Avoiding “A winner who might tend to crow with disdain”: Mediation In Planning

HSG Attorneys Mediation and Planning

Mediation is ideally suited to dealing with objections within the process of a planning application. It has the potential to vastly reduce delays and costs which have become synonymous with planning decisions. To realise these benefits requires a genuine will to adopt, educate on and normalise mediation in planning application processes. Furthermore, it is imperative […]

How Mediation Services Can Help You Resolve Disputes

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Disputes between businesses can be costly, time consuming and damaging to a company’s reputation. Fortunately, there is an alternative to litigation that can help you resolve disputes quickly and efficiently: mediation services. In this blog, we’ll explore what mediation services are, how they work and why they are so beneficial for resolving disputes. What Is […]

Electronic Communication Facilities

HSG Attorneys KZN norms and standards for electronic communication facilities

The KZN norms and standards for electronic communication facilities are consistently being overlooked by service providers and interested and affected parties at their own peril. On 7 January 2020 the KZN Member of the Executive Council: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs adopted the Provincial Norms and Standards for Electronic Communication Facilities (Norms and Standards). “Electronic […]

The use of an Information and Document Repository in terms of Section 30(10) of NEMA

In the case of an environmental non-compliant event or an unforeseen environmental catastrophic event, there is a duty to keep the public informed on the state of the environment, especially when the event affects their immediate environment, life, or livelihood. Section 2 of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) includes several principles which should guide […]