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Remote work - employee rights not black and white
Remote work - employee rights not black and whiteArticle

According to a recent global study from PWC, only one in ten employees are willing to return to the traditional commute-to-work lifestyle...

1 day ago

Bathabile Dlamini, former minister of social development
Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costsArticle

Bathabile Dlamini, former Minister of Social Development, has at last paid R650,000 in legal costs owed to the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law...

Liezl Human 1 day ago

The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. Reuters/Thomas White//File Photo
South African regulator seeking legal advice on WhatsApp's new privacy policyArticle

South Africa's information regulator said it was seeking legal advice to get messaging platform WhatsApp to revise its privacy policy in the country to align with standards used in the European Union (EU)...

Nqobile Dludla 1 day ago

The move towards an open process for appointing judges is unprecedented in Lesotho. shutterstock
Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reformsArticle

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

Hoolo 'Nyane 3 days ago

South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 11 May 2021

Container stow collapses - a South African perspective
Container stow collapses - a South African perspectiveArticle

According to a World Shipping Council (WSC) survey undertaken in 2020, an estimated average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea annually during the period 2008 to 2019, from approximately 6,000 container vessels...

Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham 7 May 2021

New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal cases
New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal casesArticle

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

5 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Penny Biram of Norton Rose Fulbright SAArticle

For our #BehindtheBrandManager series, Penny Biram, head of Marketing at Norton Rose Fulbright SA, reiterates the importance of compliance checks, and chats about the differences managing consumer and legal brands...

Shan Radcliffe 29 Apr 2021

Benefits of using eDiscovery technology
Benefits of using eDiscovery technologyArticle

As we well know, the volume of data being generated is growing rapidly. eDiscovery involves almost all information capable of being stored electronically, across multiple formats...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

Ignore eDiscovery at your peril
Ignore eDiscovery at your perilArticle

The proliferation of electronic documents makes electronic discovery imperative for the legal and corporate world, and mishandling such documents could spell danger for the success of your case...

Issued by LexisNexis 7 Apr 2021

Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each other
Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each otherArticle

Battle lines drawn over dismissal of company secretary, who has been reinstated by the Labour Court...

James Stent 6 Apr 2021

Australian mining executive Mark Caruso, in the snake-skin boots, at a community meeting in Lutzville in February 2019. Archive photo: John Yeld
Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEOArticle

Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso, who is suing six South Africans for alleged defamation relating to his mining interests in the country, has been fired...

6 Apr 2021

The Pretoria High Court has stopped Uthaka Energy from starting to mine coal this week in the critical water source area of Mabola, Mpumalanga. Archive photo: supplied
Court stops Mpumalanga coal mineArticle

In yet another turn in what is already a six-year legal battle, Uthaka Energy, a coal-mining company, has been interdicted by the Pretoria High Court from mining in one of South Africa's critical water source areas...

John Yeld 26 Mar 2021

Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigation
Judgment confirms importance of disclosure of records in litigationArticle

In a recent case where a claimant for damages sought to prevent the disclosure of her medical records, the rules of court were found to override other legislation relating to confidentiality of personal information...

Sandra Sithole 24 Mar 2021

Zero tolerance for bad budgeting in public sector
Zero tolerance for bad budgeting in public sectorArticle

The Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance recently cast some light on what developments we can expect on the public procurement front in SA...

Busisiwe Nhlapo, Candice Grieve and Alaika Alli 11 Mar 2021

Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contracts
Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contractsArticle

Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have launched an application at the High Court to review and set aside four contracts concluded by the parastatal in 2014...

10 Mar 2021

Youngest-ever Black female attorney, Nomlayo Mabhena, transforms the legal space
Youngest-ever Black female attorney, Nomlayo Mabhena, transforms the legal spaceArticle

Nomlayo Mabhena is known for being the youngest-ever Black female attorney admitted as a conveyancer...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 9 Mar 2021

Andersen Global welcomes Tabacks as full member
Andersen Global welcomes Tabacks as full memberArticle

South African boutique law firm, Tabacks has become a full member firm of Andersen Global, an international association of independent member firms...

8 Mar 2021

SA's spectrum woes continue, but there is a solution - Ispa
SA's spectrum woes continue, but there is a solution - IspaArticle

The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA says that the ongoing spectrum disputes don't need litigation, but something else...

4 Mar 2021

Africa's first legal text on eDiscovery published
Africa's first legal text on eDiscovery publishedArticle

A Guide to eDiscovery in South Africa has been published by LexisNexis South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 Mar 2021

Land Court Bill aims to improve claims process
Land Court Bill aims to improve claims processArticle

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola says the Land Court Bill will ensure stronger judicial oversight over claims...

1 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

High Court recognises abuse in Slapp suit
High Court recognises abuse in Slapp suitArticle

A recent High Court judgment confirmed the importance of public dialogue and debate in a healthy democracy...

Odette Geldenhuys 15 Feb 2021

The judgement this week by Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is a reminder to corporations that they cannot use the law to silence activists, says the writer. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullyingArticle

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

Can organisers be held liable by attendees of super-spreader events?
Can organisers be held liable by attendees of super-spreader events?Article

In videos and images shared on social media platforms of what have since been deemed Covid-19 'super-spreader events', there appears in some cases to have been total disregard of Covid-19 protocols. What legal recourse do attendees have against organisers?

Mthokozisi Maphumulo 3 Feb 2021

Image source: Getty/Gallo
What we want to hear from Minister MantasheArticle

Where many other government departments halted operations because of lockdown, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) under minister, Gwede Mantashe, continued to work...

Webber Wentzel team 29 Jan 2021

Understanding and evaluating data in contextArticle

Conducting legal research can be tedious, monotonous and time-consuming, but performing timely and comprehensive legal research is critically important for lawyers...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 25 Jan 2021

Litigation consultant, Zolile Shude, (far right) is concerned about the repeated postponement of the trial of five men who allegedly took part in attacks on people opposed to the Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project on the Wild Coast in December 2015. He is pictured here with victims and family members. Photo: Fred Kockott
Trial will shed light on Wild Coast violenceArticle

A trial related to an outbreak of violence over the Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project looks set to expose deep and bitter divisions in the Amadiba community on the Wild Coast...

Fred Kockott 25 Jan 2021

SABC lift replacement contract set aside
SABC lift replacement contract set asideArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed a high court ruling setting aside an SABC lift replacement contract after finding it to be unlawful and invalid...

21 Dec 2020

Supreme Court tears into KZN judge
Supreme Court tears into KZN judgeArticle

Four-year delay in delivering judgment was "an unconscionable dereliction of duty..."

Tania Broughton 9 Dec 2020

Are restraint of trade clauses enforceable if you've been retrenched?
Are restraint of trade clauses enforceable if you've been retrenched?Article

The scramble for jobs has never been more intense, and one significant clause in many an employment contract is frequently causing a few brows to lower...

8 Dec 2020

Body dysmorphic disorder and surgical outcomes
Body dysmorphic disorder and surgical outcomesArticle

Taking note of the patient's point of view is critical in patient-centric care and is also vital to the informed consent you should be careful to obtain prior to any surgical procedure.

Vanessa Rogers 2 Dec 2020

Uptick in SA commercial property sellers now turning to vendor loans
Uptick in SA commercial property sellers now turning to vendor loansArticle

Fairly well known internationally, vendor loans (or vendor finance) are now growing in popularity in South Africa's commercial property markets, according to Gary Palmer, CEO of Paragon Lending Solutions.,,

30 Nov 2020

Who owns the copyright to a computer program?
Who owns the copyright to a computer program?Article

With new and innovative computer programs constantly being developed in all sectors, opportunities abound to not only create apps or programs that are revolutionary but that can also potentially bring in a substantial income. Having a developer produce a program to your requirements is most exciting but not understanding who owns it can result in much heartache and financial loss in the long run...

Galia Bloch 23 Nov 2020

Non-profit leaders face a stark new normal
Non-profit leaders face a stark new normalArticle

There is no easy Covid-19 pivoting for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs), which are facing enormous financial, human resources and technology issues...

Nazeema Mohamed 16 Nov 2020

Do employers have the right to change an employee's retirement date?
Do employers have the right to change an employee's retirement date?Article

As many people are now forced to work for longer, the question of when an employee is obliged to retire has become topical and much discussed...

Darryn Mer 13 Nov 2020

Much of the West Coast between Elands Bay in the south and Alexander Bay in the north is, or has already been, the target of mining operations. Photos: John Yeld
Court challenge to West Coast beach miningArticle

Government is facing a high court challenge that goes to the heart of a surge in mining and prospecting applications along several hundred kilometres of the West Coast and offshore...

John Yeld 13 Nov 2020

Should I stay or should I go to arbitration proceedings?
Should I stay or should I go to arbitration proceedings?Article

Arbitration is often viewed as a better suited forum than litigation to make use of when a dispute arises. However, not all parties are swayed by this appeal, as was the case in the recent decision of Delta (Pty) Ltd v Blakey Investments (Pty) Ltd and Others...

John Bell, Rui Lopes and Brittany Dodds 26 Oct 2020

Tim Ball, IP specialist, Webber Wentzel
India and SA request waiver of Trips Agreement for Covid-19 treatmentArticle

South Africa and India are seeking a waiver of the global agreement on IP rights to enable access to Covid-19 treatments, but more would need to be done in SA on a practical level to make this effective

Tim Ball 19 Oct 2020

"Life is like a box of chocolates" - you never know when you are going to get (fairly) dismissed
"Life is like a box of chocolates" - you never know when you are going to get (fairly) dismissedArticle

This is the jurisprudentially inspired story of Yoliswa Euphemia Maluleke who was dismissed by her erstwhile employer, Pick & Pay, after 24 years of service on the grounds of having committed various nefarious acts in respect of three boxes of milk chocolates gifted to her and another employee...

Dr. Johannes Jacobus van der Walt 12 Oct 2020

Case law suggests South Africa must do more about disrupted schooling
Case law suggests South Africa must do more about disrupted schoolingArticle

South Africa has to balance a number of factors when considering how to handle schools during the pandemic...

Mariëtte Reyneke 7 Oct 2020

How to protect your IP rights during the Covid-19 pandemic
How to protect your IP rights during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

As Daniel Kahneman observed in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, there are two principal modes of human thinking. In a crisis, like our current one, our instinct is to think fast, simplify and leap to conclusions. But when we do this, we tend to rush, and by rushing we risk neglecting the all-important slow thinking, reflecting and anticipating...

Kay Rickelman 25 Sep 2020

NWU boasts two of Mail & Guardian's most outstanding young South Africans
NWU boasts two of Mail & Guardian's most outstanding young South AfricansArticle

An academic and an alumna, Dr Lebo Gafane-Matemane and Advocate Thabang Pooe, of the North-West University (NWU) have been announced as two of the winners of the 2020 Mail & Guardian 200 Most Outstanding Young South Africans on 11 September 2020...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 21 Sep 2020

Mthokozisi Maphumulo, associate and litigation attorney, Adams and Adams
Will medical negligence cases spike post Covid-19?Article

South African courts already see a large number of medical malpractice/negligence cases every day. Now, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, our already stretched health system is at capacity...

Mthokozisi Maphumulo 17 Sep 2020

What's the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case
What's the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane caseArticle

Civil society organisations have made court submissions on both sides of the debate...

Tania Broughton 16 Sep 2020

Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!
Introducing E&T Minerals' future goals, vision and the team!Article

Seven years ago, Emmanuel Ngulube and Daniel Eyre formed E&T Minerals with the ambition of building a reputable Black-owned minerals trading and brokerage house...

Issued by E&T Minerals 16 Sep 2020

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