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McDonald's under pressure to commit to cruelty-free eggs

A petition against the eggs used in McDonalds meals in SA has been signed by 16‚756 supporters so far...

28 Apr 2016

Let's hope cooldrink tax isn't just a sugar rush

The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his February budget speech, will come into effect on 1 April next year...

By Virusha Subban and Yonatan Sher 22 Apr 2016

Cash and carry shops non-compliant with SARS regulations

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has done over 100 inspections of "cash and carry" businesses in Gauteng in the past month, it said in a statement on Wednesday...

21 Apr 2016

Clover changes low-fat milk to comply with new legislation

In keeping with its Clover's 'Way Better' promise and in line with the R260: Agricultural Product Standards Act passed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Clover will be implementing a change to the fat content of its low-fat milk variant...

20 Apr 2016

'Toothless' regulator fails to act on Lewis

In a damning indictment of the National Credit Regulator's (NCR's) perceived inability to enforce any of its findings, the Lewis share price remained unchanged on Tuesday, following news that the NCR had again referred the furniture retailer to the National Consumer Tribunal for alleged breaches of the National Credit Act...

By Ann Crotty 20 Apr 2016

Lewis to oppose new referral to consumer watchdog

Furniture chain Lewis will oppose a request by the National Credit Regulator that the National Consumer Tribunal order it to refund customers of its "club fees" and maintenance plans...

19 Apr 2016

Proposed truck ban could hike price of basic food

New regulations banning trucks on urban roads during peak hours could trigger a spike in the cost of essential goods...

By Colleen Goko 18 Apr 2016

New container weight regulations have safety in mind

DURBAN - Shipping companies will in future have to adhere to strict international weight verification regulations for containers in an effort to prevent accidents...

By Nompumelelo Magwaza 6 Apr 2016

Call for steps against duty-free European chicken

The South African Poultry Association has asked the International Trade Administration Commission to impose an agricultural safeguard...

By Linda Ensor 30 Mar 2016

Watershed judgment expected in Sovereign shareholders' case

A Port Elizabeth high court judge was to announce at 8.30am on Tuesday whether the controversial Sovereign Food shareholders meeting scheduled to take place in Uitenhage 90 minutes thereafter would go ahead...

By Ann Crotty 29 Mar 2016

Lewis gets green light to buy Beares and Ellerines stores

Retail group Lewis has obtained approval from regulatory and competition authorities for its R250m purchase of Ellerines and Beares stores announced late last year, expanding its store footprint outside SA to more than 100...

By Moyagabo Maake 24 Mar 2016

Grocery inquiry to cover concerns of township SMEs

The grocery retail sector inquiry launched last year by the Competition Commission was very significant and could address issues of food prices and market access, the economic development minister said on Tuesday...

By Linda Ensor 16 Mar 2016

Plain packaging for sugar may prove unhealthy

Sugar has officially descended into the realm of "sin", with the penalty of a tax that will be introduced from April 1 next year...

By Gerald Bourne 3 Mar 2016

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