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30 April 2017
                       
 
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10 Apr 2017
 
 
NUMSA: No busses this week, we are on strike
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), has issued a notice to inform Employers in the Bus passenger sector of its intention to strike. Despite the CCMA’s attempts to mediate...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy...
 
 
No, SA government didn’t order power utility Eskom to lay off white workers
AFRICA CHECK
Facebook users set the fake news flags waving when a 2015 news item resurfaced recently. The article from “conservative-headlines.com” was titled “South African firm ordered to lay off 3,389 white...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Dismissal of illegal foreigners
LABOUR WISE
For the employment of a foreigner to be ‘legal’, the person must have permission to live and work in South Africa; for example, be in possession of a valid work permit or have refugee status. There...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Norton Rose Fulbright welcomes two new joiners
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce that Lerato Morwe and Jason Whyte have joined the firm. Lerato Morwe, an experienced capital markets lawyer re-joins the firm as a director. Lerato...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Eskom: Contractor Academy widens horizon for entrepreneur
STATEMENT
Durban-based thirty six year-old Cecilia Maronko, is using what she learned in the Eskom Contractor Academy to grow her entrepreneurial profile and interests. The businesswoman particularly regards...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
Incapacity - when the work does not get done
SA LABOUR GUIDE
Employers are often frustrated by employees who don't seem to cope and who do not pull their weight operationally. This could lead to resentment by co-workers and reputational embarrassment. The...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
Does Management Prerogative Still Exist In SA?
LLMC
Due to the vagaries of our labour laws employers and employees are often confused about the meaning of numerous legal terms found in the Labour Relations Act (LRA) Employment Equity Act (EEA),...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
Zuma behaved like a gangster, says Vavi
POLITICS
The revelations that President Jacob Zuma conspired with Secret Service agencies to establish a rival trade union to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu)in the platinum belt...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
SA employers take heed: US enforcers sound a warning to HR professionals
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have recently issued a warning to human resource (HR) professionals involved in employment and compensation...
 
 
07 Nov 2016
 
The need to plead when guilt is a given - 'When it is time to come clean?'
SA LABOUR GUIDE
The rationale for the writing of this article stemmed from a number of sources albeit articles, authoritative publications as well as experience as a labour arbitrator presiding in matters where...
 
 
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12 Sep 2016
 
Business needs to change, and stop blaming others for South Africa’s ills
THE CONVERSATION
Business decision makers in South Africa may be surprised to learn that the economy will continue to exclude millions of people until they have a greater sense of crisis. Since news reports and...
 
 
06 Sep 2016
 
Can a chairperson in a disciplinary appeal impose a more severe sanction?
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Employers sometimes underestimate the importance of their disciplinary code and procedure as it is often regarded as a mere guideline. However, employers often miss out on the opportunity to...
 
 
30 Aug 2016
 
Clear-cut evidence in a not-so-clear-cut situation: when usually inadmissible hearsay evidence should be weighted as prima facie admissible evidence
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
When approaching any form of legal proceedings, all parties have to regard and adequately consider what they will use to prove their version of events. In the case of labour disputes, an employer...
 
 
 
                       
 
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