Month: May 2017

May 30, 2017

Credit Bureau Information: What you should know

If you are a credit provider you will at some point have to delve into the financial history of a potential client to determine whether or not it would be a financially wise decision for you to enter into a business relationship with such consumer, or in the event of a company screening a prospective […]

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May 25, 2017

Your rights in a roadblock

With the alarming number of fatalities on our roads in recent months the Metro Police and the SAPS have been out in full force. Unfortunately, due to corruption and dishonesty, you can never be sure of the intentions of an officer when being pulled over. So, what are you legally required to do? A uniformed […]

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May 23, 2017

#Menaretrash: What can we do?

The unspeakable rape and murder of 3 year old Courtney Peters and the gruesome murder of Karabo Mokoena, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend, have thrust the issue of violence against women and predominantly female children into the headlines again over the past couple of weeks. These events have followed countless acts of violence […]

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May 16, 2017

What to know about your restraint of trade

Contrary to widespread belief, a restraint of trade is an enforceable agreement between an employer and employee that restricts an employee from taking up employment with a competitor or commencing a business which will essentially be in competition with the employer. A restraint enables an employer to protect the proprietary information of its business such […]

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May 11, 2017

A push in the right direction for public interest

Another ground-breaking judgment applauded by the general public was handed down on 5 April 2017 by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in the matter of Westwood Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd v Ethekwini Municipality and Others (8221/16) [2017] ZAKZDHC 15 (5 April 2017) when the Court found the conduct of several employees of the eThekwini Municipality careless […]

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