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Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills
Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners...

2 days ago

President in final stages of considering bills
President in final stages of considering bills

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in the final stages of considering all bills passed by Parliament and referred to him for signing into law, his office said on Thursday...

2 days ago

Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform
Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform

The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised...

By Simon Hull 2 days ago

Victory for workers at Dis-Chem
Victory for workers at Dis-Chem

About 120 people who have been working for Dis-Chem through a labour broker are to be made permanent employees of the retail chain from 1 December...

By Zoë Postman 3 days ago

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape...

3 days ago

You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages
You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages

The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was officially passed last week, which means you can face up to three years jail time if you are caught sending these messages...

3 days ago

Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill
Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, which will adjust the equitable share among the three spheres of government...

3 days ago

Bophelo Life curatorship "in best interest of policy holders"
Bophelo Life curatorship "in best interest of policy holders"

The provisional curatorship of life insurer Bophelo Life Insurance Company Limited (Bophelo Life) is in the best interest of its policy holders, says the Reserve Bank's Prudential Authority (PA)...

14 Nov 2018

Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance
Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance

As implementation of new EU General Data Protection Regulations continues, many South African companies are finding themselves unprepared and likely to face stiff penalties if they don't seek compliance as a matter of urgency...

By Stuart Scanlon 14 Nov 2018

NDPP interviews underway at Union Buildings
NDPP interviews underway at Union Buildings

The interviews for the shortlisted candidates for the position of the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have begun this morning...

14 Nov 2018

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 14 Nov 2018

Putting the lid on medical aid fraud
Putting the lid on medical aid fraud

Last year, medical aids lost at least R15-R20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud...

By Paul Midlane 14 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

Business rescue or liquidation - when to choose which
Business rescue or liquidation - when to choose which

A recent trend that has emerged in South African businesses shutting their doors is to opt for the path of business rescue, as opposed to liquidation...

By Faith Ngwenya 13 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

Namibian farmland by Sigismund von Dobschütz, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa...

By Henning Melber 13 Nov 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top
Fisheries department rots from the top

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

By Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

Minors, blood transfusions and the court
Minors, blood transfusions and the court

The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him...

By Donald Dinnie 13 Nov 2018

Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools
Equal Education calls on Ramaphosa to get involved in fixing schools

The Constitutional Court has turned down the Department of Basic Education (DBE) appeal against the landmark Norms and Standards case brought by Equal Education - and the education lobbying group is now demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa gets involved...

By Saam Niami Jalinous 12 Nov 2018

NDPP shortlisted candidates announced
NDPP shortlisted candidates announced

The 12 candidates who have a shot at being the next National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) have been revealed...

12 Nov 2018

The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs
The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to South African SMEs

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cybercriminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa...

By Heino Gevers 12 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank
Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank

The Prudential Authority (PA) has imposed administrative sanctions on the Johannesburg branch of HSBC Bank for non-compliance with aspects of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act...

12 Nov 2018

Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December
Non-compliant companies will feel the pain from Sars from December

Sars will be using information supplied by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to determine which companies are not tax compliant and impose penalties accordingly...

9 Nov 2018

Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine
Court overturns state's approval of controversial coal mine

The government's hush-hush approval last year of a new coal mine within a critical biodiversity and water conservation area in Mpumalanga has been reversed...

By John Yeld 9 Nov 2018

Rohde found guilty of wife's murder
Rohde found guilty of wife's murder

Jason Rohde, a former property mogul, has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Susan by the Western Cape High Court on Thursday...

8 Nov 2018

5 tips for franchise agreement compliance
5 tips for franchise agreement compliance

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is the first piece of legislation in South Africa that specifically regulates franchise agreements and prescribes certain minimum requirements for such contracts...

By Justine Krige 8 Nov 2018

ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently
ConCourt ruling and what Woolies could have done differently

The Constitutional Court judgement in the Woolworths matter acts as a warning to companies looking to restructure their workforce...

By Jonathan Goldberg 8 Nov 2018

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