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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Poultry producers about to rebound

The poultry sector could start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year‚ making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers.

By Nick Hedley 23 Apr 2014 10:29

Landmark ruling on social grants may open tenders to scrutiny

Companies tendering to deliver important government services risk being forced to open their books and operational information to the public, after a landmark decision of the Constitutional Court last week.

By Franny Rabkin 23 Apr 2014 08:43

Pensioners get R178m bonus from Transnet

Transnet pensioners are to receive a combined R178m bonus payment by the end of April as the company moves to ensure income levels track the rising cost of living.

By Evan Pickworth 23 Apr 2014 08:23

The SABC, Ayisafani, the EFF and section 10(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act

The Act says the SABC's news and public affairs programmes must 'meet the highest standards of journalism'. In reality, however... (Videos)

By Ed Herbst 23 Apr 2014 08:10

Wits School of Law to discontinue undergraduate LLB

The University of the Witwatersrand has approved the plan of the School of Law to discontinue the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and to introduce the LLB postgraduate programme.

18 Apr 2014 14:42

'Legal barbarians' force Wits to rethink its LLB degree

The four-year under-graduate law degree aimed at transforming the legal profession is to be scrapped at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

17 Apr 2014 08:44

State pension fund gets new board, six months late

The Government Employees Pension Fund - shaken in recent months by internal feuding‚ a succession of disciplinary procedures and the suspension of its principal executive officer - is finally getting a new board six months after the term of the last board ended.

By Carol Paton 17 Apr 2014 08:15

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The DA wins 'Ayisafani' TV advert battle, Hlaudi Motsoeneng et al have been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire. (Video)

17 Apr 2014 07:29

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014 10:35

Competition Tribunal ruling on Oceana deal

Fishing company Oceana has been ordered to sell Foodcorp's fishing rights along with its Glenryck brand‚ as a condition for approval of a transaction allowing Oceana to take over the fishing business of Foodcorp.

By Amanda Visser 16 Apr 2014 09:31

Applications to register for gTLDs open soon

Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify Africa's growth and development, presenting an opportunity to identify the African continent and the main South African cities online.

By Donvay Wegierski and Janine Hollesen 16 Apr 2014 06:48

Public protector to meet with Sanral on e-tolls billing system

The public protector's office has met the National Consumer Commission to discuss motorists' complaints about Sanral's e-tolls billing system.

14 Apr 2014 10:27

R2K, SOS take on SABC over phone monitoring

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, are taking on the SABC following reports that editorial staffers' phones are being monitored.

14 Apr 2014 09:43

SABC's DA ad ban backfires

NEWSWATCH: Guardian Liberty Voice reports that after the SABC banned a Democratic Alliance ad, the same ad has gone viral. (Videos)

14 Apr 2014 08:58

Menlyn casino opponents may go to court

The Gauteng Gambling Board's pending decision on whether Sun International can relocate its Morula Casino from Mabopane, north of Pretoria, to Menlyn, in Pretoria, East, is likely to be contested in court.

11 Apr 2014 11:24

Telkom's Maseko baulks at order to attend course

Telkom has instructed its lawyers to write a letter to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) demanding clarity on its decision that the group's Chief Executive‚ Sipho Maseko‚ attend a corporate governance and director's duties course.

By Thabiso Mochiko 11 Apr 2014 11:07

Eavesdropping at the SABC

NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, SABC staff have been informed that their phones are being monitored by the NIA (National Intelligence Agency).

11 Apr 2014 07:45

A cautionary taal - translation lessons from SA's interpreting failures

Consider again the extraordinary achievements of Thamsanqa Dyantyi, the world's worst sign-language interpreter.

By Françoise Henderson 11 Apr 2014 06:57

ICASA wants SABC/MultiChoice deal investigated

ICASA asked the SABC and MultiChoice to provide a copy of the agreement but both parties have failed to honour that request, hence ICASA has turned to the Competition Commission.

10 Apr 2014 11:27

Merchandise prices must be displayed

The promulgation of the Consumer Protection Act ushered in a new era for consumers and stipulates that a retailer cannot display goods for sale without displaying a price for those goods. However, the wording in respect of how that price should be displayed, is fairly wide.

By Megan Badenhorst 10 Apr 2014 08:42

No room to hide for unhelpful insurers

The long-term insurance ombudsman office has put R103m back into the hands of consumers who received poor service from their insurance companies last year.

10 Apr 2014 05:14

Legalising rhino horn trade is too risky

The South African government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, says IFAW director, Jason Bell.

9 Apr 2014 13:41

Consumers warned of email hacking for bank account details

Customers must prevent criminals from hacking into their email accounts to obtain bank account information or issue illicit instructions to their banks‚ the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) has warned.

9 Apr 2014 09:38

Minister orders probe into Wallacedene housing

Human Settlements Minister Connie September has ordered a thorough investigation into allegations of incomplete and shoddy houses built in Wallacedene, Cape Town.

9 Apr 2014 08:18

More must be done for women empowerment

While the country has made strides in women empowerment, government says it would like to see more being done in the judiciary and the private sector.

8 Apr 2014 08:35

Implications of amendments to Credit Act

The National Credit Act 34 of 2005 has been slightly lacking in regard to its ability to protect consumers. The purpose of the Act is to protect consumers and promote a fair yet competitive credit industry.

By Megan Gedye 7 Apr 2014 08:28

SARS sets sights on Zuma after Nkandla report

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has said it will look into President Jacob Zuma's tax affairs following renovations to his Nkandla homestead.

4 Apr 2014 10:25

Manufacturing Circle warns against higher port tariffs

Industry body the Manufacturing Circle says Transnet's port terminals tariff increase of 9.25% across the board is "an unwelcome development for manufacturers"‚ as the sector depends on imports and exports for its competitiveness and to grow volumes.

By Mark Allix 4 Apr 2014 08:11

Call to transform Africa's prisons

African leaders in Correctional Services have been urged to spare no effort in transforming the prisons inherited from colonial and repressive regimes into correctional facilities that rehabilitate offenders.

4 Apr 2014 08:01

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