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Margarine maker settles with watchdog over collusion with Unilever

Margarine and cooking oil maker Sime Darby Hudson Knight agreed to pay a R35m fine for colluding with Unilever, the Competition Commission said on Thursday...

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying: If you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table...

By Sharon Snell 3 days ago

Treasury simplifies tax amnesty draft

The Treasury has made significant changes to draft legislation on the new tax amnesty on offshore assets that takes effect later in 2016 in a bid to make it simpler for taxpayers to come clean on any foreign income and assets they have not declared to the taxman...

By Hilary Joffe 3 days ago

US approves AB Inbev buyout of SABMiller

NEW YORK, USA: US antitrust officials approved beer giant AB InBev's $108 billion takeover of rival SABMiller on Wednesday, 20 July 2016, after requiring the divestiture of SABMiller's entire US business...

3 days ago

Legal guide released to tackle HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination

A new handbook, published by LexisNexis South Africa, aims to facilitate easy access to the law relating to HIV and AIDS in South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 days ago

SA, Zambia sign MoU to safeguard migrant workers' rights

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will help South Africa and Zambia to ensure that migrant workers' rights are protected in the two countries...

20 Jul 2016

Four common pitfalls to avoid when drafting a will

Your last will and testament is the only valid and legally enforceable instruction left behind to express the wishes and estate division guidelines of a deceased. To ensure that the remaining family members and beneficiaries are not left in a perilous situation and that the wishes of the deceased are honoured, it is essential to avoid common pitfalls at drafting stage...

20 Jul 2016

Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

New York and Massachusetts filed lawsuits on Tuesday against Volkswagen that suggested that senior executives were aware early...

20 Jul 2016

New business rules for SA's public servants

The Department of Public Service and Administration has published regulations that will require all government departments and entities to put in place measures to prohibit employees and special advisers from "directly or indirectly" doing business with the state...

By Wyndham Hartley 20 Jul 2016

CCMA rules in favour of Parliament in bonus case

The Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has dismissed an application by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) in relation to the payment of bonuses in 2015...

19 Jul 2016

ADR Register launches IMI Qualifying Assessment Programme and introduces skills test for mediators

ADR Register has been accredited as a Qualifying Assessment Programme (QAP) of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) for the African continent...

Issued by Global Network Group 19 Jul 2016

NPA applies for leave to appeal to Constitutional Court

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided to apply for leave to appeal directly to the Constitutional Court against the judgment and order of the full bench of the Pretoria High Court in respect of the spy tapes matter...

18 Jul 2016

Degrees-for-sale scam

Senior government officials, as well as an SRC president, are under investigation after allegedly buying academic degrees from the University of Zululand...

By Mzilikazi wa Afrika 15 Jul 2016

DR Congo to scrap illegal China logging contracts

Congolese authorities told AFP on Wednesday, 13 July, they would annul three logging contracts awarded to China last year in what Greenpeace had called a violation of Congo's own logging moratorium.

14 Jul 2016

First Comic Contracts introduced to ClemenGold fruit-pickers

In an innovative move, Indigo Fruit Growers will be offering their fruit picking employees the world's first Comic Contracts. The aim is to make contracts easier to understand...

14 Jul 2016

Important considerations for EU trade mark owners, post-Brexit

Presently, the European Union Trade Mark includes the UK; however, post-Brexit will see many changes, which may include the UK no longer being covered by it...

By Donvay Wegierski 14 Jul 2016

Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google won more time on Wednesday to answer accusations by the European Commission that the US tech giant abuses the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system...

14 Jul 2016

When strikes turn political, who is accountable?

Where a political party intervenes in a strike, any concerns that the employer has must be raised with the political party and not with the trade unions or employees...

By Aadil Patel and Stephanie Goncalves 13 Jul 2016

Failure to comply could see SABC licence revoked: Icasa

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could, in an "extreme" case, see its licence revoked...

12 Jul 2016

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