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Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014 - enter now
Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014 - enter now

The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award recognises outstanding work in the field of legal journalism.

28 Aug 2014 05:57

Title deed handover will open formal housing market
Title deed handover will open formal housing market

The expected handover of more than a million title deeds to owners of subsidised houses during the next five years could speed up the opening of the formal property market in areas like Soweto.

By Fifi Peters and Sikonathi Mantshantsha 27 Aug 2014 10:25

Leana Engelbrecht
High Court rejects Netcare's application

The High Court, on 22 August 2014, released its judgment in respect of the on-going conflict of interest dispute between Netcare Hospital (Pty) Ltd, KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd and the Competition Commission.

By Leana Engelbrecht 27 Aug 2014 07:48

Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion
Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion

The Port Elizabeth High Court has dismissed an application brought by Irish businessman Ken Denton's Ummi Properties for summary judgment against Brazilia Fusion Restaurant to evict it because its rental was not paid.

26 Aug 2014 11:37

Cape Town says Sanral is misleading the public
Cape Town says Sanral is misleading the public

The City of Cape Town has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) of "peddling fallacies" about the proposed tolling of the N1-N2 Winelands highway, deepening their public spat.

26 Aug 2014 10:50

Regulatory changes face insurance sector
Regulatory changes face insurance sector

Insurance companies and intermediaries are bracing themselves for rapid, far-reaching regulatory changes that are due to be introduced in 2016.

25 Aug 2014 11:05

Media24 / Paarl Media: transaction collapsed
Media24 / Paarl Media: transaction collapsed

Lambert Retief, Non-executive Chairman at Paarl Media, has issued the following statement: "At 61, one would think that there are a few basic decisions a man can make about his own life - such as when he retires...

22 Aug 2014 12:53

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Government policy must stimulate growth, not stifle it
Government policy must stimulate growth, not stifle it

'I'm happy I started my business under apartheid' - Herman Mashaba at Accelerate Cape Town AGM.

20 Aug 2014 12:36

Clientele's new business up 111%
Clientele's new business up 111%

Financial services company Clientele grew its new business to what it says was a record level of R638.2m for the full year to June‚ in a tough economic climate.

By Gillian Jones 20 Aug 2014 11:53

Tribunal grants Caxton right to intervene in Media24 merger case
Tribunal grants Caxton right to intervene in Media24 merger case

Printing and publishing group Caxton (CTP) will participate in the merger proceedings of Media24 and the Paarl Media group following an order by the Competition Tribunal...

By Amanda Visser 20 Aug 2014 08:16

Commission retracts terms of reference for inquiry
Commission retracts terms of reference for inquiry

The Competition Commission retracted the terms of reference it published in June 2014, announcing that it intended undertaking a market inquiry into the LPG market.

19 Aug 2014 08:52

Killing of women and children condemned
Killing of women and children condemned

The South African government has condemned the recent spate of killings and abuse of women and children across the country, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

By More Matshediso 19 Aug 2014 07:48

Please Call Me - the call that came too late
Please Call Me - the call that came too late

A matter which has sparked much debate over the years is that of the Vodacom Please Call Me case, in which a former Vodacom employee sued the mobile telecoms company...

By Janine Hollesen 18 Aug 2014 09:24

Presidency and M&G in court again
Presidency and M&G in court again

The five-year court battle between the Mail & Guardian and the Presidency over access to a report (commissioned by Thabo Mbeki) on the 2002 election in Zimbabwe is going back to court...

By Franny Rabkin 14 Aug 2014 08:17

No truth in rumours over nationalisation of pension funds
No truth in rumours over nationalisation of pension funds

Government has no intention of nationaliseing people's pension (or provident) funds, or preventing them from accessing their money, says the Department of Basic Education.

By More Matshediso 14 Aug 2014 08:03

Insurers expect some earthquake claims
Insurers expect some earthquake claims

Hundreds of insurance claims have flooded in after the earthquake that rocked parts of South Africa this week.

By Adele Shevel 14 Aug 2014 05:50

Minister announces conditions for establishing a business
Minister announces conditions for establishing a business

A foreign national who intends establishing a business or investing in a business that is established within the Republic of South Africa will need to obtain a certificate from an accredited chartered accountant which verifies that an amount prescribed by the Minister of Home Affairs is available.

By Michael Yeates and Shane Johnson 13 Aug 2014 09:50

South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

African Bank under curatorship
African Bank under curatorship

African Bank has been placed under curatorship but it will continue to operate and be open for business, says the Reserve Bank.

12 Aug 2014 08:45

Pensioners sue Times Media Group
Pensioners sue Times Media Group

Pensioners have launched the opening salvo of a David and Goliath battle against one of South Africa's biggest media houses.

11 Aug 2014 06:43

22 arrested for defrauding City of Johannesburg
22 arrested for defrauding City of Johannesburg

The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, says a year-long investigation into corruption and fraud at the City of Johannesburg has resulted in 22 arrests although more may follow.

By Nosihle Shelembe 8 Aug 2014 07:48

Merger regulation under the Competition Act - control determines size
Merger regulation under the Competition Act - control determines size

In the matter between Tiger Equity (Pty) Ltd, Murray & Roberts (Pty) Ltd (M&R) and the Competition Commission, Tiger Equity and M&R applied to the Competition Tribunal to set aside a decision of the Commission to classify the merger between them as a large merger.

By Natalie von Ey and Lerisha Naidu 8 Aug 2014 06:36

Anton Harber
Does a liar as a source ever deserve protection?

It is easy to review ethical decisions in journalism with hindsight, when one has the luxury of time to wonder whether a choice made under pressure was the correct one...

By Anton Harber 8 Aug 2014 05:48

Guidelines for participation in healthcare inquiry published
Guidelines for participation in healthcare inquiry published

The Commission last week published the final Statement of Issues and Guidelines for Participation in the Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector.

7 Aug 2014 09:23

Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'
Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'

Blacked-out documents relating to Sanral's tolling plans for the N1 and N2 highways in the Western Cape - that have kept secret for years - were released on Tuesday (5 August) by the Cape Town High Court

6 Aug 2014 11:39

Right2Know wins case for Sanral tariff disclosure
Right2Know wins case for Sanral tariff disclosure

The Right2Know Campaign has claimed "partial victory" in the legal wrangle between the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the City of Cape Town.

By Bekezela Phakathi 5 Aug 2014 11:34

Protecting rooibos trademark, promoting economic growth
Protecting rooibos trademark, promoting economic growth

The recent ruling to protect the rooibos trademark under the Geographical Indicators framework of South Africa's intellectual property laws is a major step in protecting SA products...

5 Aug 2014 08:15

SANRAL's secrecy: R2K comes out fighting
SANRAL's secrecy: R2K comes out fighting

R2K Western Cape has rejected SANRAL's refusal to allow even limited transparency in the matter of proposed e-tolls in the Western Cape.

5 Aug 2014 06:59

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