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Competition Commission dismisses Cape Gate application

On 25 July 2014, the Competition Tribunal issued its reasons for dismissing the exception application brought by Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd against a complaint referral lodged by the Competition Commission in August 2013.

31 Jul 2014 11:29

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Will the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) impact your business?

After the intense spotlight on the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) when it was partially enacted in November 2013, media attention seems to have dimmed. Many may be left wondering if this legislation will have a significant impact on their business and whether they should be actively preparing for it, or adopting a 'wait and see' position. Claire Watson interviewed Alison Treadaway, Managing Director at customer communication management specialist, Striata, on the basics of this much-anticipated legislation, and how it will affect businesses as well as the communications industry in South Africa.

Issued by Striata SA 30 Jul 2014 10:35

Mall leases - Competition Commission to investigate

A call for the Competition Commission to address exclusivity clauses in shopping-mall leases that may be anti-competitive and restrain economic growth has been made by the South African Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Association.

By Alistair Anderson 29 Jul 2014 12:04

Ambulances need to comply with new regulations

Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.

29 Jul 2014 11:27

Govt committed to comply with disclosure regulation

Cabinet ministers, their deputies as well as members of Parliament, have until 15 August to make full declarations of their business interests to Parliament, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

29 Jul 2014 10:47

Limpopo government powers restored

National government has restored the powers of the Limpopo provincial government following a successful intervention to get that province back to good financial standing.

29 Jul 2014 10:01

Patents partners at Adams & Adams receive accolades

Four partners from Adams & Adams' Patents Practice have received accolades in the 2014 Who's Who Legal - Patents. Danie Dohmen, Russell Bagnall, Dario Tanziani and Alexis Apostolidis are all recognised for their expertise in the area of patents.

29 Jul 2014 07:33

Parties to a statutory merger must consider tax consequences

The purpose of this article is to discuss aspects of the relationship between the provisions of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 and the Income Tax Act, No 58 of 1962 (ITA) in relation to statutory mergers.

By Justine Krige 29 Jul 2014 07:28

Prophet cartoon a bad call, says Dawes

Publishing a cartoon depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed by the Mail & Guardian was a bad editorial decision, although the courts allowed it, former editor of the newspaper Nic Dawes said at the weekend.

29 Jul 2014 07:26

Cross-border deals in Africa have legal challenges

The risk appetite of lenders and the track record of borrowers and sponsors must be taken into account when entering into cross-border deal structuring in Africa.

28 Jul 2014 09:30

Tongaat Mall plans not approved

Rectangle Properties has conceded in the Department of Labour-appointed commission of inquiry into the collapse of the Tongaat Mall that the plans for the development were never approved.

25 Jul 2014 08:50

Bus contract halted after company liquidated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been thrown a lifeline and could soon be out of a controversial multimillion-rand bus technology contract with Lumen Technologies, after the Cape Town-based company was liquidated.

25 Jul 2014 07:59