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  • How Cape Town made Bruce Lee's dream come true with Warrior
    Cape Town doubles for a lawless 1870s San Francisco in the kick-ass martial arts action series Warrior, which now has two seasons available to binge on Showmax. Issued by Showmax
  • Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail
    A new report reveals that total growth for online retail in South Africa rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2bn.
  • The evolution of Gagasi FM and Heart FM
    And you thought 2020 was one heck of a year! 2021 brings winds of change as Gagasi FM and Heart FM will be launching their own media solutions company under holding company MRC Media effective from 1 July 2021. The stations will utilise Mediamark as its sales house until 30 June 2021. Issued by Mediamark
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Chanel loses to Huawei in EU trade mark dispute

French luxury fashion house Chanel has lost its latest attempt to block the registration of a trade mark applied for by Chinese technological giant Huawei Technologies...

By David Legge 3 May 2021

EPR regulation: Doubling down on plastic bag producers

South Africa's amended plastic bag regulations and the new extended producer responsibility regulations raise concerns about double taxation in the plastic bag sector...

By Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 29 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisition

The proposed acquisition of RussellStone Protein by DH Brothers and Seaboard has not been given the go-ahead by the Competition Commission...

23 Apr 2021

Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

By Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversy

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

Passing-off an upset: Unpacking the Koni vs BAG ruling

Once in a while, an intellectual property judgment is handed down that upsets the proverbial apple cart. The SCA judgment in the Koni Multinational Brands (Pty) Ltd vs Beiersdorf AG case, is arguably such a judgment...

By Rachel Sikwane 21 Apr 2021

Smash burger dispute: Rocomamas to meet with food truck owner

RocoMamas will meet with Rack n Grill food truck owner Muammer Kasu on 20 April, after the Spur-owned burger franchise was called out for "corporate bullying tactics"...

20 Apr 2021

Amended plastic bag regulations published for implementation

Amendments to South Africa's Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in the Government Gazette for implementation...

19 Apr 2021

Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheel

Government's rationale for extending the EPR scope is predominantly informed by the historic approach which has been at play in the market until now, under voluntary industry-driven schemes...

By Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 19 Apr 2021

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

By Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed

Government's renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed...

8 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19

The South African alcohol industry has made recommendations to the government through Nedlac on alternative measures to deal with short-term pressure on hospitals...

26 Mar 2021




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