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To Vax Or Not To Vax – An Employer’s Covid Conundrum

At present, the world seems to be sitting on a pressure-cooker. As pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine proponents take to social media, radio, TV, and whichever soapbox they can get their hands on to extol the virtues of their own viewpoint, whilst lamenting the ignorance of these people who hold different and opposing views, employers must decide on their company’s vaccine policy.

Navigating The Tricky Landscape Of Commercial Lease Agreements

The world of commercial lease agreements has evolved, and the law relating to these types of agreements is unique. Furthermore, there are several industry-standard practices that the average business owner simply does not know about. Combine this with the extensive...

What does impeachment of the President mean?

Have you ever wondered who keeps the President accountable? In a country where abuse of power seems to be in the headlines daily, is recourse available? Chante Mouton briefly looks at out how the South African legal system deals with misconduct on behalf of s sitting President.

Is the Justice system broken?

In a country with an astronomical crime rate, how do we trust a broken Justice system? Our perception of the South African department of Justice and correctional services is arguably grim. Is it all as broken as it seems? Cathleen Breedt takes a critical look at the state of the justice system in South Africa

To Vax Or Not To Vax – An Employer’s Covid Conundrum

At present, the world seems to be sitting on a pressure-cooker. As pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine proponents take to social media, radio, TV, and whichever soapbox they can get their hands on to extol the virtues of their own viewpoint, whilst lamenting the ignorance of these people who hold different and opposing views, employers must decide on their company’s vaccine policy.

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What does impeachment of the President mean?

Have you ever wondered who keeps the President accountable? In a country where abuse of power seems to be in the headlines daily, is recourse available? Chante Mouton briefly looks at out how the South African legal system deals with misconduct on behalf of s sitting President.

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To Vax Or Not To Vax – An Employer’s Covid Conundrum

To Vax Or Not To Vax – An Employer’s Covid Conundrum

At present, the world seems to be sitting on a pressure-cooker. As pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine proponents take to social media, radio, TV, and whichever soapbox they can get their hands on to extol the virtues of their own viewpoint, whilst lamenting the ignorance of these people who hold different and opposing views, employers must decide on their company’s vaccine policy.

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What does impeachment of the President mean?

What does impeachment of the President mean?

Have you ever wondered who keeps the President accountable? In a country where abuse of power seems to be in the headlines daily, is recourse available? Chante Mouton briefly looks at out how the South African legal system deals with misconduct on behalf of s sitting President.

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Is the Justice system broken?

Is the Justice system broken?

In a country with an astronomical crime rate, how do we trust a broken Justice system? Our perception of the South African department of Justice and correctional services is arguably grim. Is it all as broken as it seems? Cathleen Breedt takes a critical look at the state of the justice system in South Africa

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The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

The Corona Virus And The Implications It Has On Your Sick Leave

With the number of COVID-19 infections increasing significantly during the ongoing second wave of the global pandemic, employers have gotten use to the new normal of dealing with employees who have tested positive for the virus, those who show COVID-19 related symptoms and those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. In this uncertain times and employer and employee should, however, be certain of when sick leave should be used.

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Is Mediation Right For You?

Is Mediation Right For You?

Mediation is a voluntary process. This means nobody can force you or your opposing party to participate in the process, nor can anybody force either of you to settle in a mediation session.
It is thus very important that all parties to the mediation are committed to the process. Whilst it is true that a wide variety of issues can be resolved by mediation, there are some matters which are not capable of settlement through mediation.

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Death Benefits If The Beneficiary Is Predeceased

Death Benefits If The Beneficiary Is Predeceased

Do I have a right to death benefits I was nominated for, and when does it vest?

Lara has approached us with a predicament she finds herself in. Her husband Ben has died and there is a death benefit policy by ABC Insurance to which he was subscribed. The nominated beneficiary of the death benefit was Ben’s father. This matter is complicated because Ben’s father had died some two years before Ben had died. The estate of Ben’s father was at the time of Ben’s death, not wrapped up and now the executor for the estate of Ben’s father, has laid claim to the death benefits to be paid into the estate. Lara feels that the benefits should accrue to her as she was his wife. Does the fact that, she was for the most part financially dependent on Ben and was his wife, not mean that his assets should automatically be hers?

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