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Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 4 hours ago

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones...

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid

The cargo on board a ship arrested in the Port Elizabeth harbour will remain in South Africa pending further legal action to determine its rightful ownership...

3 days ago

Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told

A lawyer for SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, who stood accused of misrepresenting a board decision about the purchase of 10 aircraft from Airbus in 2013, said on Monday she had "innocently made a mistake" in communications with then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba...

By Genevieve Quintal 3 days ago

The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 3 days ago

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal...

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

Need for independent trustee in family business trusts

Following the case of Land and Agricultural Bank of SA v Parker and another, described as an ‘abuse of the trust form in business dealings', the Chief Master has issued a directive that all trusts registered for the first time or that are considered ‘family business trusts' must appoint an independent trustee, effective as from 6 March 2017...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 15 Jun 2017

Dti publishes retroactive notice on registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions

The dti has published a notice setting out the final thresholds for registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions...

By Verushca Pillay 12 Jun 2017

Investors need clarity on BEE regulatory framework

In recent years, a lack of certainty regarding Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) has arisen, because of changes in the regulatory framework, which saw BBBEE becoming more stringent and placing a greater emphasis on ownership...

By Morné van der Merwe and Janine Howard 7 Jun 2017

How to protect your business assets in a divorce

Here are five ways you can protect your business assets in a divorce, regardless of whether you started the business before your marriage or during your marriage...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 5 Jun 2017

High Court grants order to liquidate REDISA

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the appointment of a liquidator, who will take immediate control of the business of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)...

5 Jun 2017

MTN faces $4.2bn high court claim from Turkcell

MTN faces a $4.2bn high court claim from Turkcell in the latest chapter of a long-running legal dispute over the South African group's Iranian mobile network operator licence...

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 Jun 2017

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International

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters, Europe's police agency said Thursday.

2 hours ago

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

19 Jun 2017

Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

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