Without Prejudice - Volume 14, Issue 5, 2014
Volume 14, Issue 5, 2014
Author Hugh LaneSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 58 –61 (2014)More Less
The South African construction industry, like that in many other countries, uses guarantees as security for the payment of compensation. Guarantees can be used to secure performance of the obligations of the employer or the contractor under the underlying construction contract. Because they are far more common, only those securing performance of the contractor's obligations are considered here.
Source: Without Prejudice 14, pp 64 –65 (2014)More Less
Author Michal JohnsonSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 66 –67 (2014)More Less
The preamble says the purpose of the Protection From Harassment Act is to "afford victims of harassment an effective remedy against such behaviour; and introduce measures which seek to enable the relevant organs of state to give full effect to the provisions of this Act".
Source: Without Prejudice 14, pp 68 –69 (2014)More Less
On Wednesday April 30 Imams selected from the Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape provinces graduated as marriage officers in a pilot project announced by the Department of Home Affairs. This is a significant development in the legal recognition of Muslim marriage, a process until now dominated by the Muslim Marriages Bill. Popular understanding is that Muslim marriages are henceforth recognised in South Africa. However, as the Ministry has announced: "Muslim marriages conducted by these Imams will be recorded on the National Population Register, [and] thereby receive legal status and recognition afforded by the Constitution." (emphasis added).
Author Kuda ChirambadoroSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 69 –70 (2014)More Less
In a society where gender equality can no longer be deemed superfluous, the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, 2013 has been welcomed as an important step forward. But, given the insubstantial nature of its offerings, the promises of the Bill must be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 74 –75 (2014)More Less
Right now you probably have a couple of bank notes in your pocket or purse. Take a look at them. If they are South African legal tender then they were probably manufactured by a company called De La Rue in the United Kingdom at their production plant near Basingstoke, to the west of London. I can't confirm this because the SARB public relations department has not responded to my e-mail enquiry but I'm pretty sure this is correct.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 14 (2014)More Less
The best thing about the South African wine industry at this stage is the growing number of young winemakers, starting their own brands and going back to old school natural winemaking. More and more young winemakers such as Peter-Allan Finlayson (Crystallum); Chris Alheit (Cartology); Donovan Rall (Rall wines) and Duncan Savage (Savage Wines), who despite his protestation, is growing out of the 'young winemaker' classification, are pushing the boundaries with honest and natural hand crafted wines.
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 14, pp 78 –79 (2014)More Less
If there is one manufacturer that can be credited for the proliferation of 'cross-over' vehicles currently on the market, it must be Land Rover. In the past, you either drove a car or a 4x4. Most 4x4s were these ugly, square-looking apparitions with big knobbly tyres. Land Rover began the transition, transforming the range from dorky camping vehicles that could only be used once or twice a year to svelte, luxurious multi-purpose wagons that were fit for the 'mink and manure' set.