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Ex-VW exec sentenced to 7 years for 'dieselgate'

A US court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal...

By Douglas Gillison 3 days ago

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company...

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions

The recent matter of The Commissioner for SARS v Reunert Ltd highlights the importance of possessing an intimate understanding of contractual principles when drafting an agreement...

By Christopher Renwick 6 Dec 2017

Court wants details on mooted grant payment methods

The Constitutional Court wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to give reasons - if any - the alternative grant payment systems described in the Auditor General's report are not feasible...

30 Nov 2017

SA Airlink, Safair to apply for merger approval

Independent airline companies SA Airlink and Safair are planning a merger in which Airlink will acquire Safair...

28 Nov 2017

Outa guns for MultiChoice

MultiChoice is under pressure to "come clean" about its contracts with Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7...

28 Nov 2017

Top court to rule on review of SABC deal

The details of the multimillion-rand broadcasting deal between the SABC and MultiChoice may never be made public if the two companies get their way in the Constitutional Court...

By Theto Mahlakoana 24 Nov 2017

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled...

22 Nov 2017

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m...

22 Nov 2017

Can contract terms still be upheld despite invalid agreement?

The Constitutional Court has handed down judgment in the State Information Technology Agency vs Gijima Holdings case...

By Sonia de Vries and Terrick McCallum 20 Nov 2017

'Suspicious' SARS deposits not probed

As South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane braces for an inquiry into the administration of the tax agency, further damaging revelations emerged on the investigation into its second-in-charge, Jonas Makwakwa...

By Natasha Marrian 10 Nov 2017

Dealing with a personal injury at your business

When someone becomes hurt at your place of business, things can turn serious fast...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Nov 2017

Consumer rights trump retail policies

Those little presticked notices of 'if you break this, consider it sold' or the 'seven-day return policy' that you are so kindly informed of when you return the toy that broke on day one, have no basis...

8 Nov 2017

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Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

JAKARTA,Indonesia: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

6 Dec 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

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