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Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa
Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process

By Stefanie de Saude 22 hours ago

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica.
#AfricaMonth: Demographica's Warren Moss on the business of B2B marketing

Warren Moss, founder and CEO of Demographica, was the only judge from Africa in the annual BMA B2 Awards, which recognise the top performing Business to Business (B2B) marketers around the world. He shares tips for success in B2B marketing and how they're now set to empower black-owned agencies in the marketing and communication space

By Leigh Andrews 23 hours ago

Employment contracts containing disciplinary codes, procedures can be upheld
Employment contracts containing disciplinary codes, procedures can be upheld

Employers that incorporate disciplinary codes and procedures into employment contracts will then have to comply with them

By Gavin Stansfield and Zola Mcaciso 23 hours ago

Justifying land expropriation - public purpose, public interest
Justifying land expropriation - public purpose, public interest

Section 25(2) of the Constitution sets out the requirements for a lawful expropriation of property, one of which is that the expropriation must be for a public purpose or in the public interest

26 May 2017

KZN farmers, landowners elated after another ruling against fracking
KZN farmers, landowners elated after another ruling against fracking

Following a recent ruling against an application for exploration rights on more than 800,000ha in Northern KZN, farmers and landowners in the province are celebrating another fracking ruling victory, this time in the Midlands region

25 May 2017

Can employers embark on redeployment before retrenchment processes commence?
Can employers embark on redeployment before retrenchment processes commence?

The recent case of ArcelorMittal South Africa Limited v NUMSA, unpacked what is meant by avoiding job losses indicating a possible change in section 189 requirements

By Samantha Bonato and Aadil Patel 25 May 2017

Executives need social media contracts
Executives need social media contracts

Executives have cited reputation as one of their top risk factors according to numerous reports. Fake news, fake social media accounts and cyber security are increasing the reputational risk in the digital world

24 May 2017

Court finds employer liable for back pay
Court finds employer liable for back pay

The Constitutional Court has ruled that back pay was a judgment debt and therefore not prescribed in the recent case of NUMSA obo Moses Fohlisa & 41 Others/Hendor Mining Supplies

24 May 2017

FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb
FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance" and called on the government to intervene in order to ensure the online platform becomes industry compliant

24 May 2017

It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan
It may be time for Eskom's board to resign or be fired: Pravin Gordhan

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan - an MP and a member of the public enterprises committee - said on Tuesday, 23 May, members of the Eskom board "have let SA down more often than not", and the time might have arrived for them to resign or be dismissed

By Linda Ensor 24 May 2017

Is tax resistance a legit form of revolt?
Is tax resistance a legit form of revolt?

At the 2016 Tax Indaba, Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane called for ‘tax morality'

By Patricia Williams 23 May 2017

Permits, permission needed for boreholes
Permits, permission needed for boreholes

The use of boreholes to supplement, or replace, the conventional municipal supply is becoming more common, however, certain requirements that may vary from municipality to municipality

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Nonhlanhla Ndlohvu 23 May 2017

Does PoPI offer adequate legislation in the digital age?
Does PoPI offer adequate legislation in the digital age?

Technology is advancing much more quickly than most people anticipated even a decade ago

By Jared Nickig 22 May 2017

Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal
Understanding the role of the Rental Housing Tribunal

Established during 2001, the Rental Housing Tribunal (RHT) assists in resolving disputes that arise between landlords and tenants

By Adrian Goslett 22 May 2017

Hlaudi wants Labour Court to stop hearing
Hlaudi wants Labour Court to stop hearing

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng plans to approach the Labour Court to have his disciplinary hearing stopped

By Neo Goba 19 May 2017

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EU fines Facebook $120m over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp

19 May 2017

Guide to visa requirements for work in Africa
Guide to visa requirements for work in Africa

Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions

19 May 2017

Panel to look into timeshare complaints
Panel to look into timeshare complaints

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has appointed a three-member inquiry panel to look into the root causes of consumer complaints in the timeshare industry

18 May 2017

Human Settlements Ombudsman appointed
Human Settlements Ombudsman appointed

The Department of Human Settlements has established an Ombudsman Office to deal with issues of conflict between contractors, provinces and municipalities, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced on Thursday

18 May 2017

Lewis Pugh swaps Speedo for academic gown at UCT
Lewis Pugh swaps Speedo for academic gown at UCT

Lewis Pugh, renowned for his endurance swims in icy seas to promote marine conservation, has accepted the position of Adjunct Professor in International Law at University of Cape Town

18 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators

18 May 2017

New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributions
New UIF benefits do not equate to increased UIF contributions

There has been payroll confusion, since the Minister of Labour announced on 17 March an amendment to the ‘scale of benefits' described in the Unemployment Insurance Act 2001, which had to be implemented from 1 April 2017

By Arlene Leggat 17 May 2017

Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill
Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill

The hospitality industry is concerned about the unfavourable implications the amendment bill will have. “As it is we don't know where we stand and we need answers”

17 May 2017

Can employers be held liable for malicious prosecution claims arising from internal disciplinary proceedings?
Can employers be held liable for malicious prosecution claims arising from internal disciplinary proceedings?

In Mahlangu v Minister of Police, the employer laid charges of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against Mahlangu, which resulted in his suspension for approximately four months pending an investigation. The charges were subsequently withdrawn

By Nicholas Preston and Sean Jamieson 17 May 2017

Labour dept calls for harsher punishment for non-compliance on EE
Labour dept calls for harsher punishment for non-compliance on EE

The Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, said at the launch of the South African Employment Equity (EE) Annual Report for the 2015/2016 that there was a lack of appetite among South African corporates for transformation and that her department would have no option but to consider harsher consequences for the lack of transformation.

16 May 2017

Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case

A judge has ordered an Uber engineer at the center of a self-driving car trade secrets suit sidelined and files taken from Alphabet-owned Waymo returned

16 May 2017

Sars to clamp down on profit shifting by multinationals
Sars to clamp down on profit shifting by multinationals

Sars has beefed up its transfer fund division to stop multinational companies shifting their profits out of the country to more tax-friendly jurisdictions

16 May 2017

Government will not appeal nuclear ruling
Government will not appeal nuclear ruling

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will not appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court to set aside Inter-governmental Agreements (IGAs) on nuclear

15 May 2017

Unpacking PoPI Act to employees is essential
Unpacking PoPI Act to employees is essential

The legal interpretation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) legislation impact is often dealt with at a high-level with management, which then fails to provide support in unpacking, analysing and interpreting the specific impact and remedies

15 May 2017

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