The President assented to the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013 (POPI) on 26 November 2013. However, as no date for commencement has been set, this Act remains inoperative for the time being.
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25 Nov 2013
In Transnet SOC Limited v National Transport Movement Union (as yet unreported J2301/13, 21 October 2013) the Labour Court considered the question of whether a collective agreement concluded between an employer and third party unions may limit the right to strike by a non-party union.
18 Nov 2013
The Labour Court previously found, on more than one occasion, that an arbitration award that orders the payment of money prescribes after a period of three years in terms of the Prescription Act, No 68 of 1969 (Act).
In the case of Edward Lemley v Commission for Conciliation, Mediations and Arbitration and Others (Case no: P32/12) the Labour Court considered whether the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has jurisdiction to entertain a dispute which had previously been referred to the CCMA and withdrawn by the applicant.
21 Oct 2013
On 9 October 2013, the Constitutional Court held that a trade union cannot avoid liability for its neglect to prosecute claims by its members merely because the union has a constitutional right to determine its own administration.
14 Oct 2013
The Supreme Court of Appeal recently took to task a Temporary Employment Service (TES) for leaving its employees' employment in abeyance (similar to a lay-off or time-off until production increases) for over 10 years.