Month: July 2017

July 27, 2017

A guide to expunging a criminal record

For some, an ill-fated decision as a youngster resulted in a criminal conviction which impeded them when trying to advance their careers. With the passing of time and maturity comes the decision to have their criminal record expunged. Section 271B(1) allows a person to make a written application to the Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development […]

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July 25, 2017

Investment scams

I did my articles more than 30 years ago. One of the cases my principal was involved in involved an illegal investment scheme by a Pretoria Attorney, Albert Vermaas. In those days, in order to attract investment, the South African government has implemented a dual currency system. There was the financial Rand for private purposes […]

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July 18, 2017

Protecting “the little guy”: SA Labour Law

South African labour law is an example of legislation that is all encompassing and one that protects the ‘little guy’. While this is a positive attribute it occasionally goes too far and makes life impossible for an employer. For example, there is a strict procedure that must be undertaken when dismissing an alcoholic employee. If […]

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July 6, 2017

What do you need to do to make sure documents can be used overseas?

If you’re submitting documents overseas, it’s important to remember that merely providing the documents does not mean that they will be considered to be genuine. The types of documents that may be submitted vary but could include documents of a contractual nature or documents that reflect your educational qualifications, Powers of Attorney and documents pertaining […]

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