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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

Lewis Group rejects bad practices claims

Lewis Group on Friday rejected claims of bad practices involving two of its subsidiaries...

By Andries Mahlangu 11 Aug 2015 10:15

Irreversible cost of counterfeiting on global economies

Counterfeiting is causing brand dilution, job losses and irreversible damage to global economies. Described as "the crime of the 21st century," it has become a lucrative underground business around the world...

By Dean Bellingan and Paul Muscat 4 Aug 2015 17:33

Thousands will love your new jingle, Bjorn from Sweden will claim he composed it

In 1971, while at an airport under dark and overcast skies in Ireland - which delayed his flight, Bill Backer - the creative director of McCann-Erickson wrote: 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company'...

By Reinhardt Biermann and Stephen Hollis 24 Jul 2015 13:44

Securities transfer tax exemption where parties opt out of roll-over relief

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling No 195 (Ruling) on 26 June 2015. The Ruling deals with the application of the exemption provision contained in s8(1)(a) of the Securities Transfer Tax Act, No 25 of 2007 (STT Act)...

By Heinrich Louw 23 Jul 2015 15:53

Importance of applying solvency and liquidity test

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) prescribes that it is a mandatory, strict requirement for directors to apply a set solvency and liquidity test to the companies in their control when making certain decisions...

23 Jul 2015 12:37

EU opens probe into Rexam beverage can takeover

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The EU's competition regulator opened an in-depth probe on Monday into the proposed takeover of Rexam, the British maker of beverage cans, by US peer Ball Corporation in an offer worth £4.3 billion ($6.6 billion; €5.8 billion)...

22 Jul 2015 10:00

Voluntary registration: when to raise your hand

A person is obliged to register as a value-added tax (VAT) vendor where such person makes taxable supplies (comprising standard and zero-rated supplies) in excess of R1 million in a consecutive period of 12 months.

By Varusha Moodaley 21 Jul 2015 12:11

After seeing red, PJ Powers back in the pink after ASA ruling

Well-known musician and recovering alcoholic, PJ Powers, was left seeing red recently following a print ad by supermarket giant, SPAR, which used her name without her consent...

By Kelly Thompson & Dineo Modibedi 20 Jul 2015 15:51

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