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Tribunal agrees settlement terms for cycle cartel

Four of the 20 bicycle retailers and wholesalers implicated in a price-fixing scandal appeared before the Competition Tribunal yesterday, 29 April 2015...

By Roxanne Henderson and Kingdom Mabuza 30 Apr 2015 16:37

Application to amend statement of grounds of assessment denied

Judgment was delivered by the Tax Court in the matter between ABC (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on 8 December 2014. The matter concerned, among other things, an application by SARS to amend its statement of grounds of assessment...

By Heinrich Louw 29 Apr 2015 13:05

Tour packages are subject to VAT

The Cape Tax Court recently held that tour packages supplied by local tour operators (TO's) to foreign tour operators (FTO's) are subject to VAT at the standard rate and not the zero rate...

By Chris Eagar 29 Apr 2015 10:49 - new social network for lawyers

Following its successful launch in the UK in January 2015, Mootis, the social networking and microblogging platform for lawyers and anyone interested in law, is launching in South Africa...

28 Apr 2015 13:52

New transport regulations can have far-reaching consequences

The recently introduced amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations for goods-in-transit can have far-reaching consequences for the agricultural transport industry...

22 Apr 2015 13:35

Code of Conduct a further step in empowering consumers

It used to be that if one wished to complain about particular goods purchased or services received, one would need to wait in a queue in some dark corner of a store and argue one's case before a disinterested clerk...

By Neil Kirby 22 Apr 2015 07:48

SAICA, IRBA issue guidance on section 90 of Companies Act

A document that provides guidance to registered auditors and chartered accountants on the application of section 90 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 has been issued by the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA)...

21 Apr 2015 07:50

Cape Town to host intellectual property conference

Cape Town is hosting the 2015 Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI) World Congress...

16 Apr 2015 10:44

COMESA announces changes to rules and regulations

Following a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Ethiopia, various amendments have been made to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Competition Rules and the COMESA Competition Regulations which came into effect on 26 March 2015...

15 Apr 2015 08:46

Constitutional Court judgement altered operation of in duplum rule

On 24 March 2015, the Constitutional Court handed down judgement in the case of Paulsen and Another v Slip Knot Investments 777 Proprietary Limited [2015] ZACC 5, which has altered the position of our law for the past 17 years in relation to the operation of the in duplum rule...

By Aarthi Ramdhin and Byron Nicol 15 Apr 2015 08:41

Sbu 'slips up' again

NEWSWATCH: 'Oops! I did it again...' Sibusiso Leope, aka DJ Sbu, is once again in hot water after using a fake SABS stamp of approval on his energy drink, it is reported...

14 Apr 2015 08:16

CPA empowers consumers to block direct marketing communications

Direct marketing is often favoured as a popular means of product marketing. It is, however, often also a source of irritation for many consumers...

By Justine Krige 10 Apr 2015 09:01

Too much regulation?

Some pundits maintain that our fresh produce markets are over-regulated. I confess that I cannot make up my mind on the issue...

By Mike Cordes 10 Apr 2015 08:30

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