Co-working Spaces Catch On

An article in The Mercury newspaper (18 May 2018) stated that worldwide there were 14 411 co-working spaces. Several of those 14-odd thousand are right here in Durban North and Umhlanga it would seem. One such example is ‘The Meeting Place’, situated in Kensington Boulevard, Durban North. The Meeting Place offers a mix of office…

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What is Status and Legal Capacity

These terms are often mentioned in laws, contracts and news articles.  What do they actual mean? Status refers to your rights and responsibilities in civil and criminal law and whether you can sue or be sued. This is further limited by your domicile (where you live and consider to be your home country), your age…

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YOUR POSITION IS MADE REDUNDANT – What now?

That dreaded event you thought only happened to other people has happened to you…retrenchment!  What now?  What next?  Notice, I never said “You are made redundant” – you are never redundant…. only your position is.  You are significant and creative and adaptable! My personal experience followed more than 15 years with the same organisation, where…

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DEBT RELIEF BILL: LOW-INCOME CONSUMERS TO HAVE THEIR DEBTS WRITTEN-OFF

The portfolio committee on trade and industry proposed an amendment to the National Credit Act in order to provide debt relief to South Africans struggling with debts. The Draft National Amendment Bill was published in the Government Gazzette on 24 November 2017 and has received much attention from different industries, including business, banking and government.…

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Pashas: The Small Restaurant with the Big Menu

Robbie and Elna Bachmann recently celebrated their first-year anniversary at the helm of Pasha’s Restaurant in Glenashley. The little Italian restaurant and take-away, though, has been a part of the Durban North community for much longer than that. The Bachmanns, who have lived and worked in the area for 30 years, were patrons of Pasha’s…

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Cyber Bullying and Harassment in South Africa

What is bullying? Any type of behaviour by one or more persons that cause either physical, emotional or psychological harm to another person or persons. Examples of bullying include: Calling people names Hitting, punching and biting Spreading rumours Threatening or intimidating people Cyber bullying is an extension of the above and it includes the use…

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