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Groundbreaking Intellectual Property Law text introduced by Spoor & Fisher - Lion's Wing
Groundbreaking Intellectual Property Law text introduced by Spoor & Fisher

Intellectual property experts Spoor & Fisher and the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property at Stellenbosch University have unveiled the highly anticipated new IP text book, Dean & Dyer: Introduction to Intellectual Property Law...

Issued by Lion's Wing 20 Nov 2014 13:56

Grace Belger
Avoid lawyers and be human...

There is a lesson here for Cell C (and other companies, for that matter) in the Cell C banner debacle. When you are facing a reputational crisis, the worst reaction is to be defensive; run to the lawyers and advertise...

By Grace Belger 19 Nov 2014 15:21

Popularity of SA wines heightens threat of fraud
Popularity of SA wines heightens threat of fraud

A first at this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction was the application of security foil strips to each bottle of wine on auction...

By Donvay Wegierski 12 Nov 2014 11:31

COMESA merger assessment guidelines published
COMESA merger assessment guidelines published

The recently published COMESA merger assessment guidelines aim to provide clarity on when a merger needs to be notified.

12 Nov 2014 07:56

Cover pricing is collusive in nature
Cover pricing is collusive in nature

Cover pricing is a practice in terms of which a firm, in response to an invitation to tender, submits a fictitious, higher bid by agreement with its competitor to deliberately lose a tender, thereby ensuring that the competitor with whom the agreement is struck is the successful bidder.

By Natalie von Ey and Kitso Tlhabanelo 7 Nov 2014 08:04

New withholding tax on interest soon into operation
New withholding tax on interest soon into operation

With the new withholding tax on interest soon coming into operation on 1 March 2015, preparations by affected parties for the tax should be well under way.

By Graeme Palmer 7 Nov 2014 07:59

The journo who brought down Bheki
The journo who brought down Bheki

Journo's inside scoop of top cop's fall from grace: Political intrigue, a false arrest, intimidation and professional jealousy pepper the newly released memoir of one of SA's top investigative journalists...

5 Nov 2014 15:03

Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition
Competition Commission approves Grohe acquisition

The Competition Commission recently announced its unconditional approval of Grohe Luxembourg Four SA's acquisition of joint control over South African-based Apex Valves South Africa, Cobra Watertech, Isca, Libra Bathrooms, Vaal Sanitaryware and Expiro Manufacturing (Watertech Companies).

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:45

Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency
Cross-shareholdings can create an element of transparency

Recently the Competition Commission conditionally approved a merger involving two cement producers, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA.

By Nazeera Mia 4 Nov 2014 07:38

Court rules in favour of M-Systems
Court rules in favour of M-Systems

Cochrane Steel had sought to interdict M-Systems for passing off because it bid on CLEARVU as a Google keyword generating adverts for its own products.

3 Nov 2014 09:44

South Africa pushing ahead with carbon tax
South Africa pushing ahead with carbon tax

South Africa's strategy to make a contribution towards greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation was adopted by government in 2011 when the South African Cabinet approved the Carbon Tax Policy Paper.

By Happy Masondo 31 Oct 2014 09:51

Improvements in regulations important for growth and development
Improvements in regulations important for growth and development

Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a new World Bank Group report, has revealed that in the past year, governments around the world continued to implement a broad range of reforms aimed at improving the regulatory environment for local entrepreneurs.

31 Oct 2014 06:42

Increased compliance burden for PBOs is unfortunate
Increased compliance burden for PBOs is unfortunate

In the first version of the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2014 that was released in July, it was proposed that public benefit organisations (PBOs) that provide assets or funding to other PBOs would have to comply with a prescribed investment regime.

By David Warneke 31 Oct 2014 06:16

Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF
Crash survivors get R22.2bn from RAF

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) paid a record R22.2bn to people who survived vehicle accidents in the 2013/14 financial year.

30 Oct 2014 10:20

Remaining BEPS Action Plan deliverables expected in 2015
Remaining BEPS Action Plan deliverables expected in 2015

The objective of the BEPS Action Plan is to secure government revenues by ensuring that profits are taxed in the jurisdiction where the economic activities generating such profits are performed and where value is created.

By Lisa Brunton 29 Oct 2014 07:30

The rise of the consumer
The rise of the consumer

The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.

By Neil Kirby 23 Oct 2014 08:12

Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded
Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded

The police should impound trucks that are unsafe or have faulty brakes or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

22 Oct 2014 11:45

Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction
Newmont discontinues arbitration after export restriction

On 30 June 2014 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) received a request for arbitration from Nusa Tenggara Partnership B.V. and PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (Newmont)...

By Jackwell Feris 21 Oct 2014 07:30

Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights
Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights

After your insurer indemnifies you in terms of your policy of insurance, your insurer has certain rights. One of those rights is the right of subrogation, either by common law or in terms of the insurance policy.

By Jayne Cross 21 Oct 2014 07:16

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls
Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) plans to hold a symbolic "funeral march" for Gauteng's e-toll system over the weekend.

17 Oct 2014 12:04

Objective of the BEPS Action Plan
Objective of the BEPS Action Plan

The objective of the Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Action Plan is to secure government revenues by ensuring that profits are taxed in the jurisdiction where the economic activities generating such profits are performed and where value is created.

By Lisa Brunton 17 Oct 2014 08:06

Debt collection and flight, fight or freeze concept
Debt collection and flight, fight or freeze concept

The scientific notion of flight, fight or freeze describes responses triggered by the perception that we are under physical or mental threat. This concept has percolated the legal fraternity over the years and it recently shared the spotlight with advocate Barry Roux and Gerrie Nel in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

By Keolebogile Mugabe 16 Oct 2014 11:23

Competition Commission grants exemption to NHN
Competition Commission grants exemption to NHN

The National Hospital Network (NHN), a network of independently-owned private hospitals, earlier this year applied for an exemption in terms of section 10 of the Competition Act, 89 of 1998.

16 Oct 2014 10:43

Collusive conduct in automotive industry investigated
Collusive conduct in automotive industry investigated

The Competition Commission announced on Monday, 13 October that it was investigating various instances of collusive conduct in the market for the manufacture and supply of automotive components used to manufacture motor vehicles.

16 Oct 2014 09:50

Assessment focuses on conditions of POPI Act
Assessment focuses on conditions of POPI Act

4Di Privaca, an information security and privacy professional services practice, have developed a POPI Impact Self-Assessment service for the small to medium enterprise.

16 Oct 2014 08:29

SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement
SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The Department of Energy has confirmed that South Africa has signed an Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with France.

15 Oct 2014 09:21

Municipality instructed to comply with audit report
Municipality instructed to comply with audit report

North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine, says the department will take steps against Lekwa Teemane local municipality within the next 30 days, if the municipal council fails to act on the recommendations of an audit report.

15 Oct 2014 08:59

DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents
DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has embarked on Operation Khusela to clamp down on illegal verification agents who issue fraudulent BEE and company registration certificates.

14 Oct 2014 11:09

Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements
Provisions in CPA applicable to franchise agreements

The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008, (CPA) has been in effect since it was signed into law on 24 April 2011 and accordingly has now been in operation for a period of three years.

By Christopher Tucker and David Hepburn 13 Oct 2014 12:20

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