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Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 1 hour ago

Pastor Tim Omotoso to appear in court

The controversial Durban-based Pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who was arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault, will appear before court this morning...

2 days ago

Now's the time for self-regulation: HDI on the ethics of youth marketing

HDI Youth Marketeers' Managing Director Catherine Bothma, and youth expert, Jason Levin take the time to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ethics of youth marketing....

2 days ago

Dealing with weed in the workplace

In the last few weeks, several news outlets have suggested that the use of cannabis is now legal. Before employees are emboldened to light up, it's important to note that this isn't what the High Court found...

By Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 2 days ago

FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has fined insurers Assupol R500,000 for breaches of the Long-Term Insurance Act: Policyholder Protection Rules...

2 days ago

How to defend a personal injury claim against your business

Personal injury claims cover a wide range of situations and events. Defending against them is a serious and complicated thing that cannot be handled well by just anyone...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 2 days ago

Minister Dlodlo: SABC interim board is legal

Government says it has noted the comments made by the former COO of the SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and a group of artists during a media briefing held on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.

3 days ago

Contextualising ‘expropriation without compensation' debate

With present government's renewed vigour to speed up and enhance land redistribution and amend the Constitution to permit expropriation without compensation, an overview of current legislation places the debate in context...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Tenielle Combrinck 3 days ago

Private equity to inject billions into Africa

The Baker McKenzie report ‘A growth engine: Trends and outcomes of private equity in Africa' shows private equity activity in Africa will inject billions of US dollars of sustainable investment over the next five years...

3 days ago

Gender equality as a business imperative

A view of how seriously South African companies are taking the challenge of women being able to shape - not just fit into - the economy...

By Robyn de Villiers 19 Apr 2017

Ntlemeza still intent on going back to work

Former head of the Hawks Berning Ntlemeza is still on leave and will approach the courts if he is stopped from returning to work next week, his lawyer Comfort Ngidi said on Tuesday...

By Genevieve Quintal 19 Apr 2017

Dawn loses ‘characterisation' plea at Competition Tribunal

Despite Dawn Consolidated Holdings' and Sangio Pipe's argument that its conduct should not be characterised as collusive, the Competition Tribunal has found that they engaged in market division...

By Duduetsang Mogapi and Lara Granville 19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing attorneys - their role in a property transaction

The change of ownership of an immovable doesn't happen when the Offer to Purchase is signed, or even when the purchase price is paid to the seller...

By Adrian Goslett 18 Apr 2017

SARB's new loop structure allows foreign investment for startups

Local unlisted research and development companies can establish companies offshore in order to obtain foreign investment without prior approval...

18 Apr 2017

Cape Bar tackles inequity at legal practices

The Cape Bar has launched an initiative with legal firms in Cape Town to tackle the lack of transformation in the sector...

18 Apr 2017

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

By Jonathan Ripley-Evans 18 Apr 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa third highest exposure to cyber fraud

Given that sub-Saharan Africa has the third highest exposure to incidents of cyber fraud in the world (Global Fraud Report), the revised draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill, tabled in Parliament on 21 February 2017, is a welcome addition to the prevention of cybercrime...

By Krevania Pillay 18 Apr 2017

New NEC4 suite of contracts includes dispute resolutions

NEC4 suite of standard form contracts, including the widely used engineering and construction contract, will be released on 22 June 2017.

13 Apr 2017

How legal technology can aid your personal injury case

There are many ways you can benefit from legal technology as a client or consumer of legal services. One way is in the area of personal injury...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 12 Apr 2017

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International

Daily Mail pays Melania Trump damages over escort claim

LONDON, UK - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologised to US First Lady Melania Trump and agreed to pay her damages over an article that included allegations that she worked as an escort in the 1990s.

18 Apr 2017

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