Land Rights Act declared invalid by Constitutional Court
Land Rights Act declared invalid by Constitutional Court

New land claims have been put on ice for now after the Constitutional Court declared the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014 invalid.

Issued by Private Property 18 hours ago

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit
US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for the costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise. There is a heavy social cost associated with addiction and it is estimated that the costs of the non-medical use of prescription drugs alone was more than $53bn annually in the US. These costs are funded from the fiscus.

By Sharon Snell 19 hours ago

#CITES: 'Disrupt wildlife trade'
#CITES: 'Disrupt wildlife trade'

Every person in the illegal wildlife trade in South Africa should be treated as an organised criminal and charged with "trafficking", said Lyle Pienaar, a member of the South African delegation to the COP17 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Johannesburg.

By Claire Keeton 20 hours ago

Court ends Sanral toll plans in Cape
Court ends Sanral toll plans in Cape

A Supreme Court of Appeal ruling on Thursday, 22 September 2016, which invalidated the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) plans to toll the N1 and N2 in the Western Cape, has added to the agency's tolling woes.

By Bekezela Phakathi 3 days ago

Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job
Union resists bid to give Motsoeneng new job

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has vowed to challenge any decision to keep Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the SABC as the board of the public broadcaster scrambles to keep him in his position.

By Bekezela Phakathi 3 days ago

Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed
Judgment on poultry meat regulations welcomed

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana has welcomed the judgment in the case brought by the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) against poultry meat regulations.

3 days ago

Tyre levy postponed to 2017
Tyre levy postponed to 2017

National Treasury has postponed to 2017 the implementation date of the environmental tyre levy that was meant to come into effect in October 2016.

3 days ago

Eight arrested in NMMU fees protest
Eight arrested in NMMU fees protest

Eight Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) students were arrested in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

By Amir Chetty 22 Sep 2016

Treasury heeds public concern over tax laws
Treasury heeds public concern over tax laws

The Treasury has made far-reaching concessions on the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the draft Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill after public hearings highlighted the concerns of tax experts and other stakeholders.

By Linda Ensor 22 Sep 2016

Court dismisses leave to appeal application by Lotto licence challenger Gidani
Court dismisses leave to appeal application by Lotto licence challenger Gidani

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed Lotto licence challenger Gidani's leave to appeal application with costs, according to rival Ithuba.

21 Sep 2016

Treasury considers squeezing taxes out of fruit juice
Treasury considers squeezing taxes out of fruit juice

The Treasury might include 100% fruit juices in a proposal to tax sugary drinks in South Africa, an official said on Monday, 19 September 2016. Speaking at a debate on the proposed tax at the Wits Business School, Mpho Legote, director of VAT excise duty at the Treasury, said a socioeconomic impact study was under way. The results would be published in November.

By Asha Speckman 21 Sep 2016

DoC studying Motsoeneng's SCA ruling
DoC studying Motsoeneng's SCA ruling

The Ministry of Communications says it has noted the court judgment regarding the Chief Operating Officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

20 Sep 2016

How to protect your business from the effects of a divorce
How to protect your business from the effects of a divorce

Your family is not the only thing likely to suffer from the effects of a separation from your spouse. Sometimes, it is necessary to divorce-proof your business well beforehand because that business that has taken you several long years and efforts to build can come crumbling down if you or your spouse decides to file for a divorce.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 20 Sep 2016