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27 May 2017
Legal Briefs
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26 May 2017
Employees must put employer’s interests first
South African labour legislation gives employees a plethora of rights against the employer including the right to: Join trade unions Go on strike A fair reason and procedure for dismissal...
25 May 2017
Was your vote against a business rescue plan inappropriate and what effect does it have, if set aside?
In the case of First Rand Bank Limited v KJ Foods CC (in business rescue) (734/2015) [2015] ZA SCA 50 (26 April 2017), the main issue that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had to determine was...
23 May 2017
Tax resistance as a demonstration of tax morality
On the first day of the 2016 Tax Indaba, SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane called for “tax morality”.  There is a well-known saying, “be careful what you wish for”.  Fast forward to today, and “tax...
22 May 2017
Is it an impossible feat to address the woes of the apartheid legacy through public sector procurement?
The advancement of persons disadvantaged by discriminatory laws of our past has long been an objective recognised by the founding fathers of our current Constitution. The Preferential Procurement...
Ex S African living in Canada set to receive substantial compensation as a result of a fall at a Pretoria guesthouse
Ashley Hyams, an ex-South African now living in Vancouver, is set to receive R350 000 in damages from Mr Luis, the owner of Treetops and Treats Guesthouse, situated in Pretoria. “The 43-year-old...
Visa requirements for employees taking up work in key African jurisdictions
Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. Each country has different visa requirements for employees who wish to work in...
Can you claim constructive dismissal without proof of an intolerable employment relationship?
The judge described this case as a tale of white mischief in the farming community of the Eastern Cape. An employee, and a 49 percent shareholder in the business, was employed as a professional...
Employees Have a Legal Recourse Against Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace
Section 6 (1) of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 as amended provides that no person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against any employee in any employment policy or...
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