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29 Jun 2015 15:46

How to make your trade mark

In a shrinking globally competitive market a trade mark can be the single most valuable asset of a company. An extremely important feature of a trade mark is that it must have the ability to distinguish the relevant goods...

By Burton Meyer and Nicole Meyer 24 Jun 2015 14:14

High Court to hear application to intervene in medical aid regulation case

In September 2014, Genesis Medical Scheme launched an application against the Minister of Health, asking the Western Cape High Court to review and set aside regulations that provide for the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)...

22 Jun 2015 19:16

Retail sector probe welcome, says Massmart

Massmart has welcomed the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the retail sector but says it will continue pursuing its own legal proceedings against anti-competitive exclusive lease agreements held by large grocers...

17 Jun 2015 08:15

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015 08:15

Final guidelines for determination of administrative penalties published

The Competition Commission has published the final Guidelines for Determination of Administrative Penalties for Prohibited Practices...

By Leana Engelbrecht 8 Jun 2015 11:53

Competition Tribunal approves Ethos and Nampak merger

On 1 April 2015 the Competition Tribunal approved a merger in which Ethos Private Equity Fund VI acquired control over the Nampak Corrugated and Nampak Tissue business divisions of Nampak Limited...

By Kitso Tlhabanelo 5 Jun 2015 09:42

Judgment clarifies needletime royalties

You wait ages for a reported judgment concerning 'needletime' royalties pursuant to section 9A of the Copyright Act, and then two come along at approximately the same time...

By Professor Sadulla Karjiker 4 Jun 2015 13:25

Comair's application to set aside SAA bail-out is dismissed

Pretoria High Court Judge Hans Fabricius on Monday, 1 June, dismissed Comair's application to set aside the government's bail-outs of SAA...

By Andiswa Maqutu 2 Jun 2015 10:43

South Africa's bold move on salt gets off to a shaky start

South Africa has been a trailblazer on the continent in the global battle to reduce salt intake through food. But three years after the bold food policy was first introduced in South Africa - and less than a year until it finally becomes law - the country has still not set up programmes to monitor how effective the legislation will be...

By Karen Charlton and Alta Schutte 2 Jun 2015 08:55

Payment guarantees the life blood of commerce

In the past, our courts have called payment guarantees issued by banks in commercial deals 'the life blood of commerce' which should not lightly be subjected to judicial interference...

By Brigit Rubinstein 28 May 2015 06:27

SCA judgment brings end to interpretations of 'binding offer'

On 20 May 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) delivered judgment in the matter of African Banking Corporation of Botswana v Kariba Furniture Manufacturers & others, dealing decisively with (among other things) the proper interpretation of the words 'binding offer' as they appear in s153 of the Companies Act...

By Grant Ford and Lucinde Rhoodie 28 May 2015 06:20

Possible removal of rebate evokes criticism

With effect from 1 January 2012, the South African government introduced s6quin of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962, which provides for a rebate in respect of foreign taxes paid by a South African resident for services rendered within South Africa...

By Mareli Treurnicht and Heinrich Louw 27 May 2015 12:49

Provisions in Act can defer payment of CGT

If a person disposes of an asset during the current tax year, but only becomes entitled to payment in future tax years, the Income Tax Act, 1962 provides that the amount is deemed to have accrued to that person during the current tax year...

By Graeme Palmer 25 May 2015 06:49

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