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New bid to keep officials in line

The Cabinet has approved a new performance-management and development policy for heads of government departments in its bid to strengthen discipline...

By Khulekani Magubane 9 hours ago

Good news for job seeking graduates

Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework...

3 days ago

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

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

Twin Peaks: Days of silo regulators are over

The days of silo regulators within the financial services sector are soon ending. Twin Peaks will see the establishment of a dedicated prudential regulatory authority in the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and a new Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA).

By Lesego Mafadza, Derek Vice, Finn Elliot and Nicky 6 Dec 2017

Parliament calls for amendments to Forensic Procedures Act

The Portfolio Committee on Police has called for the fast-tracking of the executive processes in amending the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act...

29 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

Can a municipality "change its mind"?

What are the legalities around a governmental decision maker's conduct in taking a decision and thereafter revoking or amending that decision - i.e. where the decision maker "changes its mind"...?

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Tenielle Combrinck 23 Nov 2017

National Assembly approves sugar tax

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages - the health promotion levy - was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday...

22 Nov 2017

Twin Peaks: Much more than meets the eye

The passing of the Financial Sector Regulation Act (FSRA), which introduces the Twin Peaks regulatory system, is a major milestone for the FSB...

By Dube Tshidi 22 Nov 2017

Have your say on home education policy

The Department of Basic Education is calling for public comment on the Draft Policy on Home Education...

20 Nov 2017

Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA

The Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations were published for comment last week.

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 15 Nov 2017

Water and Sanitation to appear before committee

The Department of Water and Sanitation will today brief the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation on new developments in the department...

8 Nov 2017

FSB urged to act against fund for failing to provide information

The conduct of a pension fund, its chairperson and its administrator have been forwarded to the FSB by the Pension Funds Adjudicator for remedial action...

6 Nov 2017

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International

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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