EU launches legal action against Germany over VW scandal
EU launches legal action against Germany over VW scandal

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission launched legal action on Thursday, 8 December 2016, against authorities in seven EU nations including Germany and Britain for failing to crack down on emissions cheating exposed by the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal.

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Commission turns up the heat on margarine firms
Commission turns up the heat on margarine firms

The Competition Commission will today conduct a search and seizure operation at the premises of five companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of refined edible oils, baking fats and margarine in South Africa.

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Committee calls for public submissions on company tax
Committee calls for public submissions on company tax

The Davis Tax Committee has called for public submissions on aspects of corporate income tax as part of its comprehensive review of the corporate tax regime.

By Linda Ensor 1 day ago

MPRDA update: Petroleum perspective
MPRDA update: Petroleum perspective

Pursuant to the passing of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources and Development Amendment Bill by the National Assembly and its referral to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), on Tuesday 8 November 2016, the department of mineral resources (DMR) presented its brief to the NCOP select committee on land and mineral resources on the amendments contained in the Bill as well as its additional proposals to the Bill.

By Craig Wilton and Megan Rodgers 1 day ago

However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says
However you word it, Uber is a taxi company... UK judgement says

New technology has been disrupting traditional models of doing business for many years and legislation has struggled to keep up. It often falls to the courts to develop the law in this regard. Uber may have disrupted the taxi industry with their self-employment scheme, but they failed to have any effect on the UK Employment Tribunal.

By Sharon Snell 2 days ago

If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?
If coal power is becoming redundant, why are the Big Banks investing in it?

Environmental rights advocacy groups are questioning why major banks and state entities are investing in new-build coal-powered power station, when the South Africa is supposedly moving towards clean energy.

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How to navigate the B-BBEE Codes to improve your scorecard
How to navigate the B-BBEE Codes to improve your scorecard

"Companies concerned about how the revised codes of Good Practice will affect their scorecard rating and their business, need not be concerned, as it is feasible to intelligently increase your company rating at a negligible cost," says Yolandie Botha, head of Innovative BEE Solutions.

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Amendments to stockpile law less onerous to mines
Amendments to stockpile law less onerous to mines

The proposed amendments to the regulations regarding the planning and management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits (RSRDs), introduces a case-by-case approach in the determination of pollution control barrier systems that is not only more cost-effective, but also better suited to cater for effective pollution control and ensure environmental protection.

By Sandra Gore & Alecia Pienaar 3 days ago

Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal
Samsung wins over Apple in $399m patent appeal

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a $399 million patent award from Samsung over copying Apple's iPhone design, sending the case back to a lower court.

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SABC will not be allowed to present evidence in camera
SABC will not be allowed to present evidence in camera

The ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the SABC will not allow evidence to be presented in camera unless there are compelling reasons for it.

By Bekezela Phakathi 5 Dec 2016

Liquor Bill comment period extended
Liquor Bill comment period extended

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has again extended the deadline for submission of written public comments on the National Liquor Amendment Bill to later this month.

5 Dec 2016

Law starving the poor
Law starving the poor

Advocates of the distribution of surplus food to the poor are calling for the Consumer Protection Act to be changed to allow donors to feed more of the 14-million people who go hungry every day in South Africa.

4 Dec 2016