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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 2 days ago

Countdown to enforcement of amended SA expat tax law

The tax exemption on South African expatriates is set to change, with significant repercussions, for the many South Africans who are employed by companies abroad, from an SA tax liability point of view...

By Claudia Aires Apicella 16 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

Have your say on Hate Speech Bill

Members of the public have until 31 January 2019 to make their voices heard on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill...

11 Jan 2019

Bench Marks warns minister not to poll Xolobeni community on mining

Any survey of residents of Xolobeni about mining commissioned by government will simply amount to intimidation and could be in contravention of a recent ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, according to the Bench Marks Foundation.

11 Jan 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Call for comment on draft regulations for Employment of Foreign Nationals

Towards the end of 2018, discussions arose around the impending implementation of Section 8 of the Employment Services Act pertaining to the employment of foreign nationals...

10 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

There are many complex reasons for South Africa's organ donor shortage

At any given time, there are around 4,300 people waiting for organ donations in South Africa. These patients usually need new livers, kidneys, lungs or hearts. But organ donors are in very short supply...

By Harriet Etheredge 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

By Marisa Jacobs 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Policy uncertainty and its impact on healthcare investment

Policy certainty is necessary for sustainable investment in a sector. Currently, there is considerable policy uncertainty in the health sector in SA, mainly due to three parallel policy processes...

By Paula Armstrong 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

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

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