CARMEL RICKARD: Staffing crisis a hurdle for NPA’s corruption fightback

Winning the battle against corruption will be near impossible unless the staffing crisis in the prosecuting authority is urgently addressed

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CARMEL RICKARD: The law can be an ass

Unfairly dismissed workers have been denied their back pay because they followed the wrong legal process in taking their former employer to task

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CARMEL RICKARD: A quantity surveyor’s costly mistake

A quantity surveyor’s failure to ensure that a project was profitable cost his employers millions; yet he asked that his dismissal be declared unfair

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CARMEL RICKARD: A win for expats

Canadians who live abroad will now be able to vote — a right SA citizens have had for a decade, but which Zimbabweans can only dream of

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CARMEL RICKARD: A salutary lesson for government appointees

The finding of a Zambian court holds a salutary lesson for government appointees: ensure the legalities line up before breaking out the champagne

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CARMEL RICKARD: A cautionary tale of the pharmacist who was generous to a fault

The labour court has upheld the dismissal of a pharmacist who gave exorbitant discounts, despite a curious CCMA ruling in his favour

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CARMEL RICKARD: NUM’s wrong turn

The union’s involvement in a health and safety compliance dispute has been found by the labour court to be irresponsible and unreasonable

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CARMEL RICKARD: New Gauteng commercial court could reshape corporate disputes

The new commercial court in Gauteng, if it works as planned, could change the way corporate disputes are managed — to the benefit of all parties

CARMEL RICKARD: Striking a deal in Sibanye-Stillwater dispute

A deft court judgment has found middle ground in a dispute over picketing rules at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine

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CARMEL RICKARD: WesBank runs out of road

WesBank may have run out of road in its efforts to repossess a vehicle as a result of its failure to do adequate checks before providing finance

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CARMEL RICKARD: Murky waters for tax paying SA divers

Where should SA divers working in the UK pay tax? A double tax treaty between the two countries has left the courts at sea

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CARMEL RICKARD: The perils of social media in the workplace

A dispute between the Namibian tender board and its own review panel highlights the limits of social media for official communication

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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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