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On Monday, 22 July 2020, the President announced the long-awaited commencement date of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPI”). The bulk of the provisions of the Act will now come into force on 01 July 2020, with a 12-month transition period. All businesses and entities will need to comply with the Act by 01 July...
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Divorce proceedings can sometimes be lengthy and expensive, with one spouse often being placed in a precarious financial position. Compounding this, there may be disputes regarding the care of and access to the children. In terms Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court a spouse can apply to the High Court to obtain: Interim...
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No images? Click here Dear Client, Newsflash: COVID-19 Regulations: implications for your business We have below a brief note on the implications for your business of the regulations published on 18 March 2020 in terms of the Disaster Management Act. You are probably beginning to grow weary of letters of reassurance from your service providers, but please note...
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Nida Jooste is an Associate in the litigation department and can be e-mailed at nida@venns.co.za. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment bill, which bill will come into effect once published in the Government Gazette. Some of the main implications for vehicle owners, drivers and operators are...
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Redvers Lee has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Venns as their new Chairperson with effect from 1 May 2018. Redvers joined the firm 35 years ago as a candidate attorney and has been an integral part of Venns ever since. Redvers’ speciality is conveyancing and such is his expertise, that he is...
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STRIKE IN PEACE: Could there, at last, be an outbreak of peaceful labour relations? This is the BIG IDEA behind the Draft Accord & Code which the government, employers, unions and the CCMA discussed in Nedlac and recently published for public debate. Not all unions, such and Numsa and Amcu were involved, so it’s not...
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Labour Law in a Nutshell: DISCIPLINING A DIRECTOR How employees can turn the tables and discipline a Director   A union and workers can effectively discipline a Director for misconduct by applying to Court to have him or her declared “delinquent” – or put on “probation“. The misconduct includes gross abuse of his or her...
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It has been a long time coming, and we have finally been given notice that the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act No 8 of 2011; and the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act No 9 of 2011 (CSOS) have been signed by the President, and will come into operation on 1 October 2016. The Acts bring...
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In the recent matter of Trinity Asset Management (Pty) Ltd v Grindstone 132 Investments (Pty) Ltd 2016 ZASCA 135   (29 September 2016) the Supreme Court Appeal, in a divided decision, handed down a ground-breaking judgment dealing with the date upon which a debt becomes due when such debt is repayable on demand.  Judges JA Willis,...
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HELPING HAND: How far should an employer go to help and accommodate an ill or injured employee? We generally treat sick or injured people with a little more compassion than others. Labour Law reflects a similar sentiment in various ways. They are designed to protect ill or disabled employees from mistreatment at the hands of...
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