Corporate South Africa is under siege. Businesses throughout Gauteng are engulfed in wave after wave of illegal protest action, often marred by violence, physical harm and the destruction of property. One need look no further than the rise of the so-called "construction mafia" who, after leading a campaign of terror for many years in KZN, have now infiltrated Gauteng and laid siege to construction projects (and mining companies) all over the province. The financial impact of these protests is catastrophic – no business can sustain the continuous onslaught of work stoppages, threats, intimidation and employees living in constant fear for their lives.
While football followers worldwide were firmly focused on the FIFA Soccer World Cup in Russia, South African football followers' attention was divided between the South Gauteng High Court and Russia. The court was the central field in the matter relating to the eligibility of Mr Tendai Ndoro to play for Ajax Cape Town Football Club in the Premier Soccer League (PSL). There are two important judgments on the matter so far, Ndoro and another v South African Football Association and Others  3 All SA 277 (GJ) (Ndoro 1) and Ndoro and Another v Mokhari and Others (18413/2018)  ZAGPJHC 435 (Ndoro 2).
Enter the word "Compliance" or "Regulatory Compliance" into a website search engine, hit the google button and what do you get? A multitude of articles, publications and authoritative texts, not to mention a vast range of service offerings and products, all covering and elaborating on the concepts "compliance, legal compliance and regulatory compliance".
Many years ago it was common for risk exposed, risk averse professionals, as well as owners of businesses, to buy "their" residential properties via an inter vivos family trust. This meant the property would have been registered in the name of the trust or the trustees depending on institutional requirements or advice received.
Trust law and the regulation of trust property originated as an English Law concept, whereas the South African legal system is based on Roman Dutch Law. Consequently, trust law in South Africa has historically been regulated by the common law and the law of contract.
Most South Africans purchase immovable property by way of a bank loan. This process involves a mortgage bond being registered over the immovable property as security by the bank, to ensure that if a person defaults on the loan, the bank can rely on the security to claim any outstanding money owed to them.
The hydroelectric potential of the Inga falls on the Congo River has been a dream for the Congolese people, and engineers since the 1950s. This project has the potential to provide electricity to half of the continent, from South Africa to Egypt, but is it possible to implement it in the face of the DRC's political, technical, economical and logistical realities?
The African continent is rich in social and cultural diversity but that is not all. Africa has so much to offer, especially its natural resources such as platinum, cobalt, uranium, tantalum, gold, diamonds and oil, not forgetting the array of agricultural product that is grown and exported to the Western World.
The insertion of the equal pay provisions into the Employment Equity Act in 2014 and the subsequent amendment of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in 2015 in respect of equal pay for labour broker employees, part-time employees and fixed-term employees have resulted in a litany of disputes being referred to the CCMA.
With the advent of the #MeToo Movement, which went viral in October 2017, there has been increasing focus on the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. Millions of victims of sexual assault and harassment have voiced their experiences and, for the first time, many have felt comfortable to talk about it in the workplace, on social media, and in other public fora.
The sharp increase in medical malpractice lawsuits over the past few years presents challenges to the South African legal and healthcare communities. Many lawyers have to rapidly learn to navigate their way through medical negligence lawsuits, where the pitfalls are many. An increasing number of doctors find themselves caught up in litigation, either as defendants or expert witnesses. The insurance industry and public service too, are grappling with the spiralling costs of healthcare claims.