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The Constitutional Court legalises the private use of marijuana

The Constitutional Court handed down an unanimous judgment on 18 September 2018 that now makes it legal for adults to cultivate and smoke marijuana in the comfort of their own homes. This was greeted by much jubilation inside the Court Room as well as outside. Many Activists have been campaigning for years to have the […]

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Resignation – what Employers must know

It has become common practice for Employees to resign with immediate effect. Employers are often relieved when Employees resign in such a manner. This is due to the fact that Employees that have resigned usually create more problems in the workplace when serving their notice. Many Employers feel that such Employees do not make a […]

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Automatic Unfair Dismissals- Pregnancy and Employment

We are celebrating Women’s month in August. As such it is always good to reflect on how far we have come as a nation since thousands of brave women marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th of August 1956. But the question remains – how far have we really come and are our South […]

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Class Action

Retirement- Can your Employer unilaterally change your retirement age?

“When they finally let me retire I want to be a full-time artist”. Nelson Mandela said after agreeing to paint for charity in 2001. Most South Africans believe that they will retire upon reaching the age of 65. They plan and structure their estates according to that. What does the law in South Africa determine? Can […]

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Barriers preventing the South African Youth from becoming Entrepreneurs

With South Africa’s high level on unemployment, South Africa’s Youth is encouraged to become Entrepreneurs. It is stated that to be successful one must work for oneself. Your Matric Certificate will not guarantee obtaining employment. Many South African Youth turn to crime when there is no other alternative to earn a living. The 2015 Global […]

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