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Vicarious liability: He who acts through another, acts himself

You’re in a situation where one of your employees negligently caused a fire which damaged your neighbour’s property. Did you know that you could be held liable for such an action?
This is known as vicarious liability.


President Cyril Ramaphosa bemoans rise of nationalism


JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has raised concerns about the rise of nationalism in the world.

He said this is becoming evident during the coronavirus pandemic, with richer countries showing increased self-interest by hoarding COVID-19 vaccines while developing countries struggle to access supplies.

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SUMMARY: South Africa moves to Lockdown Level 1


PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa will be moving to lockdown Alert Level 1 from midnight on Sunday.

Ramaphosa gave an update on the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday after consultations with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

Nearly 50,000 people have died from COVID-19 countrywide since the outbreak began.

Around 1,5-million total infections have also been recorded

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The Rand is officially a pensioner


JOHANNESBURG - The Rand is officially a pensioner.

60-years-ago the South African Reserve Bank launched the currency. In 1941, the then government took over the Royal Mint and established the South African mint.

It eventually resulted in the banknotes and coins we use today.

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LIVESTREAM: State Capture Inquiry resumes

The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State will resume on 11 January 2021 at 10h00. The Commission will hear mining related evidence. The Commission will also hear Eskom related evidence from Acting Senior Manager: Fuel Resources, Dr Ayanda Nteta.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Commission will hear mining-related evidence on Monday as well as evidence related to Eskom.

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SUMMARY: Transport Minister clarifies COVID-19 regulations

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula clarified some international travel regulations on Friday.

International travel resumed on Thursday after an almost six-month ban.

Travellers visiting the country are expected to produce a negative COVID-19 test from an accredited laboratory not older than 72 hours.

Visitors travelling for leisure from 64 countries will not be allowed into the country. These countries include the UK, US, Russia and France.

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How to secure unpaid rent?

South Africa is facing one of its toughest financial challenges in somewhat uncertain times. The impact thereof is that people are struggling to cover all their expenses and in some cases, their monthly rent.

Tenants often find themselves in rental arrears with the only alternative of requesting their landlords for rental relief. If that fails, the next move would be to vacate the property without following the correct procedure as per their lease agreement.

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