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Roundtable proposes a unified, globalised approach to food safety

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation...

16 May 2018

OLTI collected R193.3m for insurance claim complainants in 2017

The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) collected R193.3m for complainants amid the strain of staff losses, says Ombudsman, Ron McLaren, ahead of the release of the body's 2017 Annual Report.

16 May 2018

Mantashe promises Mining Charter soon

The Department of Mineral Resources is working towards finalising the Mining Charter after receiving input from stakeholders in the industry...

15 May 2018

Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018

What the POPI Act means for medical aid schemes

When implemented, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will fundamentally change the way personal data is managed and a patient's medical information and history are particularly sensitive...

8 May 2018

Do we need human rights law?

In a world of unprecedented refugee flows, seemingly endless wars and rising levels of xenophobia and inequality, many have been questioning the point of human rights...

By Kiran Grewal 7 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

The not-so-sweet consequences of sugar tax

South Africans may not be able to fully appreciate how far-reaching the so-called sugar tax, which Treasury introduced on 1 April 2018, really is...

3 May 2018

Parliament passes bill to regulate e-hailing services

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has welcomed the passing of the National Land Transport Amendment Bill by the National Assembly...

26 Apr 2018

FP amendments bring relief to some offshore oil & gas rights holders

Offshore oil or gas exploration or production rights holders who applied for their exploration or production right prior to 20 November 2015 now have until 19 February 2024 to comply with the Financial Provisioning Regulations related to these rights...

25 Apr 2018

Department to appeal Mining Charter judgment

The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) will appeal a court judgment relating to the Mining Charter...

24 Apr 2018

Five important things to remember about GDPR

With the large quantities of personal data financial services providers handle, they have had their hands full preparing for the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI)...

20 Apr 2018

Companies still fronting through trusts

Companies are still dabbling in fronting through the use of trusts, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission says...

18 Apr 2018

Law amendments will strengthen IRBA's mandate

Since the scandals around the accounting and auditing profession erupted last year, the SCoF has recognised the need to strengthen the IRBA oversight powers...

18 Apr 2018

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