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FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle
FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

16 Jul 2018

M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news
M&A declined this year, but it's not all bad news

Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals in the first half of this year...

12 Jul 2018

Informal traders march over By-law amendments
Informal traders march over By-law amendments

Hundreds of informal traders marched to the City Hall in Durban on Friday over new regulations they say will deprive them from earning a living...

By Nomfundo Xolo 6 Jul 2018

What the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement means for SA
What the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement means for SA

South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade within the African continent...

3 Jul 2018

What is XBRL and how does it affect your financial reporting?
What is XBRL and how does it affect your financial reporting?

The fast-moving technology and information age have changed our lives, and similarly digital financial reporting is transforming the business world...

By Mpho Simelane 26 Jun 2018

Expanded legal content now available to navigate Africa's business terrain
Expanded legal content now available to navigate Africa's business terrain

Africa's heightened economic momentum is widely recognised, with the continent now well entrenched as one of the favoured global destinations for investment opportunities and doing business...

By Thabo Molefe, Issued by LexisNexis 25 Jun 2018

Trends transforming governance
Trends transforming governance

Bosman Stramrood, General Manager: Lexis GRC at LexisNexis, says there are several trends that are transforming governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in the market today...

By Bosman Stramrood, Issued by LexisNexis 22 Jun 2018

New system for liquor licence
New system for liquor licence

The newly developed online renewal Case Management System (CSM) will see ease the process of liquor licence applications and renewals, said the National Liquor Authority...

21 Jun 2018

Be prepared for transfer pricing rules
Be prepared for transfer pricing rules

For some time, multinational enterprises have been bracing for the impending enforcement by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) of transfer pricing rules...

By Jean du Toit 21 Jun 2018

House of cards collapses on rogue builders
House of cards collapses on rogue builders

A total of 122 criminal cases have been opened against home builders who have contravened the HCPMA...

21 Jun 2018

Anoj Singh, former Eskom CFO, Photo: Construction Review Online
Saica brings charges against Anoj Singh

After, what it terms, a lengthy investigation, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants' (Saica) is bringing charges of misconduct against former Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh...

20 Jun 2018

New Mining Charter open for comment
New Mining Charter open for comment

The long-awaited Mining Charter has been gazetted by Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, and the public now has 30 days to comment...

18 Jun 2018

UCT GSB launches trailblazing legal course in SA
UCT GSB launches trailblazing legal course in SA

The first impact investment course for lawyers in South Africa is launching at the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB) - aimed at increasing knowledge and promoting opportunities in the field of impact investment...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Jun 2018

What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?
What does Facebook's data breach mean for personal information and businesses in SA?

The millions of Facebook profiles analysed by Cambridge Analytica constitute one of the biggest breaches of personal information to date...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 14 Jun 2018

Unforeseen tax impact in amendments to articles of association
Unforeseen tax impact in amendments to articles of association

A recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgement illustrates the importance of obtaining tax advice where rights, privileges or conditions of shares may potentially be affected by amendments to the memorandum of incorporation of a company...

By Joon Chong & Daniel Kirk-Cohen, Issued by Webber Wentzel 8 Jun 2018

Image: Courtesy Stats SA
How to make public private partnerships work for you

The public private partnerships model began to be considered by the South African Government as one of the methods to deliver infrastructure projects in the 1990s. There has been a steady growth of these partnerships since then...

By Ramodise Mekoa 8 Jun 2018

Court gives community right to fish without permit
Court gives community right to fish without permit

Can a local community governed by a system of customary law fish in a marine protected area without a permit? In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said it can...

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 7 Jun 2018

Compliance lawyers are in demand in Africa
Compliance lawyers are in demand in Africa

Regulators around the world are increasing their focus on compliance issues and this has given rise to a substantial increase in demand for lawyers who specialise in this field...

6 Jun 2018

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives
Why France banned meat names for vegetarian alternatives

France recently passed an amendment to its Agriculture Bill. It prohibits any product that is largely based on non-animal ingredients from being labelled like a traditional animal product...

By Malte B. Rödl 1 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group
International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group is now in position of offering both paymaster and escrow services to their international clients with the international banking platform provided by the ISCC Group...

Issued by Europlaw 22 May 2018

ISCC Group entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group
ISCC Group entered into joint venture with Europlaw Group

Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, conducting business mainly in Indonesia and Germany agreed to enter into a formal mutual business collaboration of appointing Europlaw Group as its legal and accounting team for their group of companies internationally...

Issued by Europlaw 18 May 2018

Trade and Industry to launch 10th iteration of IPAP
Trade and Industry to launch 10th iteration of IPAP

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will this afternoon launch the tenth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which places emphasis on stronger interventions to support transformation in the South African economy...

14 May 2018

Nersa clarifies small-scale generation draft rules
Nersa clarifies small-scale generation draft rules

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday clarified the consultation paper on the draft Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation...

11 May 2018

65% increase in number of adjudications in SA construction industry
65% increase in number of adjudications in SA construction industry

According to findings from MDA Attorneys' recently released third annual Adjudication Survey, 2017 saw a 65% increase in the number of adjudications in the South Africa construction industry compared to 2016...

9 May 2018

Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development
Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018

Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs
Gauteng gets tough on illegal NPOs

The Gauteng Provincial Government has given non-profit organisations (NPOs) six-months to get their legal status in order...

7 May 2018

Climate change risk is real and here to stay
Climate change risk is real and here to stay

Climate change will play a significant role in strategic planning in the future, due to the potentially enormous financial risks it poses to companies, particularly those operating within certain sectors or in certain regions...

25 Apr 2018

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders
Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

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