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Mervyn King
Long live the King

It seems ironic that with South Africa's well-established King code how many companies are having their ethics questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds...

By Nicci Botha 20 hours ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings
North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission has begun public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West...

2 days ago

SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT
SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate procurement matters at the Department of Correctional Services and the Independent Development Trust...

2 days ago

Credit life insurance regulations now in effect
Credit life insurance regulations now in effect

The final credit life insurance regulations came into effect on 9 August 2017...

11 Aug 2017

SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contract
SA construction firms urged to join international debate on new engineering contract

The first NEC contract, known as the ‘New Engineering Contract' - was published in 1993. The NEC3 suite of contracts was updated in 2013 and the London-based organisation has now released the consultation draft of the new NEC4 Alliance Contract...

8 Aug 2017

Nine tips to protect your brand
Nine tips to protect your brand

A brand is essentially a name, logo or slogan that differentiates you, your services or your products from others and is often the most valuable asset of a business...

By Stephan Viollier 3 Aug 2017

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe
British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday...

3 Aug 2017

Four ways to protect your business from legal problems
Four ways to protect your business from legal problems

When starting a new business, or running an already established one, it's critical to ensure that the business doesn't create unnecessary legal problems for itself...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Aug 2017

Three steps to defending yourself against white collar crime charges
Three steps to defending yourself against white collar crime charges

Because the motivation behind this kind of crime is financial - money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and the likes - getting charged with a white collar crime is pretty serious...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jul 2017

M&A deals in Africa drop this quarter with South African political uncertainty
M&A deals in Africa drop this quarter with South African political uncertainty

The latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in Q2 of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016...

26 Jul 2017

Icasa looks to ease number porting rules
Icasa looks to ease number porting rules

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) plans to review the number portability regulations to make it easier for consumers to switch networks...

26 Jul 2017

New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements
New customs valuation on goods imported under franchise agreements

Importers in South Africa should be aware of the new customs valuation development affecting goods imported under franchise agreements, as this could affect the price they pay for the goods...

By Virusha Subban, Lee-Ann Annandale and Busisiwe Vil 24 Jul 2017

Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger
Three groups take joint action against Bell Pottinger

Three public advocacy groups - Section27, the Helen Suzman Foundation and Save SA - are taking joint action over the probe into the conduct of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger...

19 Jul 2017

Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The ACA found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches...

17 Jul 2017

TFG now joins the club
TFG now joins the club

In an industry battling to hold onto customers as the economy stalls, club fees have been something of a consolation prize for the country's retailers...

17 Jul 2017

Possibilities of collusion concern commission in proposed milling deal
Possibilities of collusion concern commission in proposed milling deal

Gathering useful knowledge - often called "grist to the mill" - is a worry for the Competition Commission in the proposed acquisition of Progress Milling by VKB Milling...

By Robert Laing 14 Jul 2017

Mercantile's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel heads to court
Mercantile's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel heads to court

Mercantile Bank's role in the liquidation of Alert Steel is heading to court, with plaintiffs, including ArcelorMittal, demanding R351m damages, Fin24 reported on Monday, 10 July...

By Robert Laing 11 Jul 2017

Deals above board, Corobrik protests
Deals above board, Corobrik protests

Corobrik has hit back hard over charges by the Competition Commission that it has engaged in price fixing...

By Mark Allix 7 Jul 2017

Data breach obligations of fintech companies
Data breach obligations of fintech companies

Significant opportunities and risks await those who wish to participate in the rise of the fintech industry...

By Karl Blom 7 Jul 2017

Greater clarity needed on exclusive lease agreements in grocery retail sector
Greater clarity needed on exclusive lease agreements in grocery retail sector

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry (GRMI) is a crucial step towards finding much-needed clarity on the ongoing problems with long-term exclusive lease agreement provisions between landlords and supermarkets...

By Johan Coetzee 6 Jul 2017

Image credit: Sunday Times
TFG to fight back over club charges

Clothing retailer The Foschini Group (TFG) is the latest of a number of retailers to come under the spotlight of the National Credit Regulator for allegedly charging a club fee...

6 Jul 2017

Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges
Ex-Barclays CEO appears in court over fraud charges

Former Barclays chief executive John Varley appeared in a London court on Monday over fraud accusations, the first time a boss of a global bank has faced charges arising from the 2008 financial crisis...

5 Jul 2017

EU states have right to ban Uber: top lawyer
EU states have right to ban Uber: top lawyer

EU member states can ban ride-hailing pioneer Uber without informing the European Commission because at heart it is an ordinary transport company under their jurisdiction, a top EU lawyer said...

4 Jul 2017

Credit watchdog refers Foschini to consumer tribunal over club fees
Credit watchdog refers Foschini to consumer tribunal over club fees

The National Credit Regulator has referred clothing retailer Foschini to the National Consumer Tribunal for charging consumers a club fee on credit agreements...

By Linda Ensor 4 Jul 2017

Protecting trade secrets essential for survival
Protecting trade secrets essential for survival

A survey of over 400 senior executives across five industries, by global law firm Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership, revealed that 48% thought trade secrets more important than patents and trademarks but only 33% maintain inventories of trade secrets...

4 Jul 2017

Amended property sector code is now legally binding
Amended property sector code is now legally binding

The Amended Property Sector Code, which was gazetted for public commentary towards the end of 2015, is now legally binding to entities and organisations operating in the property sector, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

3 Jul 2017

What business rescue practitioners need to know about new regulations
What business rescue practitioners need to know about new regulations

From 1 October 2017, changes to the legal framework and regulation of business rescue, particularly to registration of practitioners, will take effect...

3 Jul 2017

Group Five gives in on proxies deadline
Group Five gives in on proxies deadline

Group Five has said it will withdraw the time restriction it imposed on the submission of proxy votes for the coming extraordinary general meeting of shareholders...

By Ann Crotty 29 Jun 2017

Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous
Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 23 Jun 2017

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