Legal Trends 2019



Amendments to labour relations legislation - National minimum wage, parental and adoption leave

As you may have noted in recent media reports, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, signed the new national minimum wage statute into law effective from 1 January 2019...

By Gideon Gerber, Issued by SERR Synergy 11 hours ago

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese

"Blessed are the cheesemakers", runs the famous line from the Monty Python film Life of Brian. But a recent court case gives the lie to the notion that manufacturers of cheese have fortune on their side...

By Estelle Derclaye 10 hours ago

Adams & Adams adopts .africa domain

Intellectual property and commercial law firm, Adams & Adams, announced a digital identity switchover to on its social media accounts.

1 day ago

PIC commission of inquiry begins

Public hearings into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) get underway in Tshwane this morning...

1 day ago

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

18 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children...

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?

The proposed amendments to the South African Banks Act will pave the way for a state-owned bank to be established on equal footing with privately owned banks...

By Chantel van Zyl and Rui Lopes 17 Jan 2019

National minimum wage - no sympathy for non-compliance

"To not pay the correct wage is a high-risk exercise." This is according to Rob Cooper, Chairperson of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa, a body that represents the payroll industry with statutory bodies...

Issued by Junxion Communications 17 Jan 2019

Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax law

The tax exemption on South African expatriates is set to change, with significant repercussions, for the many South Africans who are employed by companies abroad, from an SA tax liability point of view...

By Claudia Aires Apicella 16 Jan 2019

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