A major class action against bread producers found guilty of price fixing and market allocation by the Competition Commission has calculated that the damage to consumers amounted to a mere R2.1m, while the bread producers were fined almost R300m.
By Amanda Visser and Mark Allix 7 Mar 2014 08:44
Two Ten Chemicals has failed in its attempt to be repaid from death benefits for the loans it granted to the families of three deceased members to pay for funeral expenses.
5 Mar 2014 10:00
The launch event for 'Practical Guide to Media Law' took place yesterday, 4 March 2014 at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, authors of the new publication.
5 Mar 2014 09:26
Credit providers will from June this year have to change risk models as the credit amnesty by government will mean that credit histories have been wiped out, say lawyers.
By Amanda Visser 4 Mar 2014 08:49
Controversial Department of Fisheries acting deputy director-general Desmond Stevens has been removed from his position following the bungled allocation of fishing rights.
3 Mar 2014 07:32
KwaZulu-Natal has joined Gauteng and the Western Cape in allowing liquor to be sold on Sundays, only a few months after the central government's Department of Health said it would intensify its efforts to curb alcohol abuse by banning advertising.
3 Mar 2014 06:42
While the issue of legalising trade and exporting rhino horn is frequently debated in the conservation corridors of Washington, Nairobi and Brussels, Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP) has decided to bring the debate to SA's doorstep.
28 Feb 2014 08:14
A disciplinary committee of the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has found one of its registered home builders, Woodglaze Trading (Pty) Ltd, trading as Ladybrick, guilty of 96 counts of contravention of section 14(1) of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act,1998 (Act No. 95 of 1998). The NHBRC has imposed a penalty of R1.4m on Woodglaze Trading.
28 Feb 2014 08:09
Vodacom is taking industry regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to court in a bid to stop it from implementing new mobile termination rates.
By Thabiso Mochiko 27 Feb 2014 10:53
Presently the Chinese trademark system has a reputation for being slow, expensive and complex. It is therefore anticipated that the third amendment to the trademark law of the People's Republic of China, which introduces significant changes, effective 1 May 2014, will be welcomed.
By Donvay Wegierski 26 Feb 2014 09:29
The Department of Social Development has called on all non-profit organisations (NPOs) that are registered with the department, and haven't submitted their annual reports, to do so by 31 March in order to avoid being deregistered.
25 Feb 2014 10:54
LontohCoal has filed a R112 million lawsuit in the Southern Gauteng High Court and a R9.3 billion lawsuit in the state of New York against former City Press reporter, Mpho Sibanyoni and Naspers respectively.
24 Feb 2014 14:17
The Namibian Competition Commission prohibited a proposed merger in terms of which Colas South Africa Proprietary Limited and Road Contractor Company (RCC) Limited were to acquire equal shareholding in Guinea Fowl Investments (which would be renamed Oryx Surfacing Proprietary Limited).
By Leana Engelbrecht 24 Feb 2014 08:57
As governments around the world come under pressure to collect tax to meet their growing needs and budget deficits there has been an increase in cross-border co-operation between tax authorities.
By Graeme Palmer 20 Feb 2014 07:59
Parliament's trade and industry portfolio committee has requested permission from the National Assembly to introduce changes to the National Credit Amendment Bill that were not in the original bill tabled by the Department of Trade and Industry.
By Linda Ensor 19 Feb 2014 11:47
The Master of the High Court in Cape Town has authorised a warrant for the arrest of Anthony (Tony) Vaughan, director of Media Nova and various other publishing companies.
By Glenda Nevill 19 Feb 2014 10:05
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula acted in bad faith when she dismissed Armscor chairman Maomela Motau and his deputy Refiloe Mokoena‚ said Armscor's counsel in the Constitutional Court on Monday.
By Franny Rabkin 18 Feb 2014 12:10
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report on the SABC yesterday. The report - 'When Governance and Ethics Fail' - paints a damning picture of abuse of power, mismanagement, waste and corruption, and outright dishonesty at the public broadcaster.
By Rod Baker 18 Feb 2014 07:38
Centralising government's tender system will go a long way in rooting out corruption in the public service, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.
17 Feb 2014 11:44
One of the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (CPA), is to "promote and advance the social and economic welfare of consumers" by "improving consumer awareness and information, and encouraging responsible and informed consumer choice and behaviour".
By Justine Krige 14 Feb 2014 14:35
Mobile network operator Cell C's acting chief executive‚ Jose dos Santos said rival MTN's court action to stop the communications regulator from implementing new rates was an attempt to avoid losing customers.
By Paul Vecchiatto 14 Feb 2014 12:42
The government is to embark on the second phase of its land audit, aimed at identifying who owns the 79% of privately owned land in SA. The audit will include their nationality and their demographic profile.
By Linda Ensor 13 Feb 2014 11:22
On 10 February 2014, the North Gauteng division of the High Court granted a provisional sequestration order against the estate of the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema...
By Julian Jones & Tobie Jordaan 12 Feb 2014 09:23
The surprise claims that empowerment fund Ascension Properties has signed agreements to sell its management company simultaneously to Rebosis Property Fund and Delta Property Fund‚ without either of the buyers knowing about the other has left property analysts stunned.
By Joan Muller 11 Feb 2014 06:41
Mention the company Cash Converters and the response is usually: "Doesn't it sell second-hand goods and aren't most of the products it sells stolen?"
By Adele Shevel 11 Feb 2014 06:24
While audits across national government departments and public entities improved in the 2012/13 financial year there were still billions of rand being wasted or spent irregularly‚ Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu told a parliamentary committee on Wednesday, 5 February.
6 Feb 2014 10:52
The banking industry's plea to be able to apply its own affordability assessments to its customers has fallen on deaf ears‚ as the Department of Trade and Industry says this system has failed to curb reckless lending and mounting over-indebtedness.
By Linda Ensor 6 Feb 2014 10:09
In the words of the famous fashion designer, Coco Chanel, "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different". But exactly, how different does one need to be? Our personal names (meaning, our full names i.e. John Smith) define us from the day that we are born so, logically, we believe that our names are our brands, and that we are naturally entitled to benefit from them commercially and otherwise.
By Tiffany Conley 5 Feb 2014 14:50
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has been granted a final preservation order by the North Gauteng High Court over the assets of South African businessman Mark Krok, who became an Australian resident 12 years ago.
4 Feb 2014 06:33
Pick 'n Pay, Shoprite/Checkers, and Spar supermarkets will not be prosecuted by the Competition Commission for contraventions of Sections 5 and 8 of the Competition Act. This follows after an announcement by the Commission that it has concluded its investigation into long-term supermarket lease agreements under the Competition Act and has issued a notice of non-referral.
29 Jan 2014 11:35
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