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From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace

Earlier this week, #AmINext flooded social media as women in South Africa drew attention to the magnitude of gender-based sexual violence, rape and murder taking place throughout the country...

By Nadine Mather and Lusanda Raphulu 5 Sep 2019

Settling with Sars - revisiting some practical perspectives
Settling with Sars - revisiting some practical perspectives

Can there be a settlement with Sars if an objection was raised out of time? What are the advantages of reaching a settlement? What are the costs of not resolving a dispute? Our article aims to provide enlightenment...

By Joon Chong and Ruan Kotze 4 Sep 2019

UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism
UN expert to assess SA's rights of people with albinism

The UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by people with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, is expected to visit South Africa to assess the situation concerning people with albinism in the country...

3 Sep 2019

Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers
Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers

SANParks has lauded the successful conviction and sentencing in Mozambique of two poachers for killing two rhinos in the Limpopo National Park...

3 Sep 2019

Bowmans expands its borders
Bowmans expands its borders

African law firm Bowmans is aiming to unlock more opportunities for its clients and contacts on the African continent with its expansion into Mauritius and Ethiopia...

2 Sep 2019

What the 19th Annual EE Commission Report means for business
What the 19th Annual EE Commission Report means for business

The 19th Annual Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report was recently delivered to the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, by the Employment Equity Commission...

2 Sep 2019

The delinquency clause seeks to raise standards of good behaviour expected of directors. Shutterstock
Why South African law on directors' delinquency is open to abuse

For the first time in South African company law, courts have the power to declare directors delinquent. This remedy was introduced as part of the overhaul of South Africa's corporate law regime in 2011...

By Rehana Cassim 2 Sep 2019

Hospital negligence not the cause of baby's brain damage - court
Hospital negligence not the cause of baby's brain damage - court

In the AN case, the Supreme Court of Appeal held that despite the failure by the All Saints Hospital to properly monitor the mother and foetus during delivery, this did not cause the brain damage to the baby which resulted from an unpreventable cause...

By Erwyn Durman 2 Sep 2019

Home Affairs kick-starts dialogue on new marriage policy
Home Affairs kick-starts dialogue on new marriage policy

The Home Affairs department has kick started discussions to align the country's current marriage laws with the Constitution...

30 Aug 2019

Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court
Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court

Shack dwellers at Mpukwini informal settlement in Khayelitsha are preparing to square off with the municipality in court next month. They want the eviction order against them scrapped and the City of Cape Town to build them houses on the land...

By Vincent Lali 30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Last of VBS Mutual Bank's executives now sequestered
Last of VBS Mutual Bank's executives now sequestered

The estates of the remaining two directors of VBS Mutual Bank were placed in final sequestration by the Gauteng High Court on Friday 23 August, which will assist the liquidator, Anoosh Rooplal in his efforts to recover over R1.5 billion on behalf of creditors...

29 Aug 2019

The pitfalls of confessing to past environmental law transgressions
The pitfalls of confessing to past environmental law transgressions

Companies that have used a 'rectification' process to admit to and pay for past environmental law transgressions could be forgiven for feeling jittery...

28 Aug 2019

Donor funding to NPA to be managed by approved framework
Donor funding to NPA to be managed by approved framework

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says any donor funding for the National Prosecuting Authority will be managed in line with the approved framework that is in place to manage such funding...

28 Aug 2019

Takeaways from the Limpopo medico-legal symposium
Takeaways from the Limpopo medico-legal symposium

Norton Rose Fulbright recently presented at a medico-legal symposium hosted by the Health Professionals Group for the Limpopo Department of Health which was attended by approximately 100 medical professionals including dentists, surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, and general practitioners...

By Erwyn Durman 27 Aug 2019

Prioritising reputational management
Prioritising reputational management

Being aware of and protecting one's reputation and that of one's company is a facet of business that has become increasingly relevant - affecting individuals, corporates and brands alike...

Issued by LexisNexis 27 Aug 2019

What if you miss something important in your case preparation?
What if you miss something important in your case preparation?

Whether acting for or against an individual or an organisation, there are no second chances when presenting a case to a judge...

Issued by LexisNexis 27 Aug 2019

Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposal
Liquid, hazardous waste now prohibited from landfill disposal

Recently implemented local legislation has banned all liquid waste from landfill - signalling a massive shift in South African waste legislation and placing significant importance on the effective management of such waste by waste producers and the waste industry alike...

27 Aug 2019

Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print
Tenant-landlord relationship - unravelling the fine print

While a few years ago, a very basic lease agreement was the definitive last word in the tenant-landlord relationship and common clauses included standard annual increases and simple eviction procedures requiring only a month's notice, this is no longer the case...

27 Aug 2019

Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?
Testing for cannabis in the workplace: Is zero tolerance justifiable?

Given that the Constitutional Court's Prince judgment does not deal with the effects of the decriminalisation of cannabis in the workplace, many unanswered employment related questions emerge which we set out below...

By Lizle Louw and Shane Johnson 26 Aug 2019

Criminal Procedures Act revamped to make it victim-centred
Criminal Procedures Act revamped to make it victim-centred

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says the department is in the process of reviewing and modernising the Criminal Procedures Act to ensure that it is centred on protecting victims of abuse...

26 Aug 2019

No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - President
No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - President

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is no reason to establish a new inquiry to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against Bosasa...

23 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: 'Be authentic, irrespective of which profession you're in'
#WomensMonth: 'Be authentic, irrespective of which profession you're in'

An attorney, notary, and conveyancer specialising in property and conveyancing, Subashnee Moodley is an example of what one can achieve through perseverance, hard work and authenticity...

By Sindy Peters 23 Aug 2019

Life insurance and insolvent estates: Who's paying who?
Life insurance and insolvent estates: Who's paying who?

The Pretoria High Court in Wentzel v Discovery Life Limited and Others, was recently tasked with considering whether the payment of a life insurance policy by an insurance provider to a nominated beneficiary, being an un-rehabilitated insolvent, would vest in the beneficiary or the trustees of the insolvent estate...

By Viren Raja and Rui Lopes 22 Aug 2019

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Beware the pitfalls of the debt relief law

While there is a real need to help low-income consumers who are overburdened by debt, there are still many unanswered questions about how the new Debt Relief Bill will work practically...

22 Aug 2019

Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building
Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building

Deputy President David Mabuza has welcomed the High Court judgment restricting the use of the apartheid flag...

22 Aug 2019

Concourt ruling on labour tenants sends message on government inefficiency
Concourt ruling on labour tenants sends message on government inefficiency

Labour tenants scored a major victory in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday, 20 August 2019. A majority of judges in the court upheld the Land Claims Court's (LCC) order to appoint a special master to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to process land claims...

By Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb 21 Aug 2019

Elevating awareness: Can you claim for injuries occuring on escalators or lifts?
Elevating awareness: Can you claim for injuries occuring on escalators or lifts?

Escalators and lifts result in serious injuries and fatalities more often than you might think. Some injuries caused by escalators and lifts could constitute negligence and be grounds for personal injury claims...

21 Aug 2019

Neil Kirby
No mandatory requirement for South Africans to join NHI

The publication of the National Health Insurance Bill has resulted in much public comment as to the future of healthcare in South Africa...

21 Aug 2019

Woan is me - overview of high demand spectrum policy
Woan is me - overview of high demand spectrum policy

The Department of Communications has published its highly-anticipated 'Policy on High Demand Spectrum and Policy Direction on Licensing of a Wireless Open Access Network', which purports to address South Africa's longstanding spectrum scarcity challenges...

By Nozipho Mngomezulu, Peter Grealy, Wendy Tembedza, Ziyanda Ngcobo, and Karl Blom 20 Aug 2019

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