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Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissed
Carrying weapons during strike action can get you dismissedArticle

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled that employees can be dismissed for carrying weapons during a strike and it is reasonable to expect them to know that this is a dismissible offence...

Lizle Louw, Shane Johnson and Justin de Wet 14 Apr 2021

Why 'forgetting' simple tasks may add up to gross insubordination
Why 'forgetting' simple tasks may add up to gross insubordinationArticle

In a recent case, the Labour Court was called to decide whether an employee's failure to adhere to an instruction to copy her line manager in her emails warranted a dismissal...

Thabang Rapuleng and Tamsanqa Mila 30 May 2019

Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you fired
Why speaking ill of your employer in public may get you firedArticle

In the recent matter, Ndzimande and Others v Didben N.O and Others (2 April 2019), the Labour Court considered the dismissal of three employees who made disparaging statements about their employer on public radio...

Kirsten Eiser and Shane Johnson 23 May 2019

Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplace
Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplaceArticle

With an unsettling rise in the instances of racial slander in the workplace, what is this the norm in terms of dealing with cases of racial insults...?

Johnny Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson 12 Oct 2018

Drunk enough to be dismissed?
Drunk enough to be dismissed?Article

One would think that if an employee is found to be under the influence of alcohol at work, it is a straightforward dismissible offence. Recent case law has shown that this is not necessarily so...

Hugo Pienaar and Elizabeth Sonnekus 30 Aug 2016

Social media can destroy trust relationship
Social media can destroy trust relationshipArticle

The use of social media as a way of interaction, information exchange and expression has transformed the grounds for termination of employment contracts. Gradually more cases are being reported of employees dismissed for comments made using social media platforms.

25 Mar 2014

Zikalala's non-renewal contract not surprising - MMA
Zikalala's non-renewal contract not surprising - MMAArticle

Despite recent speculations that ‘bad boy' Snuki Zikalala's reign at the helm of SABC news and current affairs was doomed, the board's official announcement yesterday, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, that his contract will not be renewed hit the media corridors like a B-52 bomb. However, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) director William Bird told Bizcommunity.com yesterday that the news of his contract's non-renewal was not surprising.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 29 Apr 2009

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