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Ford's silence a breach of law

Ford broke the law when it failed to tell the National Consumer Commission of Kuga owner Reshall Jimmy's death - and in so doing potentially jeopardising public safety...

25 Jan 2017

Carmaker 'obstructs' Kuga fire probe

Ford has deliberately obstructed the police investigation into the Kuga fire that killed Reshall Jimmy, the investigating officer charges...

24 Jan 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

'No brand is above the law'

Carmaker Ford had to be threatened with an ultimatum to make it take action - "Either you sort out your combusting Kuga SUVs or we will"...

17 Jan 2017

Ashley Madison dating site to pay $1.6m over breach

WASHINGTON, USA: The operators of the Ashley Madison affair-minded dating website have agreed to pay a $1.6 million penalty over a data breach...

20 Dec 2016

When things go wrong. How to mitigate liability in the hospitality industry

The shark cage diving incident on social media highlights the importance of proper liability coverage for any business operating in the hospitality sector...

15 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Injured cyclist to test consumer law's extent

Should the Consumer Protection Act be extended to better protect people from dangerous products...?

By Katharine Child 14 Nov 2016

Court threat speeds spy watchdog

The Right2Know advocacy group says it forced the government to speed up appointing an intelligence inspector-general by threatening to take it to the Constitutional Court...

By Shenaaz Jamal 25 Oct 2016

M1 structural bridge inquiry postponed to next year

The presiding officer in the Inquiry into the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse on Monday, 29 August, dismissed the sitting of the commission until next year.

31 Aug 2016

Inquiry given contrary reports on scaffolding

The oft-delayed Department of Labour's inquiry into the M1 bridge collapse resumed on Thursday, 7 July, with principal parties Murray & Roberts and Form-Scaff shifting blame over who was responsible for the fatal accident last year...

By Fifi Peters and Roxanne Henderson 8 Jul 2016

Grayston bridge collapse inquiry to resume

The next sitting of the M1/Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry is expected to start on Thursday, 7 July, with testimony from the construction firm, Murray & Roberts...

4 Jul 2016

VW to pay $10bn in US over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations told AFP on Thursday...

24 Jun 2016

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