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DOES SOCIAL MEDIA HAVE A ROLE IN THE WORK PLACE? | ECASA
By Roelf Nel (Director) and Carin van Wyk (Candidate Attorney), Roelf Nel Incorporated, Infrastructure Project Attorneys. Social media has become the most commonly used means of communication as it is the most convenient. With the use of mobile phones communication by social media and messaging services is instant, which makes it convenient. This raises the question: "what is the role of social media within the work place?" As much as social media is beneficial for Contractors and Sub-Contractors to communicate instantly within defined groups, its use in business in mostly unregulated and can result in disputes between the parties. Definition of Notices The JBCC Principal building agreement as well as the Nominated Selected Subcontract agreement edition 6.2 has amended the definition of Notices as follows; "A written communication, excluding social media, issued by either party, the principal agent and/ or agents to the other party and the Principal Agents to, inter alia,