Category

Uncategorized
RACIAL SLURS: Apart from the obvious – when will indirect words be racist slurs? We know that using the “K” word and similar obvious ones in the workplace is racist and warrants dismissal. But sometimes the words are not so obvious or direct but may still be considered racist by implication. A case in point...
Read More
It was a beautiful spring morning when a combined team of Venns’s property and Trustee teams set out for Fordoun Hotel and Spa. It was to be a very special day in the lives of the staff of the Fordoun community. On arriving at Fordoun an air of excitement filled the air, we were met...
Read More
 An Employer’s recourse against an employee’s social media blunders. By now, almost everyone in South Africa has heard of Penny Sparrow and her widely condemned posting of derogatory statements on a well-known social media platform. What employers may not realise is that: • There has been a spike of cases of this nature heard in...
Read More
We’ve been monitoring the growth and visits to our website via mobile devices and more particuarly smartphones. Our stats show a 600% growth in smartphone usage over the last two years. In response to this we have ensured that our website has been optimized for mobile device usage. Parallel to this one of our directors...
Read More
Signed or not? That is the question… 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 to introduce certainty in relation to the contents of the document. Non-variation clauses are almost always...
Read More
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been established to compensate road accident victims who have suffered loss and injury resulting from the negligent driving of a motor vehicle in South Africa.  [gdlr_button href=”https://www.venns.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/venns-nov-final-green.pdf” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#000000″ color=”#ffffff”]Click here to download the PDF[/gdlr_button]  
Read More
Arbor Day Arbor Day Initiative SA celebrates National Arbor Week from 1 – 7th September. It is a time when all South Africans are called upon to plant an indigenous tree as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management. [gdlr_button href=”https://www.venns.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/venns-green.pdf” target=”_blank” size=”medium” background=”#000000″ color=”#ffffff”]Click here to download the PDF[/gdlr_button]  
Read More
Defective goods and Consumer protection The Consumer Protection Act is intended to empower the consumer against unscrupulous suppliers of goods and services. Consumers are entitled to receive goods of good quality, in good working order and free of defects. There is an implied warranty to this effect, whether or not there is one displayed on...
Read More
Vanishing into … thin air One of the first things that lawyers do, when faced with a dispute over a contract, is to determine whether or not there is a binding contract in existence in the first place.  It can be devastating for the parties to find that a contract, which they had assumed was...
Read More
General Mayhem General Motau and Ms Mkoena served as the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of Armscor, the state owned company tasked with providing South Africa’s armed services with military equipment and services – a position they held until 8 August 2013 when they were, as they would have it, rather unceremoniously dismissed by the Minister for Defence and Military Veterans. [gdlr_button href=”/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/vnh-07-2014.pdf” target=”_blank”...
Read More
1 2