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Companies fined for Covid-19 price gouging

The Competition Tribunal has been clamping down on companies that have been hiking prices of sanitisers and masks since the Covid-19 outbreak...

19 hours ago

Cinemas, casinos, theatres and sit-in restaurants allowed to re-open under strict conditions

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations for the advanced Covid-19 alert Level 3 lockdown - which will allow cinemas, casinos, sit-in restaurants and theatres to start operating again, albeit, under strict conditions...

26 Jun 2020

Government formalises over 2,000 spaza shops

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says her department has formalised over 2,000 spaza shops during the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Jun 2020

National Liquor Traders Council created to transform tavern industry

A new national body has been formed to help transform South Africa's taverns into modernised and technology-savvy business enterprises...

23 Jun 2020

Rules for personal care services during advanced Level 3 lockdown

The government has gazetted regulations for the operation of personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty services and tattoo parlours...

22 Jun 2020

New body to drive transformation in the poultry industry

South Africa's black poultry producers are set to launch their own body to organise themselves into one voice for driving the transformation agenda in the industry. This follows years of no representation...

22 Jun 2020

SA's franchise industry begins long road to recovery

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the lockdown...

12 Jun 2020

"We are not doing any business" says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector...

By Zoë Postman 10 Jun 2020

Competition Tribunal fines more mask producers

The Competition Tribunal has found two Gauteng mask suppliers guilty of inflating prices since the Covid-19 outbreak...

3 Jun 2020

Competition Tribunal penalises face mask producer

A Pretoria company is in hot water after implementing excessive price hikes during the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 Jun 2020

SABS approves standard for reusable sanitary towels

Government has welcomed the announcement of washable reusable sanitary towel standard by the South African Bureau of Standards...

29 May 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Caprichem charged for hiking prices of sanitiser

Following complaints from the public, an investigation by the Competition Commission has found Caprichem engaging in excessive pricing of hand sanitiser...

28 May 2020

Online wine sales - get your paperwork in order

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

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