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57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers

By Simon Campbell-Young 3 hours ago

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt
How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt

We've all seen them. Those product ads promising hope in a bottle for guaranteed weight loss or some other miracle cure

By Nicci Botha 24 Nov 2017

Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should
Why companies don't always test for alcohol... and why they should

Although alcohol and substance testing forms part of the health and safety policies and procedures in many industries, there are still a great number of organisations that do not employ the same cautionary practice, potentially resulting in significant loss to the business

By Rhys Evans 13 Nov 2017

Dealing with a personal injury at your business
Dealing with a personal injury at your business

When someone becomes hurt at your place of business, things can turn serious fast

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?
How do you pay tax on cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are completely unregulated, and although not regarded as legal tender, there are no laws preventing them being used as payment

By Graeme Palmer 30 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...
#EntrepreneurMonth: A cat, a tailor and an entrepreneur walk into a bar exam...

What do 18th century tailors, cats and the 21st century legal industry have to do with local entrepreneurship? Graeme Wilson, CEO of Whipping the Cat, makes the connection for us

By Shan Radcliffe 19 Oct 2017

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law
#InnovationMonth: Fast-developing world of innovation in law

Although not typically known as an innovative sector, the legal industry is rapidly embracing technology and the advances and ease of access it can offer

By Shan Radcliffe 30 Sep 2017

Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?
Which business start-up costs are tax deductible?

SARS has provided further guidance on when pre-trade expenditure may be deducted for the purpose of determining taxable income

By Graeme Palmer 27 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century

By Tom Jackson 22 Sep 2017

What you need to know about occupational rent
What you need to know about occupational rent

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is vital that you are familiar with the terms and conditions stipulated in the property sales agreement

By Adrian Goslett 15 Sep 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Your business is vulnerable: Seven tips to prevent identity theft

It may sound strange to think that your business could be the victim of identity theft, but the truth is that any entity is capable of being “hijacked” by fraudsters

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards
#WomensMonth: Dealing with dual roles and double standards

This Women's Month, Pranitha Ramdial talks to us about the challenges women in the legal industry (and the working world, in general) face, and reminds us to keep fighting to make a difference

By Shan Radcliffe 31 Aug 2017

Concourt judgment a big win for real estate
Concourt judgment a big win for real estate

New homeowners will no longer have to worry about being held liable for historical debt incurred by previous owners

By Berry Everitt 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Bringing diversity to the legal sector
#WomensMonth: Bringing diversity to the legal sector

This Women's Month, Kathleen Wong talks to us about her experience in the international legal industry, her observations on diversity and how we can empower women in the sector

By Shan Radcliffe 28 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
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 16 Aug 2017

Mervyn King
Long live the King

Despite the King code, many firms are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2017

Varying decisions on bargaining agreements and cancellations
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 15 Aug 2017

Four ways to protect your business from legal problems
Four ways to protect your business from legal problems

When starting a new business, or running an already established one, it's critical to ensure that the business doesn't create unnecessary legal problems for itself

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Aug 2017

#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box
#CSIMonth: Pro bono services - not just another tick-box

Although every attorney is obligated to provide 24 hours of free legal work per year, some firms take a special interest in the pro bono services they offer and go so far as to establish a dedicated department, headed up by a team of specialists. Webber Wentzel is one such firm

By Shan Radcliffe 25 Jul 2017

Photo: Roche
Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people
#CSIMonth: Making society a better place for ordinary people

Odette Geldenhuys has dedicated her career to assisting those less fortunate, fighting for the rights of those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford to have their voices heard

By Shan Radcliffe 18 Jul 2017

Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees
Labour Appeal Court overturns ruling on TES employees

The Labour Appeal Court has ruled on the interpretation of section 198A of the Labour Relations Act, deciding that the client of the temporary employment service (TES) becomes the sole employer of the TES employees

By Lauren Salt 13 Jul 2017

Taxing income on the sale of properties
Taxing income on the sale of properties

When does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade?

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

When is tax payable on sale of property?
When is tax payable on sale of property?

The Tax Court in M v the Commissioner for SARS recently addressed the question of when does income accrue to a taxpayer from the sale of immovable properties in the course of its trade

By Graeme Palmer 27 Jun 2017

Photo: Roche
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 21 Jun 2017

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 21 Jun 2017

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

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