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20 September 2014
Legal Briefs
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04 Sep 2014
The Barnard Constitutional Court Case: important implications for affirmative action
This morning the Constitutional Court handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in the unfair discrimination case brought by Barnard against the South African Police Service (SAPS) years after...
03 Sep 2014
Labour law sprouting at the beginning of Spring
The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act, No. 20 of 2013 (Amendment Act), published in the Government Gazette on 9 December 2013, came into force yesterday, 1 September 2014. Noteworthy...
02 Sep 2014
Constitutional Court ruling sets precedent for affirmative action
Today the Constitutional Court rejected a claim brought by police lieutenant colonel RM Barnard against the South African Police Service (SAPS) for unfair discrimination, which was instituted in...
28 Aug 2014
Control and the calculation of merger thresholds
The Competition Tribunal recently handed down a decision in which it overturned the Competition Commission's categorisation of a merger as large; finding on the facts that the merger was a small...
20 Aug 2014
Webber Wentzel supports skills development initiatives in Alexandra
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has enabled Afrika Tikkun to extend its skills development programme called "Career Readiness" to the Alexandra community. Speaking about the...
18 Aug 2014
2014 Construction Regulations - Extension of Exemption for Registration of Certain Appointees
The 2014 Construction Regulations to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA), promulgated on 7 February 2014, introduced the requirement of registration of agents and health and...
New prescribed rate of interest
Following more than 20 years of inactivity, change is afoot with regard to the prescribed rate of interest which creditors can claim. The Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975 (Act) prescribes...
15 Aug 2014
Griekwastad convicted murderer turns 18 — now may we identify him?
Journalists need to take great care, from a legal and ethical perspective, when reporting on cases involving a child accused. This post deals only with the legal position.  Under our law, section...
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