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FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb
FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance" and called on the government to intervene in order to ensure the online platform becomes industry compliant...

4 hours ago

Europlaw Group and the strategic partnership with IFX (UK)
Europlaw Group and the strategic partnership with IFX (UK)

IFX (UK) and Europlaw will be managing currency exposures as a specialist discipline involving complex strategies, best conducted by professionals wholly engaged with volatile foreign exchange markets...

Issued by Europlaw 19 May 2017

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EU fines Facebook $120m over 'misleading' info in WhatsApp takeover

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp...

19 May 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators...

18 May 2017

Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill
Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill

The hospitality industry is concerned about the unfavourable implications the amendment bill will have. “As it is we don't know where we stand and we need answers...”

17 May 2017

Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case

A judge has ordered an Uber engineer at the center of a self-driving car trade secrets suit sidelined and files taken from Alphabet-owned Waymo returned...

16 May 2017

SASSA to appeal court ruling
SASSA to appeal court ruling

The SASSA CEO, Thokozani Magwaza, says the agency plans to appeal the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court, which allows deductions from social grant beneficiaries' accounts...

12 May 2017

NERSA launches probe into Eskom over PPA impasse
NERSA launches probe into Eskom over PPA impasse

The National Energy Regulator's electricity sub-committee has launched a formal investigation into Eskom's conduct...

12 May 2017

High Court issues declaratory order in favour of Net1
High Court issues declaratory order in favour of Net1

The High Court has issued the declaratory order sought by Net 1 that the Social Assistance Act and recent Regulations promulgated in terms thereof do not restrict social grant recipients in their operation of their banks accounts...

10 May 2017

Future of Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman at risk
Future of Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman at risk

The future of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman is at risk because thousands of businesses are refusing to register and fund it...

By Wendy Knowler 10 May 2017

eNatis struggle may drag on
eNatis struggle may drag on

The Road Traffic Management Corporation is ready to take over running eNatis from Tasima, but the company has approached the Supreme Court of Appeal in a last-ditch attempt to wrest back control of the system...

By Khulekani Magubane 8 May 2017

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National Consumer Tribunal ruling could cost Edcon millions

A ruling by the National Consumer Tribunal looks set to wipe out much of Edcon's R400m-a-year club-fee income...

By Ann Crotty 4 May 2017

Tribunal finds the club fee charged by Edcon to be unlawful
Tribunal finds the club fee charged by Edcon to be unlawful

The National Consumer Tribunal handed down judgment against Edcon on Tuesday that the club fee charged by Edcon to its credit customers...

3 May 2017

Trade and Industry gazettes Forest Sector Codes
Trade and Industry gazettes Forest Sector Codes

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Forest Sector Codes...

2 May 2017

How to defend your business when charged with a crime
How to defend your business when charged with a crime

An aspect mostly ignored is how to defend your business when charged with a crime. And knowing how to do this can be the key factor in deciding whether you remain in business or close shop someday...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Apr 2017

Competition Commission can view exclusionary contracts as anticompetitive
Competition Commission can view exclusionary contracts as anticompetitive

Exclusionary arrangements refer to those contractual provisions, which oblige a customer to obtain all its requirements for a particular product, from a particular supplier exclusively, such as school uniforms...

By Maryke Zietsman and Paul Coetser 24 Apr 2017

FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act
FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has fined insurers Assupol R500,000 for breaches of the Long-Term Insurance Act: Policyholder Protection Rules...

21 Apr 2017

Private equity to inject billions into Africa
Private equity to inject billions into Africa

The Baker McKenzie report ‘A growth engine: Trends and outcomes of private equity in Africa' shows private equity activity in Africa will inject billions of US dollars of sustainable investment over the next five years...

20 Apr 2017

Dawn loses ‘characterisation' plea at Competition Tribunal
Dawn loses ‘characterisation' plea at Competition Tribunal

Despite Dawn Consolidated Holdings' and Sangio Pipe's argument that its conduct should not be characterised as collusive, the Competition Tribunal has found that they engaged in market division...

By Duduetsang Mogapi and Lara Granville 19 Apr 2017

Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions
Recent Constitutional Court decision on arbitration raises questions

The Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment that may ultimately prove to be a significant departure from South Africa's established legal practice, at least insofar as contractual relations in the petroleum retail industry are concerned...

By Jonathan Ripley-Evans 18 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to protect business assets from a divorce

Over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Statistics even go up to 60% when referring to following marriages. Divorces are really difficult to deal with but if you have a business, everything becomes even more complicated...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

Updated guide offers practical do's and don'ts on competition for corporates
Updated guide offers practical do's and don'ts on competition for corporates

To better assist in providing corporates with practical insights into the theoretical underpinnings of South Africa's competition legislation, LexisNexis has released a new edition of A Practical Guide to the South African Competition Act...

Issued by LexisNexis 10 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to trademark your business secrets (and why you should)

As a prospective entrepreneur, should you spend the time and effort to trademark your brand? Or do you hope that nobody mimics your company and potentially confuses your consumers?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Apr 2017

Court refuses leave to appeal in eNatis case
Court refuses leave to appeal in eNatis case

The High Court in Pretoria has rejected a request by Tasima for leave to appeal a judgment ordering them to hand over control of eNatis...

By Karl Gernetzky 6 Apr 2017

Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case
Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case

Implats has been awarded $16m on a claim of constructive fraudulent transfer during insolvency by a jury in Pennsylvania, United States...

5 Apr 2017

Do you know where your meat comes from?
Do you know where your meat comes from?

The recent Brazilian meat scandal serves as a reminder to South Africa consumers that they should insist on knowing the origin and contents of the meat they purchase...

By Leana Engelbrecht 31 Mar 2017

Judge Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
Insurance company penalised for "lackadaisical" handling of claim

A long-term insurance company has been ordered by the industry's watchdog to pay compensation for its shoddy handling of a claim...

30 Mar 2017

What does the King IV mean for compliance officers?
What does the King IV mean for compliance officers?

While King IV is a set of voluntary principles of good practices of corporate governance that holds no legal binding, its recommendations are held in high regard and are referenced by the courts in some cases...

Issued by LexisNexis 29 Mar 2017

How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?
How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?

The new BEE Codes of Good Practice came into operation a couple of years ago, replacing the existing codes and allowing more leniency for some levels of business...

By Nicolene Schoeman-Louw 29 Mar 2017

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