Legal Articles and Guides
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In dealing with sexual harassment cases in the workplace, the CCMA should be a safe, gender-responsive dispute-resolution forum.
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.
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.
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), shaken by factional battles and a multimillion rand financial scandal, faces deregistration because of poor corporate governance and alleged mismanagement of membership fees, according to a Mail & Guardian report.
Past and present Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions (DDPPs) will finally receive their increases and benefits after a decade-long battle, notes a News24 report.
Old Mutual will argue that an employer is entitled to terminate an employment contract when it appeals a judgment interdicting it from firing former CEO Peter Moyo. But ahead of that appeal, which may only be heard in December, Moyo will be in court next month.
Old Mutual is digging in its heels, saying it will not give in and settle with Peter Moyo as it is confident it will be able to overturn a court ruling that ordered it to reinstate the ousted CEO.
Old Mutual says fired CEO Peter Moyo has issued the insurer with a summons seeking damages totalling R250m. The company will defend ‘any claim vigorously’, Old Mutual said yesterday, according to a report on the BusinessLIVE site.
Cosatu and its affiliate the SA Society of Bank Officials (Sasbo) remain bullish over the banks strike, with the trade union federation warning that the fight is far from over, notes a Weekend Argus report.
Disgraced former Prasa acting chief executive and chief engineer Daniel Mthimkhulu is appealing against the judgment that ordered him to repay more than R5.7m he ‘fraudulently’ earned by lying about his qualifications.