Serviceplan Group updates legal status, appoints an accompanying board

German-based owner-operated advertising agency Serviceplan Group has changed its legal status as part of its ongoing efforts to go global. The agency will now operate as Serviceplan Group SE & Co. KG - formerly Serviceplan Gruppe für innovative Kommunikation GmbH & Co. KG. In line with its legal...

17 Jul 2019

Fox News decides to rally alongside CNN over Trump

According to a report by The Citizen, Fox News has decided to side with CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta. Acosta was banned for allegedly inappropriately touching a White House female intern as he struggled to hold on to a microphone Fox News'...

15 Nov 2018

Hot 91.9FM legally fails to prohibit EFF from premises

TimesLive reports that the South Gauteng High Court has denied Hot 91.9FM's application to prohibit EFF members from entering the radio station's premises. The application also asked the court to stop EFF members from harassing and threatening Hot 91.9FM staff. The members allegedly...

5 Oct 2018

Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees, rules labour court

Fin24 reports that the Johannesburg Labour Court has ruled that Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees that were fired with immediate effect. Infinity Media Networks was in breach of a section of the Labour Relations Act according to the ruling. Infinity Media Networks ran the Afro...

21 Sep 2018

CCMA rules in favour of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be reinstated

News24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has declined Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid to be reinstated as SABC's group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was formerly SABC's chief operating officer and was dismissed in 2017 after he was found to have...

21 Sep 2018

Al Jazeera to face legal action for fake news

Saudi Arabian businesswoman and economy columnist Nawf Al Ghamdi is taking legal action against Al Jazeera. The Qatar-based news channel had published a fake report which claimed that Saudi authorities had held in detention. The report claimed that Al Ghamdi had published a news article in which...

27 Jun 2018

Centre for Human Rights commends High Court judgement

The Centre for Human Rights commended the High Court of South Africa's decision to require Jon Qwelane to apologise for hateful speech towards the LGBT community. The judgement was handed out last week and the court has given Qwelane 30 days within to apologise.

22 Aug 2017

High court rules that poultry dubbing contravenes Animals Protection Act

South Gauteng High Court judge Willem Van der Linde ruled that the dubbing of chickens constitutes a contravention of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962. The Eastern Cape Poultry Club brought forward an application for a declaration order to state that the practice of dubbing poultry show...

17 Aug 2017

GALA releases new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released its new book, Sweepstakes & Contests: A Global Legal Perspective, which provides a summary of laws governing sweepstakes and contest in more than 50 countries worldwide. Each chapter, organised by country, outlines how sweepstakes and contests...

15 Jun 2017

Registration for the PALU conference now open

Registration for the Pan African Lawyers Union's eighth Conference and Triennial General Assembly is now open. The conference, which is co-hosted by The Law Society of South Africa, brings lawyers, lawyer associations, law firms, human rights and good governance professionals together from 5-8 July...

13 Jun 2017

Multichoice in favour of ConCourt ruling on subsidised set-top boxes' non-encryption policy

Multichoice has welcomed the constitutional court's ruling on the encryption capabilities of the five million state-subsidised set-top boxes. In a move that hopefully paves the way for the long-awaited migration to digital terrestrial television, the court's ruling confirms that the minister of...

9 Jun 2017

GALA video series highlights advancements in global advertising law

The Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance has released a new series of videos highlighting new advancements in global advertising law. Each of the videos is presented by a leading advertising lawyer, in a specific country, on the recent developments in advertising law in their jurisdiction. The...

2 May 2017

GALA to hold seminar on social media practices

During its 15th Annual Global Meeting in New York, the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance will be holding an advertising law seminar on social media in the United States and across the globe. The event will be housed at The Penn Club in NY on 30 March 2017 when GALA's annual global meeting...

7 Mar 2017

Bannister Legal gets a rebrand

Boutique law consultancy Bannister Legal has announced the rebranding this month of their practice to Brevity Law. This change will not only see a progressive new corporate identity but also new premises at the Inner City Ideas Cartel located in the Cape Town CBD.

4 May 2016

Zuma appoints new inspecting judge
Zuma appoints new inspecting judge

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Thembile Lewis Skweyiya as Inspecting Judge of Correctional Services, the Presidency has announced. Skweyiya's appointment will be for a period of three years with effect from 1 May 2015....

4 May 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

South African national sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug-related offences

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has been informed through its Consular Services and the South African High Commission in Malaysia that a South African national (Deon Cornelius) has been sentenced to death in Kuala Lumpur for drug-related offences. The South...

23 Jan 2015

Charges dropped against two SANDF officials

The Department of Defence (DOD) has confirmed that all charges related to the two officers on their alleged involvement in the landing of a private jet at Air Force Base Waterkloof have been withdrawn. Charges against the two colonels, Lieutenant Colonel Stephan van Zyl and Lieutenant Colonel...

21 Jan 2015

Intimidation of informers by managers 'a problem'

The lack of protection for whistle-blowers, and their intimidation - in some cases by Cabinet ministers and senior managers - were challenges faced by the National Anti-Corruption Hotline, Parliament heard yesterday. The Public Service Commission (PSC), which manages the hotline, referred about...

20 Nov 2014

Cell C goes to court over banner; Koch to challenge Hofmeyr gag order

NEWSWATCH: TechCentral reports Cell C has lodged an urgent application to have a banner set up by a disgruntled client removed. The Johannesburg High Court is to hear the application this week. Mail & Guardian reports Chester Missing creator Conrad Koch says he will to challenge the gag order...

11 Nov 2014

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

10 Sep 2014

Zuma loses, Sanral loses

Mail & Guardian reports Zuma's spy tapes appeal dismissed... The Supreme Court of Appeal has denied the president's application to keep the spy tapes from being released to the Democratic Alliance. And MyBroadband reports Sanral loses secrecy court bid... Applications by Sanral and the Protea...

29 Aug 2014

Shabangu will represent SA legal fraternity at IBA

Tshepo Shabangu, a partner and trade mark specialist at Spoor & Fisher law firm, has been appointed as a representative of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at the International Bar Association (IBA). Shabangu will be reporting to the LSSA Council on international developments in the legal...

20 Aug 2014

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

8 Aug 2014

Baker & McKenzie appoints top competition lawyer
Baker & McKenzie appoints top competition lawyer

Vani Chetty, one of the top competition lawyers in Southern Africa, has been appointed as a partner at Baker & McKenzie law firm. Chetty joins the firm's Johannesburg office from her own firm, Vani Chetty Competition Law, which was South Africa's first competition law boutique. Chetty focuses on...

8 Aug 2014

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

16 Jul 2014

Stellenbosch University CIP comments on Draft National Policy on IP
Stellenbosch University CIP comments on Draft National Policy on IP

The Chair of Intellectual Property at Stellenbosch University has responded to Government's invitation for commentary on the Draft National Policy on Intellectual Property, published in the Government Gazette on 4 September 2013. The CIP's comprehensive commentary consists of five sections drafted...

2 Oct 2013

Adams & Adams protecting intellectual capital at Design Indaba Expo

At the recent Design Indaba, staff of Adams & Adams (@Cr8veDesignLaw), the first official attorneys of the Indaba, explained the forms of intellectual property to the exhibitors and provided advice on the protection and enforcement of their rights. According to Nishan Singh (@nishansingh), a partner...

9 Mar 2012

LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails
LG warns: Beware hoax SMS, e-mails

Hoax emails and SMS are again circulating in the name of LG Electronics and the company advises all consumers to disregard this official looking communications falsely claiming that the recipient of the SMS or e-mail has won a sum of money from LGESA. The company cautions all recipients against...

10 Nov 2010

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