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New Labour Laws Amendment Bill

South Africa has faced many challenges when it comes to Labour Law.  However, this changed when the new Labour Laws Amendment Bill was signed into legislation on 23 November 2018.  The breakthrough includes major amendments relating to parental leave and the minimum wage. Parental leave is now granted when a father’s child is born but, […]

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The Turquand Rule – Applicable when contracting with Government?

Introduction   The Turquand rule originates from  Royal British Bank v Turquand (1856) 6 E&B 327. It is a UK Company Law Case that determined that people transacting with Companies are entitled to assume that Internal Company Rules are complied with, even when they are not.   The question is though – does this apply […]

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Cybercrimes Bill

A Brief Look at the Cybercrimes Bill

Introduction Government decided to address the ongoing debate around security and technology by publishing the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, now known as the Cybercrimes Bill (hereafter referred to as ‘the Bill’). The Bill is meant to create new offences when it comes to electronic communication and to stipulate the penalties thereof but is this Bill […]

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Airbnb: subleasing of property and the implications thereof

Introduction The online hosting platform Airbnb has fast become a lucrative source of additional income for many families both in Cape Town and in South Africa in general. However, an increase in regulation in many cities around the world, and no clear position on the matter in South African law has made several Homeowners and […]

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Consensus improperly obtained- can an innocent party be bound to the Contract?

Introduction Many Individuals and Business Entities enter into different Contracts for various reasons such as protecting their businesses against unscrupulous Individuals and Juristic Persons, minimising or solving disputes and/ or to create certainty.  A Contract can be entered into orally, in writing, or in any other form should the law not prescribe a mandatory form […]

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