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Is the first offer on your property really always the best offer?
Is the first offer on your property really always the best offer?Article

Almost every property seller will at some stage hear from estate agents that the "first offer is always the best offer", but is this always the case?

Gerhard van der Linde 16 hours ago

Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry
Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industryArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 1 day ago

The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in Gauteng
The geotechnical challenge of building on dolomite in GautengArticle

A common concern in construction within Gauteng is the possibility of building on dolomite. While many structural engineers are aware of the potential hazards...

Kim Timm 2 days ago

Auditing Profession Amendment Act strengthens IRBA disciplinary processes
Auditing Profession Amendment Act strengthens IRBA disciplinary processesArticle

The recently gazetted Auditing Profession Amendment Act (APA) has strengthened the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors' (IRBA) powers...

3 days ago

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 days ago

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Kusile Power Station
Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far
IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so farArticle

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowers
Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowersArticle

It is the professional duty of business leaders to protect whistle-blowers. The C-suite of any organisation ultimately has a responsibility to make sure they protect the company's bottom line...

Zaakir Mohamed 21 Apr 2021

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Contingency plans for Charlotte Maxeke patientsArticle

The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) has put various measures in place to ensure patients still receive care with minimal disruption...

20 Apr 2021

Benefits of using eDiscovery technology
Benefits of using eDiscovery technologyArticle

As we well know, the volume of data being generated is growing rapidly. eDiscovery involves almost all information capable of being stored electronically, across multiple formats...

John de Villiers, Issued by LexisNexis 20 Apr 2021

Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengers
Tesla with 'no one' driving crashes, killing two passengersArticle

A 2019 Tesla Model S vehicle that 'no one' appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in the United States...

19 Apr 2021

Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright Prize
Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright PrizeArticle

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced four shortlisted architects for the 2021 Wheelwright Prize...

13 Apr 2021

Avian Influenza outbreak confirmed on Ekurhuleni farm
Avian Influenza outbreak confirmed on Ekurhuleni farmArticle

"The samples from this farm that were sent to the laboratory tested positive for the H5 strain of avian influenza. It must be said that this farm was also part of the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2017."

13 Apr 2021

SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyer
SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyerArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the prosecution of the former acting Head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha and an Eastern Cape-based lawyer on fraud charges amounting to R331,000.

12 Apr 2021

Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsApp
Check Point discovers new Android virus that spreads via WhatsAppArticle

Check Point Research (CPR) has recently discovered a new malicious threat on the Google Play app store which spreads itself via mobile users' WhatsApp conversation...

8 Apr 2021

Dr Tumi appears in court for fraud
Dr Tumi appears in court for fraudArticle

Gospel artist and medical doctor, Dr Tumi Makweya and his wife have been released on bail after being arrested for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board (NLB)...

Onalenna Mhlongo 7 Apr 2021

Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation. shutterstock
Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereof
The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereofArticle

The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act places a duty on defined persons in a position of authority to report certain offences over R100,000...

Corné Lewis 6 Apr 2021

Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each other
Railway regulator CEO and board at war with each otherArticle

Battle lines drawn over dismissal of company secretary, who has been reinstated by the Labour Court...

James Stent 6 Apr 2021

Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court case
Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court caseArticle

There finally appears to be justice in a case that was repeatedly delayed by Prasa and the Umjanji Consortium...

James Stent 1 Apr 2021

Up Money fined R1 million for conducting pyramid scheme
Up Money fined R1 million for conducting pyramid schemeArticle

The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has fined Up Money (PTY) Ltd an administrative fine of R1 million for conducting a pyramid scheme and contravening Section 43 (2) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)...

31 Mar 2021

Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...
Expropriation Bill: What you need to know...Article

In 2019, the Parliamentary Advisory Panel on Land Reform advised that the Expropriation Act of 1975 was unconstitutional and in conflict with section 25 of the Constitution...

Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg 31 Mar 2021

Attorney arrested in SAPS branding case
Attorney arrested in SAPS branding caseArticle

Pretoria-based attorney, Reshay Ramsamy Naidoo, has been released on bail for his alleged role in the multi-million rand SAPS branding corruption case...

25 Mar 2021

Register to write your matric supplementary exams before Friday
Register to write your matric supplementary exams before FridayArticle

The 2020 matric class has three days to register to rewrite their matric exams...

23 Mar 2021

BCCSA dismisses complaints in the Lindsay Dentlinger 'Budget Speech coverage' matter
BCCSA dismisses complaints in the Lindsay Dentlinger 'Budget Speech coverage' matterArticle

The BCCSA found that eNCA reporter request that Lindsay Dentlinger's request that the UDM's Nqabayomzi Kwankwa should not remove his mask did not justify an inference of racial discrimination or advocacy of hatred based on race...

Issued by eMedia 23 Mar 2021

ECDs urged to update information for relief fund
ECDs urged to update information for relief fundArticle

The Department of Social Development has urged ECD service organisations to update their information for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF) by Saturday...

18 Mar 2021

Why you need to consider PoPI during M&A deals
Why you need to consider PoPI during M&A dealsArticle

If you're considering an M&A deal currently or in the future, PoPI should definitely be at top of the list in terms of due diligence and integration...

Louella Tindale 16 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research project
UKZN, Cansa partner for lung cancer research projectArticle

Cansa is partnering with the UKZN's Multinational Lung Cancer Control Programme under the leadership of Dr Themba Ginindza...

12 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakes
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 10: Hiring mistakesArticle

There are many reasons a hire could be inappropriate for your organisation. The two main reasons, though, are bad performance and lack of alignment...

Allon Raiz 11 Mar 2021

E-commerce boom inspiring business transformation
E-commerce boom inspiring business transformationArticle

The rise of e-commerce in the country over the past year may have been driven by the pandemic, but it was long overdue...

10 Mar 2021

Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contracts
Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contractsArticle

Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have launched an application at the High Court to review and set aside four contracts concluded by the parastatal in 2014...

10 Mar 2021

Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter
Eskom to probe racism allegations against De RuyterArticle

Eskom's board will probe allegations of racism made in the public domain against the power utility's group chief executive (GCE), Andre de Ruyter...

10 Mar 2021

Image: African Energy Chamber
New state energy company set to launch on 1 AprilArticle

The South African Central Energy Fund (CEF), subsidiaries iGas, PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) will merge on 1 April 2021 into a new company called the South African National Petroleum Company...

8 Mar 2021

NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour
NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favourArticle

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour...

5 Mar 2021

12 of the biggest African series and films on Showmax
12 of the biggest African series and films on ShowmaxArticle

Showmax has some exciting African films and series for you to catch up on.

5 Mar 2021

Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testing
Reducing staff turnover with pre-employment integrity testingArticle

Successful offsite CCTV surveillance companies recognise that even the most advanced technology is only as good as the people who monitor, control and make the decisions in the control room...

Rob Nichol 4 Mar 2021

Brand new courses to kickstart the year
Brand new courses to kickstart the yearArticle

The new year has paved new opportunities for professionals seeking competitive skills at Enterprises University of Pretoria (Pty) Ltd (Enterprises UP), through the expansion of its training portfolio...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 3 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021
Legal challenges, opportunities for SA's TMT sector in 2021Article

Three topics will top the list of priorities for executives in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in South Africa in 2021...

25 Feb 2021

How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goodsArticle

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

Jarred West 23 Feb 2021

Minister to release matric results today
Minister to release matric results todayArticle

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will announce the results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in Pretoria on Monday...

22 Feb 2021

Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International Airport
Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International AirportArticle

The South African Police Service (SAPS) this week seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport...

19 Feb 2021

Statement on the closure and relocation of the Vaal University of Technology Ekurhuleni campus
Statement on the closure and relocation of the Vaal University of Technology Ekurhuleni campusArticle

The management of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) wishes to inform stakeholders of the closure of the university's Ekurhuleni campus...

Issued by Vaal University of Technology 18 Feb 2021

Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour office
Team deployed to resolve strike at Mpumalanga labour officeArticle

An executive management team from the Department of Employment and Labour has been dispatched to meet with unions, following disturbances...

18 Feb 2021

AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be done
AU Commission has made a good start on gender equality. But a lot remains to be doneArticle

Four of the commissioners are now women. They will work with the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat from Chad (re-elected)...

Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz 18 Feb 2021

Workers missing after ArcelorMittal site accident
Workers missing after ArcelorMittal site accidentArticle

Rescue efforts are under way at ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark Works to find three employees missing after an accident, the steelmaker said...

17 Feb 2021

Jenitha John, former CEO, IRBA
Jenitha John quits crisis-wracked IRBAArticle

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has announced that Jenitha John has resigned from her role as CEO of the body...

17 Feb 2021

Umalusi approves release of 2020 examination results
Umalusi approves release of 2020 examination resultsArticle

Umalusi, the Quality Council in General and Further Education and Training, has approved the release of the 2020 NSC examination results...

17 Feb 2021

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