In his State of the Nation Address in 2017, President Jacob Zuma noted the intention of the South African government to influence the behaviour of the private sector and to drive economic transformation.
"An employer has the prerogative to set reasonable standards pertaining to the harmonious interpersonal relationships in the workplace" - words by Mokgoatlheng AJ in the case of Jabari v Telkom SA (Pty) Ltd. This case reveals the lesser known of the lawful grounds for dismissal in South African employment law - incompatibility.
President Cyril Ramaphosa activated the controversial Investment Act 22 of 2015, by publication of a notice in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July.
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.
Built environment professionals are becoming increasingly aware of their roles and responsibilities set out in terms of legislation. The legal and insurance implications for work done where asbestos is used or was used is far-reaching and requires adequate consideration and attention to detail.
It is traditional wedding season and the controversial customary marriage topic is relevant as it affects many families in South Africa. With the inequality report released last week showing that women earned about 30% less on average than men, what are the repercussions of this to the dynamic of these relationships?
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).
The uncertainty in relation to employees in Temporary Employment Services (TES) has taken another step towards clarity with a recent decision of the Labour...