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Poultry producers about to rebound

The poultry sector could start to emerge from an extended downturn in the second half of this year‚ making it one to watch for analysts and fund managers.

By Nick Hedley 23 Apr 2014 10:29

Landmark ruling on social grants may open tenders to scrutiny

Companies tendering to deliver important government services risk being forced to open their books and operational information to the public, after a landmark decision of the Constitutional Court last week.

By Franny Rabkin 23 Apr 2014 08:43

Pensioners get R178m bonus from Transnet

Transnet pensioners are to receive a combined R178m bonus payment by the end of April as the company moves to ensure income levels track the rising cost of living.

By Evan Pickworth 23 Apr 2014 08:23

The SABC, Ayisafani, the EFF and section 10(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act

"If the SABC is to be regarded as the watchdog and disciplinarian, then who disciplines the SABC? Surely the intention of the legislature was to answer this question: the CCC (Complaints and Compliance Committee of ICASA) of course" - Judge Neels Claassen in the South Gauteng High Court on 24/1/2011.

By Ed Herbst 23 Apr 2014 08:10

New Companies Act in spotlight at BDO seminar

A group of 35 company directors, all clients of audit and accounting firm, BDO, were part of an interactive discussion on the changes in responsibility and liability for directors in the new Companies Act, led by Larey van der Westhuizen, managing director of Statucor, the company secretarial and corporate governance arm of the BDO Group.

23 Apr 2014 06:17

Wits School of Law to discontinue undergraduate LLB

The University of the Witwatersrand has approved the plan of the School of Law to discontinue the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) and to introduce the LLB postgraduate programme.

18 Apr 2014 14:42

'Legal barbarians' force Wits to rethink its LLB degree

The four-year under-graduate law degree aimed at transforming the legal profession is to be scrapped at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

17 Apr 2014 08:44

State pension fund gets new board, six months late

The Government Employees Pension Fund - shaken in recent months by internal feuding‚ a succession of disciplinary procedures and the suspension of its principal executive officer - is finally getting a new board six months after the term of the last board ended.

By Carol Paton 17 Apr 2014 08:15

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wins; the SABC pulled the party's "Ayisafani" TV advert and five radio advertisements off the air last week and Icasa's Complaints and Compliance Committee, has ruled in the DA's favour, reports the SABC. Mail & Guardian reports Hlaudi "Matric? What matric?" Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting COO, has been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire.

17 Apr 2014 07:29

Competition Tribunal allows Afgri, AgriGroupe merger

The Competition Tribunal has explained its decision to include an agreement reached between government departments and merging groups Afgri and AgriGroupe as part of its condition to approve the transaction.

16 Apr 2014 10:35

Competition Tribunal ruling on Oceana deal

Fishing company Oceana has been ordered to sell Foodcorp's fishing rights along with its Glenryck brand‚ as a condition for approval of a transaction allowing Oceana to take over the fishing business of Foodcorp.

By Amanda Visser 16 Apr 2014 09:31

Applications to register for gTLDs open soon

Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify Africa's growth and development, presenting an opportunity to identify the African continent and the main South African cities online.

By Donvay Wegierski and Janine Hollesen 16 Apr 2014 06:48