Social Media Policy

Why companies need a social media policy and what should be in it

The media has been flooded in recent months by stories about people who made inappropriate statements on Twitter and Facebook: Penny Sparrow, Gareth Cliff, Chris Hart etc. Why should employers care what their employees post on their private social media accounts? Because it is becoming harder and harder to separate the personal from the professional.

Currently, employees who are found making offensive or harmful statements on social media can be fired and, depending on the circumstances, can even be liable for damages. This is because the employee-employer relationship is based on the utmost good faith. Why then do you need a social media policy? Read more

Competition Law

SA Competition Commission Signs MoU With The Directorate-General Commission of The European Commission

Competition authorities around the world recognise the importance of cooperation in investigating and prosecuting cross-border anti-competitive practices.

The recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Competition Commission and the European Commission aims to enhance national, regional  and international cooperation and enforcement across various jurisdictions in relation to competition law related matters. Read more