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Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 49 minutes ago

SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers
SAA's procurement policy illegal - lawyers

SAA's procurement policy, which sets aside 30% to small businesses, is illegal and will expose the airline to legal action by suppliers according to a legal opinion obtained by the national carrier...

By Xolisa Phillip 3 hours ago

Banks get more power to block accounts
Banks get more power to block accounts

There has been an expansion of banks' power to hold funds on suspicion of a tax offence, as proposed in the 2017 draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill...

By Rudi Katzke 22 hours ago

Mervyn King
Long live the King

It seems ironic that with South Africa's well-established King code how many companies are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

The importance of strategic policies when dealing with racism
The importance of strategic policies when dealing with racism

Strata-G Labour Solutions advises companies, including schools, to make sure they adopt appropriate strategies and implement relevant policies in order to identify and eliminate racism in the workplace...

1 day ago

Alandmanson via
Land audit still not completed

The land-reform programme has generally been tardy, which has created uncertainty in the agricultural sector. The biggest challenge for the land reform programme remained...

1 day ago

Makatleho Selibo is the widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He passed away in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce
End in sight for silicosis case?

Anglo American and Gold Fields may settle with miners and their families...

By Pete Lewis/GroundUp 2 days ago

Cleo Becker, regional counsel, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel for Hitachi Data Systems. Photo:
Navigating through data-focused legislation

Besides being able to unlock the value of their data, businesses also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation...

By Cleo Becker 2 days ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings
North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission has begun public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West...

2 days ago

SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT
SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate procurement matters at the Department of Correctional Services and the Independent Development Trust...

2 days ago

Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements
Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements

Private companies are not immune to the risk of becoming involved in allegations of bribery and dishonest dealings, as can be seen from recent scandals and accusations. Therefore, they must adequately prevent such reputational damage...

2 days ago

Economic downturn sparks more restraint cases
Economic downturn sparks more restraint cases

During these tough economic times, employers cannot afford to have their star employees approached by fellow competitors...

By Nicholas Preston and Prinoleen Naidoo 3 days ago

Credit life insurance regulations now in effect
Credit life insurance regulations now in effect

The final credit life insurance regulations came into effect on 9 August 2017...

11 Aug 2017

Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries
Small law changes have huge impact on mining and oil & gas industries

Financial provisioning holds mining and petroleum companies responsible for the rehabilitation of the environment impacted by their operations...

By Hillary Botha, Tamzyn Cooper, Garyn Rapson 11 Aug 2017

Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'
Law 'required over unclaimed pensions'

Legislation is needed to compel pension fund administrators to increase efforts to trace beneficiaries and pay out billions of rand in unclaimed funds...

10 Aug 2017

Dealing with tenants' abandoned belongings
Dealing with tenants' abandoned belongings

Until a tenant vacates the property voluntarily or the sheriff removes the tenant from the property in terms of an eviction order, the landlord is not entitled to access the property or ‘retake possession thereof' without the tenant's consent...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 10 Aug 2017

Minister Zwane: Chamber of Mines consulted on Mining Charter
Minister Zwane: Chamber of Mines consulted on Mining Charter

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says the Chamber of Mines was consulted on the draft of the Mining Charter...

8 Aug 2017

Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation
Copyright Amendment Bill discrepancies could lead to costly litigation

The public hearings on the proposed amendments to the South African Copyright Act of 1978 have indicted that considerable thought is needed before the proposed Bill can become workable and enforceable in a modern digital economy...

8 Aug 2017

SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contract
SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contract

The first NEC contract, known as the ‘New Engineering Contract' - was published in 1993. The NEC3 suite of contracts was updated in 2013 and the London-based organisation has now released the consultation draft of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract...

8 Aug 2017

Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?
Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?

A consequence of the demarcation regulations coming into force is that up to two million policyholders using insurance products to access healthcare are now uninsured...

8 Aug 2017

Have your say on B-BBEE defence sector code
Have your say on B-BBEE defence sector code

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has approved and gazetted the draft Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) defence sector code for public comment...

7 Aug 2017

Zuma vote of no confidence allowed in secret
Zuma vote of no confidence allowed in secret

NEWSWATCH: The secret ballot voting on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma has been granted by National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, the eNCA and News24 have reported...

7 Aug 2017

Concern over amendment to regulations around share buy-back transactions
Concern over amendment to regulations around share buy-back transactions

The amendment to regulations around share buy-back transactions in the 2017 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) concerns many people...

7 Aug 2017

New tax law stifles foreign work benefits
New tax law stifles foreign work benefits

If passed by Parliament, the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill proposal to remove foreign remuneration tax exemption will impact the willingness of South Africans to work abroad...

7 Aug 2017

Struggling Singapore Airlines offers crew unpaid leave
Struggling Singapore Airlines offers crew unpaid leave

SINGAPORE, Singapore: Singapore Airlines is offering cabin crew unpaid leave in a cost-cutting measure as it struggles to keep up in an increasingly tough market...

7 Aug 2017

Group goes to court again over coal mine
Group goes to court again over coal mine

A coalition opposing a coal mine in Mpumalanga have launched further proceedings in the Pretoria High Court...

4 Aug 2017

Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'
Bill's education copyright clause 'hurts publishers'

Proposed amendments to the Copyright Act will have a negative effect on the profits of publishers because of the exceptions they provide for material used for educational purposes, the Publishers' Association of SA has warned...

By Linda Ensor 4 Aug 2017

Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa
Legal barriers to fast tracking HIV/TB response in Africa

Progress on the Global Commission on HIV and the Law recommendations was discussed at the second Africa Regional Dialogue...

4 Aug 2017

Broke SAA may not be able to pay its workers
Broke SAA may not be able to pay its workers

South African Airways (SAA) has run out of cash and is effectively bankrupt. It is feared it may not be able to pay salaries...

By Linda Ensor and Sunita Menon 4 Aug 2017

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