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#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation
#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
#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

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#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
#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
#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
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?
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
#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?
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
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

Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries
Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, handed down an interim order requiring the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries...

29 Nov 2018

New audit law to hold accounting officers liable
New audit law to hold accounting officers liable

As irregular and fruitless expenditure continues to soar, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says the newly accented Public Audit Amendment Act will empower his office to take measures that will see accounting officers being held to account for material irregularities...

21 Nov 2018

Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices
Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices

Local television manufacturers have called for government to impose heavy import duties on cheap imported decoders and TV sets, in order to grow the local electronic industry and accelerate the implementation of the broadcast digital migration project...

19 Nov 2018

Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance
Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance

As implementation of new EU General Data Protection Regulations continues, many South African companies are finding themselves unprepared and likely to face stiff penalties if they don't seek compliance as a matter of urgency...

By Stuart Scanlon 14 Nov 2018

Business rescue or liquidation - which to choose when
Business rescue or liquidation - which to choose when

A recent trend that has emerged in South African businesses shutting their doors is to opt for the path of business rescue, as opposed to liquidation...

By Faith Ngwenya 13 Nov 2018

3 amendments to the Companies Act you should note
3 amendments to the Companies Act you should note

The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018 was gazetted on Friday 21 September 2018. The Bill proposes the first amendments to the Companies Act, 2008 since the Act came into effect in 2011. Some of the proposed amendments to the Act are highlighted below...

By Janine Will 12 Nov 2018

5 tips for franchise agreement compliance
5 tips for franchise agreement compliance

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is the first piece of legislation in South Africa that specifically regulates franchise agreements and prescribes certain minimum requirements for such contracts...

By Justine Krige 8 Nov 2018

Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation
Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum of South Africa has applied to the North West High Court to have the mining licences suspended of Lonmin, as well as Eastern Platinum and Western Platinum (both controlled by Lonmin)...

By Ciaran Ryan 29 Oct 2018

26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit
26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit

A new Euromonitor International report reveals that one in every four bottles of alcohol that's consumed is illicit.

25 Oct 2018

Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended
Bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended

The Mining Forum of SA heads to the North West High Court, Mahikeng, this week in a bid to have Lonmin's mining licence suspended...

By Ciaran Ryan 24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill
Tax invoice corrections and the Admin Laws Amendment Bill

To err is human and mistakes are sometimes made on tax invoices. The draft Administration Laws Amendment Bill, 2018 proposes the inclusion of a new section 20(1B) dealing with errors to tax invoices...

By Graeme Palmer 23 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

SA signs wine labelling protocol
SA signs wine labelling protocol

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine...

22 Oct 2018

Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry
Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry

While fashion trends come and go, some become classics, such as the Chanel suit, the Burberry trench coat, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt, Louis Vuitton bags, and Levi 501 jeans...

By Clea Rawlins 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Report on VBS recommends criminal charges
Report on VBS recommends criminal charges

A forensic report into the embattled VBS Mutual Bank has recommended that criminal charges be laid against a range of individuals alleged to have looted about R2 billion from the financial institution...

11 Oct 2018

More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalities
More global action necessary to stem tide of fishing mortalities

While there are signs that global action on fishing vessel safety is on the horizon, more work is still needed to ensure the well-being of fisherman...

10 Oct 2018

SA advisory boards: Beware becoming cast as a shadow director
SA advisory boards: Beware becoming cast as a shadow director

Some concepts are so useful in a new nation crying out for skills that widespread adoption is only a matter of time. The danger is that the advantages are so manifest they distract attention from the one potential flaw that could turn a well-intentioned initiative into catastrophe...

By Auguste Coetzer and J. Michael Judin 10 Oct 2018

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