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IN CAMERA TESTIMONY IN THE LABOUR CONTEXT

27th Nov 2018

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…

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

7th Nov 2018

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,…

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6 WAYS FOR YOUR SME TO SURVIVE THE RECESSION

1st Nov 2018

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…

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TRAVELLING ABROAD? KNOW LOCAL LAWS OR RISK JAIL

1st Nov 2018

“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…

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WHEN IS A DEBTOR “INSOLVENT”? A CASE OF ARREAR MAINTENANCE ILLUSTRATES

1st Nov 2018

“To my mind the best proof of solvency is that a man should pay his debts” (quoted in the judgment below) If you are owed maintenance you have a variety…

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CAN I HAVE PETS IN A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX?

1st Nov 2018

“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,…

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TROUBLING TREND OF RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE

9th Oct 2018

This article is a discussion of the case in which the constitutional court held that the word ‘boer’ was not in itself racist but that the context in which it was…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE DIES

1st Oct 2018

The inevitability of death doesn’t detract from the shock and distress that it brings to the grieving survivors, and much as we don’t like to plan for these things it…

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AGING EMPLOYEES: WHEN MUST THEY RETIRE?

1st Oct 2018

“Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples” (Comedian George Burns) Record numbers of Baby Boomers are now reaching their 60s, and if you are…

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