Christine Rodrigues, partner, Hogan Lovells
What constitutes financial advice?

What conduct constitutes financial advice and what would amount to negligent financial advice?

By Christine Rodrigues 23 hours ago

Source: Environment News South Africa
2nd draft of Proposed Financial Provisioning Regulations published for comment

The minister of environmental affairs has published the long-awaited second draft of the Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for the Rehabilitation and Remediation of Environmental Damage caused by Reconnaissance, Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations (2nd Draft FP Regulations) for comment.

By Gary Rapson 1 day ago

Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audience
Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audience

Preparations for Professor Thuli Mandonsela's Trek4Mandela climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in August took a stride forward with her Masterclass on the Rule of Law in Durban on 17 May 2019.

Issued by LexisNexis 1 day ago

Kate Collier
New guideline on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths

A new guideline published by the chief inspector of mines aims to provide clarity on the process when the cause of a death on a mine is immediately unclear - due to natural causes or unrelated to mining activities, for example - and determining whether the mining-related activities may have contributed to the cause of death.

By Kate Collier 2 days ago

Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment
Draft climate change adaptation strategy open for public comment

Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comment in Government Gazette 42446 (Notice No 644).

2 days ago

Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August
Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

The minister of rural development and land reform has promised, once again, to deliver a finalised District Six redevelopment plan in three months.

By Kristine Liao 2 days ago

More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants
More confusion over the fate of Botswana's elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants, contradicting the Parliamentary Report proposing culling. However, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Kitso Mokaila now proposes elephant "cropping".

By Dr Louise de Waal 17 May 2019

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Crackdown on doctors' practices in Nelson Mandela Bay

Two suspects have been arrested in Nelson Mandela Bay for allegedly practicing medicine unlawfully.

17 May 2019

Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate
Lease agreements in a volatile economic climate

As many retailers are looking to go digital and shrink their physical presence, lease agreements need to be fair and reasonable to protect both tenant and landlord in a volatile economic climate.

By Nabeela Edris 17 May 2019

What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...
What are transport services "rendered by the employer"? Sars clarifies...

To assist employers and employees with overcoming transport-related difficulties, the Income Tax Act, 1962 (the Act) introduced a mechanism to allow employers to provide transport services to their employees and that, although qualifying as a taxable fringe benefit in the employees' hands, no taxable value was given to such benefit.

By Wesley Grimm, assisted by Sergio dos Santos 16 May 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle.

16 May 2019

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code.

15 May 2019

Jail time for corrupt ex-Sars auditors
Jail time for corrupt ex-Sars auditors

South African Revenue Service Commissioner Edward Kieswetter has welcomed the three-year direct imprisonment sentences handed to two former Sars auditors in Durban last week.

15 May 2019