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Monthly Archives: March 2015

REPORT CORRUPTION! OFFICIAL FIRED FOR A MARIE BISCUIT BRIBE

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In “Bureaucrats and Brick Walls – Fight Back!” last month we looked at the no-nonsense approach our courts are taking to corrupt, inefficient and disinterested public officials.

Further proof of this tough stance comes from a recent Labour Court ruling confirming the dismissal of a Home Affairs official who admitted receiving a packet of biscuits in […]

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EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES: YOU AND THE NEW FIXED TERM CONTRACT RULES

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The new Labour Relations Amendment Act gives significant new protections to employees on a new or renewed fixed term contract.

What follows is of necessity only a brief summary of some complex new provisions in our labour laws – your downside if you get this wrong will be substantial, so specific advice is essential!

The exclusions

Excluded are […]

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HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS: ARE YOU STILL AT RISK ON INSOLVENCY?

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Here’s a scenario that is unfortunately a real risk these days –

You are a member of a Home Owners Association (HOA),
Your HOA is struggling to recover arrear levies from another homeowner who has fallen into financial difficulty.

If the arrears aren’t recovered, you and the other homeowners will have to chip in to cover the shortfall.

The […]

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WHEN THE EMAIL IS DEADLIER THAN THE MAIL”: WATCH WHAT YOU E-AGREE TO!

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The car-wash contract that died in cyberspace

Take for example the facts of a case recently before the Supreme Court of Appeal –

The owner of car-washing units rented them out to an “operating agent” in terms of agreements with non-variation clauses.  Any “consensual cancellation” had to be in writing and signed by both parties.
The agent, in […]

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