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Dads, surrogate mothers entitled to parental leave

The law providing for paid parental leave for parents of new-born children, which took effect on 1 January, has been welcomed by trade union federation Cosatu, notes BusinessLIVE.

Former Public Protector COO's challenge thrown out

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed former Public Protector COO Basani Baloyi’s urgent challenge to her sacking, which she argued was driven by ulterior and politically motivated purposes, notes a BusinessLIVE report.

Wrong forum ruling in single-sex hostel case

Black workers who live in a single-sex hostel at a Western Cape wine estate have been told the Equality Court is not the correct forum to resolve their grievances.

Judge in Moyo's Old Mutual case recuses himself

Old Mutual says the judge who ordered the insurer to reinstate axed CEO Peter Moyo has decided to recuse himself, after a hearing on Friday in the Mpumalanga High Court.

Ex-Prasa executive who lied on CV denied appeal

The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has denied a former Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) executive, who was found to have lied about his qualifications, leave to appeal an order that he pay back R5.7m he received from Prasa since 2010.

'Hurting' Old Mutual ready to settle with Moyo

Old Mutual, whose shareholders have lost about R17bn in value since the company first suspended former CEO Peter Moyo, said it may take years before it recovers from the reputational damage caused by the saga.

Bid for municipal post fizzles out in top court

A former ANC councillor in the Eastern Cape has failed in his marathon bid to be appointed municipal manager at Makana municipality. The Constitutional Court dismissed Paul Notyawa's appeal yesterday against a judgment passed by the Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) in 2017, says a TimesLIVE report.

Legal action imminent in SAA stand-off

Legal action is imminent on two fronts as the increasingly bitter dispute between unions and SAA enters a fifth day. Embattled national carrier SAA says it will approach the Labour Court on an urgent basis to interdict the additional demands tabled by striking unions, according to a Business Day report.

SARS' legal head fired after hearing

SARS has fired its head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, after a disciplinary hearing found her guilty of serious misconduct. BusinessLIVE says Mokoena was allegedly involved in granting the controversial Gupta family a reported R420m VAT refund.

Firm ordered to re-employ worker seven years later

Graham Goliath – who was unfairly dismissed from his job – has obtained a court order forcing his former employer to reinstate him – after a seven-year battle.

Mkhwebane to fight SARS for Zuma tax information

As the tangle of court cases enveloping Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office grows ever larger, she's not backing down and has filed a notice of intention to oppose an application by SARS to stop her accessing the tax records of former President Jacob Zuma.

How corporations benefited at pensioners' expense

The R42bn in unpaid benefits owed to more than four million South African pensioners is ‘a fundamental failure’ of public interest by state regulators and pension fund administrators, a year-long investigation by Open Secrets has concluded, according to a Daily Maverick report.

Labour Court or Equality Court? Judge to decide

A lot is riding on a ruling by Judge Owen Rogers – expected this week – on whether a case between Oak Valley and its workers will be heard in the Labour or Equality Court.

Employees on Probation: Can You Dismiss for Poor Performance?

Our laws allow employers to hire new employees on a probationary basis, and doing so can give both parties time to assess how good the “fit” actually is and whether the employee should become a permanent one.

Woman seeks R11m from Transnet for sexual harassment

A Transnet manager is suing the parastatal for nearly R11m in damages, saying she was sexually harassed by her boss for many years and, despite reporting him to human resources several times, she was ignored and then victimised, according to Times Select.

Edcon worker dismissed for racist Zuma post

A former senior Edcon employee who called former President Jacob Zuma a ‘monkey’ in a Facebook rant three years ago has been permanently dismissed from the retail group.

Academic wants R4.7m payout or job back

Three years after she was ousted from her position as deputy vice-chancellor at the Tshwane University of Technology for allegedly claiming that she was a professor, Lulama Makhubela is fighting back.

CCMA chastised over sexual harassment case

In dealing with sexual harassment cases in the workplace, the CCMA should be a safe, gender-responsive dispute-resolution forum.

Domestics can claim damages retrospectively – ruling

In another victory for domestic workers, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) ruled yesterday that those injured in the past while on duty will be able to claim damages.

Motsoeneng takes up fight for R8m pension

Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has gone to court to challenge a five-year-old report by the Public Protector in his latest bid to force the SABC to release his R8m pension payout.

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