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  • Construction mafia derailing projects worth billions
    © hxdyl – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>Yunus Bayat, a member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS), has called on the National Prosecuting Authority and local police services to intervene in what he describes as construction mafia and gang-related activities on construction project sites. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream
    Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures, a UAE-based fund by Phoenix Advisors that specialises in emerging markets. It is backed by alternative investment manager, Dalma Capital. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • BetterBond extends Khaya Lam support, helping SA's poor secure title deeds
    While adequate housing is a basic human right enshrined in Section 26 of South Africa's Constitution as well as Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, many households do not hold the title deeds to their homes. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
    The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value. Successful reintroduction from captivity into the wild among large felids is extremely rare. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Sibanye's wage agreement extension to Amcu is valid, court says
    Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater</span>The Labour Court has declared that the extension, on 18 February 2019, of the gold wage agreement reached by Sibanye-Stillwater with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), UASA and Solidarity, to Amcu and other non-unionised employees is valid and lawful in terms of Section 23(1)(d) of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (S23(1)(d)). The agreement is applicable to non-parties of the agreement. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • SA risks losing indigenous languages
    South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Several bills get green light from National Assembly
    As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values. Read more... | Send to a friend
  • How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners
    Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old (Grades 1 - 9). Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?
    Whenever you think about gambling, you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for virtual-items? Read more... | Send to a friend
  • Durban team in line to win Global Legal Hackathon
    A team of Durban software developers is in the running for a prestigious global award following their first prize win earlier this month at the South African leg of the Global Legal Hackathon hosted and co-ordinated by international law firm Baker McKenzie and HiiL. The event is the largest legal hackathon in the world and aims to create a platform for the rapid development of technology-based solutions in the legal industry. Read more... | Send to a friend