Only the board can appoint SABC executives
Only the board can appoint SABC executives

The executive members of the SABC should be appointed solely by the board without any requirement of approval by the minister of communications, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

4 hours ago

Discovery gets bank licence
Discovery gets bank licence

Discovery Bank has become the second new bank to obtain a licence from SA's banking regulators as the market is opened to new competitors for the first time in almost two decades.

By Hilary Joffe 1 day ago

How do you define a worker in a gig economy?
How do you define a worker in a gig economy?

Uber drivers in the United Kingdom are just one example of how the digitisation of services, globalisation and the rise of independent contractors are changing the way we differentiate between ‘employees', ‘service providers' and ‘contractors'.

1 day ago

A passion for the legal profession
A passion for the legal profession

Often when people think about pursuing law as a profession, they tend to assume that their only options would to be to become a lawyer or a judge. However, this is not the case. The law field compromises various career options for a student passionate about law. Paralegal studies is one such field.

By Nana Zuke, Issued by Intec College 1 day ago

Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud
Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties. “In tough economic times, people turn to crime. In the property industry, it is no different,” he says.

1 day ago

Matshela Koko, suspended CEO of Eskom
Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday when it emerged that the state-owned company's new chairman would not be available for most of this week.

By Kyle Cowan 1 day ago

Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo
Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo

A total of 30kg of cocaine estimated at almost R9 million was seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.

2 days ago

Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies
Proposal to amend debt reduction rules applicable to mining companies

Section 36 of the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (Act) contains unique provisions which are only applicable to mining operations, and which set out the manner in which redemption allowances and unredeemed capital expenditure are calculated. The definition of “capital expenditure”, as provided for in s36, contains a list of expenditure regarded as capital expenditure for purposes of mining operations, such as expenditure relating to shaft sinking, mine equipment, development and management, amongst others.

By Candice Gibson 2 days ago

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court
West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

An environmental organisation is taking the government and Kropz to court in a bid to stop the phosphate mine using water from the ancient Elandsfontein aquifer on the West Coast.

By Melanie Gosling 2 days ago

Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will today publish the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for public comment.

13 Oct 2017

Will the new minimum wage be enough?
Will the new minimum wage be enough?

The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) has finally been tabled and it is causing consternation across country and company. Pressing questions remain around the still low amount, and its viability in the current economy, the history of oppression that surrounds the current wage structure, and the hackles of industry rising around the impact of the cost to bottom lines.

13 Oct 2017

Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet
Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet

A draft Gas Amendment Bill will be tabled in Cabinet as South Africa powers on to enter the global gas market, Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi said on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

11 Oct 2017

McKinsey looks to court over refund
McKinsey looks to court over refund

Consultancy firm McKinsey has made a major concession: it is prepared to "pay back the money" Eskom is claiming from it "in full."

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 11 Oct 2017