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Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous
Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 23 Jun 2017

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'
Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones...

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jun 2017

PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid
PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid

The cargo on board a ship arrested in the Port Elizabeth harbour will remain in South Africa pending further legal action to determine its rightful ownership...

20 Jun 2017

Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told
Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told

A lawyer for SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, who stood accused of misrepresenting a board decision about the purchase of 10 aircraft from Airbus in 2013, said on Monday she had "innocently made a mistake" in communications with then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba...

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Jun 2017

Bilal Vallee, IT audit manager, Mazars Cape Town
The benefits of commercial landlords providing Wi-Fi to the masses

In 2016, there were over seven billion mobile devices in the world and the users of these devices demand connectivity for them...

By Ron Lagnado and Bilal Vallee 20 Jun 2017

SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality
SA's new International Arbitration Bill excludes public bodies from confidentiality

Contrary to other jurisdictions, the International Arbitration Bill of South Africa 2017 specifically contains a provision that excludes public bodies from the more usual confidentiality clause ie the case must be heard in public...

By Jackwell Feris 19 Jun 2017

Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case
Bidvest and Adcock Ingram settle fine in merger case

Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal...

By Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017

Need for independent trustee in family business trusts
Need for independent trustee in family business trusts

Following the case of Land and Agricultural Bank of SA v Parker and another, described as an ‘abuse of the trust form in business dealings', the Chief Master has issued a directive that all trusts registered for the first time or that are considered ‘family business trusts' must appoint an independent trustee, effective as from 6 March 2017...

By Anja van Wijk and Chantelle Gladwin-Wood 15 Jun 2017

Dti publishes retroactive notice on registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions
Dti publishes retroactive notice on registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions

The dti has published a notice setting out the final thresholds for registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions...

By Verushca Pillay 12 Jun 2017

Investors need clarity on BEE regulatory framework
Investors need clarity on BEE regulatory framework

In recent years, a lack of certainty regarding Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) has arisen, because of changes in the regulatory framework, which saw BBBEE becoming more stringent and placing a greater emphasis on ownership...

By Morné van der Merwe and Janine Howard 7 Jun 2017

How to protect your business assets in a divorce
How to protect your business assets in a divorce

Here are five ways you can protect your business assets in a divorce, regardless of whether you started the business before your marriage or during your marriage...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 5 Jun 2017

High Court grants order to liquidate REDISA
High Court grants order to liquidate REDISA

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the appointment of a liquidator, who will take immediate control of the business of the Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)...

5 Jun 2017

MTN faces $4.2bn high court claim from Turkcell
MTN faces $4.2bn high court claim from Turkcell

MTN faces a $4.2bn high court claim from Turkcell in the latest chapter of a long-running legal dispute over the South African group's Iranian mobile network operator licence...

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 Jun 2017

Mr Price Group accused of breaching National Credit Act
Mr Price Group accused of breaching National Credit Act

The National Credit Regulator has referred Mr Price Group to the National Consumer Tribunal for breach of the National Credit Act...

2 Jun 2017

The Guptas' SAA 'mole'
The Guptas' SAA 'mole'

The Gupta family had a man on the inside at state airline South African Airways...

30 May 2017

Online gamblers forfeit R1m winnings to State
Online gamblers forfeit R1m winnings to State

Illegal gamblers have forfeited over R1 million of their winnings to the State, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

29 May 2017

Europlaw Group expands operations to the Republic of Botswana
Europlaw Group expands operations to the Republic of Botswana

Europlaw Group, based in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is taking its operations to Gaborone, Republic of Botswana...

Issued by Europlaw 25 May 2017

KZN farmers, landowners elated after another ruling against fracking
KZN farmers, landowners elated after another ruling against fracking

Following a recent ruling against an application for exploration rights on more than 800,000ha in Northern KZN, farmers and landowners in the province are celebrating another fracking ruling victory, this time in the Midlands region...

25 May 2017

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...

24 May 2017

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

Panel to look into timeshare complaints
Panel to look into timeshare complaints

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has appointed a three-member inquiry panel to look into the root causes of consumer complaints in the timeshare industry...

18 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

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