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Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Will the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) impact your business?

Claire Watson interviewed Alison Treadaway, MD at customer communication management specialist, Striata, on the basics of this legislation, and how it will affect businesses and the communications industry in South Africa...

Issued by Striata SA 30 Jul 2014 10:35

Mall leases - Competition Commission to investigate

A call for the Competition Commission to address exclusivity clauses in shopping-mall leases that may be anti-competitive and restrain economic growth has been made by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Association.

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jul 2014 12:04

Ambulances need to comply with new regulations

Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.

29 Jul 2014 11:27

Govt committed to comply with disclosure regulation

Cabinet ministers, their deputies as well as members of Parliament, have until 15 August to make full declarations of their business interests to Parliament, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

29 Jul 2014 10:47

Limpopo government powers restored

National government has restored the powers of the Limpopo provincial government following a successful intervention to get that province back to good financial standing.

29 Jul 2014 10:01

Patents partners at Adams & Adams receive accolades

Four partners from Adams & Adams' Patents Practice have received accolades in the 2014 Who's Who Legal - Patents. Danie Dohmen, Russell Bagnall, Dario Tanziani and Alexis Apostolidis are all recognised for their expertise in the area of patents.

29 Jul 2014 07:33

Parties to a statutory merger must consider tax consequences

The purpose of this article is to discuss aspects of the relationship between the provisions of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 and the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (ITA) in relation to statutory mergers.

By Justine Krige 29 Jul 2014 07:28

Prophet cartoon a bad call, says Dawes

Publishing a cartoon depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed by the Mail & Guardian was a bad editorial decision, says Nic Dawes.

29 Jul 2014 07:26

Cross-border deals in Africa have legal challenges

The risk appetite of lenders and the track record of borrowers and sponsors must be taken into account when entering into cross-border deal structuring in Africa.

28 Jul 2014 09:30

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Bus contract halted after company liquidated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been thrown a lifeline and could soon be out of a controversial multimillion-rand bus technology contract with Lumen Technologies, after the Cape Town-based company was liquidated.

25 Jul 2014 07:59

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

The choice between Abridged and Historical Rates Clearance Certificate

Following the Supreme Court of Appeal's Mathabathe judgment in 2013, this area of practice has become fraught with risks for buyers, sellers, banks, estate agents, attorneys, and many others.

By Chantelle Gladwin and David Hepburn 23 Jul 2014 06:44

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

Plan to scrap VAT concessions for farmers

Proposals by the Treasury to scrap the value added tax (VAT) concession of a zero rating on goods and services bought by farmers for production purposes will raise input costs 14%.

By Amanda Visser 21 Jul 2014 11:16

Does your social media team know the CPA?

Companies who have client-facing staff either online or offline should ensure that every staff member has a basic working knowledge of the Consumer Protection Act...

By Gareth Cremen 21 Jul 2014 10:38

Section 75 introduced significant changes to Companies Act

In the interest of ensuring that the integrity of board decisions are not compromised by directors' personal financial interests, section 75 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, has introduced some significant changes to the provisions of its predecessor, the Companies Act 61 of 1973 (the old Companies Act).

By Nozipho Bhengu 18 Jul 2014 09:57

First legal step in R699 car scheme

The Port Elizabeth High Court agreed yesterday to hear a case on Tuesday that will be the first step in a massive class action on behalf of consumers left out of pocket by the alleged R699 car scam.

18 Jul 2014 09:53

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains high

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced a further extension of the e-toll payment period for Gauteng motorists.

By Linda Ensor 17 Jul 2014 10:50

SABC: And it just keeps getting worse...

SABCWATCH: Following the confirmation of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the SABC's COO, and claims that board chair Zandile Tshabalala lied about her qualifications, and anger over the SABC's moves on Afrikaans programming, pressure is mounting on all sides...

17 Jul 2014 07:41

Paper records preferred to electronic ones claims survey

Despite new technologies enabling electronic storage of information, 90% of local businesses are still storing documents in paper format, according to a study released by JSE-listed storage management company Metrofile.

By Thabiso Mochiko 16 Jul 2014 12:19

Some tax incentives should be axed says Davis

The government should look at scrapping some of the tax incentives for small businesses in favour of rebates rewarding businesses that are more tax-compliant.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 15 Jul 2014 11:02

Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders

Business Connexion (BCX) sent its shareholders a firm offer from Telkom to buy out the group at R6.60 per share‚ valuing the information technology group at about R2.7bn.

By Samuel Mungadze 15 Jul 2014 08:11

The Google doodle and other fluid trademarks

There was an interesting article in a publication called TBO (Trademarks and Brands Online) entitled Fluid Trademarks: Keeping Them Watertight. So what are fluid trademarks?

By Ilse du Plessis 14 Jul 2014 12:19

It's my product and I will say it's healthy if I want to... or not?

The Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972 (FCDA) regulates, amongst other things, the labelling of foodstuffs in South Africa. Until 2012, the issue of food labelling was not, particularly, of any major consequence.

By Natasha Wright 11 Jul 2014 14:25

New Act not clear about position of secure creditors in business rescue

In liquidation the position of secured creditors is clear; their security is protected in liquidation, their secured asset is realised for their benefit - only the surplus after their claim is paid falls into the remainder of the estate for the benefit of other creditors, and they have voting power by value only to the extent that their claim is not covered by their security.

By Richard Marcus 11 Jul 2014 14:17

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