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An evaluation on the draft Debt Collectors Amendment Bill 2016

11th August 2016 The preamble of the draft Debt Collectors Amendment Bill states that recent court cases and media reports have highlighted the flagrant abuses prevalent in the collection of debt. It is therefore evident that the recent decision of the Western Cape High Court in the matter of University of... 

Tips for effective Due Diligence

8th August 2016 When it comes to the well-being of your business, it should never be taken for granted that the companies you aim to do business with are above board. Due to strict laws, heavy penalties, reputational risk and financial loss, businesses should be protected from negative third-party exposure at... 

Elections should assist in winning public trust

2nd August 2016 The South African local government elections on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 present the opportunity for newly appointed local government officials to be reminded of the laws that are in place to protect public funds. Both the Public Finance Management Act and the Municipal Finance Management Act aim... 

Are pre-employment credit checks relevant?

2nd August 2016 Adverse credit information – including defaults, judgements, notices and debt review trace alerts – can be identified during a pre-employment background screening check. However, is this information actually relevant to hiring managers who are screening potential new employees? β€œIt most certainly... 

Protecting unregistered intellectual property contractually

22nd July 2016 What is the benefit in unregistered intellectual property? The value in unregistered intellectual property, such as confidential information and trade secrets, is in keeping such information secret. The value is lost once the information is in the public domain. It is not like an invention that... 

Legal Guide Released to Tackle HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

20th July 2016 South Africa has over the years developed a progressive legal and policy framework to protect human rights for all people living with HIV and AIDS. However continued stigma and discrimination often remain barriers to accessing treatment and efforts to fight the epidemic must be accompanied by a... 
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