CARMEL RICKARD: Thuli Madonsela’s wrong remedy

A court has overturned a 2014 report by then public protector Thuli Madonsela, finding it to be ‘totally irrational’ and ‘factually incorrect’

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CARMEL RICKARD: Limpopo sheriff no straight-shooter

In failing to discharge his duties 'honestly and diligently', a sheriff of the Limpopo court has been found to have prejudiced the legal process

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CARMEL RICKARD: Numsa members strike out

Is unprotected strike action part of employees’ right to collective bargaining? A judge says not, which has left some workers short of a year-long project bonus

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CARMEL RICKARD: Lessons from government’s central supplier database

The government’s central supplier database aims to simplify the procurement process. But those who use it need to be on the ball

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CARMEL RICKARD: A new setback for Sars

A contract mining company should receive the same benefits as traditional mining operations, a court has found — but the law may need to change

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CARMEL RICKARD: Numsa employee takes union to court

In a case of the ‘shoe being on the other foot’, Numsa has found itself in a dispute with an employee — but it never became an injury to all

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CARMEL RICKARD: Hiring and firing: a focus on fairness

It’s not impossible for employers to fire workers for poor performance; they simply need to follow the rules and procedures to do so

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CARMEL RICKARD: SA doctor off the hook for ‘Ponzi scheme’ — for now

Patients who lost money by investing in their doctor’s scheme will not get justice from the health professions council; the case is beyond its ...

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CARMEL RICKARD: Eastern Cape health department ‘capitulates’ to ‘thuggish’ unions

The Eastern Cape’s impotence in the face of labour disruption at Fort England psychiatric hospital highlights a possibly fatal flaw in the NHI plan

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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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