How new code can bring order to strikes

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

By Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 1 day ago

Why employees need to mind their Ps and Qs on social media

Social media represents one of the most significant developments in human communication and has undoubtedly changed the way we interact and share information...

2 days ago

Court overturns judgment, clarifies term "motor vehicle" in RAF Act

A widow has won her appeal against the RAF for compensation in the Cape Town High Court after her common law husband was fatally injured after being knocked over by a container being conveyed by a so-called "reach stacker" at the Multipurpose Terminal at Cape Town Harbour nearly nine years ago...

2 days ago

Don't get caught napping at financial year-end

Along with all the other responsibilities associated with tax management in South Africa, businesses are reminded of their PAYE (Pay as you Earn) obligations towards Sars - including the onus to issue IRP5 tax certificates to employees...

2 days ago

President to sign Competition Amendment Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today sign into law the Competition Amendment Bill, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets...

3 days ago

Electronic Communications Amendment Bill withdrawn

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has decided to withdraw the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill to enable further consultations and to align it with the drive towards the fourth industrial revolution...

12 Feb 2019

City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Cape Town's scenic beaches, which are a draw card for tourists, are occasionally contaminated by bacteria from faeces, at levels which pose a risk to human health...

By Steve Kretzmann 12 Feb 2019

PoPI and social media

How times have changed. Social media marketing has evolved from being a bit of fun on the side to an absolute must-have for all businesses that want to remain relevant. Social media isn't just fun and games, though: it gives you access to personal information like never before. The big question is how the rules of PoPI apply when using social media for marketing and client service platforms...

By linda graham 11 Feb 2019

What NEMLA IV could mean for mine closures

The implementation of the changes proposed by National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, dubbed NEMLA IV will pave the way for a ground-breaking new specialist rehabilitation industry to emerge in South Africa...

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 11 Feb 2019

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