What does surety and unity mean in the South African law system?

The South African law system strives for surety and unity that will eliminate uncertainties and reduce grey areas within the law. This surety and unity is influenced by a number of factors; factors including discretion by the courts and jurisdiction, as well as different provincial legislation.

Selling your business. Should you be concerned about outsourcing?

The Labour Relations Act is considered to be particularly in favour of the employee and offers several measures to ensure that employees are protected in all matters relating to their employment. It may be the case that an employer, whose business plan is to build and sell a business or any part thereof, thinks he/she is taking the smart route and simply sticks to outsourcing his/her business functions so that they do not have to commit to a particular workforce.

Unfair Labour Practices

labour lawThe employee is thoroughly protected within the workplace- not only from unfair dismissals, but also from unfair labour practices. Section 186(2) of the Labour Relations Act defines an unfair labour practice as follows:

The Sheriff of the Court, Not Exactly Like the Wild West, but Close Enough!

sheriff of the lawWho is the sheriff? The sheriff and the deputy sheriff are in fact officers of the court who are appointed by the minister of justice in terms of the Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986. This sheriff does not arrest individuals as the name may suggest but is rather a key player in the services, such as the service of documents in legal proceedings and execution of court orders.


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