Month: October 2017

October 19, 2017

Have you been hacked?

All was well in our online Rainbow Nation until 17 October 2017, when an Australian security researcher, Troy Hunt, tweeted the following to his South African followers “I have a very large breach titled “masterdeeds”. Names, genders, ethnicities, home ownership; looks gov, ideas?” Yip, this is the real deal! Allegedly about 30 million of South […]

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October 12, 2017

Can an employee withdraw a resignation?

A resignation is one of the means of bringing a contract of employment to an end. Hence, a resignation is a unilateral action. An employee does not (necessarily) need the employer’s cooperation when tendering in his/her resignation and the employer need not accept the resignation for it to be effective. Most people are still not […]

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October 10, 2017

#lionmama – A Hero

A popular plot in crime novels and TV shows involves someone committing a murder under circumstances where the reader or viewer sympathises with the murderer. There are variations on the theme; the deceased could be an abusive partner or someone who is abusing the murderer’s child, or the murder could be an act of vengeance. […]

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October 3, 2017

Political parties may soon have to reveal their sources of funding

Knowing where political parties receive their funding is a useful and informative method of making an informed and responsible vote. In considering this, the High Court in the Western Cape came to a potentially ground-breaking decision last week. The question before the court was whether political parties should be required to disclose from whom or […]

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