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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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'Legal barbarians' force Wits to rethink its LLB degree

The four-year under-graduate law degree aimed at transforming the legal profession is to be scrapped at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

17 Apr 2014 08:44

State pension fund gets new board, six months late

The Government Employees Pension Fund - shaken in recent months by internal feuding‚ a succession of disciplinary procedures and the suspension of its principal executive officer - is finally getting a new board six months after the term of the last board ended.

By Carol Paton 17 Apr 2014 08:15

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The DA wins 'Ayisafani' TV advert battle, Hlaudi Motsoeneng et al have been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire. (Video)

17 Apr 2014 07:29

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014 10:35

Competition Tribunal ruling on Oceana deal

Fishing company Oceana has been ordered to sell Foodcorp's fishing rights along with its Glenryck brand‚ as a condition for approval of a transaction allowing Oceana to take over the fishing business of Foodcorp.

By Amanda Visser 16 Apr 2014 09:31

Public protector to meet with Sanral on e-tolls billing system

The public protector's office has met the National Consumer Commission to discuss motorists' complaints about Sanral's e-tolls billing system.

14 Apr 2014 10:27

R2K, SOS take on SABC over phone monitoring

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, are taking on the SABC following reports that editorial staffers' phones are being monitored.

14 Apr 2014 09:43

SABC's DA ad ban backfires

NEWSWATCH: Guardian Liberty Voice reports that after the SABC banned a Democratic Alliance ad, the same ad has gone viral. (Videos)

14 Apr 2014 08:58

Menlyn casino opponents may go to court

The Gauteng Gambling Board's pending decision on whether Sun International can relocate its Morula Casino from Mabopane, north of Pretoria, to Menlyn, in Pretoria, East, is likely to be contested in court.

11 Apr 2014 11:24

Telkom's Maseko baulks at order to attend course

Telkom has instructed its lawyers to write a letter to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) demanding clarity on its decision that the group's Chief Executive‚ Sipho Maseko‚ attend a corporate governance and director's duties course.

By Thabiso Mochiko 11 Apr 2014 11:07

Eavesdropping at the SABC

NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, SABC staff have been informed that their phones are being monitored by the NIA (National Intelligence Agency).

11 Apr 2014 07:45

A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014 06:57

ICASA wants SABC/MultiChoice deal investigated

ICASA asked the SABC and MultiChoice to provide a copy of the agreement but both parties have failed to honour that request, hence ICASA has turned to the Competition Commission.

10 Apr 2014 11:27

Merchandise prices must be displayed

The promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new era for consumers and stipulates that a retailer cannot display goods for sale without displaying a price for those goods. However, the wording in respect of how that price should be displayed, is fairly wide.

By Megan Badenhorst 10 Apr 2014 08:42

No room to hide for unhelpful insurers

The long-term insurance ombudsman office has put R103m back into the hands of consumers who received poor service from their insurance companies last year.

10 Apr 2014 05:14

Legalising rhino horn trade is too risky

The South African government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, says IFAW director, Jason Bell.

9 Apr 2014 13:41

Consumers warned of email hacking for bank account details

Customers must prevent criminals from hacking into their email accounts to obtain bank account information or issue illicit instructions to their banks‚ the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has warned.

9 Apr 2014 09:38

Minister orders probe into Wallacedene housing

Human Settlements Minister Connie September has ordered a thorough investigation into allegations of incomplete and shoddy houses built in Wallacedene, Cape Town.

9 Apr 2014 08:18

More must be done for women empowerment

While the country has made strides in women empowerment, government says it would like to see more being done in the judiciary and the private sector.

8 Apr 2014 08:35

Implications of amendments to Credit Act

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 has been slightly lacking in regard to its ability to protect consumers. The purpose of the Act is to protect consumers and promote a fair yet competitive credit industry.

By Megan Gedye 7 Apr 2014 08:28

SARS sets sights on Zuma after Nkandla report

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has said it will look into President Jacob Zuma's tax affairs following renovations to his Nkandla homestead.

4 Apr 2014 10:25

Manufacturing Circle warns against higher port tariffs

Industry body the Manufacturing Circle says Transnet's port terminals tariff increase of 9.25% across the board is "an unwelcome development for manufacturers"‚ as the sector depends on imports and exports for its competitiveness and to grow volumes.

By Mark Allix 4 Apr 2014 08:11

Call to transform Africa's prisons

African leaders in Correctional Services have been urged to spare no effort in transforming the prisons inherited from colonial and repressive regimes into correctional facilities that rehabilitate offenders.

4 Apr 2014 08:01

Competition Tribunal cautions Department of Health

In its reasons for approving Aspen's acquisition of Pfizer's infant nutrition business, the Competition Tribunal cautioned the Department of Health regarding measures it introduced in order to achieve its policy objectives.

4 Apr 2014 06:26

Zuma submits report to Parliament

President Jacob Zuma has submitted a response to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, in relation to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the security upgrades at his Nkandla residence.

3 Apr 2014 10:17

Tribunal approves Microsoft acquisition of Nokia devices, services

In September 2013, Microsoft announced its intention to acquire substantially all of Nokia's devices and services business in what is viewed as an attempt by Microsoft to increase its offering in the mobile phone market.

By Leana Engelbrecht 31 Mar 2014 07:43

Mobile operators await termination fees ruling

Mobile operators MTN and Vodacom will know by today (31 March) whether they will have to cut their interconnection fees in half.

By Franny Rabkin 31 Mar 2014 07:28

Santaco continues fight for subsidy

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has launched a campaign for a greater share of state resources and this campaign will include a court action and a complaint to the Competition Commission.

28 Mar 2014 11:56

ICASA announces inquiry into the state of competition in ICT sector

On 13 March 2014, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it will be instituting a high-level inquiry into competition in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

By Leana Engelbrecht 28 Mar 2014 11:17

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