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ZA Central Registry wins .africa domain battle, ready to launch

The Superior Court of California has denied DotConnectAfrica's legal battle to stop ICANN delegating the .africa generic top level domain to the ZA Central Registry...

21 hours ago

How is automatic top level BBBEE accreditation possible?

The new BEE Codes of Good Practice came into operation a couple of years ago, replacing the existing codes and allowing more leniency for some levels of business...

By Nicolene Schoeman-Louw 20 hours ago

Tax Dispute Resolution Alliance formed by KPMG, MacRobert Attorneys

KPMG and MacRobert Attorneys have joined ties to create a Tax Dispute Resolution Alliance, building on the longstanding relationship between the two firms on tax dispute matters, going back a number of years...

36 minutes ago

What does the King IV mean for compliance officers?

While King IV is a set of voluntary principles of good practices of corporate governance that holds no legal binding, its recommendations are held in high regard and are referenced by the courts in some cases...

Issued by LexisNexis 16 hours ago

What are the regulations regarding pool safety?

Very few respondents know of the legislation regarding privately owned swimming pools, according to a new survey conducted by pool cover specialists, Aqua-Net...

2 days ago

Do employers have the right to have employees medically tested?

Employers often rely on clauses within contracts of employment as being a watertight basis for taking what it perceives to be lawful action against employees. This may not always be the case...

By Mohsina Chenia and Piet Joubert 1 day ago

New Bill proposes establishment of a Land Commission

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the department will soon table a Bill that will enable the establishment of a Land Commission that will help the state to conduct a comprehensive land audit...

1 day ago

Commission targets more fresh produce agents

The Competition Commission has conducted a search and seizure operation at the premises of fresh produce market agents in Cape Town and Durban...

1 day ago

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

2 days ago

What happens to a home when the owner passes away?

The answer depends on whether the owner had a will or not says Bruce Swain, MD of Leapfrog Property Group...

2 days ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Law firms - beyond the courts and lawyers

Rarely is it considered that there is more to a well-run law firm than just its legal team...

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

Call for public comment on Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law

From today, Monday 27 March 2017, the public can participate in the second round of comments on the City of Cape Town's proposed outdoor advertising by-law. Comments close on 9 April 2017...

2 days ago

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China...

2 days ago

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

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 24 Mar 2017

Mining rights secured with Macassar ruling

Following years of litigation, the Constitutional Court issued an order in Macassar Land Claims Committee v Maccsand CC and Others, ending the threat against the security and stability of mining rights granted under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

By Lionel Egypt, Ashley Pillay and Samantha Matjila 24 Mar 2017

President considers new members of JSC

President Jacob Zuma is considering designating three new members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), says the Presidency...

24 Mar 2017

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...

23 Mar 2017

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...

23 Mar 2017

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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