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Judgment on employee suspension doesn't mean employers are in the clear

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 16:12

Despite a recent Constitutional Court judgment easing the burden on employers when dealing with precautionary suspension, a legal expert warns that employers can still be found guilty of committing an unfair labour practice.
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Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 08:12


© hxdyl – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites.
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Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:07

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures, a UAE-based fund by Phoenix Advisors that specialises in emerging markets. It is backed by alternative investment manager, Dalma Capital.
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BetterBond extends Khaya Lam support, helping SA's poor secure title deeds

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:24

While adequate housing is a basic human right enshrined in Section 26 of South Africa's Constitution as well as Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, many households do not hold the title deeds to their homes.
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South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:11

The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value. Successful reintroduction from captivity into the wild among large felids is extremely rare.
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Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court says

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:45


Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater</span>The Labour Court has declared that the extension, on 18 February 2019, of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), UASA and Solidarity, to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful in terms of Section 23(1)(d) of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (S23(1)(d)). The agreement is applicable to non-parties of the agreement.
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SA risks losing indigenous languages

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 13:26

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa.
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Several bills get green light from National Assembly

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:51

As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values.
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How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:08

Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old (Grades 1 - 9).
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Keep up to date with the changing labour landscape

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:40

The South African labour landscape continues to shift with numerous changes to legislation effective 1 January 2019, requiring employers to bring themselves up to date to ensure compliance.
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Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:35

Whenever you think about gambling, you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for virtual-items?
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Durban team in line to win Global Legal Hackathon

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:50

A team of Durban software developers is in the running for a prestigious global award following their first prize win earlier this month at the South African leg of the Global Legal Hackathon hosted and co-ordinated by international law firm Baker McKenzie and HiiL. The event is the largest legal hackathon in the world and aims to create a platform for the rapid development of technology-based solutions in the legal industry.
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Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:23

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country. It will hand down its judgment in June. The challenge raises similar legal issues as the one pending at the Kenya High Court, which is due for a decision in May.
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Winners of the 2019 SA Professional Services Awards

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:41

Honouring professional excellence drawn from two main categories, namely the built environment and commerce law and management, the fourth annual South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) was held at Montecasino on 14 March 2019.
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Thuli Madonsela leads dialogue on social justice and sustainable economic practices

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:26


Professor Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust chair of social justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU)</span>Today, 18 March 2019, Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair of Social Justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University (SU), in partnership with the Sustainability Institute's Prof Mark Swilling, will lead expert panel discussions at the first thematic dialogue of Madonsela's Social Justice M-Plan at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
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When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:31

The goals of the Copyright Amendment bill tabled by the National Council of Provinces are noble, and indeed ones shared by most South Africans interested in developing our creative and academic sectors. Unfortunately, by misreading the production processes behind our country's body of knowledge, parliament may have in fact issued the death blow to these industries. What's even more concerning is the domino effect that this will have on the long-term quality of higher education in South Africa, as we effectively remove any and all incentives to create new or updated learning materials.
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Immigration lawyer's arrest puts a spotlight on illegal work permits in SA

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:47

TimesLive recently reported that prominent Cape Town immigration lawyer, Craig Smith, had been arrested for allegedly duping the Department of Home Affairs into granting visas to his clients.
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Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike?

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:09

South African industrial action has become synonymous with violent, unlawful conduct, as was discussed in the recent case of Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union & Others v KPMM Road & Earthworks (31 October 2018).
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Parly adopts report on land expropriation

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:43

The Ad Hoc Committee - set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution - has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest.
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National Assembly approves Division of Revenue Bill

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:18

The National Assembly has approved the Division of Revenue Bill and the Financial Matters Amendment Bill.
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