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Partnering for decent work - 32nd Annual Labour Law Conference
Partnering for decent work - 32nd Annual Labour Law Conference

With South Africa's sixth national and provincial democratic elections just completed where the rights of workers and service delivery were top of mind in electioneering messages, this year's theme for the Annual Labour Law Conference - Partnering for decent work - could not be more relevant...

Issued by The Conference Company 8 Jul 2019

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Striking the right balance between honouring a brand and violating a trade mark

Social media has many good attributes both on a personal and business level, and it has also evolved into a connector of cultures and movements - think of the various challenges that have taken social media by storm..

By Zama Buthelezi & Megan Reimers 8 Jul 2019

Adams & Adams Africa Update now available
Adams & Adams Africa Update now available

The 2019 issue of the Adams & Adams Africa Update is now available to download...

5 Jul 2019

Deirdre Phillips, partner at Bowmans
Pension funds must check whether a dependant is still dependant before paying out

Who gets the death benefits is the issue at the centre of most pension fund disputes in South Africa...

By Deirdre Phillips 5 Jul 2019

Artificial Intelligence Regulation in South Africa
Artificial Intelligence Regulation in South Africa

In many industries in South Africa, there has been a massive drive towards incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into business and products...

4 Jul 2019

Prasa executive fired after internal probe
Prasa executive fired after internal probe

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) company secretary Lindikaya Zide has been dismissed after an internal probe found him guilty of "maladministration and contravention of company policy"...

By Ashraf Hendricks 4 Jul 2019

Assessing legal risks in the move to cloud
Assessing legal risks in the move to cloud

With the fourth industrial revolution in full swing, businesses are looking for faster and more efficient ways to service customers. Customers are also increasingly tech-savvy and demand more from their service providers, including quicker access and more tailored offerings...

By Wendy Tembedza 4 Jul 2019

Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now
Sars to host roadshows to discuss new customs legislation - book now

On 1 July 2019, in communication addressed to external stakeholders, the Sars confirmed that it would be embarking on roadshows to discuss the new customs legislation, from 22 July to 1 August 2019...

By Busisiwe Vilakazi 3 Jul 2019

Prison security to be tightened after breaches
Prison security to be tightened after breaches

Full body scanners will be installed at various correctional centres throughout the country to combat the smuggling of illegal substances in prisons...

3 Jul 2019

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Grabouw farm workers take Oak Valley Farm to equality court

The three-month strike at Oak Valley Farm carries on due to attempts by employers to negotiate in bad faith...

3 Jul 2019

If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?
If best candidate declines the job, is second best entitled to be appointed?

In the arbitration between the National Union of Mineworkers obo Donald Andile Mchunu v Tronox Mineral Sands, the Commissioner had to decide whether the applicant, the second best candidate, was entitled to be appointed to a vacant position because the best candidate declined the offer.

By Jacques van Wyk 2 Jul 2019

Nomsa Motshegare, chief executive officer of the NCR
High Court rules in favour of the NCR on common law set-off

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled in favour of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) against Standard Bank that the common law set-off does not apply to credit agreements subject to the National Credit Act (NCA).

2 Jul 2019

Mining in Mpumalanga. Archive photo: Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or diverted

Billions in mining royalties intended to uplift poor communities are potentially being squandered, stolen or diverted due to in-fighting and maladministration of these funds...

By Ciaran Ryan 2 Jul 2019

Can you still discipline an employee after they resign with immediate effect?
Can you still discipline an employee after they resign with immediate effect?

Employees often resign with immediate effect when facing disciplinary action, leaving employers unsure of whether they can continue with an intended disciplinary action...

By Lizle Louw and Dumisani Ndiweni 1 Jul 2019

Law of Defamation: Why the EFF lost to Manuel
Law of Defamation: Why the EFF lost to Manuel

In the recent case of Trevor Manuel v Economic Freedom Fighters and Others (the EFF), the Joburg High Court was tasked with determining whether an entity or person that was not part of the print and broadcast media could raise the defence of reasonable publication to a claim of defamation...

By Jackie Lafleur and Rui Lopes 1 Jul 2019

The coal plant would be about 20km from Lamu town - a Unesco world heritage site. Shutterstock/Jen Watson
Court stops construction of Kenya's coal power plant. Here's why

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country's first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site...

By Moina Spooner 1 Jul 2019

Growthpoint loses court case against Reclaim the City
Growthpoint loses court case against Reclaim the City

Social justice organisations have hailed the judgement in the case brought against them by property developers Growthpoint Properties as a victory...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 1 Jul 2019

President Ramaphosa responds to Public Protector investigation
President Ramaphosa responds to Public Protector investigation

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to a notice issued by the Public Protector with respect to an investigation into his alleged violations of the Executive Ethics Code.

28 Jun 2019

Personal injury specialist attorney wins industry award
Personal injury specialist attorney wins industry award

Pretoria-based attorney Gert Nel recently scooped the 2018 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in De Rebus...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness
#YouthMonth: Our future needs education, enrichment and togetherness

As part of our #YouthMonth profiles, we chatted to Webber Wentzel's candidate attorney, Lerato Molefi about the importance of education, why it takes a village to raise a child and remembering your voice...

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Jun 2019

Tax victory for SA subsidiary with Dutch shareholder puts Sars in a pinch
Tax victory for SA subsidiary with Dutch shareholder puts Sars in a pinch

After a taxpayer with a Netherlands shareholder scored an unexpected court victory against Sars, the big question for similarly affected corporate taxpayers is: Would it be best to apply now for a dividends tax refund or rather wait and see what Sars does next...?

By Robyn Berger and Esther Geldenhuys 28 Jun 2019

Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act
Here's what you need to know about the Rental Housing Amendment Act

There has been quite a buzz over the past few months regarding the Rental Housing Amendment Act...

28 Jun 2019

SA motor code a step closer to becoming law
SA motor code a step closer to becoming law

After hearing over 80 stakeholders' viewpoints regarding anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has commendably decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.

By Filum Ho 28 Jun 2019

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Non-profit companies: get your PBO application right

There are tax benefits for registering a non-profit organisation as a public benefit organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS), whether such organisation is a non-profit company, trust or association...

By Graeme Palmer 28 Jun 2019

Importance of researching and vetting third parties
Importance of researching and vetting third parties

Numerous risk management procedures can be employed in support of an organisation's best interest. However, few practices are as significant as due diligence...

Issued by LexisNexis 27 Jun 2019

Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case
Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case

"I ran the guesthouse like it was my own place for 15 years ... Now I'm unemployed and soon to be homeless," says Katrina Zwanota, the former manager of theLAB Lifestyle guesthouse outside Robertson, Western Cape...

By Barbara Maregele 27 Jun 2019

How brand blocking regulations in South Africa could lead to further job losses
How brand blocking regulations in South Africa could lead to further job losses

A legislative trend of applying branding and marketing restrictions on alcohol, junk food and sugar is gaining traction across the world and posing a threat to some of the worlds' most famous brands...

By Ron Cregan 27 Jun 2019

Finding South Africa's place in the emerging cannabis industry
Finding South Africa's place in the emerging cannabis industry

The African Cannabis Report (March 2019) by Prohibition Partners has estimated that in 2023 the total market value of South African cannabis industry will be around $1.8 billion (assuming there is wholesale legislation and regulation of the cannabis industry)...

By Romeo Tsusi 26 Jun 2019

Who is liable for unnecessary deaths due to EMS, ambulance crisis?
Who is liable for unnecessary deaths due to EMS, ambulance crisis?

The current ambulance and EMS crisis in South Africa is making it less and less likely that patients will get the medical help they need in time. A critical shortage of ambulances is resulting in an unnecessary number of patients dying or suffering further harm due to delays and "no shows"...

26 Jun 2019

2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ community
2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ community

This year's Durban Pride will take place Saturday, 29 June, at the Gugu Dlamini Park, celebrating legal equality for the South African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) community...

26 Jun 2019

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