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New book out on advertising law
New book out on advertising law

Juta Law has announced the recent publication of a new book by Gail Schimmel, 'Advertising Law: A Guide to the Code of Advertising Practice'...

29 Jan 2015 09:09

Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge
Uber taxis highlight new compliance challenge

The recent controversy over the impounding of Uber taxis in Cape Town highlights a new compliance challenge likely to surface around mobile apps that connect consumers with service providers...

28 Jan 2015 06:50

NutriTech publishes product test results on website
NutriTech publishes product test results on website

In response to a recent article, NutriTech is now publishing its latest product test results on its website...

28 Jan 2015 06:19

VAT vendor wins case against State
VAT vendor wins case against State

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 12 December 2014 handed down judgment in the matter of Director of Public Prosecutions, Western Cape v Parker (103/14) [2014] ZASCA 223...

By Heinrich Louw 23 Jan 2015 10:11

Louis Kruger
Claiming notional input tax credit

Where a VAT Vendor acquires fixed property from a Non-VAT Vendor, such transaction is subject to Transfer Duty at the prescribed rates...

By Louis Kruger 16 Jan 2015 12:46

NutriTech accused of false advertising
NutriTech accused of false advertising

Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN) has instructed its attorneys to lodge further official complaints with the Advertising Standards Authority against the advertising of NutriTech, based on analysis carried out by a third party global accredited laboratory...

16 Jan 2015 09:39

A middle of the road solution for copyright problems
A middle of the road solution for copyright problems

For some time there has been a raging debate between those who argue for and against lengthening the term of copyright...

By Ralph van Niekerk 15 Jan 2015 10:28

Reverse incentive theory a powerful action for patents
Reverse incentive theory a powerful action for patents

The Incentive Theory is the most popular explanation for why the patent system is a good thing for society...

By Ralph van Niekerk 13 Jan 2015 09:40

Legal wrangle brewing over TV school in Bay
Legal wrangle brewing over TV school in Bay

A Nelson Mandela Bay journalism and TV school has gone into battle with one of South Africa's production house giants, Urban Brew Studios...

9 Jan 2015 15:49

Anton Harber
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

By Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015 14:10

Kadalie has harsh words for SA's leaders
Kadalie has harsh words for SA's leaders

NEWSWATCH: Rhoda Kadalie, well-known academic, has some harsh words for today's leaders of SA, reports Politicsweb...

7 Jan 2015 09:24

ANC top brass 'pushed Zuma' to ditch SABC boss Ellen Tshabalala
ANC top brass 'pushed Zuma' to ditch SABC boss Ellen Tshabalala

The ANC's hand in the resignation of Ellen Tshabalala from the SABC is shown in minutes of a meeting of the party's top decision-making body...

By Bianca Capazorio and Sibongakonke Shoba 24 Dec 2014 06:57

Ellen... Pay back the money
Ellen... Pay back the money

SABC must reject Tshabalala's R1m claim for legal fees says DA's Gavin Davis...

22 Dec 2014 08:05

Draft Competition guidelines published for public comment
Draft Competition guidelines published for public comment

Section 79(1) of the Competition Act, No 89 of 1998, empowers the Competition Commission to prepare guidelines to support its policy approach on matters within its jurisdiction.

By Naasha Loopoo 19 Dec 2014 10:28

Taxman's turmoil bodes ill for SARS
Taxman's turmoil bodes ill for SARS

Over the past few weeks, SARS has been rocked by claims of a rogue unit, a brothel and a series of suspensions and resignations...

19 Dec 2014 10:14

Tshabalala out, at last
Tshabalala out, at last

NEWSWATCH: SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala, found guilty of misconduct and lying, has finally resigned from her position... (videos)

18 Dec 2014 06:31

Fears over SARS purge as ructions deepen
Fears over SARS purge as ructions deepen

Ructions at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) deepened as another top official resigned and disciplinary charges were instituted against two officials...

17 Dec 2014 12:40

Determination of administrative penalties in settlements
Determination of administrative penalties in settlements

The Competition Tribunal is empowered to impose administrative penalties for various offences, including collusive tendering or cover pricing which is prohibited by s4(1)(b) the Competition Act, No 89 of1998...

By Natalie von Ey and Kitso Tlhabanelo 12 Dec 2014 07:01

Bowman Gilfillan assists SABMiller in $2.9bn deal
Bowman Gilfillan assists SABMiller in $2.9bn deal

In a recent article by the Financial Timesthey confirmed that deal-making in the sub-Saharan region is buoyant as most investors set aside short-term worries and bet big on the continent's growth prospects...

12 Dec 2014 06:16

Porn downer for StarSat
Porn downer for StarSat

NEWSWATCH: StarSat has lost its bid to appeal the revocation of its licence to air porn, reports Times Live...

11 Dec 2014 07:53

Billboard a springboard for more vigorous consumer activism
Billboard a springboard for more vigorous consumer activism

If you Google 'consumer activism SA' you will not find many examples, other than complaints on sites like hellopeter.com. This is not surprising, as South African consumers are notoriously complacent.

By Natascha van Vuuren 10 Dec 2014 12:58

SA marks Anti-Corruption Day
SA marks Anti-Corruption Day

South Africa has joined the international community in commemorating the 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day...

10 Dec 2014 10:08

Photographer wants R20m from GCIS for unlawful distribution of Madiba image
Photographer wants R20m from GCIS for unlawful distribution of Madiba image

NEWSWATCH: Photographer Shaun Harris is seeking R20m in compensation from the GCIS for the unauthorised use of a Nelson Mandela photo he took in 1999...

10 Dec 2014 08:39

Suspensions raise fears SARS could miss targets
Suspensions raise fears SARS could miss targets

Instability within the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has prompted fears about its ability to meet demanding revenue targets...

By Linda Ensor and Evan Pickworth 9 Dec 2014 11:29

DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board
DA: Remove Tshabalala from Transnet Board

The DA wants Ellen Tshabalala immediately from the Transnet Board...

9 Dec 2014 09:39

Automotive code of conduct promotes fair business practices
Automotive code of conduct promotes fair business practices

In October, Rob Davies prescribed the South African Automotive Industry Code of Conduct, accrediting an alternate dispute resolution scheme...

9 Dec 2014 09:02

'Too big to fail, too big to jail' sentiment must change
'Too big to fail, too big to jail' sentiment must change

There needs to be more of a deterrent for individuals committing financial crimes, says Caroline da Silva, deputy executive officer at the Financial Services Board (FSB)...

9 Dec 2014 07:42

Big win for banks against sureties in context of business rescue
Big win for banks against sureties in context of business rescue

Ever since the new business rescue regime, contained in Chapter 6 of the Companies Act, came into force in May 2011 there has been much anticipation as to how courts would treat sureties...

By Grant Ford and Yaniv Kleitman 4 Dec 2014 09:08

Baker & McKenzie expands Africa Banking & Finance practice
Baker & McKenzie expands Africa Banking & Finance practice

Global law firm Baker & McKenzie has expanded its growing Africa Banking & Finance offering with the addition of two new partners in Johannesburg...

3 Dec 2014 11:44

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