Odette van der Haar
ACA suspends member agencies

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has exercised its rights in accordance with its MOI and the process laid down in the ACA's Internal Enquiry Framework, after it found its member agencies DDB South Africa, Ireland-Davenport and Wunderman guilty of transgressing its Code of Conduct governing tenders and pitches.

3 days ago

What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA
What you need to know about employing expatriates in SA

The rules and best practice for employing a foreign national in South Africa are significantly different for them than normal employees.

By Marisa Jacobs 12 Jul 2017

Google's Street View privacy breach damages users' confidence
Google's Street View privacy breach damages users' confidence

While Google has escaped a fine for collecting personal data - including email addresses and passwords - being used in UK public Wi-Fi spots, the issue has been damaging to user's confidence in the brand.

By Jack Adams 9 Nov 2010

Death of Charles Pillai, Pension Funds Adjudicator
Death of Charles Pillai, Pension Funds Adjudicator

Charles Pillai, having served the South African legal and financial services as the fourth Pension Funds Adjudicator, its first Ombud for Financial Services Providers, director of the Legal Resources Centre, lawyer and actor, died on Saturday 6 November 2010 from cancer, aged 57.

9 Nov 2010

Law firms in fee fall
Law firms in fee fall

LONDON, UK: Law firms see fall in fee income across the board but mid-tier come under most pressure, PwC survey shows.

8 Nov 2010

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted
EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

Labels must conform by March 2011
Labels must conform by March 2011

Stricter controls relating to product information on all labels are being introduced by the Department of Health as part of Regulation R146, in an attempt to bring more transparency to the consumer market, and to crack down on manufacturers breaching the regulations.

5 Nov 2010

No winners in Pick n Pay strike
No winners in Pick n Pay strike

The strike over wages between Pick n Pay and its employees belonging to The South Africa Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) is not good for anyone, for Pick n Pay, Neil Quirk told I-Net Bridge on Monday.

By Zeenat Moorad 3 Nov 2010

Competition Commission set to move on resolving Pioneer case
Competition Commission set to move on resolving Pioneer case

Pioneer Foods, the producer of Sasko bread, White Star maize meal and Tydstroom chickens, may be about to clear a longstanding cloud over its head by agreeing with authorities the extent of its fines for collusive behaviour.

By Michael Bleby 3 Nov 2010

VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets
VAT change eliminates carousel fraud threat from carbon markets

Carousel fraud, estimated to have cost the EU €5bn in lost tax revenues, will be eliminated from UK trading after changes to VAT regulations came into force this week.

3 Nov 2010

Ombudsman will be a boon for taxpayers
Ombudsman will be a boon for taxpayers

Taxpayers will no longer have to back down if they feel they have been treated unfairly by the taxman, say tax analysts.

By Sanchia Temkin 2 Nov 2010

NCR cancels debt counsellors' registrations
NCR cancels debt counsellors' registrations

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has cancelled the registration of Sash Sahibdeen, a debt counsellor operating from Handy Square in Johannesburg, for contravening certain sections of the National Credit Act (NCA) and his conditions of registration as a debt counsellor.

2 Nov 2010

Permit problems for some exporters
Permit problems for some exporters

The makers and exporters of some of the best-known SA products derived from indigenous plants and organisms have laid themselves open to criminal prosecution by failing to acquire the necessary permits. Rooibos tea and SA's best-selling liqueur, Amarula Cream, are among many such products apparently being produced and exported without the required permits from the environmental affairs department.

By Shannon Sherry 1 Nov 2010

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