Archive for Nov 2018

IN CAMERA TESTIMONY IN THE LABOUR CONTEXT

Although arbitration is an open process, an arbitrator has the discretion, on application, to make an order that the process or part thereof must be conducted in camera. This normally happens when the safety of a witness is in danger or reasonably perceived to be in danger because of intimidation or threats. It may also…

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CULTIVATING, CONSUMING AND POSSESSING DAGGA IN PRIVATE IS LEGAL IN SOUTH AFRICA. DEALING IS STILL ILLEGAL SAYS THE CON COURT.

Recently the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the application for the confirmation of an order of constitutional invalidity made by the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town (High Court) which declared legislation criminalising the use, possession, purchase and cultivation of cannabis unconstitutional. The matter arose from three different court proceedings…

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6 WAYS FOR YOUR SME TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION

No doubt we are in for at least a year or two of difficult economic conditions, but small businesses have one important advantage over larger competitors – their size keeps them agile. That means they can adapt more quickly to changing conditions, which in turn puts them in pole position to grasp the many opportunities…

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TRAVELLING ABROAD? KNOW LOCAL LAWS OR RISK JAIL

“Ignorance of the law is no excuse” (old Roman law principle applied in many legal systems worldwide) Whether you travel abroad on business or on holiday, ignorance of local laws can easily land you in a situation where your protestations of “But I had no idea that that is illegal here, it’s totally legal in…

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CAN I HAVE PETS IN A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX?

“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night” (Marie Corelli, English novelist) Residential complexes and estates are becoming…

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