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1 April 2015
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23 Mar 2015
Edcon v Steenkamp case summary
SUMMARY In the case of Edcon v Steenkamp and others (JS648/13) (“Edcon decision”) the Labour Appeal Court (“LAC”) reversed two significant prior judgments regarding the interpretation of section...
26 Feb 2015
Tax Amendments 2015
INTRODUCTION Following a trend which commenced in 2013, the number and scope of proposed changes to the various fiscal Acts (mainly the Income Tax Act and VAT Act) continue to fall. This, no doubt,...
11 Feb 2015
The regulation of OTC derivatives: What will the new year bring?
It is well known that underpinning South Africa’s commitment to regulating over the counter (“OTC”) derivatives is the agreement of the G20 Leaders at the Pittsburgh summit in 2009 that “…all...
10 Feb 2015
Life after Sidumo: Clarifying the review test
Werksmans Attorneys
Sidumo v Rustenburg  Platinum  Mines Ltd  & Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC) is a landmark case in South African labour law, which among other things, established the test to be used by judges in...
06 Jan 2015
Striking in support of a demand for organisational rights in a workplace outside the scope of a trade union's constitution
Bidvest Food Services (Pty) Ltd and NUMSA, Gallant & 158 others [2014] ZALCCT 58 SUMMARY Section 23(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, grants every worker the right to...
05 Jan 2015
Imminent proclamation of the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 of 2014
Werksmans Attorneys has received preliminary correspondence suggesting that the President of the Republic of South Africa will issue a proclamation on 19 December 2014 which will set the effective...
11 Dec 2014
Green skeletons: Corporate social pesponsibility advances
The term “corporate governance”, and possibly the term “corporate social responsibility”, is bandied about in commercial circles with an air of confidence that is most beguiling. Whilst the King...
10 Dec 2014
The anti-ad billboard: A new dawn for consumer activism
If you Google “consumer activism SA” you will not find many examples, other than complaints on sites like hellopeter.com. This is not surprising, as South African consumers are notoriously...
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