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Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code

Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public and private sector. Davies says that the sector code will serve as guidelines for the transformation of the agricultural sector...

1 day ago

Renewing right of first refusal

In terms of rental contract renewals, landlords and tenants need to be aware that this pertains to all aspects of the original agreement (both essential and collateral)...

29 Nov 2017

Minister threatens to cut off water to 30 municipalities

Thirty of South Africa's municipalities that have failed to honour outstanding water bills have until early next month to start paying up...

By Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

Mining Charter hearing to be held in 2018

The date for the hearing of the review of the 2017 Mining Charter has been moved to next year following a request from the Chamber of Mines...

27 Nov 2017

CPA doesn't cover all property transactions

While the introduction of South Africa's Consumer Protection Act was publicly hailed by many, it has in some instances led property buyers to believe that they are afforded blanket protection...

3 Nov 2017

SA could have as many as 50,000 illegal estate agents

About 50,000 estate agents could be operating illegally in SA, the Estate Agency Affairs Board revealed on Thursday, 2 November...

By Suthentira Govender 3 Nov 2017

Gauteng recovers illegally occupied buildings

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) has launched an initiative to recover government buildings that are illegally occupied...

1 Nov 2017

New ruling prevents municipalities reclaiming undeveloped property

It has been common practice for municipalities to sell vacant properties for both commercial and residential development, subject to a title deed condition that the property must be improved within a certain period or the properties would revert back to the municipality...

By Aidan Kenny 30 Oct 2017

How to deal with absconding tenants

While many landlords may rely on the rental income on their properties during tough economic times, they may also have to deal with disappearing tenants...

20 Oct 2017

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties...

17 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent

In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme...

By Michael Bauer 10 Oct 2017

A smiley face may end up being no laughing matter

Sending a smiley face or thumbs-up emoji could land you in legal trouble...

By Suthentira Govender 2 Oct 2017

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International

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

JAKARTA,Indonesia: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

6 Dec 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

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