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Supervising Safety is about the implementation of safety measures in an organisation. The book looks at safety theory where it makes the most difference - as it is applied in the workplace. Safety officers are central to the practical application of safety, and their role is clearly spelt out. The goals of the safety supervisor are outlines and one chapter is devoted to the role of ergonomics in the workplace. Readers are also shown how to identify and evaluate hazards in the workplace, develop an employee safety programme and safely handle materials in storage. This book includes: Clearly defined learning outcomes at the start of each chapter to help readers navigate the contents; Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to test the reader's understanding of the material; Examples relevant to the South African business environment.
Employment Rights forms one volume of a quartet by the author,
which together covers the entire field of labour law as it has
developed in South Africa to date. This volume deals with relations
between employers and employees from the commencement of employment
to its termination and highlights the drastic inroads which have
been made on the managerial prerogative by legislation,
particularly the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Labour
Relations Act and the Employment Equity Act.
Complete with a foreword by the late Terry Bogg, this handy pocketbook provides accessible guidance to health and social care practitioners on the day-to-day aspects of using and applying the Mental Capacity Act. This includes practical advice, explored with practice examples, on how to set up and undertake an assessment and how to make and implement informed decisions-quickly. The busy mental capacity practitioner, whether an AMHP, social worker, nurse or from other health professions who encounter vulnerable service users, will find this guide invaluable for efficiently locating the information they need to complete an assessment, supported with a working knowledge of the law. * Practice information, reflecting revised advice on the Mental Capacity Act and practice changes since Cheshire West * Guidance on undertaking assessments with the updated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards * A dip-in, dip-out structure, with chapters dedicated to the legal landscape, understanding the scope of the Mental Capacity Act and linking the Mental Capacity Act with relevant legislation like the Mental Health Act * Examples of best practice and common pitfalls, including links to the law to make your decisions evidence-based and authoritative * Checklists and decision-making flow charts to simplify what can prove a complex area *** This book forms part of a series of pocketbooks for social workers. These compact guides are written in an accessible and to-the-point style to help the busy practitioner locate the information they need as and when they need it-all bound up in A5 and under! The pocketbooks explore key practical skills involved in such areas as mental capacity, report writing and mental health.
This fifth edition of International Law: A South African Perspective is now titled Dugard's International Law: A South African Perspective, in recognition of the fact that this work is a continuation of the earlier editions written by John Dugard. The substance of the work has undergone major changes to take account of new developments both on the international legal scene and in South Africa. Dugard's International Law: A South African Perspective presents a South African perspective of international law. The basic principles of international law are described and examined with reference to the principal sources of international law. This examination, however, takes place within the context of South African law. South African state practice, judicial decisions and legislation on international law receive equal trea tment with international law as it is practised and taught abroad.
Chapter 8 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997,
allows the Minister of Labour to promulgate minimum conditions of
employment for employees in specific sectors or areas, in the form
of Sectoral Determinations. Sectoral Determination 6 sets out
minimum conditions of employment in the South African Private
Security Sector, a sector employing over 500 000 active security
officers, with 1 500 000 registered security officers, and over 9
000 active employer security companies.
The book consists of three parts.
Part 1, which comprises 5 chapters, deals with the legal-philosophical aspects of communications law. In Part II , we deal with certain statutory and common law limitations to the right to freedom of expression. Part III deals with specific methods of communication, ie the press, electronic communications, broadcasting, computers, and entertainment.
Regsalmanak: 100 stories uit ons regserfenis is ’n keur uit die rubriek Regsalmanak wat Gustaf Pienaar sedert 2012 op gereelde grondslag vir LitNet lewer. Die 12 hoofstukke se titels is die 12 maande van die jaar, en elke maand het datumverwante verhale, telkens met ’n regsinhoud. Pienaar put uit gepubliseerde hofverslae vir hierdie vermaaklike dog leersame verhale.
Regter Burton Fourie, wat die voorwoord tot die boek skryf, beskryf Regsalmanak as volg: “Vir almal – jonk en oud – behoort hierdie publikasie van groot waarde te wees, veral om die implementering van regsbeginsels op praktiese vlak te ervaar. In hierdie opsig is die skrywer werklik ’n meester. Regsbeginsels word deur die gebruik van keurige Afrikaans verduidelik en toegepas. Daardeur word soms ingewikkelde regsbegrippe vir almal toeganklik gemaak. Derhalwe is die werk ’n hoogs genotvolle reis deur ons regsgeskiedenis.”
The Law of Business Associations in Zambia: An Introduction sets
out the history and current state of business associations law in
Zambia, providing a clear overview of all relevant legislation,
case law and implied policy. The book covers the different types of
business associations, sole traders and sole proprietorships,
partnerships, co-operative societies, registered companies and
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 aims to make high-quality basic education accessible to all South African children irrespective of race and geographic location in the country. Written by significant role-players and members of the judiciary, Pathways to Successful Schooling reflects on the journey of South African schooling over the past 20 years. This book was prompted by the 2016 Schools Act symposium, Schools Act @ 20: Charting the Way Forward, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Schools Act. Looking at education since 1996, this book considers practical alternatives for addressing contentious matters. Unique to this work is the inclusion of the first ever analysis of the background to the drafting of the Schools Act. Pathways to Successful Schooling gives perspectives on dreams, expectations and realities. It reflects on what became of the vision of the Education White Paper 1 and the Schools Act. An international dimension is added by the discussion of constitutional changes and values in the context of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The book also looks at legislating for the realisation of children's rights and offers the view that, although the Act has set the pace, broader efforts will enhance children's rights in South Africa.
Legal issues for entrepreneurs is a guide to the complex legal requirements involved in the planning, registering and operating of small business enterprises. Set within the context of South African corporate practice and experience, this title is applicable to both emerging and established SMMEs. It offers the reader an all-inclusive breakdown of legal procedures surrounding the startup and operational facets of entrepreneurship, covering such topics as Employment Equity and BEE, good governance standards and skills development requirements.
The Journey to Transform Local Government is about the challenges and opportunities for municipalities in South Africa as they journey towards delivering on the promise of developmental local government. It deals with various issues on the continuum of local government transformation in South Africa, for example, what does Sustainable Development Goal 11 mean for a municipality? Given that good governance is essential for success, are municipalities implementing anti-corruption policies and are the Municipal Public Accounts Committees functioning? How do we staff municipalities with professionals who see local government as their career of choice? And, given that our ageing infrastructure poses risks for the future, what should municipalities do to ensure proper maintenance? How do we manage the overlapping roles of traditional leaders and municipalities? Can traditional land use allocation and building practices co-exist with municipal planning and building regulations? And, when municipalities insist on town planning and building regulations, how does this affect local entrepreneurs? Lastly, how do we measure spatial transformation in practice? The authors grappling with these questions come from universities, government, civil society and the private sector. They fill the pages of this book with some of the latest research on local government, grounded in the reality of today's South Africa.
Law Clinics and the Clinical Law Movement in South Africa provides guidelines to assist clinicians and universities with the development of the clinical legal education curriculum, teaching methodology and the administration of a university-based law clinic. The manual was developed from contributions taken from papers and presentations given by clinicians attending workshops of the South African University Law Clinics Association (SAULCA). The book offers a wide range of guidance on many components of clinical legal education, including integrating clinical legal education with the requirements of higher education and the legal profession, setting goals and objectives for a clinical legal education programme, and an examination of the basic principles of teaching and learning as well as assessment. It also focuses on the different methods of teaching and learning, such as lecturing, supervision, legal research and mediation. The teaching portfolio covers in detail many subjects, including client communications, drafting and civil trial advocacy. The manual pays attention to the day-to-day administration of a university-based law clinic with practical support on financial and office management as well as accreditation. The unique feature of this manual is that the material covered in many sections offers practical advice and examples which will be of benefit to newly appointed law clinicians. The manual adheres to SAULCA's vision, mission and objectives, and in collaboration with its member university law clinics, SAULCA continues to investigate and explore new methods and processes which aim to improve clinical legal education and access to justice.
Ethics are an integral part of the legal profession. Ethics are important because they imbue a sense of orderliness and professionalism in the members of the profession, and hence instil in legal practitioners a sense of responsibility and accountability. Understanding Professional Conduct and Ethics for Legal Practitioners in Zambia covers the following areas: the core ethics of a legal practitioner; the obligations of an advocate; the fraternity of lawyers; undertakings; disciplining an advocate; the conduct and ethics of prosecutors; and judicial officers' conduct and ethics. The book includes the Judicial (Code of Conduct) Act, the Legal Practitioners' Act and the Legal Practitioners' Practice Rules.
The worst nightmares of the oil and gas pipeline industry are coming true in the United States.High-pressure natural gas pipelines run underground through many suburban areas as part of the network providing fuel to homes and businesses. This infrastructure poses an immense, but insufficiently recognised, threat to the general public. In 2010, one of these pipelines ruptured in San Bruno, a suburb of San Francisco adjacent to the international airport. The result was a massive explosion and fire in which eight people died, many were injured, and 38 homes were destroyed. This possibility haunts many cities around the world.Coincidentally in the same year, another worst-case scenario came true, near Marshall, in the state of Michigan. A pipeline rupture released vast quantities of oily sludge into a local river system. The smell was so offensive that many nearby residents were forced to sell their homes and get out. The clean-up cost the pipeline owner more than a billion dollars, making it the most expensive oil spill on land in US history.This book examines the causes of these two events. It argues that, although they were profoundly surprising to the companies concerned, from a broader perspective they were no surprise at all, stemming as they did from well-known human, organisational and regulatory failures. In particular, we emphasise two contrasting but equally flawed approaches to prevention of rare but catastrophic events.Fantasy planningCompanies often try to convince themselves, regulators and members of the public that they have the relevant hazards under control because they have elaborate plans to deal with them. When it comes to the point, these plans turn out to be wildly optimistic and full of unjustified assumptions and inaccurate data. Their function is symbolic rather than instrumental - that is, they serve as statements that the hazard is under control, rather than as real instruments of control. Fantasy planning was very evident in both accidents.Black swansThe second approach adopts the currently fashionable "black swan" metaphor. In Europe, historically, all swans are white, and Europeans could not conceive of a black swan - until they discovered Australia. In the 21st century, the concept of a black swan has taken on new meaning - a rare event with major impact, quite unpredictable at the time, although possibly explicable in hindsight. Nowadays, major industrial accidents, such as the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, are sometimes referred to as black swans. But here the analogy breaks down. Black swans were unforeseeable to Europeans. Major accidents are not unforeseeable to risk analysts. In fact, it is their responsibility to foresee them and to put in place barriers against them. Accidents occur when those barriers fail. The metaphor is therefore wrong. In fact, it seems to be nothing more than a contemporary version of the idea that major accidents are inevitable - the 'stuff happens' view of risk management.Integrity managementThese two concepts shed new light on why integrity management is so difficult to get right and also how it can be improved. We hope that those in positions of responsibility in companies that have responsibility for hazardous facilities will feel the need to scrutinise their own integrity management systems with these absurdities in mind. The major failings we have identified provide valuable lessons for all organisations that use risk assessments to manage and prioritise routine activities.Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand is the non-exclusive distributor of this title.
The exploitation of natural resources in Africa represents a major challenge. The African continent, which remains largely unexplored, contains a large part of the world’s natural resources. The current context, characterised by a fluctuation of commodity prices, does not reduce the growing interest in Africa and its extractive sector. Oil, Gas and Mining Law in Africa analyses the mining and petroleum laws in African countries and includes an assessment of contractual aspects applicable to oil, gas and mining operations. The innovative interest of this book is to provide a detailed and up-to-date analysis of mining and petroleum laws applicable to the upstream sector in Africa. It focuses on all the mining and petroleum laws and especially those recently enacted in a constantly changing environment.
Zimbabwe’s Constitution of 2013 provides for multi-level government at national, provincial and local level. This book explores the nature, evolution and future of this multi-level system of government against the background of international best practices.
Provincial and Local Government Reform in Zimbabwe: An analysis of the Law, Policy and Practice considers key questions about the multi-level system of government and shows how it radically differs from the old Lancaster House constitutional order.
The roles that provincial and local governments, as well as traditional leaders, fulfil in the new order are examined, the reforms needed to implement the system are outlined, and lessons to be learnt from other countries with multi-level governments are considered.
This book aims to aid the realisation of Zimbabwe’s constitutional goals of development, democracy and peace through effective multilevel governance and contributes to the international discourse on decentralisation and the role of subnational governments in Africa.
Collusion occurs when firms in a market coordinate their behavior for the purpose of producing a supracompetitive outcome. The literature on the theory of collusion is deep and broad but most of that work does not take account of the possible illegality of collusion. Recently, there has been a growing body of research that explicitly focuses on collusion that runs afoul of competition law and thereby makes firms potentially liable for penalties. This book, by an expert on the subject, reviews the theoretical research on unlawful collusion, with a focus on two issues: the impact of competition law and enforcement on whether, how long, and how much firms collude; and the optimal design of competition law and enforcement.The book begins by discussing general issues that arise when models of collusion take into account competition law and enforcement. It goes on to consider game-theoretic models that encompass the probability of detection and penalties incurred when convicted, and examines how these policy instruments affect the frequency of cartels, cartel duration, cartel participation, and collusive prices. The book then considers the design of competition law and enforcement, examining such topics as the formula for penalties and leniency programs. The book concludes with suggested future lines of inquiry into illegal collusion.
The overarching vision of the 2050 Africa's Integrated Maritime Strategy is to foster increased wealth creation from Africa's oceans and seas by developing a sustainable thriving blue economy in a secure and environmentally sustainable manner. The Law of the Sea: The African Union and its Member States provides a first and firm foundation for an assessment and the further development of the legal aspects of ocean governance on the continent. It is an indispensable reference for all the role players in the African Maritime Domain, including agencies and governments, business, civil society, lawyers, scientists and students.
www.oup.com/blackstones/criminal Led by Professor David Ormerod and David Perry QC, our team of authors has been hand-picked to ensure that you can trust our unique combination of authority and practicality. With a simultaneous supplement containing essential materials, you can rely on Blackstone's Criminal Practice to be your constant companion through every courtroom appearance. This new edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, and Practice Directions. With supplements, free Quarterly Updates, and monthly web updates, you can trust Blackstone's Criminal Practice to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure.
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