CARMEL RICKARD: Slippery schemer finally runs out of wriggle room

It turns out that perpetrators of small-time fraud and corruption are just as slippery as the big timers — the presidents, ministers, drunken judges and ...

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CARMEL RICKARD: Getting a fair shake

A JPMorgan employee set out to clear her name after being disciplined and dismissed for e-mailing ‘confidential’ company information to her home

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CARMEL RICKARD: A real tax turkey

In a 2017 case, M learns the same hard lesson about the authorities’ interpretation of ‘accrual’ that Farmer Lategan did in 1920

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CARMEL RICKARD: Rare win over graft

It took years for Saamwerk Saltworks to get justice in its fight against SA Saltworks, which was mining in the Northern Cape with a forged permit

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CARMEL RICKARD: Procurement perils

Government entities have so often neglected to follow proper tender processes that the courts have already made several key judgments about it

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CARMEL RICKARD: Trade secrets

Restraint of trade clauses aim to protect companies’ interests — but an over-broad formulation has left one company with no such protection at all

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CARMEL RICKARD: It’s about intention

A case that had to decide the vital difference between ‘racial descriptors’ and ‘racist terms’ had to go all the way to the labour appeal court

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CARMEL RICKARD: Keeping a cool head

Judge unravels odd case between Absa and department of labour, basically sorting out when an online application form may be regarded as sent

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CARMEL RICKARD: Courts rule, ok?

Judges in SA and Kenya alike are showing the way when it comes to stamping on officials who are inefficient at best and corrupt at worst

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CARMEL RICKARD: This is why Eastern Cape stays SA’s poorest province

An Eastern Cape treasury official was sacked for refusing to make payments for which there was no budget

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JAMIE CARR: A bitter pill to swallow

Pharma companies caught between their obligation to shareholders and the moral duty to provide medicines at an affordable price

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CARMEL RICKARD: How to pick a judge

In Zimbabwe, anyone may nominate a candidate for the position of chief justice — but not for long, if Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has his way, writes ...

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CARMEL RICKARD: Mountainous amount

Rates had to be paid for the rest of the year, even the period after the business owner had sold and left the property, a municipality insisted

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CARMEL RICKARD: Big Tobacco’s survival skills ...

Tobacco companies, like cockroaches, know it’s important to be able to adapt to changing conditions — as was shown by the ‘battle for Parliament’

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CARMEL RICKARD: Freelancers defeated

A key part of the legislation intended to protect independent contractors from unscrupulous employers has to do with how much they earn

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CARMEL RICKARD: Liberty's sexual harassment shame

Two recent cases show how women are still being blamed, instead of supported, when they are victims of sexual assault