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SABC-MultiChoice deal challenged at tribunal

A consortium comprising media group Caxton, lobby group Save Our SABC Coalition (SOS) and Media Monitoring Africa argued before the Competition Tribunal on Wednesday, 30 September, that MultiChoice and the SABC must be compelled to classify their controversial content deal as a merger...

2 Oct 2015 12:11

Understanding long-term contracts in SME models

Thanks largely to the spectacular failure of a certain health club over 20 years ago, that tied gym members into contracts of ridiculous duration, and similar stories later on from the world of armed response and cellular, South Africa's legislature was compelled to step in and draft the Consumer Protection Act's stipulations regarding long-term agreements...

By Rad Jankovic 1 Oct 2015 12:06

Need for liberalisation and transparent regulation to open up the African skies

On the opening day of the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, the plight of African airlines took centre stage with the lack of liberalisation...

25 Sep 2015 11:47

Court dismisses Gidani's application for condonation in national lottery case

South Africa's official national lottery operator Ithuba has welcomed Judge Neil Tuchten's decision to dismiss Gidani's application for condonation with the late filing of an application for leave to appeal...

10 Sep 2015 14:09

Keeping confidentiality in Competition Law hearings

The Competition Act specifically provides that when submitting information to the Competition Commission or the Tribunal, one may identify confidential information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Graeme Wickins 8 Sep 2015 17:03

The ombudsman cometh

Has the culture of non-compliance and non-payment that is increasingly prevalent amongst the general population spread to businesses? If the recent experience of the office of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) is anything to go by, it may well have done so...

By Neville Melville 3 Sep 2015 11:08

Decision over claim against auditors

Claims against audit firms have become all the more prevalent and it was one such claim that recently enjoyed the scrutiny of the Supreme Court of Appeal...

By Jonathan Witts-Hewinson 31 Aug 2015 11:08

Journalists and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI)

How will journalistic activities be regulated by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) when it comes into force?...

By Danie Strachan 27 Aug 2015 09:08

Copyright Amendment Bill - a diamond in the rough

The Copyright Amendment Bill is by all accounts a grave misfortune and a study in amateur law making. However, it is noteworthy that the Bill contains a set of provisions that is deserving of closer analysis...

By Cobus Jooste 26 Aug 2015 14:48

Putting up security for costs

In Boost Sports South Africa (Pty) Ltd vs The South African Breweries Limited, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) required the plaintiff to put up security for costs...

By Tim Fletcher 18 Aug 2015 16:27

Now now issues - ASA and intellectual property

Some interesting issues from two of the speakers at the annual Advertising & Marketing Law Conference, Johannesburg, 3 September...

Issued by MARKETING MIX CONFERENCES 14 Aug 2015 10:50

Execution of Copyright Amendment Bill 'abysmal'

The Copyright Amendment Bill, published by the dti in the Government Gazette of 27 July 2015, has some good points but the execution is abysmal...

By Prof Owen Dean 11 Aug 2015 16:19

Please tell us about advertising and marketing law issues of concern to you

Seven legal authorities will be addressing a host of current issues at the annual Advertising & Marketing Law Conference in Johannesburg on 3 September...

Issued by Marketing Mix Conferences 11 Aug 2015 11:14

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