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Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

Does your social media team know the CPA?

Companies who have client-facing staff either online or offline should ensure that every staff member has a basic working knowledge of the Consumer Protection Act...

By Gareth Cremen 21 Jul 2014 10:38

Section 75 introduced significant changes to Companies Act

In the interest of ensuring that the integrity of board decisions are not compromised by directors' personal financial interests, section 75 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, has introduced some significant changes to the provisions of its predecessor, the Companies Act 61 of 1973 (the old Companies Act).

By Nozipho Bhengu 18 Jul 2014 09:57

First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

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 09:05

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains high

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced a further extension of the e-toll payment period for Gauteng motorists.

By Linda Ensor 17 Jul 2014 10:50

SABC: And it just keeps getting worse...

SABCWATCH: Following the confirmation of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's COO, and claims that board chair Zandile Tshabalala lied about her qualifications, and anger over the SABC's moves on Afrikaans programming, pressure is mounting on all sides...

17 Jul 2014 07:41

Paper records preferred to electronic ones claims survey

Despite new technologies enabling electronic storage of information, 90% of local businesses are still storing documents in paper format, according to a study released by JSE-listed storage management company Metrofile.

By Thabiso Mochiko 16 Jul 2014 12:19

Some tax incentives should be axed says Davis

The government should look at scrapping some of the tax incentives for small businesses in favour of rebates rewarding businesses that are more tax-compliant.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 15 Jul 2014 11:02

Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders

Business Connexion (BCX) sent its shareholders a firm offer from Telkom to buy out the group at R6.60 per share‚ valuing the information technology group at about R2.7bn.

By Samuel Mungadze 15 Jul 2014 08:11

The Google doodle and other fluid trademarks

There was an interesting article in a publication called TBO (Trademarks and Brands Online) entitled Fluid Trademarks: Keeping Them Watertight. So what are fluid trademarks?

By Ilse du Plessis 14 Jul 2014 12:19

It's my product and I will say it's healthy if I want to... or not?

The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972 (FCDA) regulates, amongst other things, the labelling of foodstuffs in South Africa. Until 2012, the issue of food labelling was not, particularly, of any major consequence.

By Natasha Wright 11 Jul 2014 14:25

New Act not clear about position of secure creditors in business rescue

In liquidation the position of secured creditors is clear; their security is protected in liquidation, their secured asset is realised for their benefit - only the surplus after their claim is paid falls into the remainder of the estate for the benefit of other creditors, and they have voting power by value only to the extent that their claim is not covered by their security.

By Richard Marcus 11 Jul 2014 14:17

Motsoeneng appointment prompts another board controversy

The SABC looked set for another crisis this week after the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer, despite a damning report by the public protector.

11 Jul 2014 05:55

If you like it, then you should've put a ® on it

The value of intellectual property has never been more important than the present, with local and international fashion houses and manufacturers in the clothing, footwear...

By Tiffany Conley 10 Jul 2014 07:07

Medicine advertising and the ASA

The ASA's claims in respect of its regulation of medicine advertising are misleading.

By Saul Aryeh Shoot 8 Jul 2014 06:43

Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

Patent evergreening in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical companies typically invest substantial amounts of money into research and development. Their research, however, is not only aimed at discovering new active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

By Ilne Grobler 4 Jul 2014 12:55

SARS wants to catch tax dodgers

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is committed to closing the net on tax dodgers, but labour unrest and slow economic growth were obstacles.

3 Jul 2014 11:56

Makate loses 'Please Call Me' case against Vodacom

Former Vodacom Chief Executive Alan Knott-Craig's claim to have invented the "Please Call Me" product while chatting to a colleague at work was deemed implausible...

By Ernest Mabuza 3 Jul 2014 10:44

Tabs kept on school textbook deliveries

The Department of Basic Education is collaborating with the State Information Technology Agency in developing a system to track the provision of resources in all provinces.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 Jul 2014 10:01

IEC chairperson granted special leave

President Jacob Zuma has granted Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Advocate Pansy Tlakula leave of absence.

2 Jul 2014 09:57

Disabled parking hotline

People who get angry when drivers park illegally in disabled parking bays can now have those cars removed by calling 086 167 2226.

2 Jul 2014 09:20

Cosatu anger over MiCiTi bus services

The disagreement between the City of Cape Town and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape over the roll-out of public bus services is escalating.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 Jul 2014 08:16

Deadlines missed but retirement debate continues

The Treasury published its 2014 budget update on retirement reforms on 14 March but the deadline for the first two policy documents has been missed‚ as a rigorous consultation phase within the industry continues.

By Evan Pickworth 1 Jul 2014 10:37

JSE investigates Aspen trading activity last week

The JSE said it is investigating trading activity in pharmaceutical stock Aspen, which took place ahead of last week's investor conference call and led to a major dip in the share price.

By Evan Pickworth 1 Jul 2014 10:15

Principles of justice, fairness will determine awarding of costs

The Competition Tribunal recently confirmed that its discretion to award costs where an application is withdrawn or abandoned should be exercised judiciously, with due regard to the principles of justice and fairness.

By Susan Meyer and Nazeera Mia 30 Jun 2014 13:34

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