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Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act
Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act

The imposition of anti-dumping duties is the equivalent of building a wall around local industries, to protect jobs and industries against unfair competitive practices from abroad

By Freddie Terblanche 3 days ago

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

Mosebenzi Zwane, minister of mineral resources. Photo: African Mining Indaba
Stakeholders blast Mining Charter as underhanded

The worst fears of a cross-section of mining industry stakeholders were realised when the latest iteration of the Mining Charter was released last week

By Nicci Botha 19 Jun 2017

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The pros and cons of immigrants entering the West

As the world looks into how to help fix the refugee problem around the globe, analysts explain that there are several pros and cons of immigrants entering the West

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind

By Nicci Botha 31 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

Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates
Here's what you need to know about compliance certificates

Putting a home up for sale takes some preparation on the seller's part as they need to have all of their compliance certificates in order before taking the step of listing their home on the market

By Adrian Goslett 8 May 2017

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You are about to be banned!

Of course we all know that the advertising bans of alcohol products is getting closer and closer

By Chris Brewer 8 May 2017

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How servitude impacts property values

What is a servitude and how can it impact the value of a property?

By Adrian Goslett 5 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How are law firms making money as businesses?

Countless law firms ended up bankrupt because of various different problems. In most cases there are not enough clients to make the firm profitable

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2017

Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity
Exchanging public holidays could increase South Africa's productivity

South Africa's ranking on apparent labour market inflexibility (129th out of 138 countries according to the World Economic Forum Competitiveness rankings 2016/2017) suggests that businesses perceive South Africa to be a rigid operating environment

By Johan Botes 28 Apr 2017

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Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction
Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned

By Jonathan Ripley-Evans 18 Apr 2017

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How to protect business assets from a divorce

Over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Statistics even go up to 60% when referring to following marriages. Divorces are really difficult to deal with but if you have a business, everything becomes even more complicated

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

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How to trademark your business secrets (and why you should)

As a prospective entrepreneur, should you spend the time and effort to trademark your brand? Or do you hope that nobody mimics your company and potentially confuses your consumers?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...
Weed has been legalised? No, not quite...

When I saw the headlines on Friday stating the Western Cape High Court had declared the use of marijuana at home legal, I believed someone had shot off an early April Fool's joke

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Mar 2017

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Brands and social media influencers, are you at risk?

Although Andy Warhol proclaimed in 1968 that, in the future, everyone would be world-famous for fifteen minutes, it is unlikely that he could possibly have imagined today's social media crazed world and the multiple platforms that exist to enable anyone, anywhere, to become a celebrity

By Kelly Thompson 31 Mar 2017

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How self-marketing influences success in law practices

What sets most lawyers apart from each other is not necessarily their ability to use their knowledge of the law to win cases for their clients, but the quality or lack of it when it comes to self-marketing

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 30 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers
#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team

By Shan Radcliffe 27 Mar 2017

Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?
Could your boss having an affair with your spouse be deemed a constructive dismissal?

Employers meddling in the private affairs of their employees have been the topic of many a discussion in the past. However, it appears that some employers take their right to interfere in the private conduct of employees a step too far

By Johan Botes 6 Mar 2017

Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings
Common mistakes employees make during disciplinary hearings

Whether it's a result of lapping up Suits or Law & Order is an open question, but we frequently see employees misconceiving their rights and obligations when faced with allegations of wrongdoing in the workplace

By Johan Botes 21 Feb 2017

Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?
Is it possible to terminate a lease agreement without recourse?

There are a number of possible reasons that could arise that lead to a tenant wanting to terminate their lease agreement before it has run it course, however, it is possible for them to get out of a lease agreement without being in breach of the contract?

By Adrian Goslett 17 Feb 2017

Look out for restrictions on your property
Look out for restrictions on your property

Owning a property does not mean that the owner is entitled to do whatever they want to the property

By Adrian Goslett 15 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What marketing techniques work best for law firms?

As you would expect, there are many marketing strategies that could be used with law firms. However, some will be a lot better than others

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Feb 2017

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Patents and access to medicine

Rights activist group, Fix the patent laws, is taking a stand to get the South African law on medicine patents changed

By Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2017

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The ins and outs of a usufruct

The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner's property for a certain period, usually for the remainder of that person's life

By Adrian Goslett 1 Feb 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?
Didn't get the job? Do public sector candidates have the right know why?

Following Gezani Isaac Masingi's unsuccessful application for the post of Municipal Manager of the Greater Giyani Municipality, Masingi sought to find out why

By Gavin Stansfield 17 Jan 2017

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