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E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations
E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations

More than R40bn has been spent but Gauteng transport chiefs are now coming to the realisation that the province's two flagship projects - the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and Gautrain - are not having the desired effect

17 Sep 2014 11:02

Travel regulations for children are on hold
Travel regulations for children are on hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

17 Sep 2014 07:58

Tax consequences on improvements on land under a sub-lease
Tax consequences on improvements on land under a sub-lease

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was recently called upon to make a ruling on the income tax consequences for the lessor, lessee and the sub-lessee of land, arising from an obligation on the sub-lessee to effect improvements on the land under a sub-lease in circumstances where no express obligation for improvements was placed on the lessee by the main lease.

By Graeme Palmer 17 Sep 2014 07:54

New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space
New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space

The internet as we know it has undergone a remarkable change in the past year as a result of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN's) introduction of over a thousand new generic top level domain names (gTLDs).

By Alissa Nayanah and Mariƫtte du Plessis 17 Sep 2014 07:33

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices
Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices

Moneyweb Holdings will move to cheaper offices as part of efforts to cut costs, the listed Caxton unit said while announcing a R2.6m loss for its year ended June.

By Nick Hedley 16 Sep 2014 13:22

Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners
Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners

Comprehensive public liability cover is essential for shopkeepers and property owners, given the rise in mall robberies in the Gauteng province.

By Simon Colman 12 Sep 2014 13:16

IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech
IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) has made its submissions to the Department of Health regarding the draft Regulations and Guidelines relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foods (r. 429).

12 Sep 2014 10:24

Natasha Wright
Bye-bye birdie - new food law challenges

The topic of advertising of unhealthy foodstuffs to children, and its contribution to obesity and disease amongst the target audience, has been an ongoing debate for years...

By Natasha Wright 11 Sep 2014 14:42

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

Gauteng residents able to speak out over e-tolls
Gauteng residents able to speak out over e-tolls

Gauteng residents will today, 11 September, get a chance to air their views on how e-tolls affect them, during representations to the Gauteng Advisory Panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls.

11 Sep 2014 08:54

Tolls take toll on car dealerships
Tolls take toll on car dealerships

Car dealerships in Gauteng have been forced to fork out up to R200m more to administer the costs of the province's new e-tolling system.

10 Sep 2014 12:22

African countries are tightening up tax policies
African countries are tightening up tax policies

With many African governments tightening up on their labour, tax and immigration policies, companies employing expatriates increasingly need to up their game.

By Jeff Blackbeard and David White 10 Sep 2014 10:32

Security boost for SA malls after thefts
Security boost for SA malls after thefts

Gauteng police will increase visibility in and around some of the malls that have been identified as high-risk shopping areas, says Provincial Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba.

10 Sep 2014 09:29

State 'distances itself' from Maphatsoe remarks

The Government has "distanced itself" from the reported statement by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Kebby Maphatsoe, that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is an agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

10 Sep 2014 08:14

Cele wants stock theft to have same priority as cash heists
Cele wants stock theft to have same priority as cash heists

Stock theft should be given the same level of priority and attention as cash heists in the fight against crime, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister General Bheki Cele.

9 Sep 2014 09:14

Sports federations sign transformaton agreements
Sports federations sign transformaton agreements

South African sports federations will soon sign a national agreement on transformation according to Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.

9 Sep 2014 08:24

New Companies Act and security for legal expenses
New Companies Act and security for legal expenses

What protection does a defendant have against substantial and often irrecoverable legal expenses when dragged into speculative litigation by a financially insolvent company with nothing to lose?

By Brigit Rubinstein 8 Sep 2014 13:56

Special Economic Zone Act will attract foreign investments
Special Economic Zone Act will attract foreign investments

New investor incentives and benefits from the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Act 2014 in South Africa will attract further domestic and foreign direct investment to South African industrial and special economic zones.

By Chris Mashigo 8 Sep 2014 11:29

Changes in Taxation Laws Amendment Bill in spotlight
Changes in Taxation Laws Amendment Bill in spotlight

The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) brings with it some important proposed changes to the formula that employers use to calculate the fringe benefit value of their contributions to employees' defined benefit funds.

By Rob Cooper 8 Sep 2014 10:44

Competition Tribunal approves merger transactions
Competition Tribunal approves merger transactions

The Competition Tribunal has deviated from the Competition Commission's recommendations that two separate merger transactions be conditionally approved.

By Lerisha Naidu and Nazeera Mia 8 Sep 2014 10:02

Domestic workers to be covered by compensation act
Domestic workers to be covered by compensation act

South Africa's domestic workers will soon be covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida), Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said.

8 Sep 2014 09:03

Nene assures South Africans their pensions are safe
Nene assures South Africans their pensions are safe

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has called on South Africans to refrain from cashing in their provident fund savings when they resign or change jobs, adding that rumours that their retirement savings are under threat were "false".

5 Sep 2014 08:34

Committee to probe allegations against tax official
Committee to probe allegations against tax official

A Committee of Investigation has been set up to look into complaints of impropriety against Johann van Loggerenberg, a senior official at the South African Revenue Service (Sars).

4 Sep 2014 09:42

Mooi River municipality disbanded, councillors fired
Mooi River municipality disbanded, councillors fired

Mooi Mpofana municipality in Mooi River has been dissolved and its seven councillors fired, Nomusa Dube-Ncube the MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) told media on Wednesday (3 September).

By More Matshediso 4 Sep 2014 09:20

Outa seeks answers to road costs
Outa seeks answers to road costs

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has called for a commission of inquiry to determine how the cost of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project tripled to R20bn in six years.

3 Sep 2014 10:47

AG to probe corruption in Westonaria
AG to probe corruption in Westonaria

The Auditor-General's (AG) office will commence its investigation into allegations of corruption and maladministration at the Westonaria Local Municipality.

1 Sep 2014 07:47

Tolls will keep SA's roads servicable says Cesa
Tolls will keep SA's roads servicable says Cesa

Engineers have urged Gauteng motorists to pay e-tolls or face the danger of road infrastructure going the way of Eskom - deteriorating to the point that billions of rands are needed to rebuild it.

By Philani Nombembe 29 Aug 2014 09:07

Leana Engelbrecht
Agreements between Competition Commission, regulators concluded

The Competition Commission has concluded cooperation agreements with the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) and the North West Gambling Board (NWGB), respectively.

By Leana Engelbrecht 29 Aug 2014 08:07

Revisions to definitions of brandy legislated
Revisions to definitions of brandy legislated

The South African Wine and Spirits Board recently legislated revisions to the definitions of premium brandy.

28 Aug 2014 07:25

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