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NAB THE BAD GUYS: How can labour law help to get rid of corruption in the workplace? The scourge of corruption Corruption has reached epidemic proportions in both the private and public sectors. It operates silently like a virus in the systems of businesses and state institutions. It’s faceless, deceitful and cunning. And it’s driven...
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ONE & ONLY EMPLOYER: Appeal Court rules deemed employees have only one employer after 3 months – not two dual employers. But it’s not final yet …  The sole vs. dual employer debate moved closer to finality with in a July 2017 judgement of the Labour Appeal Court (LAC). Employees in the three-way relationship between...
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The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (“SA Hunters”) brought an application in the Pretoria High Court against the Minister of Safety and Security to declare sections 24 and 28 of the Firearms Control Act (“the Act”) as unconstitutional. In terms of the Act, firearm licenses have a limited lifespan and are required to...
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We are very excited to welcome Mrs. Zandile Luthuli to our Road Accident Fund Division. Zandile is an admitted Attorney and brings with her a wealth of experience in Road Accident Fund claims. Zandile has worked at the Road Accident Fund for eight years. We are confident that Zandile will add to the quality of...
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January 2017 The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift is taxes. William Feather The Taxation Laws Amendment Act No. 15 of 2016 (promulgated on 19 January 2017), introduces Section 7C into the Income Tax Act, 1962. Who needs to know about this? Any person who has made a loan or advance to a trust, in...
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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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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Blackmore as an Associate in the firm with effect from 1 May 2015. Craig joined Venns after completing his law degree at UKZN, and has been with us for 5 years. During that time he has gained valuable experience under the tutelage and guidance of the...
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PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT NO. 4 OF 2013 Purpose: The core purpose of POPI is to ensure that individuals and juristic persons know exactly what’s being done with their personal information. It deals with the following key questions: – What is done with the information? How is the information processed? Who receives the information?...
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This article (by Richard Dyson, Personal Finance Editor) in The Telegraph on 21 June, caught my eye.  By all accounts there is a growing trend among Britons to use DIY wills, or low-cost will services.  The headline went on to read “Barclays is being sued by a daughter who claims a botched will by the...
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Signed or Not? That is the question………… Most, if not all, commercial contracts contain a clause which reads something like: “No amendment or consensual cancellation to this agreement will be valid or binding unless it is reduced to writing and signed by the parties to the agreement.” The primary purpose of such a clause is...
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