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Tribunal agrees settlement terms for cycle cartel

Four of the 20 bicycle retailers and wholesalers implicated in a price-fixing scandal appeared before the Competition Tribunal yesterday, 29 April 2015...

By Roxanne Henderson and Kingdom Mabuza 30 Apr 2015 16:37

EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports

BRUSSELS: The EU announced plans Wednesday to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states to decide whether to admit them or not...

23 Apr 2015 10:00

Code of Conduct a further step in empowering consumers

It used to be that if one wished to complain about particular goods purchased or services received, one would need to wait in a queue in some dark corner of a store and argue one's case before a disinterested clerk...

By Neil Kirby 22 Apr 2015 07:48

Sbu 'slips up' again

NEWSWATCH: 'Oops! I did it again...' Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, is once again in hot water after using a fake SABS stamp of approval on his energy drink, it is reported...

14 Apr 2015 08:16

Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue...

By Mike Cordes 10 Apr 2015 08:30

Blow the whistle for reason not reward

Whistle Blowers is receiving a growing number of calls from companies seeking advice on the pros and cons with regard to the offering of rewards for information that leads to a fraud conviction...

8 Apr 2015 11:01

Consumer protection laws continue to develop

South African consumer protection legislation has undergone significant developments over the past few years. The regime has gradually developed to a point of prescribing contractual formalities in commercial contracts...

By Johann Scholtz and Balungile Khathi 7 Apr 2015 14:06

Pizza group must eat a humble pie

Roman's Pizza must publicly apologise and pay R200,000 to a Durban family for refusing them a licence to operate a halaal franchise of the chain because they are not Muslim...

1 Apr 2015 06:50

Agro-processing to drive economic transformation

PRETORIA: The reviving of agriculture and the agro-processing value chain is key for radical economic transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

31 Mar 2015 14:25

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...

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

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