August 11, 2017

Determining the grounds for informed consent

If a person gives consent without acknowledging, understanding and considering their rights beforehand, is their consent legal and permissible in court? In eviction proceedings, it is […]
August 11, 2017

The Competition Commission: Play fair or else

There has been a lot of activity in the commercial sector regarding unfair behaviour according to the Competition Commission. Claims arose that retail giants blocked rivals […]
August 11, 2017

Social Media: What line can’t I cross as an employee?

There are cases of employees posting sensitive or disrespectful information and messages about their employers online. This might seem like an innocent joke with the people […]
July 13, 2017

Should I have to tolerate Corporate Bullying?

Every employee has the right to be treated with dignity and respect in the workplace, and employees do not have to tolerate bullying by employers. Bullying […]
July 13, 2017

Can someone record me without my permission?

Over the past few months, we have seen videos being posted on social media of physical altercations, poor service delivery and racial slurs, but the victims […]
July 13, 2017

Gearing up for POPI compliance

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will soon be tabled in parliament. The POPI Act outlines how companies may collect, handle, store and discard the […]
July 13, 2017

Is your business legally compliant?

Compliance refers to a company obeying all of the legal laws and regulations regarding how they manage the business, their staff, and their treatment towards their […]
June 15, 2017

The Fica Bill: What does it mean for you?

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (Fica) Bill, However, it must still be implemented. The bill is intended to strengthen measures to […]
June 15, 2017

The compulsory rotation of auditors

Every public and state-owned company has to appoint an auditor and a company secretary. However, in terms of section 92 of the Companies Act, 2008, the […]
June 15, 2017

How to register a trademark in 2017

If you have a business and wish to keep competitors from using, or misusing, your brand, then you should consider registering a trade mark for your […]
February 25, 2019

Drones: How is it regulated?

Drones, also sometimes referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, are becoming increasingly popular amongst the civilian population. This is due to the fact that it […]
February 25, 2019

Joint ownership: How do I terminate without the co-operation of the other joint owner?

Nature of joint ownership: Joint owners own undivided shares in the property which they own jointly. Consequently, the joint owners cannot divide the joint property while […]
February 25, 2019

Memorandum of Understanding: Binding and enforceable or not?

There is a common misconception that MOUs are always non-binding. MOUs can in fact be binding, non-binding or partly binding and partly non-binding, it all depends […]
November 1, 2018

5 amazing things you never knew about the South African national anthem

Being South African is one of the best things in the world to be. And while braai vleis, vuvuzelas and rooibos tea are incredible symbols of […]