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24 October 2014
Legal Briefs
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20 Oct 2014
Has the SA judiciary been compromised by recent legislative reforms?
Werksmans Attorneys
The hallmark of any true constitutional democracy is the independence of its Judiciary. For the period following the enactment of the Constitution until approximately 2004, South Africa saw an...
14 Oct 2014
Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value
The Minister of Labour published the Draft Code of Good Practice on equal pay for work of equal value (“Draft Code”) on the 29th of September 2014. The Draft Code is available for public comment...
13 Oct 2014
Can an employee approach the CCMA directly for the purposes of requesting information from their employer in a retrenchment exercise?
SUMMARY An employee (who is not represented by a trade union), during the purposes of a retrenchment exercise, is entitled in terms of section 16 read with section 189(4)(a) of the Labour Relations...
03 Oct 2014
Varying or cancelling an agreement by e-mail
A non-variation clause is a contractual provision which restricts the variation or cancellation of an agreement.  It usually stipulates that no variation or consensual cancellation of the agreement...
02 Oct 2014
Hacking healthcare
Recently it was reported that personal data belonging to about 4.5 million healthcare patients in the United States of America was made publicly accessible due to the Heartbleed bug.  The hacking...
15 Sep 2014
The new interest limitation rules – when is the non-resident creditor 'not subject to tax'?
As part of National Treasury’s efforts to prevent perceived excessive interest deductions and tax mismatches, and in order to protect the country’s tax base against base erosion, section 23M of the...
11 Sep 2014
Life after death?
A sad story really: a young couple, married for only three months, is involved in a motor vehicle accident which results in the death of the husband. The couple, desperate for a child, is now not...
10 Sep 2014
Misconceptions about Suretyships
INTRODUCTION A suretyship can be defined as a contract whereby a person, namely the surety, undertakes to the creditor of another person, namely the principal debtor, that as accessory to the...
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