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9 October 2015
Polity Focus
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07 Oct 2015
Lady Liberty – Mobile legal office
Samantha N. Ngcolomba is an attorney with a deep-seated desire to secure justice for South Africa’s most vulnerable women. Over the past few decades, rates of domestic violence in South Africa have...
16 Jan 2015
Amended Act to significantly change labour industry
Labour Law
Amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) are set to drastically change employers’ use of temporary employment, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau.
01 Nov 2013
Court ruling affirms its position on on-demand performance guarantees
Engineering and construction law
In February this year, an urgent application in respect of three performance guarantees of more than R600-million was brought jointly by boiler contractors Hitachi Power Africa and Hitachi Power of...
06 Sep 2013
Sustainability programmes, clarity of law in SA desperately needed
Mining Law
The extraction of minerals from the ground and the corresponding negative environmental impact on the surface involves a complex balancing act that the mining industry seeks to maintain, says...
05 Jul 2013
How IP laws apply to the Internet
Intellectual Property Law
There is no specific set of rules for the application of intellectual property (IP) laws to material published on the Internet, says law firm Spoor and Fisher IP lawyer Megan Reimers, who explains...
03 May 2013
Carbon tax could be 'creatively dysfunctional' – Professor
Environmnetal Law
While South Africans are concerned that a carbon tax could make South Africa less attractive to foreign investment and affect some business sectors negatively, a fear of the realisation of...
01 Mar 2013
More construction companies come forward on anticompetitive conduct
Competition Law
The Competition Commission of South Africa’s fast-track settlement for firms in the construction sector has resulted in more than 20 companies disclosing information pertaining to bid-rigging and...
18 Jan 2013
Summit aims to revisit the standard of law qualifications in SA
Legal Education
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is planning to host a summit in the first half of 2013 that will discuss the concerns that exist around the standard of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in...
Polity Focus
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