Business

Privacy and the workplace

Although an employee has a right to privacy, it is not absolute. The employee’s case, in NUMSA and Another v Rafee NO and Others (JR1022/12) [2016] ZALCJHB 512, was that the employer’s instruction that he hand over his mobile phone for inspection violated his right to privacy.

Tax revenue up by 8.5%

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) and the National Treasury on Tuesday have released tax statistics which show that tax revenue collection grew by 8.5 percent to reach R1.07 trillion this tax season.

What can a business forum do for you?

A Chamber of Commerce is defined as an association of businesses of a city, region or country formed to protect and promote the economic interests of its members through legislative and other means.

Take advice before going to auction - expert

With the economy in slow mode, the number of property auctions is expected to increase, along with the number of prospective buyers looking for “bargain” homes at prices below market value.

Landlords sort your insurance

If you are still paying off the bond on your rental property, you will also be paying a monthly or annual premium for home owner’s insurance – also known as HOC – which covers you against damages to the structure that may be caused by flooding, fire, wind, hail or other natural disasters.

Can you insure a broken heart?

In the past, heart disease has mainly affected men and older people but current insurance claims trends show that this is no longer the case. Although the risk of heart disease is still higher for men, the risk for women is increasing.

Concert cancelled

The Grahamstown Music Society concert scheduled for 3 November has been cancelled.

Windows smashed, door burnt in campus incidents

What appeared to be an arson attempt at Rhodes University left the back door of a major exam venue damaged and charred and around 30 windows surrounding the library quad and of offices adjoining the exam venue were smashed in stone-throwing inciidents at the Grahamstown campus on Saturday 22 October.

Fees protesters call for probe into police action

Police accompanied fees protesters who marched this afternoon Friday 21 October 2016 from Rhodes University to the Grahamstown Police Station, where they delivered a memorandum alleging police brutality.

Buying property? First count the costs

First-time property buyers need to assess not only what they need to pay off their monthly bond, but also what it will cost to run and maintain that property.