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South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of lawArticle

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

Mark Deng 13 May 2021

Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapersArticle

The First Quarter of the 2021 the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) showed some good news for the sector, but the general trend was one of weak increases on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazines
Magazines ABC Q1 2021: Little good news for magazinesArticle

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q1 2021 shows a littering of publications resigning or being discontinued, with not much good news...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreements
Covid-19 takes some oomph out of restraint agreementsArticle

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the global economy, and in this context we'll consider the enforceability of a restraint of trade agreement during the pandemic...

Lisa-Anne King 19 Apr 2021

Resignation or dismissal? Be aware of what you say...
Resignation or dismissal? Be aware of what you say...Article

The employment relationship involves two parties - the employer and the employee - and accordingly there are three possible ways in which this relationship can end, or terminate...

Bradley Workman-Davies 15 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflictArticle

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

Allon Raiz 13 Apr 2021

eNCA news anchor Jeremy Maggs resigns
eNCA news anchor Jeremy Maggs resignsArticle

Jeremy Maggs, who has been in the media industry for over 30 years, has resigned from eNCA with immediate effect...

27 Mar 2021

Rob Forbes and Fikile 'Fix' Moeti say farewell to 5FM
Rob Forbes and Fikile 'Fix' Moeti say farewell to 5FMArticle

Radio personalities Rob Forbes and DJ Fikile "Fix" Moeti announced their resignation from SABC's 5FM on Twitter. The last Forbes & Fix show will be on 31 March 2021...

23 Mar 2021

NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour
NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favourArticle

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour...

5 Mar 2021

Jenitha John, former CEO, IRBA
Jenitha John quits crisis-wracked IRBAArticle

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has announced that Jenitha John has resigned from her role as CEO of the body...

17 Feb 2021

Steinhoff's former auditor Deloitte to pay $85m to settle certain claims
Steinhoff's former auditor Deloitte to pay $85m to settle certain claimsArticle

Steinhoff said former auditor Deloitte has agreed to pay $85mn to certain claimants as part of the retailer's proposed $1bn global lawsuit settlement...

16 Feb 2021

Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhageArticle

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

Determining distance in restraint of trade agreements
Determining distance in restraint of trade agreementsArticle

In the case of Trendy Greenies (Pty) Ltd t/a Sorbet George v De Bruyn and others [2020], the Labour Court had to determine the definition of "radius" when used as a method of measuring distance in a restraint of trade agreement...

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 9 Feb 2021

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni
Finance minister fires IRBA boardArticle

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has dissolved the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) board of directors following a meeting about the resignation of several board members and the appointment of the current CEO...

29 Jan 2021

Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be fired
Let's get constructive about constructive dismissal - you can still be firedArticle

Very few workplace issues elicit as firmly held views or fears as the topic of constructive dismissal. Whether it is a manager, fearful of doing something wrong and at risk of an employee lodging the dreadful claim of constructive dismissal, or Harvey Spectre wannabes cascading their views on the legal impact of such a claim: say "constructive dismissal" and you have everyone's attention...

Johan Botes 26 Jan 2021

Resigning to avoid disciplinary action? Not so fast...
Resigning to avoid disciplinary action? Not so fast...Article

A common occurrence in the employment relationship is for an employee to resign in the face of disciplinary action by an employer, and South African courts have previously accepted that as long as an employee resigns with immediate effect, the employer has no power to compel the former employee to go through any disciplinary process...

Bradley Workman-Davies and Neo Sewela 15 Dec 2020

Working from home: a double-edged sword?
Working from home: a double-edged sword?Article

Few dispute the massive impact that Covid-19 has had on every aspect of our lives, including our work. Thousands of employees have switched to working from home, rather than spread the virus through shared workspaces in office buildings...

Auguste Coetzer, Issued by People Power Placements 10 Dec 2020

Board committees in property associations - the legal side of social, ethics committees
Board committees in property associations - the legal side of social, ethics committeesArticle

The duties of directors of property development-related associations have at times been an uncertain area of law...

Francois Schoeman 7 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Motheo Matsau, Ster-Kinekor Theatres' acting CEO
#Newsmaker: Motheo Matsau, Ster-Kinekor Theatres' acting CEOArticle

Motheo Matsau, who was appointed as deputy CEO in September 2019 recently took over the reigns from Ryan Williams, who had been CEO since January 2018...

Jessica Tennant 4 Dec 2020

#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark
#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's ArkArticle

This week, we go behind the mask with Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark, Lagos, Nigeria...

Jessica Tennant 30 Nov 2020

BMW SA's CEO Tim Abbot resigns
BMW SA's CEO Tim Abbot resignsArticle

Abbot has served as CEO of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan for the past six years. Peter van Binsbergen has been named his successor...

15 Nov 2020

Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categories
Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categoriesArticle

As with Q2 of 2020, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3 results do not hold much good news in the magazine category as the effects of the discontinuation of several titles continue to be felt. As with Q2, many titles also did not submit data for this period...

Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2020

Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate up
Newspapers ABC Q3 2020: Newspapers data submission rate upArticle

As with Q2 of this year, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3, for the period July to September 2020, saw many publications not submitting circulation data...

Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2020

Virtual open session: From postalgia to purpose - How to motivate your team and turn trends into purposeful strategic direction in a world in flux
Virtual open session: From postalgia to purpose - How to motivate your team and turn trends into purposeful strategic direction in a world in fluxArticle

Flux Trends has teamed up with The Enrichment Project to put together an open session on 25 November 2020 for businesses, teams, entrepreneurs and leaders to help you overcome the inertia of postalgia in your organisation and your own life as a leader and look to the future with purpose. Special discount for Bizcommunity readers...

Issued by Flux Trends 29 Oct 2020

Gabi Ngcobo to serve as Javett-UP Art Centre's acting curator
Gabi Ngcobo to serve as Javett-UP Art Centre's acting curatorArticle

Gabi Ngcobo will serve as Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria's (Javett-UP) acting curator in light of Christopher Till's resignation...

26 Oct 2020

New Labour Court decision on constructive dismissal sets high standard for intolerability
New Labour Court decision on constructive dismissal sets high standard for intolerabilityArticle

In the recent judgment of Gold One Limited v Madalani and Others [2020], the Labour Court confirmed that intolerability is a high threshold in constructive dismissal matters. Intolerability is more than a working environment or working under employment conditions that are difficult, unpleasant or stressful...

Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley and Shane Johnson 16 Oct 2020

Resigning after disciplinary action but before sanction - what is the legal effect?
Resigning after disciplinary action but before sanction - what is the legal effect?Article

The Labour Court in a recent judgment considered whether an employee who has been found guilty of serious misconduct can avoid the ultimate sanction of dismissal by resigning before the employer imposes the sanction...

Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley and Shane Johnson 14 Oct 2020

Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Gwede Mantashe and Australian mining boss Mark Caruso during the minister’s visit to the Tormin mineral sands mine on the West Coast in February 2019. Photo: John Yeld
SA-linked Aussie mining executive in trouble with the law at homeArticle

Controversial Australian mining boss Mark Caruso, who is suing South African lawyers and environmental activists for millions of rands, is facing criminal charges at home of assault, aggravated home burglary and trespassing...

John Yeld 6 Oct 2020

Investigations expose deep-rooted problems in SA healthcare
Investigations expose deep-rooted problems in SA healthcareArticle

The resignation of Professor Mkhululi Lukheli as the head of the Gauteng Department of Health, and revelations by Daily Maverick's investigations team, Scorpio, of billions of rands of unlicensed PPE procurement, have revealed several deep and serious problems in healthcare in the country....

6 Oct 2020

Limited duration employment contracts - unlimited hassles when not properly managed
Limited duration employment contracts - unlimited hassles when not properly managedArticle

Employers use limited duration contracts (LDCs) to create certainty and limit legal risk in respect of staffing solutions. Appointing an employee for a fixed period or defined project allows an employer to plan for the employee's exit in advance. But what happens when the work is not completed by the end date...?

Johan Botes 30 Sep 2020

FSCA appointments shortlisting process underway
FSCA appointments shortlisting process underwayArticle

The process of appointing the commissioner and up to four deputy commissioners of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has commenced, National Treasury says...

29 Sep 2020

Nonkululeko Gobodo
Clicks non-executive director Nonkululeko Gobodo resignsArticle

Nonkululeko Gobodo has resigned as Clicks Group's non-executive director, effective from 14 September...

16 Sep 2020

Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelves
Shoprite, Woolworths, PnP and Dis-Chem pull TRESemmé off shelvesArticle

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have followed Clicks in removing all TRESemmé products from shelves...

10 Sep 2020

Screengrab from the Clicks website.
Clicks delists TRESemmé, accepts resignation of senior execArticle

Clicks will delist and remove all TRESemmé products from shelves with immediate effect and fill the gap by expanding its range of locally-sourced haircare brands...

8 Sep 2020

Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impact
Magazines ABC Q2 2020: Magazines non-submission reflects Covid-19 impactArticle

The period April to June 2020 of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for magazines is characterised by the negative effect of Covid-19 that has seen publishing houses closing and titles discontinued and terminated...

Danette Breitenbach 12 Aug 2020

Financial Sector Regulations amendments published
Financial Sector Regulations amendments publishedArticle

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has published the Financial Sector Regulations amendments that are intended to simplify the process for appointing the commissioner and deputy-commissioners of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority...

7 Aug 2020

Kelvin Dushnisky
Dushnisky quits AngloGold AshantiArticle

Kelvin Dushnisky has quit his job of chief executive officer of AngloGold Ashanti, just two years after taking up the role. No reason was given for his resignation...

31 Jul 2020

Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport resigns over offensive picture
Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport resigns over offensive pictureArticle

Adam Rapoport, the editor in chief of US food magazine, Bon Appétit, has announced his resignation after a 2003 photograph of him dressed in 'brown face' surfaced on social media...

9 Jun 2020

Why you should empower those you have to retrench
Why you should empower those you have to retrenchArticle

As a result of the current economic crisis that the world faces, organisational change is an unfortunate reality for many businesses. This can lead to changes in the market as businesses adopt WFH (working from home). Shifts in business strategies, the need to optimise processes, has already led to job losses and retrenchments...

1 Jun 2020

You can leave, just not right now...
You can leave, just not right now...Article

An employee is entitled, at any time in an employment relationship, to resign and walk away from his employer...

Bradley Workman-Davies 6 Mar 2020

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom at an Ebola treatment centre in Itipo. Getty images/ Junior D. Kannah
The DRC is on the road to being Ebola free: how it got hereArticle

At the beginning of March the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that the last Ebola patient had been discharged from a treatment centre...

5 Mar 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore BudgetArticle

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

The dismissal of a chief executive is seldom given such publicity as has happened in the case of Old Mutual. Shutterstock
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

Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances. Shutterstock
South Africa's energy crisis has triggered lots of ideas: why most are wrongArticle

Since late last year South Africans have, once again, been subjected to power cuts by the power utility, Eskom. The need for what's called loadshedding - planned power outages - led to the recent resignation of Eskom's chairperson and a flurry of concern about the current and future reliability of electricity supply...

Seán Mfundza Muller & Mike Muller 23 Jan 2020

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