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3D printing

3D Printing and Intellectual Property

Introduction New technologies continue to challenge the limits of the law and present new scenarios law makers have not yet provided for. 3D printing is one area that is increasingly being identified as a technology that will create challenges in intellectual property (hereinafter referred to as “IP”) law. Simply put, 3D printing involves the “copying” […]

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions in the Workplace- How to start the New Year correctly

Introduction January is when everyone draws up a list of New Year’s Resolutions that they personally want to achieve during the year. It can be based on lessons learnt from the previous year or what they want to achieve this year.Why should it only be confined to personal matters? Why can’t Employers and Employees decide […]

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Commercial Court

Commercial Court re-established to speed up litigation

Recently the office of the Judge President of the Gauteng High Court division of South Africa released a Commercial Court Practice Directive which comes into effect immediately, creating a specialised Commercial Court administered as part of the High Court. The purpose of the Commercial Court is to promote the efficient conduct of litigation in the […]

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SMMEs

The Small Enterprises Ombud Service Bill and How It Could Help SMMES

Introduction In May 2018 comments were officially received in response to the notification that Shadow Minister of Small Business Development, Mr. Roger William Chance, intends to introduce the Small Enterprises Ombud Service Bill (herein after ‘the Bill’).  The Bill, which has since been tabled before the National Assembly, seeks to address the need for Small, […]

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mental health

Mental health in the work place – the Jansen case

Introduction Whilst society in general is moving towards being more open regarding mental health, this is not always the case in the work place. There are many Employees who may suffer from mental illnesses but due to intangible symptoms, are not easily recognized. Once this condition does become known to the Employer, they must appreciate […]

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