Author: webman

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the...

Section 187 (1) of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) states that a dismissal is automatically unfair if, amongst others, the reason for the dismissal is “that the employer unfairly discriminated against an employee, directly or indirectly, on any arbitrary ground, including but not limited to...

Notices and communications are often issued with little regard to the provisions of the contract, often resulting in disputes as to their validity. The importance of sufficiently detailed contractual notices was highlighted in the case of Oil States Industries (UK) Ltd v Lagan Building[1], which...

South Africa, like the rest of world cannot deny the effects of climate change. These changes range from severe weather events such as droughts and extensive floods to rises in sea levels affecting countries across the world in devastating ways.  The Climate Change Bill published...

The South African mining industry finds itself in a precarious position with the recent drop in international commodity prices and large-scale job cuts by major mining houses. With some mining companies closing operations and enacting cost-cutting measures, it is time for stakeholders in the mining...

On 27 September 2018, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, published the Mining Charter, 2018. In language similar to previous charters, the Mining Charter, 2018 aims to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country’s...

Capped legal fees:  walking the tight rope between value-based billing and sustainability.   Inundated with news of economic turmoil, businesses are trying to cut back in as many areas as possible, critically analyzing costs in uncertain conditions. In the race between affordability and excellent service, companies are...

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