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SA no longer puts up with shoddy products
SA no longer puts up with shoddy products

Exploding electronic game boxes, melting cellphones, ill-fitting paint-stripper bottle lids, lethal kitchen appliances and faulty cars...

By Graeme Hosken 1 day ago

How to deal with absconding tenants
How to deal with absconding tenants

While many landlords may rely on the rental income on their properties during tough economic times, they may also have to deal with disappearing tenants...

1 day ago

IEC lays fraud charges against 15 people
IEC lays fraud charges against 15 people

The Electoral Commission has laid charges of fraud against 15 people following a fraudulent voter registration that took place in Ward 59 in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality...

2 days ago

Judge Bernard Ngoepe
Sars' late tax refunds 'may be ploy'

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has allegedly deliberately withheld tax refunds so it could reach its revenue target...

By Sunita Menon 2 days ago

Court sets aside fracking regulations
Court sets aside fracking regulations

The Eastern Cape High Court has set aside a 2015 decision to invoke the fracking regulations necessary for shale gas exploration...

2 days ago

Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer
Mine hits back over West Coast aquifer

Kropz responds to environmentalists' attempt to stop pumping...

By Melanie Gosling 2 days ago

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit
Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source...

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Only the board can appoint SABC executives
Only the board can appoint SABC executives

The executive members of the SABC should be appointed solely by the board without any requirement of approval by the minister of communications, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday...

3 days ago

Discovery gets bank licence
Discovery gets bank licence

Discovery Bank has become the second new bank to obtain a licence from SA's banking regulators as the market is opened to new competitors for the first time in almost two decades...

By Hilary Joffe 17 Oct 2017

How do you define a worker in a gig economy?
How do you define a worker in a gig economy?

Uber drivers in the United Kingdom are just one example of how the digitisation is changing the way we define employees...

17 Oct 2017

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud
Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties...

17 Oct 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended CEO of Eskom
Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday...

By Kyle Cowan 17 Oct 2017

Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo
Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo

A total of 30kg of cocaine estimated at almost R9 million was seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday...

16 Oct 2017

Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies
Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies

Section 36 of the Income Tax Act contains unique provisions which are only applicable to mining operations, and which set out the manner in which redemption allowances and unredeemed capital expenditure are calculated...

By Candice Gibson 16 Oct 2017

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer...

By Melanie Gosling 16 Oct 2017

Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will today publish the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for public comment...

13 Oct 2017

Will the new minimum wage be enough?
Will the new minimum wage be enough?

The new National Minimum Wage has finally been tabled and it is causing consternation across country and company. Pressing questions remain around the still low amount, and its viability in the current economy...

13 Oct 2017

Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet
Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet

A draft Gas Amendment Bill will be tabled in Cabinet as South Africa powers on to enter the global gas market, Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi said on Tuesday, 10 October 2017...

11 Oct 2017

McKinsey looks to court over refund
McKinsey looks to court over refund

Consultancy firm McKinsey has made a major concession: it is prepared to "pay back the money" Eskom is claiming from it "in full"...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 11 Oct 2017

Have your say on amendments to Insurance Bill
Have your say on amendments to Insurance Bill

National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB) is calling for public comments on the Schedules 1 and 3 of the Insurance Bill...

11 Oct 2017

More restrictions for rhino horn trade
More restrictions for rhino horn trade

South Africa is in the process of finalising a set of regulations that will introduce further restrictions and requirements to regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn...

11 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?
What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old...

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

New tax law sees increase in financial emigration
New tax law sees increase in financial emigration

The government's planned changes to the tax law for South Africans working abroad has brought financial emigration into sharp focus...

10 Oct 2017

Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA
Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA

The rainy season in the Western Cape has now drawn to a close, and dam levels are at just above half of what they were at this time last year...

10 Oct 2017

Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent
Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent

In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme...

By Michael Bauer 10 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed
'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

KPMG told to hand over tax agency's probe memo
KPMG told to hand over tax agency's probe memo

KPMG has been ordered to provide the memo for the original briefing it got from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) outlining the scope of the audit firm's mandate to investigate issues such as the existence of a "rogue unit" at the tax agency...

6 Oct 2017

JMPD officer sentenced for R100 bribe
JMPD officer sentenced for R100 bribe

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been sentenced to three years imprisonment or R5000 fine for accepting a R100 bribe...

6 Oct 2017

EU pauses inquiry into Bayer-Monsanto takeover
EU pauses inquiry into Bayer-Monsanto takeover

The EU said Thursday it had "stopped the clock" on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer's proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information...

6 Oct 2017

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