Legislation

March 7, 2019

Retrenchments: Tips for Responsible Employers

  Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act provides that where an employer contemplates dismissing one or more employees for reasons relating to its operational requirements, […]
March 4, 2019

Adverse Credit Listings and Their Importance for a Healthy Economy

When we speak of the National Credit Act, 34 of 2005 (the “Act”), we immediately think only of the obligations that are placed on credit providers […]
March 1, 2019

Minister Mboweni Doesn’t Sugar the Pill

Low growth; tax revenue down; no relief from bracket creep; a bloated public service wage bill; billions in unpaid VAT refunds set to depress tax revenue […]
February 13, 2019

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Clarity on Employers’ Obligations

Section 6 of the Employment Equity Act prohibits unfair discrimination by any person against an employee and specifically includes harassment as a form of unfair discrimination. […]
September 17, 2018
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Direct Marketing and POPI

How will POPI affect direct marketing in South Africa? The Protection of Personal Information Act (the “POPI Act” or “POPIA”) was signed into law in November […]
March 24, 2014
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What is an Industry Code and Why do we Need it?

As a specialist in the Consumer Protection Act, I often hear suppliers complaining that the Act was just not written for their industry as it doesn’t […]
February 14, 2013

Fracking: The Challenge facing our Lawmakers

The pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting a mixture of water, chemicals and sand under high pressure into the geological formations to […]