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Forensic Investigation on Enoch Mpianzi complete
Forensic Investigation on Enoch Mpianzi complete

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has received a forensic investigation report into the drowning of Park Town Boys High School pupil Enoch Mpianzi on a Grade 8 Camp, in January 2020...

17 Feb 2020

Higher degree of care required when dealing with children
Higher degree of care required when dealing with children

The tragic death of 13-year-old, Enoch Mpianzi from Parktown Boys' High School who drowned at a school orientation camp in the North West on 15 January 2020 has yet again brought into the spotlight the duty of those responsible for children and the standard of care required when dealing with children...

By Sandra Sithole 31 Jan 2020

Manisha Chiman, executive head: liability underwriting, SHA Risk Specialists.
The painful reality of slip-and-trip insurance claims

The growing liability risks faced by South African businesses was once again highlighted by the R7.1m claim filed against Woolworths by a customer who stumbled and fell over a packing crate...

By Manisha Chiman 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020

If you are a director of a company engaged publicly you need to examine your role, responsibilities and potential liability as you go into 2020 because director's liability is expected to increase. This expectation is confirmed by the fact that claims against directors and officers liability insurers increased in 2019 and the trend is expected to continue markedly.

By Patrick Bracher 22 Jan 2020

SA records reduction in festive season fatalities
SA records reduction in festive season fatalities

South Africa has seen a 30% reduction in road fatalities since the start of the festive season, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula...

24 Dec 2019

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A bleak Christmas for criminals

"We are not going to allow unscrupulous criminals to reap where they did not sow. We will use everything at our disposal to bring those who are caught on the wrong side of the law to book so that justice can prevail."

24 Dec 2019

Komape family awarded R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief
Komape family awarded R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) awarded the Komape family R1.4 million for emotional shock and grief after the loss of their five year-old son Michael, who drowned in a Limpopo school pit toilet in 2014...

By Ciaran Ryan 19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Legal
#BestofBiz 2019: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand
Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Is tiresome admin pulling you away from business growth? Is client communication taking up too much of your time? This single software suite can help you automate your administrative tasks and communication to claim back your lost time...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

Taxi violence commission now accepting evidence
Taxi violence commission now accepting evidence

The Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng is accepting any information that may be relevant to the matters it is tasked with looking into...

27 Nov 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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Mining Round-up - key takeaways on the industry

At a recent seminar, various specialists from Webber Wentzel explored the different aspects of the changing regulatory landscape around the mining industry...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 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

Can parents sue if their child is injured at school?
Can parents sue if their child is injured at school?

Parents send their children to school with a reasonable expectation that they will be as safe as they would be at home, however accidents happen at schools on an alarmingly frequent basis in South Africa...

6 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 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

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns
Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

South Africa's hard-won constitutional rights to freedom of expression and of legitimate political protest are under mounting pressure from both the state and private companies...

By John Yeld 29 May 2019

How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right
How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right

With the South African hospitality, leisure and tourism industry broadening and attracting more customers each year, it is imperative that business owners in these industries make sure that their property and staff are properly indemnified...

By Adrian Chester 18 Apr 2019

Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations
Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations

After an eight-month investigation, Communicare, a non-profit organisation that manages social housing projects, has released the findings of a report on corruption among staff and suppliers...

By Kristine Liao 12 Apr 2019

Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims?
Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: Who should take the blame and compensate victims?

When a massive concrete walkway slab collapsed at Die Hoërskool Driekoek in Vanderbijlpark, four learners lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured...

By Wihan Meintjes and Grégor Wolter 27 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

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top
Fisheries department rots from the top

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

By Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warranties

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

By Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

By Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

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