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Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded
Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded

The police should impound trucks that are unsafe or have faulty brakes or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

22 Oct 2014 11:45

Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction
Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction

On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...

By Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014 07:30

Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights
Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights

After your insurer indemnifies you in terms of your policy of insurance, your insurer has certain rights. One of those rights is the right of subrogation, either by common law or in terms of the insurance policy.

By Jayne Cross 21 Oct 2014 07:16

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls
Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) plans to hold a symbolic "funeral march" for Gauteng's e-toll system over the weekend.

17 Oct 2014 12:04

Objective of the BEPS Action Plan
Objective of the BEPS Action Plan

The objective of the Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Action Plan is to secure government revenues by ensuring that profits are taxed in the jurisdiction where the economic activities generating such profits are performed and where value is created.

By Lisa Brunton 17 Oct 2014 08:06

Debt collection and flight, fight or freeze concept
Debt collection and flight, fight or freeze concept

The scientific notion of flight, fight or freeze describes responses triggered by the perception that we are under physical or mental threat. This concept has percolated the legal fraternity over the years and it recently shared the spotlight with advocate Barry Roux and Gerrie Nel in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Oct 2014 11:23

Competition Commission grants exemption to NHN
Competition Commission grants exemption to NHN

The National Hospital Network (NHN), a network of independently-owned private hospitals, earlier this year applied for an exemption in terms of section 10 of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998.

16 Oct 2014 10:43

Collusive conduct in automotive industry investigated
Collusive conduct in automotive industry investigated

The Competition Commission announced on Monday, 13 October that it was investigating various instances of collusive conduct in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components used to manufacture motor vehicles.

16 Oct 2014 09:50

Assessment focuses on conditions of POPI Act
Assessment focuses on conditions of POPI Act

4Di Privaca, an information security and privacy professional services practice, have developed a POPI Impact Self-Assessment service for the small to medium enterprise.

16 Oct 2014 08:29

SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement
SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The Department of Energy has confirmed that South Africa has signed an Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with France.

15 Oct 2014 09:21

Municipality instructed to comply with audit report
Municipality instructed to comply with audit report

North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine, says the department will take steps against Lekwa Teemane local municipality within the next 30 days, if the municipal council fails to act on the recommendations of an audit report.

15 Oct 2014 08:59

DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents
DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has embarked on Operation Khusela to clamp down on illegal verification agents who issue fraudulent BEE and company registration certificates.

14 Oct 2014 11:09

Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements
Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements

The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008, (CPA) has been in effect since it was signed into law on 24 April 2011 and accordingly has now been in operation for a period of three years.

By Christopher Tucker and David Hepburn 13 Oct 2014 12:20

SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetched
SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetched

Former special forces operative Mike Peega's dossier claiming that SARS ran a rogue unit targeting politicians and businessmen close to Zuma in 2007 was easily discredited at the time.

By Mzilikazi Wa Africa, Piet Rampedi 13 Oct 2014 10:47

Trading in electricity in Johannesburg
Trading in electricity in Johannesburg

In most instances consumers are supplied with electricity either by a municipality or Eskom. However, in some instances the consumer may be supplied by a private third party 'middle man', who purchases electricity from either a municipality/Eskom and then re-sells it to a consumer.

By Ramon Pereira and Christopher Tucker 13 Oct 2014 10:43

Cross-border M&A deals give access to new customers
Cross-border M&A deals give access to new customers

Africa's share of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has risen in the past year as global and African companies alike seek access to customers and natural resources, reveals a new survey by global law firm Baker & McKenzie.

13 Oct 2014 09:18

SADC observers will monitor Botswana elections
SADC observers will monitor Botswana elections

More than 70 observers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) will assess the October 24 general elections in Botswana, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 13 Oct 2014 07:42

Private healthcare stakeholders to make submissions
Private healthcare stakeholders to make submissions

The Competition Commission has commenced with its market inquiry into the private healthcare sector in South Africa. The next step in the administrative timetable is for parties, referred to as stakeholders, to make written submissions to the panel before 31 October 2014.

By Neil Kirby 13 Oct 2014 07:35

Transparency, accountability sought by PSC
Transparency, accountability sought by PSC

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has called for greater transparency and accountability to build a South Africa where all citizens enjoy a higher standard of living.

9 Oct 2014 08:26

Shuttleworth judgment requires more detailed analysis
Shuttleworth judgment requires more detailed analysis

The judgment in the appeal by entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth has certainly drawn significant interest in the news headlines partly due to the R250m amount (plus interest) which the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) now has to pay back to Shuttleworth...

By Ashlin Perumall and Shmuel Moch 9 Oct 2014 08:24

Report on Lwandle evictions will be studied
Report on Lwandle evictions will be studied

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will study the findings and recommendations of the report of the Ministerial Commission of Inquiry that probed the inhumane evictions of families in Lwandle, Cape Town.

9 Oct 2014 07:52

Clarity needed on variation or cancellation of agreements by email
Clarity needed on variation or cancellation of agreements by email

A non-variation clause is a contractual provision which restricts the variation or cancellation of an agreement. It usually stipulates that no variation or consensual cancellation of the agreement in which it is contained will be of any effect unless reduced to writing and signed by the parties.

By Pierre Burger 8 Oct 2014 11:38

Shuttleworth did not need to pay levy on monies
Shuttleworth did not need to pay levy on monies

In a far-reaching judgment, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) held on 1 October 2014 that Mark Shuttleworth could have repatriated his funds out of South Africa without the imposition of a 10% exit levy that was imposed by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) at that stage.

8 Oct 2014 11:13

Prasa flouted its own rules says A-G
Prasa flouted its own rules says A-G

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), which is spending R51bn to revitalise its commuter rail unit, contravened its supply-chain management policy in a R3.5bn deal to procure locomotives, the Auditor-General said in the agency's annual report.

8 Oct 2014 10:48

Competition Commission reopens supermarkets investigation
Competition Commission reopens supermarkets investigation

PRETORIA: The Competition Commission has reopened its supermarkets investigation, it announced on Tuesday, 7 October.

7 Oct 2014 12:15

Gatekeeper Foundation launches Accredited Organisation programme to validate NPOs
Gatekeeper Foundation launches Accredited Organisation programme to validate NPOs

AMC Hunter Inc. has launched its Gatekeeper Foundation Accredited Organisation programme to ensure that Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) in the province operate efficiently, effectively and legitimately in order to achieve their own goals to assist the underprivileged and give investors peace of mind to know that their contributions have made a difference.

7 Oct 2014 08:45

North West bracing itself for more protests
North West bracing itself for more protests

The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in the North West has established a Joint Operation Centre to deal with any threats and anarchy that might arise in Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.

6 Oct 2014 08:24

Opinions divided over state-sponsored pensions
Opinions divided over state-sponsored pensions

South Africans without a pension or provident fund surprised industry analysts when two thirds said they liked the idea of being auto-enrolled into a pension fund.

By Evan Pickworth 3 Oct 2014 12:03

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