Entries by Randles

YOUR DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH: DIGITALLY AWARE WILLS

In the past, in the unfortunate event of death, your family could easily determine what assets you own and divide them among themselves. However, in this digital age, the consequences of death have become a complicated affair mainly because we now store valuable and sentimental information online. What will happen to your online banking account, […]

Legal Practice Council Advisory on Covid-19

Advisory 17 March 2020 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Advisory 2 Practitioners are referred to the Council’s Advisory of 9 March 2020.Since then the President has announced significant measures to stem the spread of the virus, and all practitioners are urged to follow advice given by the Government and health experts. You are urged to remain […]

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOUR EMPLOYER DOES NOT PAY YOU THE PRESCRIBED MINIMUM WAGE, IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE ACT?

The National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (Wage Act) became effective from the 1st of January 2019 this was to protect workers from “unreasonably low wages” and to promote collective bargaining it applies to all employers unless there is a Sectoral Determination. The Minister may make a sectoral determination establishing basic conditions of employment […]

Spanking your child – Constitutional Court ruling

The Constitutional Court declared that parents may not spank their children. The Court declares the common law defence of “reasonable and moderate chastisement” – which allowed parents to spank their children with the justification that is was discipline – invalid and unconstitutional. The unanimous Judgment, handed down by Justice Mogoeng Mogeng, effectively means spanking a […]

What you need to know about the Films and Publications Amendment act

On the 2nd of October 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the Films and Publications Amendment Act which is controversially called the “internet censorship bill”. Background Minister of Communications Ms Faith Muthambi in an interview prior to her presenting the bill to Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Communications stated that “we are witnessing a failure […]

WILLS WEEK – THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT

Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to drafting a Will is that by doing so, one is essentially proclaiming their untimely demise into the universe. In fact, the opposite couldn’t ring truer – having a Will means that in the event of your death, you not only can control what happens […]

The Cost of Hot News

In a previous article (https://randles.co.za/2019/05/14/the-light-at-the-end-of-what-has-become-a-dark-tunnel/)  we discussed  how you can protect yourself against cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking and what avenues are available to you when faced with such situations. We’ll now take a look at how your social media posts can prove to be detrimental to you and your finances as our law of defamation applies […]