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On 24 February 2016 the Minister of Finance announced the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) as part of the 2016 Budget Speech.
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National Union of Food Beverage Wine Spirits and Allied Workers (NUFBWSAW) and others v Universal Product Network (Pty) Ltd In re Universal Product Network (Pty) Ltd...
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Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA) enumerates the rules applicable in large scale retrenchments.
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On Tuesday 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague issued a landmark arbitral award in favour of the Philippines against China, striking...
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A trend has developed in various work environments requiring employees to agree to undergo routine polygraph testing. Polygraph testing involves the use of an...
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South African Airways (Soc) Ltd & another v National Transport Movement & others (Case no: J1872/2015, 12 May 2016).
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As the saying goes, “an arbitrator has the right to be wrong”. However an adaptation is required when it comes to CCMA arbitration. As the landmark Sidumo case...
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As unpacked in the recent case of Dunlop Mixing and Technical Services (Pty) Ltd and Others v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) obo Nganezi and...
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In June 2016, the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) dismissed an application by Blinkwater Mills Proprietary Limited (Blinkwater) to set aside the conditional immunity...
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The issue of unconventional strikes and ultimata were recently considered by the Labour Appeal Court in the case of Jackson Mndebele and Others v Xstrata South...
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In Mawethu Civils (Pty) Ltd v National Union of Mineworkers and Others  (Case no: PA2/14), the court clarified that the nature of a dispute as either a right or...
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International arbitration is the most widely accepted method for resolving international disputes. But what happens when one of the disputants refuses to acknowledge...
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In Roering & Another NNO v Mahlangu (581/2015) [2016] ZASCA 79 heard recently, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) considered the circumstances that might justify a...
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Workplace mediation offers significant benefits to employers and employees. It has the potential to facilitate fast, innovative, mutually beneficial, solutions to...
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The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Swart v Starbuck & Others 2016 ZASCA 83, reaffirmed the necessary authorisation for a trustee of an insolvent estate to sell an...
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In South Africa, recently promulgated banking regulations are paving the way for the regulators to assess whether or not South African banks will be ready to conform...
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On 20 April 2016, the Hague District Court (Netherlands), set aside an international arbitration award which originally granted a claim for damages in favour of...
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Education in South Africa is everyone’s concern. Each year the state, companies, non-governmental organisations, families and individuals spend billions of Rands on...
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Any tradesman will tell you that turning a screw with a chisel is at best inefficient, at worst dangerous. Just like a chisel, arbitration is a tool with a clear...
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In the recent case of Constantia Insurance Company Limited v Master of the High Court, Johannesburg (23968/2015) [2016] ZAGPJHC 121 the High Court considered whether...

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