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'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

Sanral urged to reveal its secret costs

The City of Cape Town is embroiled in a bitter court battle in an attempt to make the SA National Roads Agency make public the "secret" costs of the proposed introduction of e-tolling on the N1 and N2 highways in Western Cape.

By Philani Nombembe 6 Jun 2014 09:53

Cuts in the wrong place will leave public sector open to fraud

LONDON, UK: PwC is warning its public sector clients that spending constraints and staff cuts in the wrong places may leave the public sector open to fraud, as employees affected by redundancy (and suppliers faced with contract termination) seek to maximise their benefit on the way out. The report, Navigating Your Way Through Stormy Waters, focuses on increasing risks in this area.

12 Nov 2010 07:59

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 07:22

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 07:42

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 11:43

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 10:20

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 12:56

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 12:48

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 11:06

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 14:06

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 13:11

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 13:39

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