Changes to the rental housing environment have been proposed with the Rental Housing Amendment Act. Although at first glance, the proposed changes may not seem overly dramatic in nature, a closer study does reveal implications both for landlords and tenants. Any person that contravenes the Act can be held liable and face criminal charges, but landlords specifically are a focus of the proposed legislation.
Insider trading has always been surrounded by controversy, frequently making headlines and ruining reputations. Insider trading is a prime example of discrimination, as it gives a small, privileged minority, an unfair advantage over the majority who do not have access to the same information or opportunity. So what can happen when the CEO next to you in the business lounge starts talking about that big new deal?
South Africa has a vast number of domestic workers, which includes housekeepers, nannies, gardeners, domestic drivers etc. To date, domestic workers employed in a private household have been expressly excluded from the scope of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, better known as COIDA, but this may be about to change.
It’s the year 2014 and the majority of our world citizens today live digitally through online social media platforms, gaming environments, websites, chat rooms, shopping sites and more. The growth of our digital world also gives rise to new questions of law relating to your digital ‘assets’. What will happen to my online gaming profile, Facebook account, online banking account etc. upon my death? The reality is that these digital assets also need administering and what happens to your Facebook, online banking and other accounts, may in fact, be up to you.