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Communities to benefit from mining through “social licences to mine”

The mining sector cannot be looked at in isolation – it is the "engine room" of every economy in a country with substantial mineral resources.

The mining sector in these countries is ...

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Is mining still the goose that lays the golden egg?

Employment and production figures released for the second quarter of 2018 suggested that the mining sector prevented the South African economy from going into recession. This seems to have...

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Understanding the local cannabis industry – “weeding” out confusion

Following the recent landmark decision of the South African Constitutional Court, in which the private and personal use of cannabis was decriminalised, together with the publication of...

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Gig economy puts focus on taxation of independent contractors

With the gig economy growing and the “real” economy slowing, the government will be on the lookout to make sure it gets its slice of the pie when people make money literally...

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A benefit or hindrance?

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) has promoted extensive debate within the mining and natural resources sector...

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Your boss cannot "just" change your employment contact

It's always an exciting time, when one secures a new job and signs an employment contract. The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment, however, when the employer decides to...

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Second-hand purchases: Are consumers protected by the CPA or not?

Prior to the establishment of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (the Act) there was an unfavourable balance of power in respect of sale transactions in favour of the supplier. The...

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Headhunted and then retrenched

Very often an employee who was headhunted, rises as a defence that he be insulated from a retrenchment process. At face value, this seems like a fair objection. Is it really? While...

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