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BusinessBrief October/November 2018 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled POLITICS & UNIONS | IS WORKPLACE DISRUPTION FOR POLITICAL GAIN CRIMINAL? by Nerine Kahn, CEO, Employment Relations Exchange, as well a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the October/November 2018 edition of BusinessBrief.

Gatekeepers make the worst brand builders!

In a highly fragmented world the consumer is looking for simplicity and navigable signs to know which brands to transact with and which to...

BusinessBrief December/January 2017/18 edition is now available!

Read our exclusive cover story entitled THE ART OF POSTING - ARE YOU BREACHING COPYRIGHT? by Hugh Melamdowitz, Partner, Spoor & Fisher as well as a host of other topical management articles written by professionals, consultants and academics in the December/January 2017/18 edition of BusinessBrief.

Enigma of Copyright ownership in artificial intelligence (AI) created works

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI), the law of copyright may be one step behind. Copyright is governed in terms of the Copyright Act which protects certain defined “works” including computer programmes, films, and literary, musical and artistic works. Up and until recently, these works have been created exclusively by humans. The advances in AI, however, have resulted in the possibility of an AI creating its own works with little, or even no, human input.

Township revival offers opportunities

During the first quarter of 2018, South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 2,2% according to Stats SA. This low growth trap followed a period of cautious optimism and highlights the need for creative thinking from all role players in the economy.

Victimising employees is risky!

One of the legal terms and concepts that appear to confuse employers and employees is ‘victimisation’. This is partially because the labour statutes do not deal directly with the concept of ‘workplace victimisation’. This is most surprising in view of the fact that victimisation does interfere with the right to fair labour practice.

Black Beneficiary dissonance

BBBEE Employees are not entitled. Often, they are just COMPROMISED. A major problem is developing in companies which have embraced BBBEE, where Employee Ownership or Beneficiary Trusts have been created. Employees who happen to also be BBBEE Beneficiaries, sometimes misunderstand that they are ordinary employee’s and do not have a favoured, preferred or somehow entitled status, in-comparison with other employee’s in the company.

Our biometric future?

What do consumers want when they bank or shop? Often, they want just two things: for their money to stay safe and for their banking...

Competition regulation in Africa

Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time. For example, the head office of the regional competition authority, the East African Competition Commission opened in Tanzania and the first commissioners were appointed, and the Nigerian parliamentary lower house recently passed what will be Nigeria’s first proper antitrust regime.

FEATURE | PROTECTING AND GROWING YOUR WEALTH

In this feature, we take a look at wealth creation and the protection of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) assets. With so many financial products available both locally and internationally how does one know what to invest in, when to invest and how much of one’s assets should be allocated to a particular investment product?
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