CARMEL RICKARD: Ensuring fair deals in developing countries

An international pro bono organisation is helping to put top-level lawyers at the service of developing countries that need help against corporations

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CARMEL RICKARD: Taken to the cleaners

Judge addresses ‘offensive’ provisions in an employment contract that stripped away basic legal rights while not properly informing the employee

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CARMEL RICKARD: Making bad civil servants accountable

The judiciary has been working on the idea that officials may be ordered to pay damages or legal costs out of their own pockets

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CARMEL RICKARD: No power is unlimited

Even when you’re appointed to sort out a dysfunctional municipality, you should still play by the book, as a case in the North West high court shows

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CARMEL RICKARD: Pharmaco fires 'brilliant' rep for refusing 'degrading' test

The company has been taken to task by the labour appeal court for ‘manipulating’ an employee’s medical condition in order to fire her

CARMEL RICKARD: Slamming 'offensive' SA court decision, mining giant abandons $6m cargo

Mining giant OCP walks away from valuable cargo rather than participate in ownership dispute

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CARMEL RICKARD: Unexpected justice for one man fighting banking Goliath

A case in North West proves that sometimes urban legends are real, and that ordinary people can get justice

CARMEL RICKARD: Pressure on judges to deliver decisions quickly

Justice delayed is justice denied — and now the country’s top judges want to have delinquents named and shamed

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CARMEL RICKARD: Is Eskom xenophobic? Or is someone from Grindrod not telling the truth?

The power utility denies that it ‘banned’ foreign drivers from its Ankerlig site. The logistics company says it did. Who to believe?

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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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