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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries reflect newspaper landscapeArticle

2020 saw shifts in some of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards' categories, reflecting the trends across the industry...

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No work, no pay: the Covid-19 salary crisis
No work, no pay: the Covid-19 salary crisisArticle

Companies have been facing tough decisions over the past few months, particularly those with employees who cannot work during the crisis...

16 Sep 2020

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Court ruling: All interested parties have access to mining rights application informationArticle

The High Court in Pretoria has handed down a declaration order which allows all interested parties automatic access to information regarding mining rights applications...

16 Sep 2020

Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund management
Law enforcement probes Covid-19 relief fund managementArticle

Law enforcement agencies are working together to probe the breaches of the Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (TERS)...

3 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Walk in these slippers
#OrchidsandOnions: Walk in these slippersArticle

Reach for a Dream: this campaign should touch your heart; Santam's false claims leave its customers crying 'onion' tears...

Brendan Seery 18 Aug 2020

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How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offendersArticle

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are not free. They are deprived of their liberty in settings such as migration holding camps and criminal justice processes.

Rongedzayi Fambasayi & Admark Moyo 13 Aug 2020

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Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be doneArticle

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

Mercy Muendo 12 Aug 2020

Challenger Type - The Feisty Underdog
Challenger Type - The Feisty UnderdogArticle

The journey of the feisty underdog is the classic David vs Goliath story, and Chicken Licken decided to take on that challenge almost 50 years ago...

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Conflicting judgments on 'no work no pay' cases
Conflicting judgments on 'no work no pay' casesArticle

The Johannesburg High Court recently found in the matter of Mhlonipheni v Mezepoli Melrose Arch and Others (2020) that employees (in this case, employed by the Mezepoli and Plaka chain of restaurants) were able to tender their services during Level 4 and 5 of the National Lockdown...

Bradley Workman-Davies 19 Jun 2020

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Environmentalist groups reminds minister of nuclear procurement proceduresArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) recently indicated that it will immediately be commencing with the procurement process for a 2500MW new nuclear power programme...

11 Jun 2020

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This could be the end of the line for cruise shipsArticle

The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise...

15 Apr 2020

Winding up under new and old Companies Acts
Winding up under new and old Companies ActsArticle

The recent Supreme Court case of Murray NO and others v African Global Holdings (Pty) Ltd concerned the group of companies known as the Bosasa Group, which has received much scrutiny under the Zondo Commission into State Capture...

Rishal Bipraj 14 Apr 2020

Alternative dispute resolutions - a solution to your legal matters during lockdown
Alternative dispute resolutions - a solution to your legal matters during lockdownArticle

Finding alternative methods of resolving disputes and managing your legal affairs is paramount and may just save you time, money and rescue professional and personal relationships and your business/livelihood...

Issued by Adverb 14 Apr 2020

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Clinical trials: how to make informed consent more ethicalArticle

It has been illegal to treat humans like guinea pigs since the Nuremberg trials, in which Nazi doctors were punished for doing unspeakable things to prisoners...

Jeremy Howick 19 Feb 2020

SA wins International School Moot Court Competition
SA wins International School Moot Court CompetitionArticle

South Africa's team of eight students have won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition, which concluded in Gdynia in Poland on Friday, 31 January 2020...

3 Feb 2020

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When a company falls out with its CEO: lessons from South Africa's Old MutualArticle

A legal battle between Old Mutual, the South African-based pan-African investment, savings and insurance group, and its chief executive officer Peter Moyo has dominated news headlines in the country for the past eight months...

Rehana Cassim 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Mining - the future in 2020: An optimistic forecast
#BizTrends2020: Mining - the future in 2020: An optimistic forecastArticle

Mining remains one of the major contributors to the South African economy. In 2019, the mining industry saw a number of exciting developments. More interesting developments lie ahead...

Athi Jara 6 Jan 2020

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town
Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape TownArticle

The Western Cape High Court on Thursday, 12 December 2019, reinstated an order first made on 5 September which prohibited City of Cape Town authorities from fining and confiscating property belonging to people living on the streets...

Steve Kretzmann 13 Dec 2019

Court case on future of Sea Point property begins
Court case on future of Sea Point property beginsArticle

The four-day case on the fate of the Tafelberg property began in the Cape High Court on Monday, 25 November. The case could potentially set a precedent on what can be done with inner city state-owned land...

Madison Yauger 27 Nov 2019

Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill Zwelithini
Eleventh-hour delay in court case involving King Goodwill ZwelithiniArticle

A politically-charged court case involving millions of rands in rent paid to a trust headed by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has been postponed at the last moment...

Tony Carnie 20 Nov 2019

Setting the record straight on temporary employment services
Setting the record straight on temporary employment servicesArticle

Since the landmark decision in the Constitutional Court - in the Assign Services matter - much has been written in the media about the notion that temporary employment services are now out of the picture...

18 Nov 2019

Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainability
Upward trajectory towards environmental sustainabilityArticle

Worldwide, corporates are increasingly expected, if not compelled, to exercise sound environmental management practices and ensure compliance with prevailing environmental law...

Justine Sweet 29 Oct 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Audi mum on 'illegal' adArticle

Affronted: Some road users deem distracting billboard a hazard...

Brendan Seery 22 Oct 2019

Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land
Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural landArticle

Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development...

Madison Yauger 16 Oct 2019

Zuma's trial postponed to February 2020
Zuma's trial postponed to February 2020Article

The trial of former President Jacob Zuma has been postponed to 4 February next year...

15 Oct 2019

National Moot Court Competition winners
National Moot Court Competition winnersArticle

The final judgment of the 2019 edition of the National Moot Court Competition is in, and the winners of the annual challenge is a team hailing from the Eastern Cape...

3 Oct 2019

The importance of arbitration in today's workplace
The importance of arbitration in today's workplaceArticle

African arbitration practitioners are greatly under-represented in a number of arbitration matters in the African region. However, all is not lost; arbitration is undoubtedly growing as a mechanism for the resolution of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes in Africa...

Ajibola Dalley 18 Sep 2019

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How Kenya's mega wind power project is hurting communitiesArticle

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa's largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history...

Zoe Cormack 3 Sep 2019

PIC: Ethiopians follow the news on television at a cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopian authorities arrested journalist Mesganaw Getachew on August 9 after he filmed outside a court in Addis Ababa. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene.
Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw GetachewArticle

Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court...

23 Aug 2019

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

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...

Zoë Postman and Wilmien Wicomb 21 Aug 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 whyArticle

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...

Moina Spooner 1 Jul 2019

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

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

Mary-Anne Gontsana 1 Jul 2019

Minerals & Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Photo: Twitter
Let's work together, then we can mineArticle

To make a difference to the mining industry's fortunes, all the stakeholders in South Africa would need to work together...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2019

New Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize (David Harrison)
Politics & power: Why Zweli Mkhize may be a new dawn for health in SA - or not?Article

Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. This is who South Africa's new health minister, Zweli Mkhize is, analysts say...

Mia Malan & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 31 May 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 2Article

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 2...

Johan Walters 31 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 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 flagArticle

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...

Ciaran Ryan 29 Apr 2019

Did De Lille stall while Bo Kaap developers scored?
Did De Lille stall while Bo Kaap developers scored?Article

A proposal to declare the Bo Kaap a heritage site sat on former mayor Patricia de Lille's desk for three years, during which time four big developments were approved, according to the Bokaap Civic and Ratepayers Association...

Steve Kretzmann 27 Mar 2019

New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access
New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair accessArticle

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi...

11 Mar 2019

Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation Act
Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation ActArticle

General Alfred Moyo, an activist in Makause informal settlement in the east of Johannesburg, is at the centre of a court case that challenges the constitutionality of part of the Intimidation Act of 1982...

Zoë Postman 28 Feb 2019

What will shape data privacy in the future?
What will shape data privacy in the future?Article

2018 was a landmark year for regulators and businesses alike following the introduction of GDPR. There was a move from businesses to step up when it came to protecting personal data...

Nigel Tozer 4 Feb 2019

Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheese
Copyright law does not protect the taste of cheeseArticle

"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...

Estelle Derclaye 22 Jan 2019

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

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

Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools
Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schoolsArticle

The Constitutional Court has turned down the Department of Basic Education (DBE) appeal against the landmark Norms and Standards case brought by Equal Education - and the education lobbying group is now demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa gets involved...

Saam Niami Jalinous 12 Nov 2018

Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended
Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspendedArticle

The Mining Forum of SA heads to the North West High Court, Mahikeng, this week in a bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended...

Ciaran Ryan 24 Oct 2018

Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining plan
Court drama as state tries to force through coal mining planArticle

In a last-minute move, the government is attempting a new strategy to push through a coal mine in a formally protected Mpumalanga wetland area...

John Yeld 17 Oct 2018

#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRape
#MobJustice, media freedom and the #DrosRapeArticle

NEWSWATCH: Court reporting is notoriously one of the most strictly regulated fields of journalism, which is why media celebrated this morning when granted an application to take still pictures of the #DrosRape accused...

Leigh Andrews 2 Oct 2018

Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quarters
Complexities of smoking cannabis in sectional title quartersArticle

While South Africans can now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes, what does the ConCourt's ruling mean for those living in sectional title developments with potentially shared spaces...?

20 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South AfricaArticle

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

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