ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana

NEWSWATCH: The Constitutional Court's landmark judgment that every pot-smoker across South Africa has been waiting for since the Cape High Court ruled in favour of decriminalising the use of marijuana, has been made...

1 day ago

Labour pushes for improved occupational safety regulations

The Department of Labour says it will direct more energy in the efforts to improve enforcement of the occupational safety and health regulations...

14 Sep 2018

Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...

NEWSWATCH: In a move to update internet copyright legislation and give publishing companies more power against internet behemoths, the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive on Wednesday amid protests...

13 Sep 2018

National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers

The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill, which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers...

13 Sep 2018

What's the rush? Rabs Bill's break-neck speed is dangerous

Children will be the worst affected if the proposed Road Accident Benefit Scheme (Rabs) Bill goes ahead in its current iteration...

7 Sep 2018

Multiple probes to hold VBS perpetrators accountable

CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize says a number of investigations have been launched with the aim of bringing those responsible for unlawfully investing municipal funds with VBS, to book...

7 Sep 2018

Nominations for legal council open

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has officially signalled the beginning of the nomination process for legal practitioners to serve on the inaugural South African Legal Practice Council...

5 Sep 2018

PFA decisions can now be appealed with the Financial Services Tribunal

Parties that are not happy with the decisions of the Pension Funds Adjudicator may now lodge appeals with the Financial Services Tribunal...

4 Sep 2018

Home Affairs notes judgement on Muslim marriages

The Department of Home Affairs has noted a judgement by the Western Cape High Court ordering the state to introduce legislation to recognise Muslim marriages within 24 months...

3 Sep 2018

Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

Zero-rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from value added tax (VAT)...

28 Aug 2018

What changing the ownership of South Africa's central bank will, and won't, do

South Africa's second largest opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has lodged a parliamentary motion to amend laws that govern the management and ownership of the country's central bank...

By Jannie Rossouw 27 Aug 2018

Where does graffiti stand when it comes to copyright?

Once considered vandalism and destruction of public property, graffiti has been embraced by fashion houses and major corporations in their advertising campaigns...

By Juel Barnett 24 Aug 2018

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