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Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?
Can false allegations be grounds for dismissal?Article

In the recent case of Numsa obo Baloyi and Others v O-Line (2019), the Commission for Conciliation, Arbitration and Mediation (CCMA) had to determine whether an employee who makes a false allegation of racism against another employee can be dismissed...

Jacques van Wyk 19 Jun 2019

Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplace
Alarming rise of racial insults in the workplaceArticle

With an unsettling rise in the instances of racial slander in the workplace, what is this the norm in terms of dealing with cases of racial insults...?

Johnny Goldberg and Grant Wilkinson 12 Oct 2018

Struggling with struggle songs during a strike
Struggling with struggle songs during a strikeArticle

Does the singing of struggle songs - with racial undertones - during a strike warrant dismissal of the employees...?

Johan Botes, Tracy Robbins and Rui Lopes 25 Sep 2018

Adam Catzavelos. Picture: Twitter
K-word user is a social media pariah, but he may escape prosecutionArticle

Social media exploded when a video of Johannesburg businessman, Adam Catzavelos, using the 'K-word' on a beach in Greece went viral...

24 Aug 2018

Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace?
Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace?Article

Is the dismissal of an employee, who compares a fellow employee to a monkey, fair...

Jacques van Wyk 24 Aug 2018

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...
How just one derogatory word can get you fired...Article

Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

Jonathan Goldberg 4 Jun 2018

Can an employee be fired for racist rants on Facebook?
Can an employee be fired for racist rants on Facebook?Article

Is a dismissal of an employee who posted alleged racist comments on Facebook substantively fair...?

Jacques van Wyk 16 May 2018

Tribunal on Judge Motata's conduct begins
Tribunal on Judge Motata's conduct beginsArticle

The tribunal investigating the complaints lodged with the Judicial Service Commission into the conduct of retired Judge Nkola Motata began on Wednesday morning when evidence leader Ivy Thenga called the first of two witnesses to testify.

Ernest Mabuza 17 Jan 2018

Tumi Morake stands proud after being told to 'go back to the bush'
Tumi Morake stands proud after being told to 'go back to the bush'Article

Comedian and radio personality Tumi Morake has lifted the lid on racial slurs she's been receiving since joining the Jacaranda Breakfast radio show...

Chrizelda Kekana 14 Sep 2017

Court rules Jon Qwelane guilty of hate speech
Court rules Jon Qwelane guilty of hate speechArticle

On Friday 18 August 2017, the High Court ruled on one of South Africa's most publicised hate speech matters in a victory for the human rights of members of the LGBTI GNC community...

25 Aug 2017

Judges dodge heat
Judges dodge heatArticle

Controversial drunk-driving Judge Nkola Motata has handed South Africa's dodgy judges a disciplinary hall pass...

9 Feb 2017

No country for racists
No country for racistsArticle

May an employee who uttered racist statements be placed back into the same workplace...?

Johan Botes 9 Nov 2016

Ad heavyweights' verbal war on discrimination gets ugly
Ad heavyweights' verbal war on discrimination gets uglyArticle

NEWSWATCH: Harsh accusations of industry sexism and hypocrisy are keeping the global ad industry on their toes, with voyeurism and mudslinging at an all-time high...

30 Mar 2016

New Press Council system includes online publications
New Press Council system includes online publicationsArticle

The Press Council's adoption of a new system that will accommodate complaints against online publications is likely to boost the argument against the proposed media appeals tribunal, says an analyst...

Bekezela Phakathi 17 Dec 2015

Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform
Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platformArticle

BERLIN - Facebook pledged on Monday to combat racist hate speech on its German-language network amid an upsurge in xenophobic comments online as Germany faces an unprecedented influx of refugees...

15 Sep 2015

Varsities hit by racism rows
Varsities hit by racism rowsArticle

Two lecturers at Eastern Cape universities are being investigated for alleged racism...

8 Jun 2015

Hitler fan gets boot
Hitler fan gets bootArticle

"I will sue them. I'll take this to the highest court of the land," said Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini soon after he was relieved of his position on Monday...

6 May 2015

Blade makes blunt attack on media...
Blade makes blunt attack on media...Article

NEWSWATCH: SACP leader Blade Nzimande has attacked the media, and a number of other targets, accusing the former of being a 'continuation of the apartheid regime', reports Mail & Guardian...

7 Jan 2015

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