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Covid-19: Block exemption regulations for shopping mall tenants and landlords

The government has gazetted special regulations that encourage retail tenants to meet with shopping mall owners...

By Marie-Lou Gillespie 2 days ago

Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more

What businesses in the retail sector need to know about competition law in the time of Covid-19...

By Cara du Plessis and Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 31 Mar 2020

Crowds to be managed better at shops

As the national lockdown takes a firm hold over the nation, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has urged retailers to manage crowds and queues at their establishments, so as to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

30 Mar 2020

30 companies investigated for excessive price hikes

The National Consumer Commission, working jointly with the Competition Commission, has launched an investigation into allegations of excessive price hikes by 30 retailers from various provinces in the country...

27 Mar 2020

Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South Africa

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

By James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

Covid-19 regulations limit alcohol sale hours

Government gazetted regulations on the national state of disaster have directed that taverns, restaurants and clubs must be closed by 6pm...

19 Mar 2020

#WCRD2020: NCR encourages consumers to know their rights

March is Human Rights Month and has also been adopted as a Consumer Rights Month in South Africa. In addition, 15 March has been declared World Consumer Rights Day...

13 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: Sin taxes hiked, expanded to heated tobacco products

Smokers and drinkers will have to dig deeper into their pockets for cigarettes and alcohol. This comes after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced increases of between 4.4 and 7.5%...

27 Feb 2020

South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country's urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in SA, they are an important component in the townships...

By Andries du Toit 26 Feb 2020

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 26 Feb 2020

Spar franchisee ordered to pay workers millions

A Spar franchisee has been ordered to pay millions of rands to workers for unlawful deductions on earnings, as well as non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW), said the Department of Employment and Labour...

25 Feb 2020

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