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Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female corporate leaders make firms less likely to fall foul of environmental laws

Companies with more gender-balanced boards are less often sued for breaching environmental laws...

By Chelsea Liu 31 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Commission approves tie-up between surfwear titans Billabong and Boardriders

The Competition Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Billabong International Limited by global branded apparel business Boardriders Inc.

19 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA

Australia clamps down on web pirates in 'Dallas Buyers Club' ruling

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: An Australian court has ordered six Internet service providers to release details of customers who shared the Hollywood film "Dallas Buyers Club" online. It could set a precedent for crackdowns on online piracy...

9 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

EGYPT

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014

AFRICA

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Aspen, Nestlé deal needs further study - tribunal

The Competition Tribunal has requested further analysis of the transaction between SA's biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer, Aspen, and Swiss food giant Nestlé, following some concerns that the transaction does not address the competition authority's reservations about the initial deal between Nestlé and Pfizer Nutrition.

By Amanda Visser 28 Aug 2013

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