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LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF AN UNPROTECTED STRIKE - 03/05/2013
In my previous article the requirements of a strike notice before employees can embark on a strike, were discussed. This article will focus on the legal consequences if such requirements are not met.

PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS FOR A STRIKE - 22/02/2013
The Labour Relations Act1 (LRA) stipulates the procedural requirements for a strike, which should be followed in order for a strike action by employees to be protected. This procedure is regulated by section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, which sets two requirements that must be met for a strike to be protected.

RETRENCHMENT PROCEDURES FOR EMPLOYERS EMPLOYING MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES
- 18/01/2013

In my previous Article on retrenchments, the guidelines on retrenchment procedures employing less than 50 employees were discussed. This article will focus on the process to be complied with when retrenching more than 50 employees.

COMMENTARY PROPOSED BEE CODES - 30/11/2012
The revised codes were published for public commentary on 5 October 2012 for the prescribed 60 day commentary period in terms of section 9(5) of the B/BBEE Act, Act 53 of 2003 (“the Act”).

BASIC GUIDELINES ON RETRENCHMENT PROCEDURES FOR EMPLOYERS EMPLOYING LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES - 26/11/2012
Retrenchment is the process by which staff is reduced to cull redundant employees and reduce the wage bill. The Labour Relations Act1, permits employers to dismiss employees for operational requirements.

NULLA BONA AS AN ACT OF INSOLVENCY - 12/11/2012
In In addition to our first article in which we referred to the verdict that was given in Tayfin Financial Accountant (Pty) Ltd v Aniza Noormahomed N.O. we had a look at the application of a sheriff’s Nulla Bona return as an act of insolvency1.

REVISED BBBEE CODES OF GOOD PRACTICE LAUNCHED - 17/10/2012
The revised broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) codes of good practice have been launched. Speaking at the launch in Midrand, the trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, declared that black economic empowerment (BEE) remains a priority in South Africa.

CODES COULD BRING BBBEE TO A HALT - 17/10/2012
HAS Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies set out to bring broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) to a shuddering halt? He will deny it, but a closer reading of the amended proposed BBBEE codes of good practice, gazetted on October 5, points in exactly that direction.

OWNERSHIP MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER - 17/10/2012
Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, published his revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice on the 05th of October 2012. The purpose of this article is to highlight the proposed changes to Code Series 000 the Application of the Codes and Code Series 100 the General Principals for measuring Ownership.

PROPER SERVICE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR LIQUIDATION - 09/10/2012
It is a feather in an attorney’s cap when his manner of operations, together with his work ethics, is tested in court of law and passes the test with flying colours. Arno Janse van Vuuren, one of our directors, stands tall after a successful liquidation application in the High Court of Pretoria in which the Judge ordered that this specific judgement must be reported in all relevant publications. This can be seen as a second feather in our cap!