The Law and the CCMA – POLYGRAPH TESTS AND THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Law and the CCMA – POLYGRAPH TESTS AND THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Law and the CCMA   POLYGRAPH TESTS AND THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA In South Africa there is currently no legislation regulating the use of the polygraph. Therefore, there is nothing prohibiting or preventing the submission of polygraph results to corroborate other evidence in our Courts of Law. It is also legal to request employees to voluntarily subject themselves to polygraph examinations. It is very important to note that polygraph results were never intended to provide irrefutable probative evidence to a Court of Law. The polygraph is an investigative tool and polygraph results should be used primarily to assist investigators in narrowing investigations by identifying suspects and collecting information relevant to the investigation. Polygraph results should therefore be submitted to a Court only when they can corroborate other admissible evidence and assist the Court in reaching a verdict. Proper polygraph procedures comply in every respect with the contents of the Constitution and the Labour Relations Act, and actively promote fair labour practices and respect for the human rights of the examinee, because it affords the innocent person an opportunity to be heard and to prove their innocence. Polygraph results can be utilized in labour disputes and disciplinary enquiries. The acceptance of polygraph examination results will depend largely on the credibility and qualification of the examiner and the manner in which the examination was conducted. Polygraph results have been submitted and acknowledged in a number of Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) cases recently, and they are frequently submitted during internal investigations and disciplinary hearings to corroborate other evidence. It appears that the question is not so much...
How to Rank Your Brand New Website on Google: 23 Easy Tactics to Know

How to Rank Your Brand New Website on Google: 23 Easy Tactics to Know

How to Rank Your Brand New Website on Google: 23 Easy Tactics to Know by Rintu Biswas  Search engine optimization is an accumulation of strategies and techniques used to increase the number of visitors to a website by obtaining a high ranking in search results. An important feature of SEO is making your website intelligible for both users and search engine robots. SEO helps the engines figure out what a particular page is all about, and how it may be useful for users. In today’s high level of competition, it is imperative to be as high as possible in the search results, and that comes with an efficient SEO strategy. However, many aren’t sure of how to rank a new website on Google. Although search engines are highly sophisticated, they still have virtual limitations that a human brain doesn’t. @positionly Click to tweet Let’s have a look at the two types of SEO: On-page SEO and Off-page SEO. ON-Page SEO On-page SEO is the practice of optimizing individual pages in order to obtain a higher ranking and earn more relevant organic traffic. In this piece, you will find different tips about On-page SEO: 1. Start title tags with your target keyword: You company/product may be right up on the Google search results page with the appropriate keyword, channeling a huge amount of traffic to your website. On the contrary, a misadvised or inappropriate keyword can make your site’s chance towards prominence more remote than ever. The title of the article defines its content, and as such, a keyword rich title holds greater weight with Google. In general, the closer...
Seven Ways to Develop Positive Self Talk

Seven Ways to Develop Positive Self Talk

7 Ways to Develop Positive Self Talk By Camille Charbonneau              7 Ways to Develop Positive Self Talk and attack success “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson Is your glass half empty or half full? The conversations we have with ourselves (also known as self-talk) play a very important role in how we feel, act, and perform. Believe it or not, the words you tell yourself can directly affect your confidence, energy, satisfaction, and success. That’s because we all have two voices in our head: a negative one, and a positive one. One is useful, and the other, not so much! Many of us tend to think more negatively when we encounter setbacks, mistakes, and challenges. The good news is that we can fix this! I’m not saying that your negative perspective will magically disappear – but you can work on changing it with these positive self-talk activities and tips. Easy Tricks to Positive Self-Talk 1. Take a second to think about it. Like any type of behaviour change, the first step is always self-awareness. It will be tough to change the way you think if you are NOT aware of how you talk to yourself in the first place. You need to realize the kind of things that go through your head on a daily basis. Here’s how you can begin your journey on the road to positive self-talk: At the end of the day, grab a piece of paper, or the notepad in your phone, and write about your performance that day: what you thought about yourself, and how you handled difficult situations....
FIRST LAST FIGHTER STANDING CHAMPIONSHIPS PROVED TO BE THE SHOWDOWN OF THE YEAR!

FIRST LAST FIGHTER STANDING CHAMPIONSHIPS PROVED TO BE THE SHOWDOWN OF THE YEAR!

FIRST LAST FIGHTER STANDING CHAMPIONSHIPS PROVED TO BE THE SHOWDOWN OF THE YEAR! 16 October 2016 ~ BULLETsport Last Fighter Standing The exciting new all-styles martial-arts hand-to-hand combat tournament Last Fighter Standing had their first GRAND FINALE tournament yesterday 15 October 2016 the Ticketpro DomeDome in Johannesburg South Africa.   The built up to the much anticipated first ever LAST FIGHTER STANDING CHAMPIONSHIPS brought VEGAS TO SOUTH AFRICA in a phenomenal display of world class fighting including a bonus entertainment performance by the renowned South African MTV award winning band #MiCasa. Presented by LFS ambassador, Hollywood star and Martial Artist Michael Jai White       Last Fighter Standing is set to become a global phenomenon, attracting the most superior fighters the world has to offer. The unique set of rules gives all styles of martial arts, including but not limited to Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Kick boxing, Karate, MMA and many others. For the first time ever, the world of fighting and martial arts will be unified in the same league. #LFS brings to the arena the best of the best in every hand-to-hand combat discipline, allowing fighters to display the secret weapons and prowess of their style. A number of rules make LFS a unique fighting concept. Only 20 seconds on the ground gives fighters the opportunity to perform more all-rounded fights, having to display the best of their striking skills, as well as the best of their ground techniques due to the limited time on the ground. With shortened 3 X 2-minutes Rounds, and a final bout of 5 X 2-minute rounds, as well as a...
Hack-proof Your Life in 14 Steps

Hack-proof Your Life in 14 Steps

Hack-proof Your Life in 14 Steps Published by http://carteblanche.dstv.com/hack-proof-life/  9 October 2016 We are constantly connected. Whether it’s on a smartphone, a tablet or a computer – connectivity is a given. However, by being connected almost 24/7, it also opens up the doors to a few scaly characters itching to get their hands on your personal information. Here are 13 top-tips that should set you in good stead towards hack-proofing your life.   1.   Use strong passwords. Hackers tend to use special software that runs automatically and tries to guess your password by attempting different combinations of words, numbers and symbols. The more complex the password, the longer it’ll take for the software to figure it out. 2.   Change your password regularly. This is especially important when it comes to your online banking and other personal services. Also avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. If the idea of multiple passwords leaves you cold, there are several free and reliable password management apps available. 3.   Clear browser history. This applies to all devices you use to go online – your computer, tablet and smartphone. Most mainstream browsers keep a detailed record of what you do online, what you share and what you save and/or send. If you want to protect your online privacy, clearing your browser data is a clever move. You can also make use of Incognito browsing and prevent your browser from storing data. 4.   Avoid free Wi-Fi hotspots when you can. Since these Wi-Fi networks aren’t password protected, it’s much easier for sinister users to access the network. Once they have access...