Without Prejudice - Volume 11, Issue 1, 2011
Volume 11, Issue 1, 2011
Author Paul GilbertSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 40 –41 (2011)More Less
Using a world like "democratisation" is not the best way to start any article. Please accept my apology. I suspect I may have lost some of you already. The alternative, however, seemed to be something like "how changes to regulation and advances in technology potentially make access to legal guidance more prevalent and more affordable."
Author Danelle CorbettSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 42 –44 (2011)More Less
Recent media hype regarding the imminent implementation of the Consumer Protection Act (68 of 2008 (the CPA)) has highlighted its impact on the manufacturing, supply and distribution of goods and services. Little notice has been taken of its effect on leases of immovable property.
Author Sandra SitholeSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 46 –47 (2011)More Less
Bruwer vs Novak Risk Partners
S53 of the Short-term Insurance Act, 1998, limits an insurer's right to reject claims based on non-disclosure to instances where the non-disclosure "is likely to have materially affected the assessment of risk". The aim behind this provision is to protect policyholders against claims rejection by insurers based on negligible or trivial non-disclosures. The test for materiality is one of "a reasonable, prudent person" that is, would such a person consider that the information constituting the non-disclosure should have been disclosed so as to enable the insurer to form its own view concerning the effect of the information on the assessment of the risk or the premium charged. The test is an objective one.
Author Aadil PatelSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 49 –50 (2011)More Less
The unauthorised absence of an employee from work on its own will typically not lead to dismissal. An employer should investigate the reason why such an employee was absent. However, what does an employer do when the reason for an employee's unauthorised absence is as a result of an employee having to attend a ritual ceremony so that she can become a Sangoma?
Author Nicolette KochSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 50 –52 (2011)More Less
Author Dewaldt Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 54 –58 (2011)More Less
The smartphone has arrived - a tad bulky, but essentially a full computer at its core, capable of browsing the web as it was meant to be browsed; sending and receiving e-mail with a proper e-mail application; opening Word, Excel, and PDF documents; checking up with friends and family on Facebook; and ultimately, wondering what madness spurred you on to take your office-in-the-pocket with on your holiday to the Seychelles. In this review I'll discuss three popular entrants into the smartphone market: The Blackberry Torch 9800, the Sony Ericsson X10i XPERIA, and Apple's iPhone 4. Though requested, the Nokia N8 was, unfortunately, not available for review at the time of publication.
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 58 –60 (2011)More Less
Let your mind wander back to the halcyon days of the Mini, the mid-60's when the age of Aquarius was all about peace and love. The Mini was the rage and all perfectly proportioned young ladies wore them and rough, tough and rugged young men drove them. The cars, I mean, not the ladies.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 62 –63 (2011)More Less
Another summer, another natural disaster: last summer bushfires raged to the north of Melbourne. This year floods have devastated south and east Queensland. The city centre of Brisbane was shut down for at a week, tens of thousands of homes were flooded, small businesses destroyed. At the time of writing the death toll is 15 and climbing.
Author Myrle Van der StraetenSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 64 –65 (2011)More Less
Step aboard the British Pullman at Victoria and you step back to an era when there was time to enjoy a "genteel" lifestyle. Or, as the Venice Simplon Orient Express puts it, step back in time to a golden age of transport when train journeys were about much more than simply travel. It claims to recreate the 1930s and, though I could not attest to that, it is certainly very far away from the masses rushing off the trains and down escalators to the tubes to begin a day requiring instant everything.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 66 –67 (2011)More Less
Author Michael AverySource: Without Prejudice 11, pp 72 –73 (2011)More Less
For those who have had the pleasure of meeting Massmart founder Mark Lamberti, common consensus will be that the man certainly walks the talk. He is not into sound byte-type philosophy. One of his key credos is: the management and care of one's reputation, which, from his deep-rooted philosophical perspective, is one of the most important business assets that an individual can ever hope to nurture and solidify. Conversely, when one's reputation is tarnished, it is equally hard to rebuild.