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TerraLex Webinar: Mining After COVID-19

TerraLex Webinar: Mining After COVID-19

How prepared was the mining industry sector for COVID-19? In which areas did mining flourish and innovate and where have challenges risen? This program will discuss these topics and more from the viewpoint of various regions of the world. (Recorded February 17, 2021)...

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Protection of personal information act, 2013 (“POPI act”)

Protection of personal information act, 2013 (“POPI act”)

By just following the news nowadays most people are at least vaguely familiar with the new POPI Act but few are familiar with the finer points of the Act.  One the of most pertinent issues is that all affected by the Act have till the 1st of July 2021 to comply.  Do...

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How to rescue your business from the impact of COVID-19

How to rescue your business from the impact of COVID-19

Many businesses in South Africa face the very real risk of closing their doors permanently as a result of their inability to trade during the lengthy full lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners are overwhelmed with the stress and anxiety of how...

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COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures

The National Treasury has issued an explanatory note on the additional COVID-19 tax relief measures which will be included in revised drafts of the 2020 Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill which are expected to be...

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Title Deed Restrictions

Title Deed Restrictions

Beware of Restrictive Title Deeds It is not uncommon for buyers to purchase what they believe to be their dream home, only to discover that they cannot add on an extra storey because of the existence of a restrictive title deed condition. Restrictive conditions may be...

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Effects of Social Media on Shareholder Activism

Effects of Social Media on Shareholder Activism

Social media is used in everyday life by millions of people throughout the world. People post pictures on Instagram, send tweets on Twitter and update their Facebook statuses and have constant access to these social media platforms. What started out as a social,...

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Stokvels: A Mechanism of Informal Social Security

Stokvels: A Mechanism of Informal Social Security

For centuries people have entered into various forms of money saving schemes in an attempt to save and grow their money. People try to save and grow their money for a variety of reasons, such as, saving to go on holiday; saving for school fees or saving for their...

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Anti Dissapation Order

Anti Dissapation Order

What to do if a debtor is intentionally selling of his assets to avoid payment of a future judgment? The old proverb "the wheels of justice turn slowly" is unfortunately well known in the South African context with it often taking two to three years to get a matter to...

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Zamuxolo Gulwa: “Law is a mechanism for change”

Zamuxolo Gulwa: “Law is a mechanism for change”

https://youtu.be/s3Jc6ZYZfDg   From herding cattle as a young boy in the Eastern Cape to moving into the top echelons of Africa’s oldest law firm, Fairbridges Wertheim Becker, is the journey Zamuxolo Gulwa has taken. Zamuxolo was born in Engcobo, to a father who...

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Felicia Hlophe: From Ladysmith to lady lawyer

Felicia Hlophe: From Ladysmith to lady lawyer

https://youtu.be/d0yPONx-lyc   Felicia is an associate lawyer at Fairbridge Wertheim Becker, the oldest law firm in Africa. Born in Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal (KZN), she spent her early childhood in Mpumalanga before relocating back to KZN, in grade five when her...

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Book Review – Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling

Book Review – Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling

by M A (Riette) du Plessis (106 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends."– Mary Catherwood (1847-1901) The ability of an attorney...

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Book Review – Employment Rights

Book Review – Employment Rights

by John Grogan (3rd Edition) (472 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Who first invented work, and bound the free and holiday-rejoicing spirit down to that dry drudgery at the desk's dry wood?"– Charles Lamb (1775-1834) This is the third edition of a...

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Book Review – Human Resource Management in Public Schools

Book Review – Human Resource Management in Public Schools

A Practical Guide by Jaco Deacon (310 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Who, with a natural instinct to discern, What knowledge can perform, is diligent to learn."– William Wordsworth (1770-1850) The importance of education in South Africa cannot be...

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Book Review – Dugard’s International Law

Book Review – Dugard’s International Law

by John Dugard, Max Du Plessis, Tiyanjana Maluwa & Dire Tladi (Fifth Edition) (938 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none."– Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd...

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Book Review – Public Procurement Regulation

Book Review – Public Procurement Regulation

by Sope Williams-Elegbe and Geo Quinot (editors) (370 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za "The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master of very little else."– William Henry Beverage (1879-1963) Governments around the world...

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Transformation of Parental Leave in South Africa

Transformation of Parental Leave in South Africa

On the 27 November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed various amendments to labour legislation into law. These amendments have introduced additional parental leave benefits for fathers, adoptive parents as well as commissioning parents and have effect from 1...

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Changing the face of Contractual Agreements

Changing the face of Contractual Agreements

Section 11 (1) of ECTA provides that: ‘Information is not without legal force and effect merely on the grounds that it is wholly or partly in the form of a data message.’ This is a simple sentence but has given a new dimension to contractual agreements as we know...

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Do you have a right to a view?

Do you have a right to a view?

The increase of state regulation and adjudication of neighbour disputes about building works has now migrated from the private law context of reasonableness to the public law context of legality. The consequence of this shift is that any and all building works first...

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