Law and Legal

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Most People Have No Idea Whether They’re Paid Fairly

Managers know that engaged employees are more effective. But despite the vast amount of employee engagement research out there, very little of it focuses…

When Who You Know Trumps What You Know

When Who You Know Trumps What You Know

For those of us who, by virtue of residing outside the continent, are deemed ambassadors for Africa whether we like…

Why Cybersecurity Is So Difficult To Get Right

Why Cybersecurity Is So Difficult To Get Right

It seems like hardly a week goes by without news of a data breach at yet another company. And it…

How Important Are Values Within Your Business And How Can It Excel Or Destroy Your Business?

How Important Are Values Within Your Business And How Can It Excel Or Destroy Your Business?

Somebody once said that an actively disengaged employee is similar to a well-trained and motivated terrorist, able to destroy your…

Reflections On A Changing World Of Legal Services

Reflections On A Changing World Of Legal Services

When I joined Webber Wentzel on 2 January 1984, all the firm’s partners were comfortably able to sit around a…

How To Respond When Someone Takes Credit For Your Work

How To Respond When Someone Takes Credit For Your Work

There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work. We’ve all had this happen at one point or…

Identity Theft: Should You Subscribe To An ID Protection Service?

Identity Theft: Should You Subscribe To An ID Protection Service?

Tax season had barely begun when we got the news that hackers had broken into Intuit’s online TurboTax service and stolen customer…

Will Anyone Break Our Over-Mighty Unions?

Will Anyone Break Our Over-Mighty Unions?

Who will play Margaret Thatcher to Irvin Jim’s Arthur Scargill? A trade union is a fine thing. It enables working…

Exchange Controls Make It Impossible To Pursue My Work

Exchange Controls Make It Impossible To Pursue My Work

2The South African Supreme Court of Appeal yesterday found in my favour in a case about exchange controls. I will put…

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

Two Kinds of People You Should Never Negotiate With

The first thing negotiation experts teach is to “separate the people from the problem.” The vast majority of the time,…