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South African festive spending predicted to decrease by 15%

South Africans will each spend an average of R5,673 over this festive season, over and above their usual monthly expenses, according to research conducted by Wonga...

3 days ago

Digital company acquisitions to face closer scrutiny by competition authorities

The Competition Commissioner during the Commission's Annual Conference (in November 2020), noted that the Commission will take a "decisive and proactive stance to ensure the balance of economic forces favour a shift to facilitating entry and a more competitive digital economy"...

By Burton Phillips 1 Dec 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

27 Nov 2020

Taverners Summit addresses responsible trading and social responsibility

The tavern industry should play its role in promoting responsible behaviour and avoid the pressure to immediately recoup the financial losses suffered from alcohol sales ban during the coming festive season...

20 Nov 2020

SABS appointed as test house for World Rugby equipment

The governing body for international rugby, World Rugby, has appointed the South African Bureau of Standards as the first Test House in the southern hemisphere to test padded clothing...

19 Nov 2020

Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concern

The South African Liquor Brand Owners' Association has stated that the increasing illicit trade in alcohol represents a serious threat to the South African economy...

18 Nov 2020

Diversity of IP rights - unpacking wine as a case study

As a nation, South Africa is peopled by passionate wine-drinkers, consuming 4 million hectolitres (1.6% of the world's total) in 2019. While we love our wine, few of us have stopped to consider the intellectual property (IP) rights that exist in viticulture and viniculture...

By Marco Vatta 13 Nov 2020

Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry

Retailers are now able to sell liquor for off-site consumption over the weekend and during all licensed trading hours...

12 Nov 2020

New international rules to tax digital economy

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report (the PBO Report) on 26 June on the potential introduction of a digital tax in respect of the supplies of goods and services by non-residents to South African customers, which are delivered by digital means...

By Wally Horak 10 Nov 2020

FCSA slaps Steinhoff's Jooste with R161m fine

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FCSA) has imposed a R161 million administrative penalty on former Steinhoff chief executive (CEO), Markus Johannes Jooste, for breaching sections of the Financial Markets Act...

2 Nov 2020

Post-Covid world needs new approaches to tobacco taxes

As South Africa prepares to hear Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's medium-term budget speech this week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the country needs a new post-Covid approach to the tobacco industry and the growing illicit tobacco sector.

By Zacharia Motsumi 27 Oct 2020

Restrictions in trade to contain Covid-19 have been devastating for Africa's urban poor

Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain Covid-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9%...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 27 Oct 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Know your product liability claim facts

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

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