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Government says it is determined to flush out the frauds
Government says it is determined to flush out the frauds

Government says it is determined to flush out public servants who misrepresent their academic qualifications...

4 Mar 2015 12:55

Caution required as infrastructure sharing deals
Caution required as infrastructure sharing deals

In the current economy, proven benefits and technological advances are underpinning the rise of shared infrastructure models across business sectors...

By Harriet Beamish 4 Mar 2015 07:49

Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts
Muthambi in firing line over New Age adverts

NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is in the firing line over 'irregular' adverts placed in The New Age, reports City Press...

2 Mar 2015 08:35

Debt reduction and mining assets
Debt reduction and mining assets

On 18 February 2015, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) released Binding Private Ruling 187, which dealt with the waiver of a loan subsequent to the implementation of an intra-group transaction...

By Heinrich Louw 26 Feb 2015 08:37

Second competition authority can hamper business in Africa
Second competition authority can hamper business in Africa

There has been a strong move to establish national competition authorities across Africa and now, regional competition authorities...

By Sandhya Naidoo 26 Feb 2015 08:23

SARS awaits comments on changes to deferment scheme
SARS awaits comments on changes to deferment scheme

Currently, if an importer applied for and is accepted into the SARS deferment scheme, the payment of import duty and import VAT may be deferred or suspended for up to 30 days...

By Virusha Subban 26 Feb 2015 06:45

Ali Baba and the forty spies
Ali Baba and the forty spies

South Africa's worst intelligence breach has exposed cover-ups of the theft of military blueprints, attempted secret nuclear deals and the operation of extremist groups in the country...

By Shaun Smillie and Graeme Hosken 25 Feb 2015 12:15

Contracting parties must carefully consider their communication
Contracting parties must carefully consider their communication

Standard non-variation clauses in agreements seek to ensure that any variation or consensual cancellation of the agreement is formally agreed to by the parties, usually by requiring that such variation or cancellation be reduced to writing and signed by the parties...

By Simone Gill and Mukelo Ngobese 23 Feb 2015 09:01

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain
Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Cell C DealMakers Annual Gala Awards for 2014 announced
Cell C DealMakers Annual Gala Awards for 2014 announced

The results of the Cell C DealMakers Annual Gala Awards for 2014 were revealed on Tuesday, 17 February, at the Sandton Convention Centre...

20 Feb 2015 11:38

Agbiz to engage with gov't to alleviate consequences of proposed measures
Agbiz to engage with gov't to alleviate consequences of proposed measures

In his State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Zuma made considerable reference to land reform issues, including the introduction of a 12,000 hectares (ha) land ceiling, foreigners to be deprived of owning land in South Africa, the introduction of the Office of the Valuer-General to signal the end of the so-called "willing buyer, willing seller" principle, and the introduction of the 50/50 farmworker equity and co-management scheme on a pilot basis.

18 Feb 2015 09:35

Judgment an important decision under business rescue regime
Judgment an important decision under business rescue regime

One of the most significant judgments affecting the business rescue regime to date, was handed down in December 2014...

18 Feb 2015 08:47

Time to circle the wagons to defend 'our biltong': prof
Time to circle the wagons to defend 'our biltong': prof

Rooibos has made it, as have honeybush tea and Karoo lamb. And according to Professor Melville Saayman, biltong should be the next South African product to be granted trademark protection...

By Helley Seid 16 Feb 2015 11:22

Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions
Threat to gag Sunday Times over hidden Swiss billions

Banking giant HSBC has threatened the Sunday Times for exposing the wealthy South Africans who stashed R23bn in secretive Swiss bank accounts, demanding all this data be 'destroyed'...

By Rob Rose and Tina Weavind 16 Feb 2015 06:26

Amstel Lite packaging ruled 'too similar' to Castle Lite
Amstel Lite packaging ruled 'too similar' to Castle Lite

Castle Lite remains the heavyweight in the "lite" beer market after a competitor was last week ordered to change the appearance of its beer cans and six-pack wrapping...

By Penelope Mashego 12 Feb 2015 13:28

Copyright does not protect functionality of apps
Copyright does not protect functionality of apps

The boom in the development of smart device technologies and mobile apps during the last few years has created an amazing platform for entrepreneurs...

By Danie Pienaar 12 Feb 2015 08:29

Small businesses guilty of market division
Small businesses guilty of market division

Contrary to popular belief, it's not only large firms that attract the attentions of the Competition Commission...

By Petra Krusche 11 Feb 2015 08:40

Dressed for success
Dressed for success

With the festive season having come and gone, many manufacturers, retailers and young entrepreneurs are still probably pondering how they could have sold more of their goods to the savvy Christmas-consumer...

By Paul Muscat and Dean Bellingan 10 Feb 2015 09:13

Tribunal gives reasons for dismissing Lekoa complaint
Tribunal gives reasons for dismissing Lekoa complaint

On 20 November 2014 the Competition Tribunal published reasons for its decision to dismiss a complaint referred directly to it on the basis that the complainant failed to demonstrate a competition law case...

By Nazeera Mia 9 Feb 2015 09:23

Competition Tribunal approves Ellerine transactions
Competition Tribunal approves Ellerine transactions

On 12 November 2014 and 12 December 2014, the Competition Tribunal approved two transactions relating to the attempts to raise capital for the struggling Ellerine group as part of the current business rescue process it is engaged in...

By Leana Engelbrecht 9 Feb 2015 08:59

'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'
'Sport TV tsotsis stole my slogan'

Rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, and twin DJs Major League, are up in arms because channel Supersport 4 has begun using the catch phrase "slyza tsotsi" in promos for PSL soccer games...

6 Feb 2015 10:42

Legal Aid Act to come into effect in March
Legal Aid Act to come into effect in March

President Jacob Zuma has set 1 March as the date on which the Legal Aid South Africa Act will come into operation, says the Presidency...

6 Feb 2015 08:50

Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed
Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed

The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...

By Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015 07:42

Consequences of failing to comply with information legislation
Consequences of failing to comply with information legislation

Many investors, executives, directors and employees are aware of laws and procedures, restrictions and limitations, mandatory actions and the risk of severe penalties relating to running a business...

By Simon Watson 3 Feb 2015 08:10

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

New Insurance Industry Bill to be introduced in Botswana
New Insurance Industry Bill to be introduced in Botswana

An Insurance Industry Bill, 2014 has been published in preparation for it to be presented to the National Assembly in Botswana...

By John Griffiths 29 Jan 2015 07:19

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

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