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How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?

The new BEE Codes of Good Practice came into operation a couple of years ago, replacing the existing codes and allowing more leniency for some levels of business...

By Nicolene Schoeman-Louw 6 hours ago

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China...

2 days ago

What does the King IV mean for compliance officers?

While King IV is a set of voluntary principles of good practices of corporate governance that holds no legal binding, its recommendations are held in high regard and are referenced by the courts in some cases...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 hours ago

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Eight people wanted for fraud, corruption

The East London Magistrate's Court has issued a warrant of arrest for eight people facing charges of fraud and corruption...

22 Mar 2017

Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

A contract is a contract, like it or not - SASSA ruling

On Friday, 17 March 2017, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Black Sash Trust v Minister of Social Development and Others and illustrated how far a private company's obligations may reach when acting as an organ of state and performing constitutional obligations...

By Lionel Egypt, Sarah McGibbon and Yana van Leeve 20 Mar 2017

PPP parties should learn from current SASSA/CPS saga

The private sector, involved in current private public partnerships (PPP), needs to be aware and learn a lesson from the current SASSA/CPS saga...

By Lionel Egypt, Sarah McGibbon and Yana van Leeve 17 Mar 2017

Fledgling IP firm is Africa's 'Firm to Watch 2017'

Intellectual property magazine, Managing Intellectual Property has named Rouse Africa the winner in the “Africa - Firm to Watch 2017” category of its annual global IP awards...

16 Mar 2017

Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August

The credit life insurance industry has until August 2017 to align with the final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

15 Mar 2017

SABC-MultiChoice deal faces probe

MultiChoice's controversial contract with the SABC is at risk of being cancelled after a parliamentary inquiry recommended the broadcaster's interim board should launch an independent investigation into the deal...

By Stephan Hofstatter 13 Mar 2017

NCR warns about pawning vehicles for loans

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans...

10 Mar 2017

Take the proactive approach against rapid compliance changes

Rapid changes in the regulatory environment as a result of growing pressure from civil society are leaving organisations struggling to keep up with compliance overload...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 Mar 2017

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

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".

17 Feb 2017

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