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Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

SINGAPORE, Asia - Internet giants Facebook and Google on Thursday testified before a parliamentary committee in Singapore as they warned the city-state against introducing new laws to combat "fake news", saying that existing legislation is adequate to address the problem...

1 day ago

Delay in minimum wage 'necessary'

The agreement to postpone the 1 May 2018 implementation of the national minimum wage was long overdue, stakeholders said on Thursday...

By Theto Mahlakoana 1 day ago

Who's to blame when driverless cars have an accident?

The news that an Uber self-driving vehicle has killed a pedestrian in the US has made headlines around the world.

By Raja Jurdak and Salil S. Kanhere 1 day ago

The tax implications of 'fruitless and wasteful expenditure'

One of the proposals in the Budget Review 2018 (Budget) to preserve a sustainable tax base is to disallow fruitless and wasteful expenditure by government entities...

By Yashika Govind and Rudi Katzke 1 day ago

Sama: #Life Esidimini is a serious indictment on government

Retired Justice Dikgang Moseneke's opening paragraph in his Life Esidimeni ruling sums up the horror of case...

1 day ago

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 2 days ago

Sassa fails to get right the bare necessities

There are probably few things more fearsome than an enraged bear. But that was what the Constitutional Court appeared to be last week in proceedings when the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) sought a further extension of the unlawful contract given to Cash Paymaster Services for the payment of social grants...

By Nicole Fritz 2 days ago

Acsa staff in push to have CEO removed

Airports Company of SA (Acsa) employees are campaigning to remove Bongani Maseko, the CEO of the state-owned company, based on forensic reports recommending disciplinary action against him...

By Neels Blom 2 days ago

Telegram must give FSB encryption keys: Russian court

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the popular Telegram messenger app must provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data, agencies reported...

2 days ago

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers

The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise...

2 days ago

Civil society group to challenge coal power plant bids

When the public hearings for the generation licence applications by the two preferred bidders under the first bid window of the coal baseload IPP take place, various civil society organisations will be there...

20 Mar 2018

AU launches ambitious bid for world's largest free trade area

Africa's leaders will gather in Rwanda on Wednesday to launch what they say will be the world's largest free trade area but Nigeria has already pulled out, highlighting the challenge in getting the continent to sign up...

20 Mar 2018

Sars boss Tom Moyane suspended

In a late-night move, President Cyril Ramaphosa has suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane.

By Penwell Dlamini 20 Mar 2018

Officials in court for illegally releasing parolees

The law enforcement agencies have nabbed nine officials from the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Correctional Services for illegally releasing at least 36 parolees...

20 Mar 2018

#LifeEsidimeni victims' families awarded R1.2m

Government has been ordered to pay victims of the mental healthcare marathon project a total of R1.2 million each by no later than 19 June 2018...

19 Mar 2018

Competition Tribunal gives the green light for Netcare/Akeso deal

The Competition Tribunal has approved Netcare's acquisition of Akeso Clinics, a group of 12 dedicated mental healthcare facilities...

19 Mar 2018

Become your own compliance champion

Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness...

Issued by LexisNexis 19 Mar 2018

Centre to fight illegal fishing to be set up

As a signatory to the SADC Protocol on Fisheries, South Africa will play a significant role in the establishment of the SADC regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) which will soon be established in Mozambique...

19 Mar 2018

In blockbuster antitrust trial, Big Tech looms in background

In the biggest antitrust court battle in decades, the US government will seek to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner to prevent the creation of a powerful new television behemoth...

19 Mar 2018

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'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

PANAMA CITY, Panama - The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced on Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities.

16 Mar 2018

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

PARIS, France - France will take legal action against Google and Apple for "abusive business practices", Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday as transatlantic ties threaten to be riven by a trade war.

15 Mar 2018

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