August 8, 2019

Protect your inventions!

A patent is a set of exclusive rights, granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. A patent provides protection for […]
May 6, 2019

IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS FOR THE BUSINESS RECIPE

“There are those who make it, those who sell it, and those who look after the money.” So, you have finally taken the plunge – you have taken your hard-earned […]
April 9, 2019

I BOUGHT SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T WORK

Sarah buys furniture from Mark who promised her that the furniture is of good quality. However, he doesn’t notify her about problems with the furniture. Later, Sarah discovers that some […]
March 4, 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CCMA

I have a dispute which has been referred to the CCMA. How does the process work? The CCMA is a state-funded institution which acts as the centrepiece of the statutory […]
January 9, 2019

COURT INTERFERENCE IN A CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP

When two or more parties enter into a contractual agreement knowingly and free from duress, the terms of the agreement must be upheld by each signatory. However, it must be […]
December 6, 2018

Korporatiewe beheer – ’n refleksie

Die einde van 2018 het aangebreek en soos met alles wat tot ʼn einde kom, kyk ons terug na dit wat verby is. Ons het dit dus goedgedink om ʼn […]
November 1, 2018

Summary of the companies amendment bill, 2018

The Department of Trade and Industry published the Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 (hereinafter referred to as the “Bill”) on 21 September 2018 for public comment until 20 November 2018.  The […]
October 4, 2018

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE OR NOT?

Summary: It often happens that parties to a business venture have discussions which they then decide to set out in writing, encapsulating the salient points of their understanding and setting […]
August 2, 2018

HAVING TO WORK AFTER HOURS: IS IT LEGAL?

Many industries may sometimes require their employees to work irregular hours. Employers within these industries, also known as “24/7 industries”, have somehow developed the notion that they are “different” from […]