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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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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Credit amnesty a challenge for credit lenders

Credit lenders should rather look for new ways of deriving consumer information on which to base their lending decisions, and not complain about the new credit amnesty which was implemented on 1 April 2014.

17 Apr 2014 11:11

Public audit must improve to prevent waste of taxpayers' money

Public audit performs a crucial role in both preventing ongoing waste of taxpayers' money and boosting society's trust and confidence about how governments spend public money. This is according to a recent report by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

14 Apr 2014 13:00

Public protector to meet with Sanral on e-tolls billing system

The public protector's office has met the National Consumer Commission to discuss motorists' complaints about Sanral's e-tolls billing system.

14 Apr 2014 10:27

North West increases funding for traditional leaders

While the North West province struggles to provide services for its residents, provincial premier, Thandi Modise has confirmed that the provincial government has increased funding by almost threefold for traditional leaders from R9.9m to R27m for the 2014/15 financial year.

14 Apr 2014 08:29

Communities urged to report housing corruption

Human Settlements Minister Connie September has urged communities to report illegal activities in the development of housing.

14 Apr 2014 08:16

Impact of Pension Funds Act on annuities and divorce

The question often arises why a spouse can't claim from an annuity in the case of a divorce. The answer lies in the applicable legislation, specifically the Pension Fund Act and the Divorce Act. The aim of Section 37A of the Pension Funds Act is to protect a member's pension benefits from his/her creditors, and it expressly limits a fund's ability to deduct amounts from a member's pension benefit.

By Lize de la Harpe 10 Apr 2014 12:59

Minister tackles discrimination at work

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says despite the fact that South Africa has come a long way in the past 20 years of democracy, more needs to be done to change attitudes to end discrimination in the workplace.

10 Apr 2014 08:33

No room to hide for unhelpful insurers

The long-term insurance ombudsman office has put R103m back into the hands of consumers who received poor service from their insurance companies last year.

10 Apr 2014 05:14

Solutions important to minimise compliance breaches

With most companies growing in complexity every year, critical internal policies, processes and reporting requirements need to be put into place as potential pitfalls or discrepancies can quickly magnify into major problems. This is according to Tertia Barrett, head of sales and marketing at CQS Technologies Holdings South Africa.

8 Apr 2014 07:32

Tax Ombud's Office launched

PRETORIA: Taxpayers' legitimate complaints, which are unable to be resolved through the South African Revenue Service (SARS) internal mechanisms, will now be reviewed and addressed by the newly launched South African Tax Ombud's Office.

8 Apr 2014 06:53

Implications of amendments to Credit Act

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 has been slightly lacking in regard to its ability to protect consumers. The purpose of the Act is to protect consumers and promote a fair yet competitive credit industry.

By Megan Gedye 7 Apr 2014 08:28

SARS sets sights on Zuma after Nkandla report

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has said it will look into President Jacob Zuma's tax affairs following renovations to his Nkandla homestead.

4 Apr 2014 10:25

Executives see tax system encouraging compliance

Almost 80% of South African business leaders who participated in the latest International Business Report survey conducted by Grant Thornton saw South Africa's tax system as one that encourages tax compliance.

By Amanda Visser 4 Apr 2014 10:10

Cable thieves darken e-toll roads

Cable thieves have darkened Gauteng's R20bn freeway network as streetlights along the route have ceased to function.

4 Apr 2014 08:40

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