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Is Describing Someone In Racial Terms A Manifestation Of Racism And Dismissible Misconduct?

9th July 2018

In the case of Rustenburg Platinum Mine v SAEWA obo Bester and others [2018] ZACC 13, the court found that whether describing a person by race was to be regarded…

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SUING AN INSOLVENT DEBTOR – CAN YOU RECOVER FROM HIS TRUST?

3rd July 2018

Your debtor owes you a fortune, but when his estate is sequestrated there is nothing in his own name. However you find out that he is trustee of a wealthy…

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DEPRESSED AND DISMISSED – A HARD LESSON FOR A HARD EMPLOYER

3rd July 2018

A recent Labour Court decision shows how dangerous it is as an employer, when attempting to dismiss an employee, not to draw a clear distinction between misconduct and incapacity. Disciplined…

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CHANGING YOUR SURNAME – YOUR CHOICES ON MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND WIDOWHOOD

3rd July 2018

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare) You cannot lawfully use any surname in South Africa other than…

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HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A PROPERTY SURETYSHIP

3rd July 2018

“Suretyship is the precursor of ruin” (Thales of Miletus, one of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece)   As the philosopher and mathematician Thales pointed out two and a half…

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Labour Outlines Plan To Enforce Minimum Wage Compliance

5th June 2018

The National Assembly has passed the National Minimum Wage Bill which aims to better the lives of those South African workers in low-income brackets. The proposed minimum wage was set…

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Boosting Health, Happiness and Productivity in Your Office

31st May 2018

Whether your offices are big or small, their layout is critical to promoting (or harming) your employees’ mental and physical health. Boost your team’s happiness and productivity by casting a…

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Life Partners: Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth!

31st May 2018

“The general rule of our law is that cohabitation does not give rise to special legal consequences, no matter how long the relationship has endured” (From a 2010 High Court…

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Road Rage – Sue, and Report It!

31st May 2018

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” (Comedian George Carlin) We live in stressful times,…

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