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PIC commission of inquiry begins

Public hearings into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) get underway in Tshwane this morning...

11 hours ago

Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?

The proposed amendments to the South African Banks Act will pave the way for a state-owned bank to be established on equal footing with privately owned banks...

By Chantel van Zyl and Rui Lopes 17 Jan 2019

National minimum wage - no sympathy for non-compliance

"To not pay the correct wage is a high-risk exercise." This is according to Rob Cooper, Chairperson of the Payroll Authors Group of South Africa, a body that represents the payroll industry with statutory bodies...

Issued by Junxion Communications 17 Jan 2019

The future of competition law reform in South Africa is now

In July 2018, the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, introduced to Parliament a radical bill aimed at amending the Competition Act...

By Leana Engelbrecht 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation

The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...

By David Geral 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: AI is a game-changer for the legal industry

The drive to do business faster, more efficiently and with less risk, enhancing client experience and improving service delivery, is not unique to law...

By Cathy Truter and Tammy Beira 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

By Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards

The Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill of 2018 will most likely be promulgated during the course of next year, alongside sweeping amendments to the Banks Act, 1990. Together, these will provide some of the biggest amendments to South Africa's banking and financial industry sectors in recent years...

By Bridgett Majola and Rui Lopes 7 Jan 2019

In-house legal spend shifts toward technology

Heading into 2019, corporate legal departments expect to spend less on outside counsel but more on legal IT systems and software...

2 Jan 2019

What does the USA's new Africa policy mean for the continent?

The United States recently outlined its Africa strategy by reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment...

28 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

If firms with common members bid for a tender, is it collusion?

In a recent case before the Competition Tribunal, the Tribunal considered whether different firms with common members could argue they were a "single economic entity" to avoid claims of collusion...

By Rishal Bipraj 12 Dec 2018

NPA provisionally withdraws Estina dairy farm case

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has provisionally withdrawn its case against 11 accused who were allegedly involved in the Estina dairy farm case.

5 Dec 2018

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