CARMEL RICKARD: Railway Safety Regulator head’s court bid derailed

A ‘meritless’ legal application by the head of the Railway Safety Regulator highlights the danger of short-circuiting workplace grievance procedure

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CARMEL RICKARD: Transnet’s fraught workwear rules

Court rules against Transnet’s ban on employees wearing Numsa T-shirts to work — and sets aside any pending disciplinary actions based on the ban

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CARMEL RICKARD: Losing the name game in David-and-Goliath battle

A Namibian court ruled against a London-listed giant and ordered that its trademark registration in that country be expunged

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CARMEL RICKARD: A court to protect human rights in Africa

The African Court on Human & Peoples’ Rights should be one of the most important institutions in Africa. A new strategy aims to realise this dream

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CARMEL RICKARD: Chaos after domain name confusion

UK retailer Argos tried to stop a US company of the same name — which operates in a completely different sector — cashing in on its web traffic

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CARMEL RICKARD: A corporate marriage on the rocks

Troubled relationship between a North West municipality and a business from which it rented equipment seems to be heading for divorce

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CARMEL RICKARD: Insurance industry in conflict

The reinsurance sector in Namibia seems to be in legal limbo, with the minister of finance and insurance companies at loggerheads

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CARMEL RICKARD: Taxing times indeed at Sars

Two recent appeal court decisions have been a boon to Sars. They also serve as a reminder of the expertise that has been lost at the revenue service

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CARMEL RICKARD: Stick to the rules employers

An employer’s failure to act against someone who breaks a rule for a period doesn’t automatically mean the rule didn’t apply

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CARMEL RICKARD: Black eye for Limpopo lender

After a tip from Sassa, a microlender in Limpopo is being made to pay for its abuses, to the benefit of those it overcharged and cheated

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CARMEL RICKARD: Businessman Jayesh Shah’s protracted legal battle

Twenty years ago Zambia froze $1m of businessman Jayesh Shah’s money. The courts declared this unlawful but Shah still hasn’t got his money back

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CARMEL RICKARD: When top managers experience the pain of ordinary workers

A senior banking official was so upset by a change in his company’s chain of command that he resigned and asked a court to award him damages

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CARMEL RICKARD: Minister Rob Davies plays an ace

When provincial boundaries were redrawn, a North West casino suddenly found itself in Gauteng, leading to a dispute over the lost revenue

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CARMEL RICKARD: Sugar deal goes sour

A shareholder dispute over the way a new Kenyan sugar venture is being run must go for arbitration in SA, a judge has ruled

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CARMEL RICKARD: How the law can contribute to discrimination

A recent high court case shows how the law can contribute to discrimination grounded in sex, gender and socioeconomic status, a judge says

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CARMEL RICKARD: Hands off banks — for now

A Kenyan court sides with the banking sector after government introduces vague legislation about a ‘Robin Hood’ tax on bank transfers

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