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New developments from Home Affairs

New developments from Home Affairs

A few important changes have taken place and perhaps some policy shifts? I have previously written about some of the irrationalities, illogical and perhaps even some unconstitutional changes in the amendment to the Immigration Act…

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What “Good Cause” entails

What “Good Cause” entails

Foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas must choose between two evils. The procedures available to foreign nationals who have overstayed their visa while in South Africa have become more and more stringent since the…

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Breathalyser testing of employees

Breathalyser testing of employees

Nature of strikers’ demand and protectedness of the strike. The labour appeal court, in Pikitup (Soc) Ltd v SAWMU obo Members and Employees of Applicant listed in Annexure “A” to Notice of Motion (2014) 25…

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Skilled foreign workers wait for visas

Skilled foreign workers wait for visas

There are challenges with the evaluation of qualifications obtained at universities outside the Republic of South Africa. It is a requirement in terms of the Immigration Act 13 of 2002(as amended) “the Act” that all…

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Traveling with minors

Traveling with minors

Make sure you know exactly what is required when traveling with a minor. The advent of the new Immigrations Regulations on 26 May 2014 heralded in a new era surrounding traveling with minors. In terms…

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Why comply with the Rules of the Labour Court as well as the Practice Manual?

Why comply with the Rules of the Labour Court as well as the Practice Manual?

The Labour Court Practice Manual (Practice Manual), which came into effect on 1 April 2013, provides guidelines on the standards of conduct in the Labour Court and also promotes consistency in practice and procedure. Whilst…

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What you should know before monitoring employees’ emails

What you should know before monitoring employees’ emails

In today’s world, it is virtually impossible to conduct business without using some form of electronic communication. Many employers provide electronic resources such as e-mail and internet facilities to their employees to enable them to…

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What you need to know about family responsibility leave

What you need to know about family responsibility leave

The management of employee leave can be an administrative headache at the best of times, but knowledge of the law and understanding of which forms of leave are entitlements, and which are accruals, is of…

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Oh no! More employment regulation

Oh no! More employment regulation

Various entities, academics and commentators have stated that the employment arena is over regulated. Whether this is true is a debate for another day. Recently, in the case of AMCU and Others v Buffalo Coal…

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Vexing question of dual citizenship

Vexing question of dual citizenship

It’s important to take the correct steps when becoming a dual citizen. At the outset it is necessary to distinguish between “loss” and “deprivation” of citizenship status. The Constitution of South Africa in section 20…