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Corrupt traffic officers behind bars
Corrupt traffic officers behind bars

An ongoing joint operation between the Hawks' and the Road Traffic Management Corporation's National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit has netted a further 12 traffic officers in the Tzaneen area...

18 hours ago

IRBA to crack down on errant auditors
IRBA to crack down on errant auditors

First KPMG, then Steinhoff. This has been the year in which the underbelly of the auditing professional has been exposed and ben ajudged wanting...

18 hours ago

Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste
Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste

The tax on sugary beverages is expected to commence on 1 April 2018. Is it really a measure to promote a healthier lifestyle among South Africans, or is it a ruse to add more money to state coffers?

By Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm 19 hours ago

New Carbon Tax Bill draft published for public comment
New Carbon Tax Bill draft published for public comment

Treasury on Thursday, 14 December, published the second draft of the Carbon Tax Bill for public comment and introduction in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 20 hours ago

Photo: Tsogo Sun
Rent snafu to close top hotel

One of Cape Town's biggest hotels faces eviction - and only ubuntu can save it...

By Dave Chambers 21 hours ago

What the amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill mean
What the amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill mean

Some of the notable changes to the tax laws include a clause that will address the abuse of contributed tax capital provisions and broader options for retirees...

By Faith Ngwenya 1 day ago

President Jacob Zuma. Photo: SA Breaking News
President Zuma to pay back the money for State of Capture interdict

The High Court on 13 December 2017 handed down a decision dismissing President Jacob Zuma's application to set aside and review the public protector's remedial action given in the State of Capture report.

2 days ago

Photo: TimesLive
If convicted, directors could be fined R1m each or be imprisoned for 10 years

Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true...

By Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 2 days ago

Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa. Photo: Lisa Hnatowicz/Daily Sun
Health official organised hitmen to kill Soweto hospital CEO

An official of the Gauteng department of health has been convicted of conspiring to commit murder, Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa said.

By Penwell Dlamini 2 days ago

Bernard Agulhas, Irba CEO
Inquiry into KPMG runs into secrecy problems

An investigation into possible wrongdoing by auditing firm KPMG in its report on the South African Revenue Service (Sars) "rogue unit" and its author, Johan van der Walt, could grind to a halt over restricted documents...

2 days ago

Elias Masilela. Photo: SA Commercial Prop News
Keeping a sharp eye on good governance

The sad state of public institutions was recognised as a contributor to the country's precarious near-term economic prospects in the recent downgrade by ratings agency, Standard & Poors (S&P)...

2 days ago

57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach
57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers...

By Simon Campbell-Young 2 days ago

Draft Water Amendment By-law open for public comment
Draft Water Amendment By-law open for public comment

Members of the public have been called to comment on the draft Water Amendment By-law which, it is hoped, will further enhance Cape Town's ability to become a more water-sensitive and resilient city in the future...

3 days ago

Journo rapped for dissing bling pastor
Journo rapped for dissing bling pastor

Christian journalist Solomon Ashoms Izang has been found in contempt of court and slapped with a suspended sentence after comments on Facebook about controversial Alleluia Ministries International pastor Alph Lukau...

By Khanyi Ndabeni 3 days ago

Why does having a second passport matter?
Why does having a second passport matter?

Ask anyone who has tried to travel, work or move overseas and they will quickly tell you about the drawbacks of having a single passport...

3 days ago

Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code
Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code

Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public and private sector. Davies says that the sector code will serve as guidelines for the transformation of the agricultural sector...

3 days ago

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA
Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa...

By Tom Jackson 11 Dec 2017

New bid to keep officials in line
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 11 Dec 2017

Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal
Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal

The contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will encourage competition in the telecommunications market by giving hundreds of licensed entities access to radio waves, the government argues...

By Nick Hedley 11 Dec 2017

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action
Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different...

11 Dec 2017

Better benefits on the cards for working parents
Better benefits on the cards for working parents

The new Labour Laws Amendment Bill seeks to provide for minimum periods of leave entitlement to adoptive and commissioning parents...

By Claire Gaul and Ganeefah Dawood 8 Dec 2017

Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'
Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'

A US court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal...

By Douglas Gillison 8 Dec 2017

Good news for job seeking graduates
Good news for job seeking graduates

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

8 Dec 2017

Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw
Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw

Journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh will not be presenting themselves to Durban North police station to make statements relating to material published in Pauw's best-seller The President's Keepers or in Myburgh's news articles published on News24...

By Kyle Cowan 7 Dec 2017

Reserve Bank 'aims to get rid of protector'
Reserve Bank 'aims to get rid of protector'

The Reserve Bank was attempting to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office, her legal team alleged in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday...

By Hanna Ziady 7 Dec 2017

Australia takes GSK, Novartis to court over 'misleading' claims
Australia takes GSK, Novartis to court over 'misleading' claims

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are being taken to court by Australia's consumer watchdog over "false or misleading" claims in the marketing of pain relief products...

7 Dec 2017

10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare
10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152...

7 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company...

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions
How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions

The recent matter of The Commissioner for SARS v Reunert Ltd highlights the importance of possessing an intimate understanding of contractual principles when drafting an agreement...

By Christopher Renwick 6 Dec 2017

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