

By Donald Dinnie 3 May 2019

High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park
High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park

In an intelligence-driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May, a former SANParks employee was arrested on poaching charges...

3 May 2019

Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goods
Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goods

Fans of the award-winning series, Game of Thrones, were eager to watch the premiere of the long-awaited eighth and final season that started on 14 April 2019 and, as is evidenced on social media, has them enthralled...

By Mathoto Masetla 3 May 2019

It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya
It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya

On May 1 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a highly anticipated ruling involving athlete Caster Semenya...

By Annette Greenhow 3 May 2019

Outrage over CAS ruling on Semenya
Outrage over CAS ruling on Semenya

South Africans have reacted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on the case between Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), saying the outcome is discriminatory...

2 May 2019

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6 Sars audit tips for the captured

What should Edward Kieswetter's first actions be now that he has taken over the reins at South African Revenue Service (Sars)?

By Jean du Toit 2 May 2019

What is the principle of 'compromise' in disputes?
What is the principle of 'compromise' in disputes?

A compromise is an agreement whereby parties settle a dispute between themselves. If the dispute concerns an existing agreement, the compromise will replace that agreement and terminate any obligations in terms thereof...

By Rosanne Kinder 2 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

By Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade
Sars brings in tech to fight illicit trade

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy.

30 Apr 2019

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SA reaches for the stars - but at what cost to mining?

While the square kilometre array (SKA) telescope is one of the most exciting projects in South Africa's scientific and academic fields with long-term benefits to the country's economy, it is likely to impact the use and exploitation of mineral resources in the Northern Cape...

By Lili Nupen & Ross McLean 29 Apr 2019

Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag
Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is asking the Equality Court in Johannesburg to declare the display of the old South African flag hate speech and harassment under the Equality Act. The case is likely to set the boundaries between constitutionally-protected free speech, however offensive to some, and hate speech...

By Ciaran Ryan 29 Apr 2019

Lonmin case shows how hard it is to hold mines to account
Lonmin case shows how hard it is to hold mines to account

In February, the North West High Court rejected the application from the Mining Forum of South Africa, representing the Bapo-Ba-Mogale community, to declare the minister responsible for mineral resources in breach of his statutory obligation...

By Wilmien Wicomb 26 Apr 2019

Too scared to come to work: Unauthorised absence after a strike
Too scared to come to work: Unauthorised absence after a strike

Strikes are frequently characterised by violence and non-striking employees are often apprehensive to report for duty, but can such employees be dismissed simply for failing to report for duty during such times...?

By Fiona Leppan and Merrick Steenkam 26 Apr 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness
No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness

A recent study by Columinate reveals that nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

25 Apr 2019

Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses
Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses

Twenty-two former underground miners are claiming more than R80 million in damages from Sasol Coal after they contracted serious lung and other diseases as a result of years of inhaling coal dust while working in underground coal mines...

By Ciaran Ryan 25 Apr 2019

How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social media
How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social media

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. Demand for species and wildlife products, like rhino horn, elephant ivory and pangolin scales, have triggered...

By Enrico Di Minin and Christoph Fink 25 Apr 2019

Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission
Three judges reported to Judicial Service Commission

Judges Anton van Zyl, Siraj Desai, and Jacqueline Henriques have been reported to the Judicial Complaints Commission for outstanding judgments...

By Kristine Liao 24 Apr 2019

Land reform panel finalising its report
Land reform panel finalising its report

The Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform is currently finalising its report for consideration by the Inter-Ministerial Committee and the Presidency...

24 Apr 2019

Comments invited on Draft Central Application Service Bill
Comments invited on Draft Central Application Service Bill

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Naledi Pandor has invited the public to submit comments on the draft bill to support students' access to post-school opportunities and make informed choices...

24 Apr 2019

My prospective employer did what?
My prospective employer did what?

In February, the Department of Public Services and Administration Minister released a media statement, allowing for the inclusion of a social media check when reference checking prospective government employees...

By Tracy Robbins and Julia Olley 23 Apr 2019

Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?
Residential estate income: What's tax exempt and what isn't?

The levy income of a body corporate, share block or an association of persons, such as a home owners association (residential estate), is exempt from income tax. However, not all income received by a residential estate is exempt from tax, only levy income...

By Graeme Palmer 23 Apr 2019

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