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

Jonathan Goldberg

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

Change in policy opens the way for generics
Change in policy opens the way for generics
Proposed changes to the Intellectual Property Policy will do away with prolonged patents and open up the pharmaceuticals sector for more affordable generics to be
Two confirmed arrests related to alleged illegal water connections at Waterfall City
Two confirmed arrests related to alleged illegal water connections at Waterfall City
Waterfall Management Company confirmed on Friday, 1 June, the arrest of two of its
Constitutional Court cuts CPS down to size
Constitutional Court cuts CPS down to size

Barbara Maregele

The Constitutional Court has told Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) it can get R16.44 for each cash payment to a social grant beneficiary, instead of the R45 CPS
Competition Law
Public hearings into transport market inquiry
The land based Public Passenger Transport Market Inquiry public hearings will be held in Tshwane and Johannesburg this week, says the Competition Commission... read
Corporate & Commercial Law
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

Ilse van den Berg

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers... read
Immigration & Citizenship Law
Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti

In an important victory for the rights of asylum seekers, the Constitutional Court has found that their temporary permits must automatically be extended while their case is under judicial review... read
Labour Law
Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?

Motheo Mfikoe

In the High Court judgment of Laser Junction v Karl Leeson Fick, Laser Junction sought to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against Fick, following the his promotion and the transfer of his employment contract from his previous employer... read
Land & Property Law
Attacq denies allegations of illegal water connections at Waterfall City
JSE-listed Attacq has refuted allegations from the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) related to illegal water connections... read
Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector
Public works minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday, 31 May, called on property sector representatives and members of the public to work with government to expose corruption... read
How different regulations affect ST schemes and homeowner's associations
Marina Constas explains how innovations and special provisions that apply to sectional title apartments and town houses do not necessarily apply to homeowners' associations... read
Law Practice
Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreement

Tariro Washinyira

The Western Cape Education Department will wait before taking any action following allegations of sexual misconduct against three people in Equal Education, MEC Debbie Schäfer said in a statement... read
The impact of GDPR on digital marketing

Gary Meyer

The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. As the international resident's compliance deadline was 25 May 2018, there is more emphasis than ever on using and storing data responsibly... read
VAT panel terms of reference amended
Following hearings in Parliament on 25 April 2018, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, has amended the terms of reference of the panel of experts to review the current list of zero-rated items... read
Media & Entertainment Law
Sun hotels square off in Namibia

Kareema Shaik

The Namibian High Court recently issued a decision dealing with passing-off and copyright infringement in the matter of Southern Sun Africa and Southern Sun Hotel Interests vs Sun Square Hotel... read
Public Liability
What can businesses do to deal with public liability claims?
When dealing with consumers, businesses need to ensure a contractually sound relationship between them and the consumer which promotes the objectives of the Consumer Protection Act... read
Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives

Malte B. Rödl

France recently passed an amendment to its Agriculture Bill. It prohibits any product that is largely based on non-animal ingredients from being labelled like a traditional animal product... read
This is how photonics are helping to bridge the digital divide
Africa has 20% of the world's population but only 4% of its internet data access. This "digital divide", with low internet connectivity reach, particularly in rural areas, is both economic and geographic in nature. read
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Mercy Mpinganjira

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online, for example, is estimated to be worth $24bn... read
What do you want your airports to be named? Have your say!
Airports Company South Africa is calling for public comments and proposals for the renaming of four national and international airports in South Africa... read
Could this be the end of Chrysler?

Ilse van den Berg

NEWSWATCH: Rumours have been circulating this week that Sergio Machionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), could announce the closure of one of America's oldest remaining automakers... read
The wrong technology in the wrong environment can actually increase risk

Marius Coetzee

Biometrics certainly presents a compelling use case across fraud and risk management, security and access control, so major enterprises are looking to harness biometrics in a broader way... read
Billion-rand opportunities available in SA's green economy - GreenCape
GreenCape released its free annual market intelligence reports this week... read
Part IV: How information travels on the internet

Jarryd Chatz

You don't need to be in IT to understand the ins and outs of the internet. This 'how the internet works' series will teach you everything you need to know about the internet... read
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content... read
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LAND MUCH PROMISED, NEVER DELIVERED: South Africa has all legislative and policy tools for land redistribution - po...
Staggered medical negligence bill 'unfair' and may endanger patients via @BDliveSA MB
Land claims backfire as courts rule against communities
RT @Poplak: Patricia de Lille's D-grade boxing glove-wearing political shtick went from mildly amusing to disturbing in basically two days.
RT @TimesLIVE: NPA still has no solid case against Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma eighteen months after Shaun Abrahams told her that she was offici...
RT @JohanLorenzen: The lawfulness of Stellenbosch University's new language policy is set down in the @ConCourtSA on 13 September 2018. Th...
Day Two of the workshop on environmental and socio-economic impacts of #MineClosure in Johannesburg, South Africa....
There are potentially substantial gains associated with investments in cryptocurrencies but what is SARS' view on t...
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