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Producers of alcoholic beverages must apply for tariff determinations

SARS recently amended the customs and excise laws to make it compulsory for producers of alcoholic beverages to apply for tariff determinations prior to release of a clearance upon import, and prior to removal of locally manufactured products from an excise manufacturing warehouse...

By Virusha Subban 27 Mar 2015 11:22

Debt prescription claims will reduce with Credit Amendment Act

Amendments to the National Credit Act (NCA), gazetted on Friday 13 March 2015, will make it impossible for unscrupulous debt collectors to collect debt that has prescribed (expired)...

18 Mar 2015 15:42

How the CPA applies to commercial property rentals

As far as commercial property rentals are concerned, there's a misconception that the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) does not apply...

17 Mar 2015 09:00

Shoprite goes to top court over loss of licence to sell wine next to food

When grocery retailers in the Eastern Cape lost their licences to sell wine on their shelves alongside groceries, it was an arbitrary deprivation of property, Shoprite Checkers argued at the ConCourt...

By Franny Rabkin 13 Mar 2015 14:34

Major changes needed with new BBBEE Codes

The amended Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) codes, which come into effect on 1 May 2015, will affect nine sectors within the South African economy...

4 Mar 2015 15:11

Proudly South African will soon apply to food

Food manufacturers and retailers are now working together to become self-regulated in terms of food safety and compliance...

3 Mar 2015 10:37

Brandy industry salutes excise review

Commenting on the Minister of Finance's announcement of an excise hike of 8.5% on brandy, during the annual National Budget Speech on 25 February 2015...

2 Mar 2015 10:23

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotions

Brand fails seem almost "old school" in 2015 as consumers are savvier and brands and agencies pay more attention to getting it right the first time around...

By Alan Haarhoff, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 20 Feb 2015 10:22

Time to circle the wagons to defend 'our biltong': prof

Rooibos has made it, as have honeybush tea and Karoo lamb. And according to Professor Melville Saayman, biltong should be the next South African product to be granted trademark protection...

By Helley Seid 16 Feb 2015 11:22

Who's who in food compliance?

Who checks on the food industry so that both retailers and consumers are given peace of mind? While retailers have their own quality checking and testing systems in place, they can't always see operational gaps or where problems could occur...

Issued by FoodSure 13 Feb 2015 14:55

Dressed for success

With the festive season having come and gone, many manufacturers, retailers and young entrepreneurs are still probably pondering how they could have sold more of their goods to the savvy Christmas-consumer...

By Paul Muscat and Dean Bellingan 10 Feb 2015 09:13

Paper calls for standardisation of naming of seafood species

Few South African consumers are aware of the fact that Argentine hake is sometimes passed off as South African hake...

6 Feb 2015 11:17

Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed

The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...

By Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015 07:42

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