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E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations
E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations

More than R40bn has been spent but Gauteng transport chiefs are now coming to the realisation that the province's two flagship projects - the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and Gautrain - are not having the desired effect

17 Sep 2014 11:02

Travel regulations for children are on hold
Travel regulations for children are on hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

17 Sep 2014 07:58

Tax consequences on improvements on land under a sub-lease
Tax consequences on improvements on land under a sub-lease

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) was recently called upon to make a ruling on the income tax consequences for the lessor, lessee and the sub-lessee of land, arising from an obligation on the sub-lessee to effect improvements on the land under a sub-lease in circumstances where no express obligation for improvements was placed on the lessee by the main lease.

By Graeme Palmer 17 Sep 2014 07:54

New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space
New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space

The internet as we know it has undergone a remarkable change in the past year as a result of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN's) introduction of over a thousand new generic top level domain names (gTLDs).

By Alissa Nayanah and Mariƫtte du Plessis 17 Sep 2014 07:33

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the sunrise period or priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch. The sunrise period in respect of South Africa's three-city launch - .joburg, .capetown and .durban - ended on 15 September 2014. We await the launch of .africa.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices
Moneyweb dumps Melrose Arch offices

Moneyweb Holdings will move to cheaper offices as part of efforts to cut costs, the listed Caxton unit said while announcing a R2.6m loss for its year ended June.

By Nick Hedley 16 Sep 2014 13:22

Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners
Liability cover essential for shopkeepers, property owners

Comprehensive public liability cover is essential for shopkeepers and property owners, given the rise in mall robberies in the Gauteng province. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned business owners that they should brace themselves for an increase in the number of robberies in future.

By Simon Colman 12 Sep 2014 13:16

IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech
IAB objects to Department of Health's attempt to limit commercial speech

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) has made its submissions to the Department of Health regarding the draft Regulations and Guidelines relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foods (r. 429).

12 Sep 2014 10:24

Natasha Wright
Bye-bye birdie - new food law challenges

The topic of advertising of unhealthy foodstuffs to children, and its contribution to obesity and disease amongst the target audience, has been an ongoing debate for years. According to studies, one of the four main risk factors for non-communicable diseases is an unhealthy diet.

By Natasha Wright 11 Sep 2014 14:42

Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought
Corrupt officials - 100 convictions sought

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Performance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Jeff Radebe, says government aims to achieve at least 100 convictions against people fingered for corruption in the public service.

11 Sep 2014 09:09

Gauteng residents able to speak out over e-tolls
Gauteng residents able to speak out over e-tolls

Gauteng residents will today, 11 September, get a chance to air their views on how e-tolls affect them, during representations to the Gauteng Advisory Panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls.

11 Sep 2014 08:54