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A reasonable error of law?

14th July 2016 As the saying goes, “an arbitrator has the right to be wrong”. However an adaptation is required when it comes to CCMA arbitration. As the landmark Sidumo case (Sidumo v Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd & Others [2007] 12 BLLR 1097 (CC)) tells us, a commissioner has the right to be wrong, but not... 

Professional driver permits must be verified by employers

30th June 2016 An alarming 763 fatalities were the result of 130 major road accidents in South Africa in 2015, as per statistics from the annual Road Traffic Report Calendar published by the Road Traffic Management Corporation earlier this year. It was further revealed that of these major accidents - those... 

Pyramid schemes on the rise and applications to set aside dispositions following suit

27th June 2016 In recent times, the South African Rand has become extremely volatile against the United States Dollar and the fear of being reduced to junk status has gripped our economy. The Rand has struggled over the past few months reaching R15.58 at the end of May 2016, causing liquidations, sequestrations... 

Avoid the risk of financial crimes and compliance threats

24th June 2016 For months, there has been strong focus on the so-called Panama Papers and on the pending results of the national investigations faced by several implicated individuals. As more details emerge, there is one clear and significant take-out from this scandal – that white collar crimes are alive and... 

Curb unethical behaviour in a tough economic climate

23rd June 2016 Times are tougher – the weak rand, rising cost of fuel and food coupled with the overall inflation means that many South Africans face ongoing financial stress. Such weak economic conditions can lead to an increase in unethical behaviour, conflict of interest, and other illegal activities in the... 

Gauteng attorney’s piece on ‘Ukuthwala’ earns top honours

10th June 2016 “One of the fundamental ideals set out in the Preamble of the Constitution is the attainment of a society based on social justice. This ideal will remain a pipedream if the dehumanisation, sexist exploitation and suffering of black women and girls under patriarchal tyranny are allowed to continue... 
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