Rafi Weiner, a Partner at Ashersons, joined the firm in 1981 after having completed his articles.
Rafi was awarded a B.Proc degree by the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1980, and in 1992 he completed his LLM also at UCT.
Rafi was admitted as an attorney in both South Africa and Lesotho in 1983, and in 1989 he was admitted as an attorney in Namibia – then South West Africa.
His areas of expertise include Family, Aviation and Administrative Law where he is one of a few attorneys in Cape Town who represent outdoor advertising companies.
He also has extensive experience in Commercial Litigation, where he specialises in Insolvency and Commercial Law. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the drafting and preparation of commercial agreements.
Rafi also has expertise in Criminal Law, particularly with regard to asset forfeiture and commercial and customs fraud.
Recent Articles by Rafi Weiner
Equal Pay for Equal Work – Can You Differentiate Without Unfairly Discriminating? 4 June 2019 - Our employment laws and labour courts come down heavily on any unfair discrimination in the workplace, but it’s not always easy to decide whether “differentiation” between employees is or is not “unfair discrimination”. Take for instance a recent Labour Court case where a black female employee complained to the CCMA (Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and […] Aging Employees: When Must They Retire? 8 October 2018 - Record numbers of Baby Boomers are now reaching their 60s, and if you are an employer in any size of business (from the smallest family-owned enterprise to the largest corporate), make sure now that you have a policy in place to handle the thorny question of compulsory retirement. This is vital – sooner or later […] “You’re Fired for Misconduct” v “No, I Resign” – Who Wins? 30 August 2018 - You want to charge one of your employees with serious misconduct so you institute disciplinary proceedings. To avoid a possible dismissal the employee resigns “with immediate effect”. Can you go ahead with disciplining the employee? Until recently the answer was no, the Labour Court having decided in such a matter that immediate resignation brings an […] How to Avoid Disputes over Jointly Owned Property 1 April 2018 - Buying property can be an excellent investment, but it can also be expensive. So sometimes it makes a lot of sense to share the financial burden with someone else. Perhaps for example you are spouses or life partners buying your first home. Perhaps you are a group of families planning to share a holiday house, […] Expired Firearm Licences: High Court to the Rescue 2 August 2017 - Whilst our law quite correctly treats unlawful possession of a firearm as a most serious offence – you could go to prison for 15 years if convicted – law-abiding citizens who hold valid firearm licences face a major problem if for whatever reason they fail to renew them in time. To set the scene, the […] Baby Boomers: At What Age Must You Retire? 6 June 2016 - Employers need to be particularly on their guard for cases in which a workplace dismissal is automatically unfair. Our courts take a particularly dim view of discrimination cases falling into this category. Age discrimination is one such instance, and an employer faced with such a claim can defend it only by proving (the onus is […] Family Responsibility Leave – Your FAQs 9 June 2015 - When can an employee take fully-paid leave to deal with family matters and not have it deducted from his/her annual leave entitlement? This is often a source of confusion for both employers and employees, but it needn’t be. The BCEA (Basic Conditions of Employment Act) sets everything out clearly, although note that some employers grant […]