PER: 2008 Volume 11 No 4
9 December 2008
- Knowledge is the key to riches. Is the law (or anything else) protecting it adequately? / Van der Merwe, D
- Competitive Legal Professionals' use of Technology in Legal Practice and Legal Research / Du Plessis, T
- Personal Data Protection in New Zealand: Lessons for South Africa? / Roos, A
- Non-Standard Workers: The South African Context, International Law and Regulation by The European Union / Fourie, ES
- Contentious Issues Arising from Payments made in Full and Final Settlement / Ismail, R
- Unraveling Socially Responsible Investment Law. Regulating the Unseen Polluters - By Benjamin J Richardson (Oxford University Press. 2008) / Ronquest, M
This edition has a technological and commercial flavour.
Professor Dana van der Merwe of the University of South Africa (UNISA) delves into the impact of the information era on the law, drawing distinctions with the aid of legal philosophy between data, information and intelligence.
In similar vein Dr Tanya du Plessis of the University of Johannesburg investigates the impact of information and communication technology on the practice of law and knowledge management in law firms.
Professor Anneliese Roos of UNISA follows with an in-depth and comparative exposition of statutory data protection with specific reference to the legislation of New Zealand, illustrating important disadvantages for participants in the information technology arena in South Africa.
Moving into the field of South African labour law, Ms Elmarie Fourie reveals the weak protection enjoyed by, amongst others, part-time, contract, self-employed, temporary, fixed-term, seasonal, casual, piece-rate, etc. workers and how the notion of indirect discrimination may be useful to remedy this weakness.
Mr Riaz Ismail of UNISA finds confirmation in a recent judgment of the South African Supreme Court of Appeal of the principle that admission of liability for a specific amount, accompanied by payment in full and final settlement, may still be accompanied by an intended offer of compromise.
In conclusion Madeleine Ronquest, Group Environmental Manager of FirstRand Ltd (South Africa), reviews Benjamin J Richardson's book Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters.
Editor: Professor Francois Venter / Edition editor: me Anél du Plessis
(2008)Payments made in full and final settlement have on several occasions presented interpretative difficulties for our judiciary, as will become apparent from this case discussion: Be Bop A Lula Manufacturing & Printing v ...
Non-Standard Workers: The South African Context, International Law and Regulation by The European Union (2008)The current labour market has many forms of employment relations that differ from full-time employment. "Atypical," "non-standard," or even "marginal" are terms used to describe these new workers and include, amongst others, ...
(2008)In 1995 the European Union adopted a Directive on data protection. Article 25 of this Directive compels all EU member countries to adopt data protection legislation and to prevent the transfer of personal data to non-EU ...
(2008)Advances in the information and communication technologies have led to the availability of a range of primary and secondary legal research publications online via the Internet, rather than on other storing devices such as ...
(2008)Information has brought about a new way of thinking and trading and a new concept of what is really valuable. In the present article the author explores whether efforts to catch up in various areas of law have kept pace ...