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NEW TITLE: Effective Workplace Solutions – Employment Law from a Business Perspective

 Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of Effective Workplace Solutions by Barney Jordaan & Ulrich Stander “A must have handbook in our labour market!” Kenny Mosime Advocate, Johannesburg Bar This ‘must have’ title on employment law brings a cool and calm perspective to the often bewildering world of employment relations. Looking at the practicalities […]

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NEW TITLE: Corporate Governance (Fourth Edition)

  Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of the fourth edition of Corporate Governance by Tom Wixley & Geoff Everingham Companies, whether public, private or state owned, their directors and officers, their shareholders and the public are all affected by new and sweeping changes to corporate governance codes, company legislation and regulations. This book […]

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NEW TITLE: USHEPiA – Crossing Boundaries

  USHEPiA Crossing Boundaries is a collection of work by scholars who present their work and expertise in a variety of fields and disciplines. These scholars are bound together by their experiences as Universities Science, Humanities, Law and Engineering Partnerships in Africa (USHEPiA) Fellows. The project’s aim is to ‘promote the dissemination of knowledge amongst […]

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NEW TITLE: CCMA – A Commentary on the Rules

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of the fourth edition of CCMA: A Commentary on the Rules. This new edition updates the law and commentary on the Rules (including the 2015 amendments) and includes the Guidelines on Misconduct Arbitrations, and the Code of Conduct for Commissioners, in terms of the Labour Relations Act. […]

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Wild and Unsubstantiated allegations do not constitute Protected Disclosure

This analysis by John Grogan is extracted from the latest Labour Law Sibergramme, published on 03 November 2015 by Siber Ink. For expert analysis of new labour cases in South Africa, subscribe to the Labour Law Sibergramme by clicking here John v Afrox Oxygen Ltd (JS 532/11) [2015] ZALCJHB 237 (4 August 2015), unreported (Molahlehi J) Ms John objected when […]

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New Catalogue from Siber Ink

Our latest catalogue, featuring new and upcoming titles  from Siber Ink, is now available – please click on the jacket to view. Should you wish to be sent a hard copy, please send an email here to request.

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NEW TITLE: The Practitioner’s Guide to Medical Malpractice in South African Law

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of The Practitioner’s Guide to Medical Malpractice in South African Law This timely publication, written by Ian Dutton, is unique in its scope and a must-have for anyone working in the area of Medical Malpractice. There has been a significant increase in medical malpractice litigation, both in […]

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NEW TITLE: Contested Intimacies – Sexuality, Gender and Law in Africa

A timely collection of essays, Contested Intimacies: Sexuality, Gender and Law in Africa   offers five unique analyses of the ways that sexuality, gender, and the law interact in eastern and southern African countries, primarily Uganda and South Africa. Siber Ink Publishers are proud to have collaborated with The International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) and The […]

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Consolidated Index now available for the Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly journal

As an added resource for our Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly subscribers, we’ve created a consolidated index of the last five years of publication, which we will update regularly to ensure all forthcoming issues are included. Access to the index is also available to non-subscribers. This index is available to download in a PDF […]

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Court-annexed Mediation for Civil and Family Disputes

In February 2015, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development introduced court-annexed mediation in Mahikeng in the North West Province. Court-annexed mediation has also been introduced in Gauteng as part of a pilot phase of a programme that will see court-annexed mediation made available across South Africa. Currently, the focus of the programme is mainly […]

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New Powers for the CCMA

Following the crippling strikes that hit the mining sector in South Africa in 2014, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has been given the power to intervene in strikes, as reported by Moneyweb. The new powers, which come into affect on 01 April 2015, allow the CCMA to now intervene in strikes without the consent […]

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Note from the Publisher – January 2015

Its going to be a busy 2015 for Siber Ink with a number of new titles coming out, along with revised editions of some of our bestsellers. We ended 2014 off with the release of the second edition of our labour law textbook Labour Law Rules! In the past two years, since publication of the […]

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Consumer Protection Law protects against accidental breakages

We’ve all seen the signs You Break It, You Buy It and walked nervously around the store where its displayed, hoping not to knock anything over. But did you know that the Consumer Protection Act removes the responsibility for damage from consumers? As Megan Power reports in the Sunday Times …consumers are not obliged to pay for […]

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Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly – Subscription Special 2015

The Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly journal provides invaluable, practical and highly accessible opinions on relevant issues pertaining to tax in the business environment and to company law, particularly as it impacts the conduct of business in SA. The journal is edited by three of South Africa’s leading tax and corporate consultants, Milton Seligson, Des Kruger & Michael Rudnicki and offers some of the best […]

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Season’s Greetings from Siber Ink Publishers

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Labour Relations Amendment Act

On the 24th of November President Zuma signed a proclamation that the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 6 of 2014) will come into operation on 1st January 2015. Download the proclamation: President’s Minute signed 241114 The second edition of Labour Law Rules! (available now) covers the latest amendments to the labour laws affecting key labour statutes, […]

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John Grogan’s latest analysis of labour law cases available in 22nd issue of the Labour Law Sibergramme

In the 22nd issue of the 2014 Labour Law Sibergramme John Grogan deals with the following cases: ABSA Bank Limited v Naidu & others (DA14/12) [2014] ZALAC 60 (24 October 2014), unreported (Waglay JP, Ndlovu AJ & Coppin AJA) Ms Naidu, an executive investment broker of ABSA Bank, incurred the displeasure of a client by giving him a […]

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NEW TITLE: Labour Law Rules! Second Edition

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of the Second Edition of  LABOUR LAW RULES! Labour Law Rules! is a book designed primarily as an introductory text for students encountering labour law for the first time, whether their goal is a law degree or some other discipline involving a basic knowledge of the labour relations regulatory regime […]

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Labour Law: Latest summaries now available in SILCS Issue 35 of 2014

Remain up to date with the very latest in labour jurisprudence by highly experienced lawyer and editor, Owen Barrow. Judgments of the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court are all expertly summarised in this e-mailed publication, a must-have for all labour lawyers.   In the latest issue of SILCS, Owen Barrow summarises the following cases: […]

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Now Available: Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly, Issue 3 Volume 5

In this quarter’s issue of Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly: THE IMPACT OF BUSINESS RESCUE ON TAX CLAIMS By MILTON SELIGSON SC​ Does SARS enjoy a preference under s 135 of the Companies Act against a company in business-rescue proceedings?  ​ INTEREST-FREE AND LOW-INTEREST SHAREHOLDER LOANS By LIESL KRUGER​ Loans between companies and their shareholders or other group companies are a common method of providing finance in the South […]

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Alleged amputation without consent – NHA disregarded

A woman who had her leg amputated without her consent at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in 2012 is still waiting for the National Department of Health to respond to her complaint. The patient claims neither she, nor her family, were informed of the surgery and no consent forms were signed in direct contravention of the National Health Act, […]

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Stellenbosch University’s 9th Annual Human Rights Lecture

Advocate Geoff Budlender SC delivered the 9th Human Rights Lecture at Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Law Faculty in early October. The lecture is organised by the HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law and the SU Faculty of Law and is a flagship event for the faculty. This year’s lecture was dedicated to the memory of SU’s late rector, Professor Russel Botman You […]

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NEW TITLE: To The Islands

Tiber Tree Press, an imprint of Siber Ink Publishers, are proud to announce the publication of TO THE ISLANDS A Creative Writing Workbook  For writers, both new and experienced, To the Islands, is a creative writing workbook that will get you writing. Based on a course designed by acclaimed writing facilitator, Anne Schuster, this practical, inspirational and invaluable guide […]

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National Consumer Commission investigates unlawful food labelling

A recent investigation done by the National Consumer Commission has found 84 shops in the Mpumalanga and North-West provinces guilty of unlawfully altering food labels. These include shops from major retail chains such as Shoprite and Spar. Under the Consumer Protection Act it is illegal to tamper with food labels and anyone found doing so can be […]

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Head of CCMA: Work days lost by strike action higher in other countries

In an interview with Business Report, Nerine Kahn, head of the CCMA pointed out that when compared with eight similar sized economies around the world, South Africa is in fact, ranked the lowest with regards to the average number of work days lost per year due to strikes. In the interview Nerine Kahn states:  “Even though as […]

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COSATU speaks out against DA strike proposal

In a press release sent out by COSATU this week, the union strongly rejects the proposal by the DA to submit a bill “that will seek to prevent strike-related violence” The DA proposes legislation that will require unions to comply with practical measures to limit and prevent violence during strikes and should violence occur during a […]

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King III soon to be updated

It has been announced that the 2009 King Report (King III) is to be updated in light of recent developments in corporate governance. King III has been widely applauded both locally and internationally in its progressive thinking and philosophies. Ansie Ramalho, CEO of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa, writing in the Sunday Times: Business […]

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Q: How and when can I ‘direct market’ to consumers?

South Africa has an ‘opt-out’ regime when it comes to direct marketing. But perhaps we should take a step back. What is ‘direct marketing’ exactly? It is when you approach a person directly (personally) for the purposes of direct marketing. In this context ‘approach directly’ can mean that you approach the person in person, by […]

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Labour Court Judgement Case no: J 99/14: Chamber of Mines v Amcu

On 23 June Judge Van Niekerk delivered the following judgement: Summary: Return day of rule nisi – interim interdict granted in respect of strike action where collective agreement concluded with unions making up majority extended in terms of s 23 (1) (d) of the LRA – extension of agreement to those employees not members of […]

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NEW TITLE: International Economic Law and African Development

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of International Economic Law and African Development Edited by Laurence Boulle, Emmanuel T Laryea & Franziska Sucker International Economic Law and African Development discusses international perspectives on African law and economic development in the light of broader globalisation imperatives. It is the third in what can loosely be described as a […]

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Q: How do I know whether the Consumer Protection Act applies to my company?

That would depend on the type of product or service that you are providing. As a general rule the Consumer Protection Act will apply to all goods and services provided in South Africa. But there are several exceptions to this rule. Here are a couple: Credit agreements: If your agreement with the consumer is covered […]

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Q: What does the law say about the labelling of genetically modified products? When must companies label their products?

The Consumer Protection Act governs the labelling of genetically modified products. But the rules are decidedly narrower (at the moment) than people might expect. It only applies to maize, cotton and soy and it is not clear whether it applies to good that have maize, cotton or soy as ingredients. In short, the rule is […]

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Expected new JSE requirement to improve Shareholder activism

A report in the Sunday Times: Business Day, shows Corporate Governance analysts believe that South African shareholders and fund managers are passive on issues that may concern them, as so little information is released by companies following their AGM’s. This is in stark contrast to the requirement of companies in other countries. At present in […]

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Growing Concern Over Private Health Care Prices Prompts Inquiry

SECTION27, who we co-published The National Health Act with, has just released a fact sheet on the Competition Commission’s inquiry into the Private Health Care Sector. The inquiry began in January of this year, as a result of the Commission’s growing concern over high prices in private health care in South Africa.  The Commission will […]

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Siber Ink partners with Paperight on Labour Law Rules!

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce that we’ve partnered up with Paperight to ensure all students have easy access to our textbook Labour Law Rules!  Paperight is a social enterprise that aims to increase access to books and to encourage entrepreneurship by fueling grassroots printing businesses. Paperight enables independent copy shops to print books out […]

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The Full Nkandla Report

The Public Protector has made Secure in Comfort available to the public. To read the full report click: Secure in Comfort 19 March 2014

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Mediation Rules for Magistrate’s Courts published

The Rules that will regulate the mediation process in the Magistrate’s Courts in SA were published today.  They come into operation n 1 August 2014.  But no one should even consider venturing to court without first having read John O’Leary’s authoritative Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes!  Click here to buy the book; and here […]

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Labour Law Rules! Amendments and Changes Taking Place in Labour Law

Currently a number of amendments and changes are taking place in the labour law landscape in South Africa. For students of labour law it is essential you keep up to date with these changes to help you further understand the law and the future of labour law. The attached is a summary of the most […]

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NEW TITLE: Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes

NEW TITLE: Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes

Siber Ink Publishers are proud to announce the publication of John O’Leary’s Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes A concise and comprehensive handbook that will prove to be an invaluable resource to anyone involved in the mediation process. Mediation in Family & Divorce Disputes is intended as a handbook for mediators and clients who are involved with family and divorce disputes. […]

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Multichoice (Proprietary) Limited & Combined Artistic Productions Cc & Primedia Broadcasting, A Division Of Primedia (Pty) Ltd V The National Prosecuting Authority & Oscar Leonard Pistorius

Multichoice (Proprietary) Limited & Combined Artistic Productions Cc & Primedia Broadcasting, A Division Of Primedia (Pty) Ltd V The National Prosecuting Authority & Oscar Leonard Pistorius

In this precedent setting ruling, media houses will be allowed to broadcast the Oscar Pistorius trial fully on audio, and partially on television feeds. To read the full case click below: Multichoice (Proprietary) Limited & Combined Artistic Productions Cc & Primedia Broadcasting, A Division Of Primedia (Pty) Ltd V The National Prosecuting Authority & Oscar […]

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Note from the Publisher – February 2014

Note from the Publisher – February 2014

Welcome to 2014 from all of us at Siber Ink! We wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. We kick of 2014 with the new round of annual subscriptions for our Sibergrammes and our journal Business Tax & Company Law Quarterly (BTCLQ). Siber Ink’s Sibergrammes are subscription-based emailed updates in the fields of Labour Law, Corporate Law, Partnerships and […]

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NEW TITLE: PLJ The People's Law Journal

NEW TITLE: PLJ The People’s Law Journal

  Siber Ink Publishers and Ndifuna Ukwazi are proud to announce the arrival of the first issue of PLJ: The People’s Law Journal, a popular journal aimed at providing access to information related to law, legal and constitutional history, and human rights. The aim of The People’s Law Journal is to open up the world of law and human […]

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Direct marketing: Does POPI or the CPA apply? by Elizabeth de Stadler

Elizabeth de Stadler (@edestadler), a leading specialist in the field of Consumer Law and author of Consumer Law Unlocked, takes a look at the complexities of direct marketing campaigns. This post was originally published by Novation Consulting (http://www.novcon.co.za).                                            […]

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Latest catalogue from Siber Ink

Latest catalogue from Siber Ink

Our latest catalogue, featuring new and upcoming titles  from Siber Ink, is now available – please click on the jacket to view. Should you wish to be sent a hard copy, please send an email here to request.  

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When can a defective car be returned?

Elizabeth de Stadler, a leading specialist in the field of Consumer Law and author of Consumer Law Unlocked, takes a look at the consumer’s right to return goods and the problem this has created for the automative industry.                                        […]

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NEW EBOOK: The Company Director's Handbook by Jayne Mammatt, David du Plessis & Geoff Everingham

NEW EBOOK: The Company Director’s Handbook by Jayne Mammatt, David du Plessis & Geoff Everingham

Previously out of print, we’ve just made The Company Director’s Handbook available as an ebook. The Company Director’s Handbook is a practical guide to company director’s duties and responsibilities in South Africa. South African legislation and corporate governance guidelines place huge duties and responsibilities on all company directors. Breaching these duties has onerous consequences. This handbook […]

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NEW TITLE: Consumer Law Unlocked by Elizabeth de Stadler

  The recent introduction of the Consumer Protection Act has revolutionised consumer rights in South Africa. It also fundamentally altered the way in which businesses are required to treat their clients, imposing a new set of obligations – or at least a formalised set of responsibilities – that had been easily circumnavigated or simply ignored […]

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Coming in September: UCT’s Law@work presents a breakfast seminar on CONSUMER LAW

Coming in September: UCT’s Law@work presents a breakfast seminar on CONSUMER LAW

This not-to-be missed seminar will be presented by Elizabeth de Stadler, author of the newly published CONSUMER LAW UNLOCKED. Elizabeth is a leading specialist in the field, with experience in conducting compliance exercises and training on the Consumer Protection Act and consumer law generally. About the seminar: Recent developments in the consumer credit, consumer protection and […]

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Note from the Publisher - August 2013

Note from the Publisher – August 2013

It’s been a busy few months here at Siber Ink as we reach the middle of 2013.  The past six months have flown by and the upcoming months look to do the same as we release two major new titles in August. The first of these is The Drafting of Wills by Ceris Field. Ceris has for the last […]

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NEW TITLE: The Drafting of Wills by Ceris Field

This important publication is essential reading and reference for all professionals involved in the drafting of wills and in the administration of deceased estates, including lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, bankers, insurers, and testators themselves. As both a practitioner and lecturer in the field of deceased estates, Ceris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the subject of drafting of […]

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Zuma signs the National Health Amendment Act No. 12 of 2013

Zuma signs the National Health Amendment Act No. 12 of 2013

The Signing of the National Health Amendment Act No. 12 of 2013 will enable the health minister to establish the Office of Health Standards Compliance. To read the full act click below: The National Health Amendment Act No. 12 of 2013   For a comprehensive guide to the National Health Act of 2003 click here […]

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John Grogan takes a look at an 'Avaricious Review' in the latest Labour Law Sibergramme

John Grogan takes a look at an ‘Avaricious Review’ in the latest Labour Law Sibergramme

Be warned:  the Labour Court does not take kindly to litigants trying to profiteer unjustly.  John Grogan takes up the story in his review of this recent Eastern Cape case: Ms Botha was employed as a student medical technologist by the National Health Laboratory Services in Port Elizabeth on the understanding that she would be […]

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Bar, Bench & Bullshifters by Gerald Friedman & Jeremy Gauntlett

This humorous collection of stories from life at the Bar and on the Bench in the Cape takes a look back at four decades, starting at the end of World War Two and finishing with the arrival of democracy in South Africa. The tales and recollections, mostly from Bar members, now in their 80s, show […]

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International Economic Law: Voices of Africa

International Economic Law: Voices of Africa

To take Africa from the edge to the centre of the global economy, it is important to engage African voices into policy discussions on the global political economy. In the newly released reprint of International Economic Law: Voices of Africa, authors Dr Emmanuel T Laryea, Nokuhle Madolo  and Franziska Sucker examine how the nature and content of international economic law, […]

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Plain language finally makes it to the High Court – Elizabeth de Stadler

Plain language and generally fair contracts are good for business. If a contract is not aimed at making the transaction understandable to consumer, what are we doing really? More importantly, if the consumer understands the contract, would the dispute have reached the court with the related legal and reputational costs? In short, contracts should be […]

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