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VFS Global in soup over 'lease breach'

VFS Global, which manages visa application centres on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, could soon be kicked out of its offices in the Absa Building in Cape Town for allegedly breaching its lease agreement...

By Bekezela Phakathi 21 minutes ago

SARS goes to court to terminate LTC contract

SARS has instituted court action to terminate a contract with a service provider due to the company's failure to disclose its familial relationship...

19 hours ago

SA formally withdrawing from ICC

South Africa has formally requested to withdraw from the Rome Statute, a treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

3 days ago

Officials clash over customs tax collection

Two senior government officials had a brief and heated exchange on Tuesday, 18 October 2016, over the controversial Border Management Bill and the proposed Border Management Agency...

By Khulekani Magubane 20 Oct 2016

Neighbours and building plans

This article considers the legal standing of neighbours to object to, and prevent, the approval of building plans...

By Chantelle Gladwin and Maike Gohl 19 Oct 2016

Medical aid fraud, waste and abuse

Fraud, wastage, abuse and irregular practices add R22bn per year to the overall annual cost of private healthcare in SA...

19 Oct 2016

Scopa gets teeth to charge officials

The walls are closing in on corrupt public officials as legislators crack down on errant behaviour by government employees...

18 Oct 2016

What you need to know right now about the STSM Act

Owners in sectional title schemes can expect their levy payments to increase...

17 Oct 2016

Unpacking the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act

On 7 October 2016, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act was brought into force, which applies to South Africans living housing schemes, where the use of and responsibility for land and buildings is shared...

By Justine Krige 17 Oct 2016

Wits #FeesMustFall leader to spend another night in jail

Fees must Fall leader Mcebo Dlamini will spend another night in police custody...

By Julia Madibogo 17 Oct 2016

The gas-to-power plan: the legal take

The long-awaited PIM for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power independent power producer procurement programme (IPP) is out...

By Jay Govender, Emma Dempster and Adriaan van der Me 14 Oct 2016

Will Act amendments render Competition Commission a 'toothless watchdog'?

Despite the fines, threat of sanctions and blacklisting imposed on firms involved in cartel activity, there appears to have been an increase in the number of cartels uncovered by the Competition Commission...

By Maphanga Maseko 14 Oct 2016

Competition law: frameworks necessary as legal landscape evolves

The South African Competition Commission held its 10th Annual Competition Law, Economics and Policy Conference in Cape Town recently...

By Mmadika Moloi and Elisha Bhugwandeen 13 Oct 2016

Gordhan responds to bombshell summons

NPA issues summons against Gordhan in surprise move...

12 Oct 2016

Mediator for NMMU, parents

A group of concerned parents who resorted to court in a bid to force NMMU to resume its academic activities Tuesday, 11 October 2016, reached an agreement with the university to try to resolve their differences through a mediator...

12 Oct 2016

Ex-taxman does battle in CCMA

The constructive dismissal arbitration of former SARS spokesman Adrian Lackay began at the CCMA yesterday, with SARS's lawyers saying Lackay was abusing the process to contest allegations about a "rogue" unit within the revenue service...

By Franny Rabkin 11 Oct 2016

Dutch freeze court action against Pokemon Go makers

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Dutch authorities have suspended plans to sue the US makers of Pokemon Go, after the company deleted its virtual pets from a protected beach in The Hague...

11 Oct 2016

Apple wins appeal, US$120m award from Samsung restored

WASHINGTON, USA: A US appeals court on Friday, 7 October 2016, handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a $119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for patent infringement...

10 Oct 2016

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