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PoPI – Impact on Risk and Compliancy

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act has been a topic of interest for some time and businesses and the general public alike pondered when it would be in effect, how long it would take to be relevant and who would oversee the process as Information Regulator. The appointment of Pansy Tlakula as South Africa’s Information Regulator in December 2016, however, means that the time for discussion is over and the time for action has come.

Don’t doctor sick notes!

In business and labour, sick notes are of utmost importance, they play a far bigger role in effective HR management than many realise. Misunderstanding of the basic function of the sick note can lead to problems in terms of people management.

Molefe vs Gordhan

The [fake] case of state protection failing employment justice? Given how I have spent the last twenty or so years of my career, I tend at second blush when evaluating individuals in their careers to view them through an employment relations lens (and with those higher profile employees a bit of governance oversight thrown in).

Protection of Investment Act becomes law and may deter foreign investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa activated the controversial Investment Act 22 of 2015, by publication of a notice in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July.

Money Laundering Compliance for Africa?

Africa has earned an unfair reputation of being a haven for money laundering and terror financing activity. There’s good reason for this. Africa has...

LABOUR BROKERS: Labour Appeal Court Supports Single Employer Interpretation

The uncertainty in relation to employees in Temporary Employment Services (TES) has taken another step towards clarity with a recent decision of the Labour...

Labour Law | key changes in South Africa

South African labour laws are constantly evolving as the government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate.

FICA amended – Needs implementation

With South Africa already on precarious ground as a result of its alleged ‘state capture’, not least also the effects of South Africa being...

Parental leave – a minimum term of employment?

Currently, South African employment laws provide minimum leave entitlements for all employees for annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave, and unpaid maternity leave for female employees. A proposed amendment will introduce, for the first time, a new leave type of Parental Leave.

Competition Law – lower merger thresholds?

As promised earlier this year, Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, has begun the process of implementing changes to the Competition Act, 89 of...
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