The South African Competition Commission has established a reputation for relentlessly pursuing its cartel enforcement objectives. Over the past three years, the Commission has raided over 70 companies and conducted hundreds of cartel investigations. It is imperative for businesses to ensure that they are prepared for a dawn raid.
The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance. When the law steps outside of these functions, the law itself becomes a source of conflict, as we have seen throughout history, especially in contemporary South African history.
Do employees automatically transfer from an old service provider to a new service provider when the client replaces the one with the other? The Labour Appeal Court (LAC) recently engaged low gear to provide proper traction on the automatic transfer of employees.
In a judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court on 13 September 2018, in the case of Duncanmec (Pty) Limited v Gaylard N.O. and Others  ZACC 29, the court was faced with the question as to whether employees who sang a racially offensive struggle song during a peaceful strike should be dismissed.
The final version of the revised Mining Charter 2018 were announced by Minister Mantashe, who described the new Charter as one which represents a consensus among industry stakeholders, with compromises having been made on some of the contentious aspects of the version of the Charter published for comment in June 2018.
South Africa’s apex court has ruled on the issue of the use, possession and cultivation of cannabis by adult persons in private.
The practice of lobola is an intrinsic part of getting married for many South Africans. But is it a tradition or a legal process? A legal marriage protects your rights, particularly your property rights, if the marriage fails. That’s why it is important for South Africans to know the relationship between lobola and a legal marriage.
The Constitutional Court announced today that dagga is now legal in South Africa for private use. However, there are a number of concerns and questions around regulation and control that still need to be addressed to ensure the safety of both users and non-users.