In September 2018, the Constitutional Court confirmed the use of cannabis ‘in private’ and cultivating cannabis ‘in a private place’ for personal consumption are no longer criminal offences.
Hiring new staff usually comes at great expense to employers, who place them on intensive training programmes soon after they take up employment.
The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has dealt with two advertising cases which misled consumers about the total prices of products as they failed to include VAT.
People who publicly use derogatory words and other expressions of racism may face legal sanctions including private claims for defamation as well as criminal charges for crimen iniuria.
In April, National Treasury announced that it would introduce new regulations around electronic services in South Africa.
Examples of electronic services include electronic games, on-line betting, internet-based auctions, e-books, digital images, music and subscription services to magazines, journals and newspapers.
South African employees should be cautious before starting a workplace romance.
A recent Labour Court case has dealt with whether an employee can quit before being fired.
The Labour Court recently dealt with a case where an employee failed to copy in her line manager in her emails after being instructed to do so.