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Recognising women trailblazers, change makers and innovators in law

30th July 2020 As we celebrate Women’s Month in August, there is a need to recognise the successes of women in the legal profession, while working toward closing the gender gap and creating gender parity. The Woza Women in Law Awards, hosted by Women in Leadership and Law and supported by legal technology... 

The importance of Good Legal Drafting Skills

23rd July 2020 Drafting clear and succinct pleadings is a core skill required by legal professionals. It is also the widely accepted view within the sector that this key capability needs attention and is often a cause of frustration for members of the judiciary.  Training in this fundamental aspect of practice... 

Corporate Governance, King IV and Covid-19

16th July 2020 The role of leadership in both the public and private sector has become pivotal amid the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the South African government’s reaction thereto under the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 as amended. According to the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa... 

Virtual Working: 7 Key Tips for Leaders

15th July 2020 Under the current Covid-19 pandemic employees and employers are in fact not merely working from home, but are at home during a crisis, trying to work. Leaders who recognise this reality, seek out opportunities to build their team and adapt to the crisis, will come out ahead on the other side of... 

Free Webinar: Get help preparing for POPIA

14th July 2020 The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) commenced on 01 July 2020. With just 12 months in which to set the necessary infrastructure in place, businesses will need to either appoint or upskill dedicated teams to ensure compliance – or face hefty fines. POPIA regulates how public and... 

Compliance and chief risk officers influence positive change

13th July 2020 Compliance and Chief Risk Officers (CROs) worldwide face many of the same challenges and these have been further highlighted with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Common challenges faced include leadership buy-in to the processes required for risk management, a lack of integration between...