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25 July 2014
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25 Jul 2014
 
 
Importance of polygraph tests in disciplinary proceedings
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
OVERVIEW A party seeking to rely on the results of a polygraph test in disciplinary proceedings must adduce expert evidence for the purposes of establishing such evidence’s conceptual cogency and...
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10 Jul 2014
 
SA Department of Energy gears up for coal baseload procurement programme
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
On 26 June 2014 the South African Department of Energy (“DoE”) formally released a request for registration (“RFR”) to prospective independent power producers who anticipate submitting a...
 
 
09 Jul 2014
 
Scrapping of Section 44 of LUPO relieves provinces of their appellate powers
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
Parties aggrieved by municipal land use decisions are no longer able to appeal such decisions at provincial level through the mechanism of section 44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985...
 
 
07 Jul 2014
 
A bonus for compliant bidders
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
In recognition of the effort that prospective independent power producers have put into their renewable energy projects in Windows 1, 2 and 3 of the South African Department of Energy (DoE)’s...
 
 
04 Jul 2014
 
Directors and officers cautioned against disregard of the provisions relating to Disclosure of Personal Financial Interests set out in Section 75 of the Companies Act, 2008
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
In the interest of ensuring that the integrity of board decisions are not compromised by directors’ personal financial interests, section 75 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act”)...
 
 
27 Jun 2014
 
Legislative Updates: Immigration Regulations
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
SUMMARY The new Immigration Regulations of 2014, published under Government Notice R413, in Government Gazette 37679, came into effect on May 26. The Regulations introduce material changes relevant...
 
 
26 Jun 2014
 
Legislative Updates: Sectoral Determination for the Building Sector
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
SUMMARY The Minister of Labour has issued a notice in terms of section 52(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997, as amended, (“BCEA”) on 23 May 2014, advising of the...
 
 
25 Jun 2014
 
Disclosures on Facebook
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
SUMMARY Section 187 (1) (h) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (“LRA”) provides that dismissing an employee for making a “protected disclosure” is an automatically unfair dismissal. A...
 
 
 
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