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Are Uber drivers employees or independent contractors?

9th April 2018

Are Uber drivers employees or independent contractors?: A discussion of Uber South Africa Technology Services (Pty) Ltd v National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) and others [2018] ZALCCT 1…

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From the Horse’s Mouth: House Sales and the VAT Increase

6th April 2018

“If you hear something (straight) from the horse’s mouth, you hear it from the person who has direct personal knowledge of it” (Cambridge Dictionary) We all know by now that…

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POPI: An Existing Risk, a Right Royal Ruckus, and the EU Deadline

6th April 2018

When will the enforcement provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI” or “POPIA”) come into effect? Latest indications are that the Information Regulator will announce final Regulations and…

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Do You Read Online Terms and Conditions? You Should and Here’s Why

6th April 2018

“The Internet is a Real Place with Real Consequences” (Rebecca MacKinnon, Internet policy expert) We live in an age of online commerce. We buy and sell pretty much anything you…

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How to Avoid Disputes over Jointly Owned Property

6th April 2018

 “Co-ownership is the mother of disputes” (Roman law maxim)   Buying property can be an excellent investment, but it can also be expensive. So sometimes it makes a lot of…

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WHEN DOES AN EMPLOYEE HAVE THE RIGHT TO A LAWYER TO REPRESENT THEM AT AN INTERNAL DISCIPLINARY HEARING?

5th March 2018

The Labour Relations Act (LRA) does not deal expressly with the question of whether legal representation should be allowed during disciplinary hearings. Schedule 8 of the LRA, the Code of…

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WILLS AND ESTATES: COST OF DYING RISES WITH MASTER’S FEES INCREASE

1st March 2018

If you are inheriting from someone who passed away on or after 1 January 2018, don’t blame the estate’s executor for one substantially-increased cost you may notice – Master’s Office…

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DOGS (AND OTHER ANIMALS) BEHAVING BADLY: AN ANGRY OSTRICH AND A R6.75M CLAIM

1st March 2018

Your dog bites the neighbour or a visitor is hurt running away from an angry ostrich on your property – can you be sued? A recent SCA (Supreme Court of…

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MAINTENANCE DEFAULTERS – NO PLACE TO HIDE

1st March 2018

Obtaining a maintenance order for the support of yourself and/or your children is all very well, but what if you are dealing with an “Artful Dodger” who is determined not…

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