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Coal COO resigns after being fined for insider trading

Coal of Africa's COO, Michiel Jakobus Brönn, who was fined R350,000 earlier this month by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

2 days ago

Most favoured nation clauses come under competition authorities' scrutiny

The competitive impact of most favoured nation (MFN) clauses has been widely debated around the world over the past few years. MFN clauses have come under the scrutiny of EU competition authorities...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 2 days ago

BAT feels return of ASA's power

Despite news reports, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is alive and kicking, with no hint of it going anywhere, as it asserts its power in the British American Tobacco (BAT) case...

By Andrew Papadopoulos 3 days ago

Cocaine worth R2.6m seized at OR Tambo Airport

Cocaine worth R2.6 million was intercepted during a search at OR Tambo International Airport, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Wednesday...

3 days ago

Bogus pharmacist appears in court

Bogus pharmacist Miyelani Carol Maswanganyi has appeared in the Hlanganani Magistrate Court in Limpopo on Wednesday for operating a chemist without a licence...

3 days ago

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 3 days ago

Eight people wanted for fraud, corruption

The East London Magistrate's Court has issued a warrant of arrest for eight people facing charges of fraud and corruption...

3 days ago

Three to appear in court over Chief Justice burglary

Three men arrested in connection with the recent burglary at the offices of the Chief Justice in Midrand will appear in court in Mamelodi today, 22 March 2017...

3 days ago

A contract is a contract, like it or not - SASSA ruling

On Friday, 17 March 2017, the Constitutional Court delivered judgment in the case of Black Sash Trust v Minister of Social Development and Others and illustrated how far a private company's obligations may reach when acting as an organ of state and performing constitutional obligations...

By Lionel Egypt, Sarah McGibbon and Yana van Leeve 20 Mar 2017

Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

Police Minister studying Hawks judgement

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has noted a decision by the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the appointment of General Berning Ntlemeza...

20 Mar 2017

Minister Gigaba: Migrants entitled to protection

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says individuals visiting, transiting and residing in the territory of a country are entitled to the protection of the host country...

20 Mar 2017

PPP parties should learn from current SASSA/CPS saga

The private sector, involved in current private public partnerships (PPP), needs to be aware and learn a lesson from the current SASSA/CPS saga...

By Lionel Egypt, Sarah McGibbon and Yana van Leeve 17 Mar 2017

Prasa pay hike twist

There was nothing wrong with axed Prasa boss Collins Letsoalo's 350% salary hike, awarded because he could not be paid less than those who reported to him, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says...

By Sipho Mabena and Thanduxolo Jika 17 Mar 2017

Unpacking new property legislation

There are a few significant changes on the cards for the South African property sector in 2017...

16 Mar 2017

Fledgling IP firm is Africa's 'Firm to Watch 2017'

Intellectual property magazine, Managing Intellectual Property has named Rouse Africa the winner in the “Africa - Firm to Watch 2017” category of its annual global IP awards...

16 Mar 2017

Protecting yourself from identity theft

A current court case, dealing with a house that was sold fraudulently, has highlighted the risks of identity theft. Here's what you need to know...

Issued by Private Property 16 Mar 2017

Australian blogger guilty over cancer claims: court

A health blogger who lied about having brain cancer and curing herself through natural therapies was Wednesday found guilty by an Australian court of misleading the public...

16 Mar 2017

Advocacy campaign to raise awareness on minimum wage

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says an intensive advocacy campaign will soon be launched to help different sectors of the economy get a better understanding of the recently announced National Minimum Wage...

16 Mar 2017

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