According to recent reports in respect of South Africa’s planned national roll-out of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) vaccine, it was widely anticipated that the country was due to receive its first batch of vaccines during January [...]
As the age old saying goes “Ignorance of the law is not an excuse”. The position under South African law is clear - both parents have a duty to maintain their children according to their [...]
A recent Constitutional Court (“CC”) judgment has allowed employers to breathe a collective sigh of relief in the comfort that they cannot be threatened with unfair dismissal proceedings where an employee has unreasonably rejected an [...]
Public Wi-Fi is convenient, and it allows us to save on data costs and work on the go, as these networks are usually in public places such as airports, coffee shops and shopping malls. But, no matter the convenience, we recommend caution if you connect to public networks as firstly, you do not have any knowledge of who created the public network and for what (potentially sinister reason), and secondly, it is impossible to know who else or how many other people are connected to the same network
Worldwide, 2020 has been a one of the more financially dire years for both persons and commercial enterprises in recent history. The South African economy has not been spared these adverse effects and there has [...]
It has sneaked up on us, but it looks like the long-delayed PAIA manuals must finally be compiled. POPIA is also clamouring to be included in the manuals. End of Exemption from Compiling a PAIA [...]
Deceased Estates, the necessity of having a valid will and of course the age old dilemma – “to wed or not to wed…. that is the question”
With a lack of knowledge of South African law, one could be left with the popular misconception that common law marriages exist and become applicable when living with your partner in a permanent relationship. In the past, if you merely lived as husband and wife, but did not actually get married, you were not protected by South African Law should your partner pass away as you did not automatically inherit from his estate.
Our reliance on technology, and social media to a degree, has led to a rise in cyberbullying trends such as doxing and stalking. As great as technology is, it unfortunately also provides people with an [...]
An employer having a social media policy should not restrict employees from using social media but rather be a tool to equip employees on how to use social media in the most beneficial manner and to ensure that anything that is said on social media platforms, whether or not it is about the employer and even if it is after office hours – does not bring the employer into disrepute.
On 16 September 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of the risk-adjusted strategy of the national lockdown to Alert Level 1, which commenced at midnight on 20 September 2020.