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Landmark ruling on media access to disciplinary enquiries

6th December 2012 On 27 July 2012 the North Gauteng High Court handed down judgment granting Carte Blanche permission to film and broadcast Glynnis Breytenbach's... 

If your organisation employs medical practitioners, it may be doing so unlawfully

12th November 2012 On 6 August 2012 the Health Professions Council of South Africa (the HPCSA) issued a media release providing a window period to allow for... 

Tribunal reverses Commission prohibition of a vertical merger

9th November 2012 On 8 November 2012 the Competition Tribunal conditionally approved the intermediate merger involving Senmin International, a subsidiary of AECI... 

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Criminal convictions and fines for environmental offences

29th October 2012 The largest criminal penalty imposed for environmental offences in South Africa to date was recently handed down by a South African court. The... 

Competition Commission refers oil company cartel complaint to Competition Tribunal

26th October 2012 The Competition Commission (Commission) has referred a complaint investigation to the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) regarding alleged cartel... 

Dismissal of illegally striking employees: The need for exit medicals

12th October 2012 While continued labour unrest and strike action in the mining sector are being managed and addressed through labour legislation and the criminal... 

Notification of intention to strike on behalf of non-union members

8th October 2012 A recent Constitutional Court (ConCourt) judgment confirmed that the 48 hours' notice of an intention to strike as required by the Labour Relations... 

Loss of support: Extended to permanent heterosexual life partnership

5th October 2012 Common law developed to extend the availability of the "dependents action" to unmarried persons in permanent heterosexual life partnerships. The... 

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