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29 April 2017
22 Feb 2017
Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and Others v Chamber of Mines of South Africa and Others (CCT87/16) [2017] ZACC 3
Section 23(1)(d) of the Labour Relations Act — collective agreement between the chamber of mines and unions — validity of extension of collective agreement to members of union not party to...
15 Sep 2016
Universal Partnerships – A Weighty Affair
Cohabitation, where two individuals live together but are not married, is becoming increasingly popular in South Africa. Our law does not give parties to a cohabitation arrangement automatic legal...
11 Apr 2016
Botanical sabbatical: Labour Court gives the green light to “garden leave” clauses in employment contracts
At first glance of the term “garden leave” you may be forgiven for believing it to be a form of therapeutic or restorative benefit meant for the good health of employees to recharge their batteries...
15 Feb 2016
“Gardening leave” and the enforceability of restraints of trade
The South African Labour Courts have, until now, not had the opportunity to consider what impact, if any, a so-called “gardening leave” provision may have on the enforceability of a restraint of...
08 Dec 2015
The consequences of election
ISSUE Can an employee, who elects to describe her unfair dismissal dispute as a retrenchment, and who pursues her claim to finality at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration...
06 Nov 2015
Cognitive Behavioural Development and the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children: The Case of the “First Thousand Days”
What's On
Presenters:  ·         Des Van Niekerk  - Hearts of men Institute ·         Barak Morgan – Ilifa Labantwana
16 Mar 2015
Solidarity: Johan Kruger says Phiyega was a no show in Kobus Roos case
National Police Commissioner Gen. Riah Phiyega was supposed to testify in the Johannesburg Labour Court today regarding Col. Kobus Roos' non-deployment in the police's crime intelligence unit, said...
11 Aug 2014
Vanachem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd V National Union of Metalworkers of SA; Case No J 658 /14
On the 27th of March 2014 Vanachem Vanadium Products (Pty) Ltd (the applicant) approached the Labour Court on an urgent basis to interdict the intended strike of NUMSA employees (the respondents)....
22 Jul 2014
SEIFSA: Statement by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa, accepts Minister Oliphant's proposal on wages but not on section 37 (22/07/2014)
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has reluctantly accepted Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's proposal to offer wage increases of 10% to low-level...
10 Jun 2014
Tread carefully when considering a character reference
Phatshoane Henney Attorneys
Out of the blue you get a call from an organization asking you for a character reference of a previous employee. Your path with this employee did not part on the best of terms, and he did not even...
25 Mar 2014
Webber Wentzel appoints new partner in Banking Finance & Projects Group
Webber Wentzel
Leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel has appointed Andrew van Niekerk as a partner in its Banking Finance & Projects Group. Van Niekerk specialises in construction and projects, providing...
20 Feb 2014
SA: Statement by Solidarity, trade union, transfer of police official refused because of an “overconcentration” (20/02/2014)
The South African Police Service (SAPS) refused to transfer a Gauteng Captain to the Western Cape because it is not in line with the SAPS’ race targets. According to Solidarity’s Centre for Fair...
13 Dec 2013
SERI: Statement by Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa, non-profit organisation, High Court sets aside FNB's sale of mortgaged home (13/12/2013)
On 12 December 2013 the Pretoria High Court set aside the sale-in-execution of a mortgaged home belonging to a Soweto family. While the family had paid the entire amount due to the bank, it sold...
06 Nov 2013
At what cost? The futility of the war on drugs in South Africa (November 2013)
In February 2011, an article by Dr JP van Niekerk in the South African Medical Journal spoke of the legalisation of drugs. Van Niekerk wrote: “The war on drugs has failed! Humans have always taken...
20 Jun 2013
Solidarity: Statement by Solidarity, civil society group, on representing more candidates in South African Airways case (20/06/2013)
Trade union Solidarity today announced that it is already representing ten white men whose applications for the cadet programme of South African Airways (SAA) were unsuccessful because of their...

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