ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana
ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana

NEWSWATCH: The Constitutional Court's landmark judgment that every pot-smoker across South Africa has been waiting for since the Cape High Court ruled in favour of decriminalising the use of marijuana, has been made...

1 day ago

The pros and cons of deed digitisation
The pros and cons of deed digitisation

In July, the Deeds Office officially entered the digital era when the Bloemfontein office registered its first property transfer with a digitally signed document, paving the way to a more efficient and streamlined process in an industry which is renowned for cumbersome reams of documentation.

2 days ago

Leave judgment rustles employers
Leave judgment rustles employers

Is an employer bound by its own changes to its leave policy? What happens when the employer disputes whether the changes were ever implemented, and there is no witness to gainsay claims of what happened a decade or so ago? The Labour Court in South Africa had to consider this and other interesting issues in deciding whether an employee had a legal entitlement to accrued annual leave upon termination of employment. The judgment confirms the importance of employers taking special care in clarifying employee entitlements in their employment policies. It also highlights the importance of maintaining a record of the implementation and communication of salient changes.

By Johan Botes 2 days ago

Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants
Truck driver to appear in court for transporting illegal immigrants

The driver of a truck that was transporting 87 illegal immigrants intercepted at the Polokwane control centre on Wednesday, is expected to appear before the Polokwane High Court on Monday, 17 September.

14 Sep 2018

SA student caught with US foreign currency appears in court
SA student caught with US foreign currency appears in court

A female student carrying almost R10 million in US currency in a plastic bag appeared in court Thursday, 13 September 2018, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

14 Sep 2018

Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity
Give your brand the space to grow on Bizcommunity

Give your brand the space to blossom on the biggest B2B website, catering to 18 professional industry sectors and niche audiences across Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2018

No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws
No place to hide: Miners need to be proactive on green laws

There are currently several pieces of environmental legislation being updated or coming into force, with which the mining industry will be obliged to comply, such as the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) regulations - including new legislation around mine rehabilitation - and the Carbon Tax Act.

14 Sep 2018

Victor Zuma and his wife Beverly Msibi lost their home after it was repossessed over a R6,000 outstanding debt. Archive photo (2015) by Ciaran Ryan
Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday, 12 September, that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices, except in exceptional circumstances. A reserve price is the minimum price that something may be sold for at an auction. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the property remains unsold.

By Ciaran Ryan 14 Sep 2018

Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...
Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...

NEWSWATCH: In a move to update internet copyright legislation and give publishing companies more power against the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter, the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive yesterday, 12 September 2018.

13 Sep 2018

Anton Meyer
Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation. High profile cases, such as the discrimination lawsuit against the CEO of Imperial Holdings to name one, demonstrate the costs involved in such proceedings can be devastating.

13 Sep 2018

Are chemicals in cosmetics placing your business at risk?
Are chemicals in cosmetics placing your business at risk?

Chemicals commonly found in beauty products may place manufacturers and suppliers at significant liability risk, states a new report released by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) and Praedicat.

13 Sep 2018

National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers
National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers

The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill, which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers.

13 Sep 2018

Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads
Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads. The next few months will tell who is committed to building an inclusive and spatially just city.

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018