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Covid-19 and Workplace Safety

In January 2020, the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) declared the outbreak of a new Coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and on 11 March 2020, a pandemic. [1] Many businesses have in the past few weeks been faced with the challenge of having to deal with the effects of Covid-19 within [...]

By | 2nd April, 2020|Labour law, PPM Attorneys|

Incentives available to fund your movie and TV production

  Getting the money, this is without a doubt the single trickiest part of making a movie or television production.  Having to pay for the costs of location, cast, crew, hotel, travel, meals, licencing rights, rentals or any other items required for making even a small production.  For example, if ownership of the final product is not critical, filmmakers can [...]

By | 10th April, 2018|Media Law|

BCCSA Code of Conduct and News Coverage: Compliance!

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (“the Commission / BCCSA”) has a code of conduct (“the Code”), for television and radio broadcasters.  The Code has standards of acceptable conduct which broadcasters must comply with.  It regulates issues such as violence, hate speech, issues affecting children, sexual conduct, the broadcasting of news, and public comment.  If a member of the [...]

By | 13th March, 2018|Media Law|

Does your advertisement comply with the general principles of advertising, as set out by the ASA and what action can consumers take against you as a result of non-compliance with the general principles?

  In terms of the standards of advertising, all advertisements must comply with certain criteria as set out by the Advertising Standards of Authority of South Africa’s (ASA) Codes of Advertising.  One of these general principles is misleading claims.  In this regard, it provides that “Advertisements should not contain any statement or visual presentation which, directly or by implication, omission, [...]

By | 5th February, 2018|Advertising law, Media Law|

AVOID TRADE MARK INFRINGEMENT: THE CORRECT WAY TO USE REGISTERED TRADE MARK NAMES IN YOUR ADVERT

If you would like to make use of well-known trade marks to promote your goods and/or services, how would you go about it?  For example, if you are producing an advert for your goods and/or services, whether television, radio, or print media, would you be allowed to make reference to registered trade marks or use puns, which make reference to [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|IP Law, PPM Attorneys|

EMPLOYERS: DOES YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY TICK ALL THE BOXES?

In the digital age, social media platforms have become a valuable and effective tool to market and interact with customers and for people in general to communicate and interact with each other.  Proper use of social media platforms has become imperative to avoid social media blunders.  We have in recent times noticed a trend with companies and/or employers and/or employees [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

RETAINING CONTROL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

In the digital age, social media platforms have become a valuable and effective tool as most companies make use of social media platforms to market themselves, interact directly with clients and to grow a company’s brand.  Such companies at times have social media administrators for the use of the company’s social media activities.  The social media administrators can either be [...]

By | 8th May, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

WHO DO CONSUMERS COMPLAIN TO IF THEY WATCH OR HEAR AN ADVERT WHICH OFFENDS THEM AND WHAT IS THE RECOURSE PROVIDED TO THEM?

The Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has a Code of Advertising Practice (“the Code”).  The Code sets out guidelines and/or principles which must be complied with when advertising.  These Codes apply to every type of advertising, every sector and any medium of advertising. The Code contains 19 clauses which deal with different elements.  This article deals with clause 1 of section [...]

By | 6th March, 2017|Advertising law, Consumer Law, PPM Attorneys|

Employers, employees and social media: when it comes to employees who owns what?

In modern day society, most companies make use of social media platforms to market themselves and to grow the company’s brand. Such companies therefore have administrators for the use of the company’s social media activities. The social media administrator is therefore trained and will have knowledge of the proper use of the social media accounts. In instances where social media [...]

By | 11th August, 2014|Labour law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

Let’s simplify legal jargon

Have ever found yourself in a situation where you have to read an agreement and after spending a good amount of time reading the agreement, you realise that you have not understood what you have just read? In the words of Standard Bank, agreements need to be “Simple, Better, Faster.” The reality is that people do not have time or [...]

By | 24th April, 2014|Legal Practice, PPM Attorneys|