CARMEL RICKARD: Environmental crime in the crosshairs

SA’s Green Scorpions would seem to punch well above their weight, if you consider the stats in the recent national environmental compliance report

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CARMEL RICKARD: Where to draw the line on employee health?

What is an employer to do if a medical condition precludes a staffer from fulfilling her responsibilities?

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CARMEL RICKARD: Window on environmental law

A recent training course in Stellenbosch for Sadc jurists provided insights into how the rest of the world implements environmental law

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CARMEL RICKARD: Kenyan communications minister called to order

Ensuring the independence of key communications bodies from political interference is a widespread concern, as a recent Kenyan ruling shows

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CARMEL RICKARD: Nigeria legal dispute runs out of gas

Nigeria is $9bn in hock to a gas-processing company after it was found to have reneged on the terms of a 20-year agreement

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CARMEL RICKARD: Weak link in online law?

Does posting a hyperlink to a court judgment constitute publication of the ruling? A UK court says not – unless the ruling expressly prohibits this

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CARMEL RICKARD: Not beyond the law

Successful contempt orders seem to be less rare than they once were, if two recent judgments are anything to go by

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CARMEL RICKARD: A lesson in labour law

On matters of procedure, where an underlying right has not been infringed, subordinate agreements may trump the Labour Relations Act

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CARMEL RICKARD: A question of jurisdiction in child rape cases

A comparison of two recent judgments on child rape cases raises concerns around judicial tradition in jurisdictions outside SA

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CARMEL RICKARD: A legal honey pot

Litigants are buzzing around an Eastern Cape farm, with court action so far drawing in the land bank, land minister and potential buyers, among others

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CARMEL RICKARD: Zim court dismisses gold-digger claim

A Zimbabwean businessperson has received short shrift from the country’s supreme court for dishonestly asserting entitlement to five mining claims

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CARMEL RICKARD: International paper chase

A bank’s inability to serve documents on the embassy of a defaulting state borrower has been concentrating minds in Qatar, Eritrea and the UK

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CARMEL RICKARD: Up in arms in vain

The labour appeal court has overturned a ruling that workers were unfairly dismissed for carrying weapons on the picket line

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CARMEL RICKARD: Unravelling tender irregularities

The Namibian bench is blessed with a judge who not only issues wise rulings, but couches them in the language of the poets

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CARMEL RICKARD: Glencore feels letter of the law

After misinterpreting a union letter, mining company Glencore unlawfully fired an employee, the labour appeals court has ruled

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CARMEL RICKARD: Namibia’s failure of judgment

A new twist in Namibia’s long-running dispute over reinsurance legislation could curtail a senior judge’s legal ambitions

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