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Need for liberalisation and transparent regulation to open up the African skies

On the opening day of the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, the plight of African airlines took centre stage with the lack of liberalisation...

25 Sep 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

Hundreds of Congo magistrates on indefinite strike over pay

KINSHASA: Several hundred magistrates in the Democratic Republic of Congo began an "indefinite" strike over pay on Monday, 3 November.

5 Nov 2014

Amendments to Environmental Act to take effect

South African businesses should take note that the amendments introduced by the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act (NEMLAA), are due to come into effect on 2 September 2014.

1 Sep 2014

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Employment Act governs employee's rights in Zambia

The Employment Act (Chapter 268 of the Laws of Zambia) is the principal piece of legislation governing employee rights in Zambia. A distinction is drawn between oral contracts of service, which are governed by Part IV of the Employment Act, and written contracts of service, which are governed by Part V.

By Lauren Salt and William Woolcott 10 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

Tanzania fires ministers over anti-poaching abuses

ARUSHA, TANZANIA: Tanzania has fired four key ministers for abuses committed by the security forces during a controversial anti-poaching drive, the Prime Minister said.

24 Dec 2013

Bowman Gilfillan to increase of offices in Africa

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan‚ which established an office in Botswana in October‚ is moving quickly to implement a medium-term strategy to have between 8 and 12 offices across Africa.

By Evan Pickworth 28 Oct 2013

Divisions over 'aggressive' tax planning

Tax authorities are being more aggressive in challenging companies' tax practices, but this is leading to a disparity over what tax practitioners and politicians consider aggressive tax planning.

By Amanda Visser 11 Oct 2013

Open for business

A Bizcommunity Press Office has become the obvious means by which to constructively steer what you want people to know, think and perceive about your company in the public realm.

Issued by 11 Sep 2013

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013

Integrated reporting pilot study underway

Moves towards integrated reporting received a major boost on Tuesday when 100 businesses across the globe took part in a pilot programme‚ run by the International Integrated Reporting Council‚ to test and help develop the integrated reporting framework.

By Evan Pickworth 19 Jun 2013

93 SA soldiers on rape, murder charges

The SA National Defence Force has charged 93 soldiers for offences including murder, rape and sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

14 Jun 2013

Africa is focus for international law firms

Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.

4 Jun 2013

Hundreds of SA Facebook profiles cloned

Hundreds of South African Facebook profiles have been cloned in the past five days and used to solicit money from the victims' contacts.

By NIivashni Nair 28 May 2013

Agriculture offers real growth potential

Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Norton Rose tells insurers to tread carefully in Africa

Global legal practice Norton Rose has advised South African insurers expanding into other African countries to look beyond the sector-specific regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions they are entering as failure to do so could undermine their investments.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 20 Mar 2013

Hackers pose threat to Africa's governments

Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.

6 Mar 2013

DRC rebel group sought training in SA

The 19 alleged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels arrested in South Africa were to get training to oust President Joseph Kabila's government, the prosecution said on Wednesday (6 February).

7 Feb 2013

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