#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 1 day ago

Twin Peaks: Breaking down the siloes
Twin Peaks: Breaking down the siloes

In South Africa, each institution is required to comply with its own industry-specific legislation, but that is changing with the implementation of Twin Peaks legislation. Currently, insurers, pension funds, collective investment schemes and other financial services providers are regulated by the Financial Services Board (FSB), whereas banks are regulated by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb).

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Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?
Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?

"The recent raids on businesses employing illegal foreign nationals in Cape Town underscores the Department of Labour's mission to ensure that employers comply with labour legislation as it relates to the employment of foreign nationals," says Advocate Tertius Wessels, legal director at Strata-G Labour Solutions.

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Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 3 days ago

Presidency to abide by court ruling on Zuma's legal costs
Presidency to abide by court ruling on Zuma's legal costs

The Presidency says it has filed a notice to abide by the court's decision on the provision by the state of legal assistance to former president Jacob Zuma.

22 May 2018

New presiding officer appointed for Moyane's disciplinary inquiry
New presiding officer appointed for Moyane's disciplinary inquiry

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Azhar Bham SC as a new presiding officer for the inquiry into disciplinary charges against suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane.

22 May 2018

Henri van Breda found guilty
Henri van Breda found guilty

NEWSWATCH: Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother in their Stellenbosch home in 2015, following Judge Siraj Desai's lengthy judgment which recapped the 66-day trial in the Western Cape High Court yesterday, 21 May 2018.

By Shan Radcliffe 22 May 2018

International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group
International paymaster and escrow services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group, operating mostly Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, operating from Indonesia and Germany that has an international footprint in the banking to oil and gas industries. Europlaw Group is a member of The International Association of Lawyers (UIA - Union Internationale des Avocats) situated in Paris, France, that brings together over 2,000 individual members and 200 bars, federations and association members, from more than 110 countries.

Issued by Europlaw 22 May 2018

TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill
TAG calls for public support for Tobacco Bill

Internationally, World No Tobacco Day is commemorated on 31 May 2018, and this year in the run-up to the day, the TAG Tobacco, Alcohol and Gambling Advisory, Advocacy and Action Group encourages South Africans to support the proposed Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, as there are areas that need improving and strengthening.

21 May 2018

Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model
Explainer: who will be doing what under South Africa's new 'Twin Peaks' model

South Africa has started implementing a new regulatory regime for the financial sector. Known as Twin Peaks, the approach was first adopted in Australia in 1998. South Africa has become the eighth country to adopt the model.

By Andrew Schmulow 21 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Mark Arnold, principal officer of Resolution Health Medical Scheme
Act could redress medical scheme sustainability issues

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has hinted at a number of reforms that directly address challenges of sustainability that the medical schemes industry is currently facing.

21 May 2018

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol at the Meru National Park. Flickr/IFAW
Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren't stringent enough, and because of the huge burden that poaching places on the country.

By Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 21 May 2018