Without Prejudice - Volume 14, Issue 4, 2014
Volume 14, Issue 4, 2014
Author Ari KaplanSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 40 –41 (2014)More Less
Last spring, I coached my then seven-year-old daughter's Little League team to a 0-13 regular season record (I know, I'm not quitting my day job) so our first round playoff loss was no surprise. While leaving the field after our defeat, I ran into a friend walking with her son. I asked him about the result of his game and he responded: "We nearly won."
Source: Without Prejudice 14, pp 43 –50 (2014)More Less
In 2010 we caught up with 10 of the 19 2004 Top Students; the world economy had 'gone for a burton' two years previously and predictions were that it would pick up in 2012, which seemed a long way off. Recovery remains a long way off in South Africa but in the UK there are signs of it although concerns remain that economic recovery will be unbalanced.
Author Patrick BracherSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 58 –59 (2014)More Less
Pregnant mother can ban father from delivery room
Appeal brief a gaunt, pathetic document
Bike trail right of way refused
Top US law school rankings
US Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits
Bullied child suit against parents as well as others
Innocent death-row inmate released after 30 years
Annoying behaviour no longer a crime
Court does donning and doffing experiment
Accused takes cyanide pill in court after conviction
Ex-Dewey finance director pleads guilty to larceny
Physical force gets expansive meaning for domestic violence gun ban
Football players are employees of university
Lawyer marries inmate to help gang activities and gets three years in prison
Lawyer convicted of prostitution is suspended
Swallowing anonymous tip gets contempt citation
US has $1 trillion in student debt
Author Hans MuhlbergSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 62 –63 (2014)More Less
The Economist, in an article entitled Sorry no vacancies, why African firms create so few jobs, tells us that companies in sub-Saharan Africa are 'reluctant employers', employing far fewer people than companies elsewhere. The reasons for this apparent reluctance are all too well known to us in South Africa - high labour costs, low productivity, labour unrest and the fact that employing people brings you into contact with officialdom. According to the paper, there's no reason to suppose that things will get better.
Author Derek MombergSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 64 –65 (2014)More Less
The simultaneously drab and brutal iconography prescribed by the regulators charged with implementing tobacco Plain Packaging legislation is eerily reminiscent of the look and feel of Soviet era people's housing. Like the housing, the plain packaging now prescribed displays an almost pathological animosity and contempt for the end-user in whose best interests the regulators purport to act.
Author Ludwig Frahm-ArpSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 66 –67 (2014)More Less
Author Robert BurmanSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 68 –69 (2014)More Less
In the recent decision of Stephen P Mawer v Nortech International (Pty) Ltd  ZALCD 1 the Labour Court, per Gush, J, sent out a strong warning to employers that, when contemplating the dismissal of an employee for operational requirements, they should comply fully with the provisions of s189 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, or face the possibility of the maximum punishment from the courts.
Author Jyoti NarshiSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 72 –73 (2014)More Less
Parties in the Cape aggrieved by municipal land use decisions are no longer able to appeal such decisions at provincial level through the mechanism of w44 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 (LUPO). The Constitutional Court, in Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape v The Habitat Council and Others; Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (CCT 117/13), confirmed the order of the Western Cape High Court declaring s44 unconstitutional and invalid.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 74 –75 (2014)More Less
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 75 –76 (2014)More Less
I am a performance junkie, I enjoy fast sporty cars where life begins at 230 but I also understand that not everyone can fish in the pool reserved for Porsche and Ferrari. This article is for the Porsche and Ferrari drivers of the future, currently slogging away at 'varsity or doing articles in the hope that they will qualify soon and start earning the big bucks.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 14 (2014)More Less
Boutique Stellenbosch winery, The High Road - a specialist Bordeaux blend producer, recently released its Director's Reserve. This winery, situated in the Bosman's Crossing precinct of Stellenbosch, has been producing Bordeaux-style blends for more than a decade. Comparing these wines with some of South Africa's 5 star Bordeaux blends, it is clear that they are top class and that Stellenbosch deserves its title as one of the best red wine producing areas.
Author Dewaldt Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 78 –79 (2014)More Less
Wikipedia states: "In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures which soldiers die in battle and which live". The myth continues that the Valkyries bring the fallen to Valhalla; this, the hall of the slain, ruled over by Odin. The myth has inspired countless artists, from the music of Wilhelm Richard Wagner, with Walkürenritt, commonly known as Ride of the Valkyries in English, to the Romantic paintings of Peter Nicolai Arbo with his work, Valkyrie.