BCHC: Can an employee hold a reasonable expectation of renewal and permanency at the same time?

An employee can refer an unfair dismissal dispute to the CCMA or bargaining council in terms of section 186(1)(b) of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA) if the employee was employed on a fixed term contract and reasonably…

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BCHC: An employer’s guide to occupational health and safety in light of the cannabis judgment

By Danny Hodgson edited by Prof Darcy du Toit On 18 September 2018 the Constitutional Court handed down judgment in the consolidated matter of Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince; National Director of Public Prosecutions and…

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BCHC: “A right to right a wrong?”

by Venolan Naidoo Senior Associate at BCHC and edited by Prof Darcy du Toit Should an employer be liable to compensate an employee after it has attempted to remedy a wrong that was due to a mistake on the employer’s…

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The failure of retrenchments in state owned enterprises

Bradley Conradie discusses reasons state-owned enterprises fail at retrenchments.

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A victory of common sense over legalism – 20 September 2013

Note on the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal in CCMA v Law Society, Northern Provinces (005/13) [2013] ZASCA 118 (20 September 2013)  At the end of October 2012 the Gauteng North High Court handed down a judgment that…

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Rethinking the meaning of ‘benefit’ – what does it mean?

Note on Apollo Tyres South Africa (Pty) Ltd v CCMA and others [2013] 5 BLLR 434 (LAC); (2013) 34 ILJ 1120 (LAC) “Lawyers make the process legalistic and expensive. They are also often responsible for delaying the proceedings due to…

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