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Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers
Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security"...

3 days ago

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim
Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 3 days ago

Icasa can obstruct Blue Label deal with Cell C
Icasa can obstruct Blue Label deal with Cell C

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) could scupper Cell C's survival plans if it does not allow Blue Label Telecoms to use the mobile operator's spectrum...

By Colleen Goko 9 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Private equity trends - a new generation of investors in Africa
#BizTrends2017: Private equity trends - a new generation of investors in Africa

Africa is increasingly gaining prominence as a target destination for a more diverse group of investors, with a growing trend towards using fund structures to house African investments...

7 Feb 2017

IFRS 16 and how it affects financing transactions
IFRS 16 and how it affects financing transactions

The IASB has issued its new international accounting standards, which removes the distinction between finance leases and operating leases with effect from 1 January 2019...

By Lionel Shawe 27 Jan 2017

SARS ruling on tax on going concerns
SARS ruling on tax on going concerns

SARS provides guidance on the assumption of contingent liabilities when buying a business...

By Ben Strauss 24 Jan 2017

What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?
What are the CPA's best practice guidelines applicable to the motor industry?

Last year, the NCC published for comment the draft best practice guidelines intended to provide procedural clarity in regard to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for handling complaints involving the automotive industry...

By Justine Krige 23 Jan 2017

Legal advice boosts IPPs case against Eskom
Legal advice boosts IPPs case against Eskom

Independent power producers (IPPs), who are waiting for Eskom to sign power purchase agreements (PPA), are entitled to approach the courts to force Eskom to sign these agreements, the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) said on Wednesday, 18 January...

By Lutho Mtongana 20 Jan 2017

Hollard's Imperial deal cracks nod
Hollard's Imperial deal cracks nod

Insurer Hollard's R2.3bn bid for Imperial's Regent group of companies advanced in December after the African leg of the deal (excluding SA) obtained the required regulatory approvals, Imperial said on Tuesday...

By Moyagabo Maake 18 Jan 2017

Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"
Trade mark registration: Truworths no longer has "the look"

Ackermans has recently been successful in a precedent setting trade mark dispute against Truworths which was heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The trade mark at the centre of the dispute was “THE LOOK”...

By Janine Hollesen 16 Jan 2017

VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'
VW pleads guilty to US criminal charges, pays $4.3bn in 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen AG will plead guilty to three criminal charges and pay a total $4.3 billion in fines to settle the emissions cheating scandal known as "dieselgate"...

12 Jan 2017

Arms deal man sues Absa over closure of accounts
Arms deal man sues Absa over closure of accounts

Politically connected businessman Fana Hlongwane, whose bank accounts were closed after he underwent review as a politically exposed person in 2013, is suing Absa for R7m...

By Carol Paton 9 Jan 2017

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Coca-Cola heads for tricky AB InBev deal

Competition analysts believe it will involve another year of detailed engagements with competition regulators in many African countries...

9 Jan 2017

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Dos Santos daughter cleared to head Angola oil giant

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge...

30 Dec 2016

Counterfeit sneaker bust at border post
Counterfeit sneaker bust at border post

Counterfeit sneakers worth R8.7 million were seized at the Lebombo border post in Mpumalanga, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) said...

29 Dec 2016

ConCourt dismisses tender review application against Eskom
ConCourt dismisses tender review application against Eskom

Eskom has welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss the application by Westinghouse to review the awarding of a tender for the replacement of six steam generators at Koeberg Power Station...

22 Dec 2016

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Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement

Nokia announced on Wednesday, 22 December 2016, it is suing Apple in German and US courts for patent infringement, claiming the US tech giant was using Nokia technology...

22 Dec 2016

Top court overturns decision to quash EU-Morocco trade deal
Top court overturns decision to quash EU-Morocco trade deal

LUXEMBOURG: The EU's top court on Wednesday overturned a lower tribunal's decision to quash a European trade deal with Morocco...

22 Dec 2016

Fake goods worth R60m seized in Joburg
Fake goods worth R60m seized in Joburg

Law enforcement agencies have seized counterfeit goods with an estimated value of R60 million at shops in Johannesburg's central business district...

21 Dec 2016

Ashley Madison dating site to pay $1.6m over breach
Ashley Madison dating site to pay $1.6m over breach

WASHINGTON, USA: The operators of the Ashley Madison affair-minded dating website have agreed to pay a $1.6 million penalty over a data breach...

20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Legal
#BestofBiz 2016: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

SABC will not be allowed to present evidence in camera
SABC will not be allowed to present evidence in camera

The ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the SABC will not allow evidence to be presented in camera unless there are compelling reasons for it...

By Bekezela Phakathi 5 Dec 2016

Competition Commission slams Imperial's restraint of trade agreement
Competition Commission slams Imperial's restraint of trade agreement

The Competition Commission slammed a restraint of trade agreement that Imperial demanded from the owner-managers of a Free State bus operator it proposes to acquire as "unreasonable, unjustifiable and anti-competitive".

By Robert Laing 1 Dec 2016

Business transfers: when is enough not enough?
Business transfers: when is enough not enough?

The Constitutional Court in a majority judgment rejected, in no uncertain terms, three important arguments advanced in support of an application for leave to appeal the Labour Appeal Court's decision in Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality v Rural Maintenance...

By Faan Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

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Pick n Pay fails in bid to block Game trading

Retail giant Massmart staved off an attempt by rival retailer Pick n Pay to prevent one of its subsidiaries, Game, from operating as a supermarket at a Western Cape shopping centre...

By Alistair Anderson 28 Nov 2016

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Constitutional Court rules on Pick n Pay's mall exclusivity case

The Constitutional Court on Friday refused to give Pick n Pay Retailers an interdict to stop Masstores' Game store from trading as a supermarket...

By Franny Rabkin 28 Nov 2016

Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?
Is interest owed on incorrectly calculated penalties?

On 21 October 2016, judgment was handed down by the Pretoria High Court in the matter of BMW South Africa v The Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

By Heinrich Louw 21 Nov 2016

Court suspends taxman's contract with collection agency
Court suspends taxman's contract with collection agency

The High Court in Pretoria has ordered the suspension of a controversial contract between the SARS and LTC, which won a bid to collect billions in taxpayer debt...

By Genevieve Quintal 17 Nov 2016

High Court grants SARS application against LTC
High Court grants SARS application against LTC

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in favour of its urgent application against Lekgotla Trifecta Consortium (LTC)...

17 Nov 2016

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