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SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers

SAA's procurement policy, which sets aside 30% to small businesses, is illegal and will expose the airline to legal action by suppliers according to a legal opinion obtained by the national carrier

By Xolisa Phillip 14 hours ago

More Eskom managers in firing line over R1.6bn deal

An investigation into irregularities costing Eskom billions of rand and triggering the suspension of chief financial officer Anoj Singh in July could lead to the suspension of five more senior managers

By Stephan Hofstatter and Sikonathi Mantshantsha 6 hours ago

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade

By Bekezela Phakathi 12 hours ago

SA's laws protecting women in the workplace

In South Africa, there are several laws ensuring the protection of women in the workplace. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa confirms, “Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law"

By Samiksha Singh and Samantha Coetzer 10 hours ago

Long live the King

It seems ironic that with South Africa's well-established King code how many companies are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Business mistakes too many law firms make

Being a really good attorney does not mean that you are a highly talented businessman or entrepreneur. This is something that is really important to understand since there is a pretty large number of law firms that end up bankrupt

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Banks get more power to block accounts

There has been an expansion of banks' power to hold funds on suspicion of a tax offence, as proposed in the 2017 draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill

By Rudi Katzke 1 day ago

The importance of strategic policies when dealing with racism

Strata-G Labour Solutions advises companies, including schools, to make sure they adopt appropriate strategies and implement relevant policies in order to identify and eliminate racism in the workplace

1 day ago

End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 2 days ago

Navigating through data-focused legislation

Besides being able to unlock the value of their data, businesses also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation

By Cleo Becker 2 days ago

Land audit still not completed

The land-reform programme has generally been tardy, which has created uncertainty in the agricultural sector. The biggest challenge for the land reform programme remained

2 days ago

Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations

A curious statutory effect of collective agreements is that a collective bargaining agreement amends the contracts of employment of individual employees

By Johan Botes 2 days ago

Economic downturn sparks more restraint cases

During these tough economic times, employers cannot afford to have their star employees approached by fellow competitors

By Nicholas Preston and Prinoleen Naidoo 3 days ago

Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements

Private companies are not immune to the risk of becoming involved in allegations of bribery and dishonest dealings, as can be seen from recent scandals and accusations. Therefore, they must adequately prevent such reputational damage

3 days ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission has begun public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West

3 days ago

SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate procurement matters at the Department of Correctional Services and the Independent Development Trust

3 days ago

Credit life insurance regulations now in effect

The final credit life insurance regulations came into effect on 9 August 2017

11 Aug 2017

Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries

Financial provisioning holds mining and petroleum companies responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment impacted by their operations

By Hillary Botha, Tamzyn Cooper, Garyn Rapson 11 Aug 2017

Dealing with tenants' abandoned belongings

Until a tenant vacates the property voluntarily or the sheriff removes the tenant from the property in terms of an eviction order, the landlord is not entitled to access the property or ‘retake possession thereof' without the tenant's consent

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 10 Aug 2017

Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'

Legislation is needed to compel pension fund administrators to increase efforts to trace beneficiaries and pay out billions of rand in unclaimed funds

10 Aug 2017

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International

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

LONDON, UK - British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday.

3 Aug 2017

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

LONDON, UK: Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday, 3 July 2017, over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis.

5 Jul 2017

EU states have right to ban Uber: top lawyer

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg: EU member states can ban ride-hailing pioneer Uber without informing the European Commission because at heart it is an ordinary transport company under their jurisdiction, a top EU lawyer said Tuesday, 4 July 2017.

4 Jul 2017

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