Apart from those who specialise in the field of law, there aren’t that many people who know how South Africa’s legal system works. Legislation has an impact on every citizen’s life and livelihood, so it helps to have a working knowledge of how laws are made. (more…)
The end of the year is fast approaching and many students are preparing to enter the workplace at the start of 2017.
However, before starting any job, young adults should first understand the importance of the labour relations act and how it affects them.
Starting a new job, especially if it is your first, can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. And, while it is vital that you read your employment contract carefully and know what is expected of you in your new position, it is equally imperative that you understand the purpose of labour relations act and know your basic employment rights as well.
In this article, we will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of using Google as a source for legal information online, and compare it to an online legal information portal.
The concept might seem slightly strange at first. After all, why would you use a broad-based search engine when you have access to a specialist online legal information service? The answer to this question is familiarity.
South African Legislation is not always easy to navigate. Not only is South Africa working with a hybrid legal system originating from a mix of Dutch and British legal systems, but it also takes into account indigenous customary laws. In addition, we have a Constitution that sets the rules of how the current government works. To make matters even more complicated, there are different spheres of government that make laws, the National, Provincial and Local Government. (more…)