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Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security"...

2 days ago

Discovery Health Medical Scheme asks authority to dismiss Afrocentric claim

Discovery Health Medical Scheme and administrator Discovery Health Ltd have asked the Competition Commission to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 2 days ago

Icasa can obstruct Blue Label deal with Cell C

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) could scupper Cell C's survival plans if it does not allow Blue Label Telecoms to use the mobile operator's spectrum...

By Colleen Goko 9 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Private equity trends - a new generation of investors in Africa

Africa is increasingly gaining prominence as a target destination for a more diverse group of investors, with a growing trend towards using fund structures to house African investments...

7 Feb 2017

IFRS 16 and how it affects financing transactions

The IASB has issued its new international accounting standards, which removes the distinction between finance leases and operating leases with effect from 1 January 2019...

By Lionel Shawe 27 Jan 2017

SARS ruling on tax on going concerns

SARS provides guidance on the assumption of contingent liabilities when buying a business...

By Ben Strauss 24 Jan 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

Legal advice boosts IPPs case against Eskom

Independent power producers (IPPs), who are waiting for Eskom to sign power purchase agreements (PPA), are entitled to approach the courts to force Eskom to sign these agreements, the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) said on Wednesday, 18 January...

By Lutho Mtongana 20 Jan 2017

Hollard's Imperial deal cracks nod

Insurer Hollard's R2.3bn bid for Imperial's Regent group of companies advanced in December after the African leg of the deal (excluding SA) obtained the required regulatory approvals, Imperial said on Tuesday...

By Moyagabo Maake 18 Jan 2017

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

Ackermans has recently been successful in a precedent setting trade mark dispute against Truworths which was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The trade mark at the centre of the dispute was “THE LOOK”...

By Janine Hollesen 16 Jan 2017

VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

Arms deal man sues Absa over closure of accounts

Politically connected businessman Fana Hlongwane, whose bank accounts were closed after he underwent review as a politically exposed person in 2013, is suing Absa for R7m...

By Carol Paton 9 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola heads for tricky AB InBev deal

Competition analysts believe it will involve another year of detailed engagements with competition regulators in many African countries...

9 Jan 2017

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