“…it cannot be right and proper to reinstate or re-employ a person in a position that was secured by the making of false statements” (Extract from a Labour Appeal Court judgment quoted in the case below) Employees and employers alike should be aware of a recent...

You are engaged in a bitter dispute – perhaps it’s a fight over money, a family feud or a messy divorce, a disaffected employee or a vengeful neighbour. You decide to resort to Social Media “to tell the truth” about your nemesis. You feel totally...

Ignorantia iuris nocet” (old Roman proverb meaning "Not knowing the law is harmful") Most of us know how important it is to sue our debtors well before prescription permanently takes away our right to claim. But what if you did nothing until it was too late because...

“Crying wolf is a real danger” (David Attenborough) POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act) will provide welcome protection for our personal information – our names, ID numbers, addresses, medical histories and so on. But the other side of the coin is that it will expose small...

That’s great advice from Mark Twain, so if you are sure that you are cut out for the exciting, hurly-burly life of an entrepreneur, and if you have a viable business concept, take advice now on how to get started. In our previous article in the...

“My best entrepreneurial advice is to start” (Dave Morin, entrepreneur, angel investor, CEO and cofounder of social network Path)”   In our last article in the series “Choosing the right legal entity for your business” we looked at the partnership option. Let’s move on to the private...