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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Merchandise prices must be displayed

The promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new era for consumers and stipulates that a retailer cannot display goods for sale without displaying a price for those goods. However, the wording in respect of how that price should be displayed, is fairly wide.

By Megan Badenhorst 10 Apr 2014 08:42

Real estate agencies affected by POPI

The property sector, which is involved in not only the marketing of real estate but also the complex process that is followed in the conclusion of property transactions, will be required to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

9 Apr 2014 15:43

Canned-fish companies argue merits of Oceana-Foodcorp merger

The Competition Commission has been devising "fall-back" theories to mitigate harm and justify the conditions it set for the approval of listed fishing company Oceana's (OCE's) takeover of Foodcorp's fishing business‚ the merging parties argued on Friday, 4 April 2014.

By Amanda Visser 7 Apr 2014 15:33

SA raids Unilever, Malaysian firm in competition probe

South Africa's Competition Commission said on Thursday, 3 April 2014, it raided the local offices of food manufacturers Unilever and Malaysia's Sime Darby as part of a probe into collusion.

4 Apr 2014 14:21

MTN, Vodacom interconnection fees cut

Interconnection fees for mobile operators MTN and Vodacom have been cut in half‚ despite a declaration by the high court that the regulations were unlawful.

By Franny Rabkin 1 Apr 2014 15:46

Was case against SAB a waste of time, money?

It has taken millions of rand and a decade for the Competition Commission's distribution case against beer brewer SAB to finally come to nothing.

By Amanda Visser 1 Apr 2014 14:29

Screws tighten with NCA Bill

The National Credit Amendment Bill, approved by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), will see the screws tightened on reckless lending.

28 Mar 2014 05:09

Increase in calls to Whistle Blowers

While South African crime surveys indicate a general decrease in the use of external hot lines, the average number of calls received by Whistle Blowers clients has increased over the last 18 months.

26 Mar 2014 10:50

Salt laws fail taste test, warns expert

Laws to reduce the salt content of food products might not succeed because people can add extra salt if they do not like the taste.

18 Mar 2014 16:44

Pioneer Foods fails to stop rival selling maize meal in similar packaging

Pioneer Foods‚ producer of the popular White Star super maize meal since 1999‚ has failed to stop rival Bothaville Milling from selling a super maize meal known as Star.

By Ernest Mabuza 14 Mar 2014 14:59

Trade coupons must conform to Consumer Protection Act

In South Africa, despite a less prevalent use than other countries such as the US, when trade coupons are used as part of a supplier's marketing activities, the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) should be borne in mind.

By Leana Engelbrecht and Tshepiso Scott 14 Mar 2014 11:35

Class action seeks paltry R2.1m over bread pricing

A major class action against bread producers found guilty of price fixing and market allocation by the Competition Commission has calculated that the damage to consumers amounted to a mere R2.1m, while the bread producers were fined almost R300m.

By Amanda Visser and Mark Allix 6 Mar 2014 15:37

Budget favours SMES, wine industry

Following the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan's annual National Budget Speech on 26 February 2014, both FNB and VinPro have praised aspects of the budgets that relate to small businesses and the wine industry.

3 Mar 2014 14:49

Drinkers and smokers to cough up more in sin taxes

The cost of drinking and smoking is going up again with excise duties - or so-called "sin taxes" - rising by between 2.5% and 12% on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

By Angus Macmillan 27 Feb 2014 16:42

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