Alison Lee

Alison Lee


Please see below the latest Legal happenings for this week.


 “I’m not a member of the Advertising Regulatory Board. Do I need to comply with their code?”

The short answer is “no…and yes”. Here’s the long answer…

The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) is an independent entity established and funded by the marketing communication industry, to regulate advertising in South Africa. The ARB’s Code of Advertising Practice sets out the basic principles of what is or isn’t regarded as acceptable advertising. Since the ARB is a membership-based entity, only members of the ARB are required to adhere to the ARB.



  Former domestic worker to inherit Camps Bay guest house and Sea Point flat

Jane Bwanya, a former domestic worker who was “swept off her feet” six years ago by a relatively wealthy businessman, has succeeded in changing the provisions of the Intestate Succession Act, which had barred unmarried partners in a heterosexual union from inheriting. She now stands to inherit the estate of her life partner.



 Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in certain Workplaces (for industries outside mining)

On Thursday, 01 October 2020, Notice R.1031 was published in Government Gazette No. 43751, in terms of which the Minister of Employment and Labour issued Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in certain workplaces (“the Consolidated COVID-19 Directions”).


Who is responsible? AI vs corporate governance and SA law

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala of the University of Johannesburg recently asked a fundamental ethical and accountability question to his Twitter followers. “A self-driving car carrying a passenger encounters a pedestrian. It either has to avoid the pedestrian and kill the passenger or save the passenger and kill the pedestrian. What should it do? Kill the pedestrian, or kill the passenger, or depends on their age and or do as the owner programmed.” Interestingly, 63.8% of respondents said the car should do as the “owner programmed”.S

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