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…)
Law students entering the legal services field face a difficult question when graduating, such as finding the right law firm to work for. You could be attracted by a firm’s high-profile cases; their numeration offers or simply the location.
The choice should be made while studying and specialising in a certain field. If the dream is representing a high profile case, then criminal law is the field you should dedicate your efforts to. However, if you enjoy working with real estate dealings, then consider becoming a solicitor.
Students are provided the opportunity to choose their field during their term, but choosing a specific law firm does become difficult once graduating. Here are some considerations: (more…)
Some companies unfortunately see labour rights as being in place strictly to protect their employees. We say that this is unfortunate as it means that these companies are missing out on a degree of protection themselves – protection afforded by the South African labour law.
While it may be true that labour law protects employees, it protects their employers as well. This makes sense given that many employers enter into contracts with their employees for the specific purpose of mutual protection. (more…)
Many people are not aware of why we observe occasions such as May Day or Labour Month in South Africa. To the majority of workers, it’s simply another holiday where we get to lounge around the house, binge-watch the latest series or visit friends. So in short – we see it as just another holiday. The truth is that these occasions originate from important historical milestones in the struggle to secure workers’ rights. (more…)
This agreement with Publishing Technology, a world-leading provider of content solutions, will completely enhance the way SA ePublications is delivered, accessed and consumed.Combining essential features of Publishing Technology’s bespoke build platform product with the speed and efficiency of a packaged solution, this out-of-the box product will enable Sabinet to go live with a fully branded, cloud-based, responsive site.
Our Provincial NetLaw product now consists of all Acts, Ordinances and Regulations in force. During the last quarter of 2014 we completed and added all Regulations in terms of Acts and Ordinances currently in force, making it the most up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive collection of Provincial Legislation. (more…)
University becomes first African institution to implement OCLC’s cloud based library management services
LEIDEN, Netherlands, February 10, 2015 – The University of Kwazulu-Natal, a leading African university, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its library management system.
WMS provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve end users’ access to library collections and services. (more…)