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New decision may deprive commissioner discretion to refuse legal representation in CCMA and bargaining council arbitration proceedings

employment | 18 Aug 2019
BY Carmen Abboy, Irvin Lawrence
A recent landmark decision could see CCMA commissioners stripped of their discretion in granting legal representation for those involved in unfair dismissal disputes arising from misconduct or incapa…
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Large-scale retrenchments: compensation as a remedy for procedural unfairness

employment | 18 Aug 2019
BY Boris Mnyandu
A recent decision of the SA Constitutional Court considers large-scale retrenchment remedies under section 189A(13) of the Labour Relations Act
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Mauritius: trade marks filed “in defiance of commercial morality”

IP | 18 Aug 2019
BY Pravin Barthia
A recent decision of the Mauritian Industrial Property Tribunal will provide some comfort to international brand owners.
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Plain packaging: an issue that’s not quite extinguished

IP | 18 Aug 2019
BY Gerard du Toit
An article that appeared in the South African Daily Maverick news site, “Plain packaging for cigarettes is a bad idea”, suggests that the plain packaging debate is not yet over.
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South Africa: time to elect IP

IP | 18 Aug 2019
BY André J Maré
If the South African Government is indeed serious about stimulating economic growth, it should also look closely at IP.
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The Advertising Regulatory Board: no one-trick pony

IP | 18 Aug 2019
BY Gaelyn Scott
In this article, we’ll look at three more rulings that make it clear that the ARB deals with a range of important issues.
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Sniffing out workers rights to bring Rufus to work

Business Law and Tax Review | 18 Aug 2019
BY Lauren Salt
Business Law and tax Review | June 2019
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Dominant sellers must take care in setting prices

Business Law and Tax Review | 18 Aug 2019
BY Ryan Goodman, Tyron Willey
Business Law and Tax Review | June 2019
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Zambia's cabinet approves controversial tax law

Business Law and Tax Review | 18 Aug 2019
BY Celia Becker
Business Law and Tax Review | June 2019
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Donald Trump wins a case in bad faith

Business Law and Tax Review | 18 Aug 2019
BY Rowan Forster
Business Law and Tax Review | June 2019
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African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement enters into force

tax | 18 Aug 2019
BY Celia Becker
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 30 May 2019 following the approval by the minimum required 22 countries.
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Africa tax in brief

tax | 18 Aug 2019
BY Celia Becker
The latest tax developments across Africa.
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GTDT: Aviation Finance and Leasing

chapter | 18 Aug 2019
BY Sean Lederman
2019 | South Africa
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Can employees be dismissed for refusing to accept new terms and conditions of employment?

employment | 18 Aug 2019
BY Hassan van Wyk
Can an employer dismiss employees because they refuse to agree to a change to their terms and conditions of employment? An initial answer may be, “yes”.
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Sweeping changes in the domestic sector in South Africa: inclusion of domestic workers under COIDA

employment | 18 Aug 2019
BY Prencess Mohlahlo
The COIDA Amendment Bill seeks to amend COIDA to extend coverage to domestic workers.
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