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Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

1 day ago

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

Is there a disconnect between profit and ethics?

In this age of social media and the internet, big businesses are taken to task for unethical and non eco-friendly corporate practices by a socially conscious citizenry...

By Angelo Nicolaides 13 Apr 2018

Independent attorney wins 2017 Best Article Award

Emile Myburgh has won the 2017 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in De Rebus, for his piece on 'Holding delinquent directors personally liable'...

12 Apr 2018

Nersa to hold public hearings into Eskom's RCA

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will hold public hearings into Eskom's Regulatory Clearing Account applications across the country, starting next week...

11 Apr 2018

Icasa to address competition in pay-TV market

NEWSWATCH: The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be proceeding with oral hearings on competition in the local pay-TV market, after having proposed to introduce shared sports rights and shorten exclusive contract periods...

5 Apr 2018

Manuel on restoring ethical business leadership

It has become clear that business leadership in South Africa needs a major overhaul, as more and more is revealed about the unethical behaviour of significant brands such as Steinhoff‚ KPMG‚ SAP and Naspers.

4 Apr 2018

Steinhoff report has little substance, Hawks claim

The head of the Hawks's commercial crime unit has slammed a report submitted by Steinhoff management as lacking in substance and "malicious"...

By Linda Ensor 29 Mar 2018

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to Parliament for ratification...

28 Mar 2018

Saipa questions inclusion of professional accountants in Fica schedule

Small accountancy practices could feel the pinch of compliance obligations if the professional is included as an accountable institution in a schedule of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (Fica)...

By Faith Ngwenya 28 Mar 2018

AU launches ambitious bid for world's largest free trade area

Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda on Wednesday to launch what they say will be the world's largest free trade area but Nigeria has already pulled out, highlighting the challenge in getting the continent to sign up...

20 Mar 2018

Become your own compliance champion

Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness...

Issued by LexisNexis 19 Mar 2018

Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso deal

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

16 Mar 2018

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