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Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments
Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investmentsArticle

Africa is the continent with the youngest and fastest growing population in the world, with some of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is still not attracting significant advertising investments...

Federico de Nardis 14 hours ago

Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond elections
Changes to the regulatory landscape pave the way beyond electionsArticle

Legal professionals will need access to up-to-date legislation and case law to continue to serve the needs of their client base in 2019...

Issued by LexisNexis 15 hours ago

Further postponement of new Declaration Processing System
Further postponement of new Declaration Processing SystemArticle

In communication addressed to external stakeholders last year, Sars confirmed that it had identified three main focus areas in the implementation of the New Customs Acts Programme, which included the Declaration Processing System (DPS)...

Busisiwe Vilakazi 17 hours ago

Background screening vs. social media checks - don't get caught up in this digital predicament
Background screening vs. social media checks - don't get caught up in this digital predicamentArticle

The evolving digital world and resultant online presence of the population is no doubt changing the way people engage and how business is conducted - but also what information can be sourced online, prior to such engagement taking place...

1 day ago

A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Accountability in Kenya's media still needs attention. What can be done?Article

In Kenya, there's growing debate about media accountability - that the media should act in the interests of the public good, and that it's accurate, free and fair. Most of the debate has focused on the lack of quality journalism and a decline in journalistic ethics...

Jared Obuya 1 day ago

Rating agencies have been at the centre of major financial crises. Shutterstock
Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviourArticle

International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years...

Misheck Mutize 1 day ago

New Customs rules proposed to control tobacco supply chain
New Customs rules proposed to control tobacco supply chainArticle

Earlier this year it was announced that the Sars had embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to curb revenue leakages. In line with this initiative, Sars has proposed new draft rules that require the registration at Customs of each tobacco leaf threshing factory...

20 Jun 2019

The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' help
The Cape's plants are dying out - and local authorities need citizens' helpArticle

Almost 40 plant species have gone extinct in the Western Cape since 1900, making it one of the hot spots for plant extinction on the planet...

Sarah Wild 20 Jun 2019

Employers get lessons on NMW Act
Employers get lessons on NMW ActArticle

The Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) will meet with the Chinese business community in the North West - on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage Act (NMW)...

19 Jun 2019

There’s a lack of research that deals specifically with conditions in African countries. Shutterstock
Africa needs to up its research game to fight non-communicable diseasesArticle

Non-communicable diseases are the current leading cause of death worldwide. And the burden is increasingly shifting from developed to developing countries...

Andre Pascal Kengne, Elvis Banboye Kidzeru & Muki Shey 19 Jun 2019

Legal remedies and recourse for workplace bullying
Legal remedies and recourse for workplace bullyingArticle

South African labour law has developed a rich body of case law since the Labour Relations Act was first introduced in 1995, and most employees are well aware of their rights to not be unfairly dismissed, and to not be subject to unfair labour practices...

Bradley Workman-Davies 18 Jun 2019

The Uganda High Court is in Kampala on May 14, 2018. CPJ today called for Ugandan authorities to intervene and end the criminal case against editor Pidson Kareire. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Isaac Kasamani.
Ugandan editor charged with criminal libelArticle

Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately-owned news website, The Drone Media...

17 Jun 2019

Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlessly
Align corporate decisions with best practice, effortlesslyArticle

Lexis Nexis, in collaboration with many specialist legal practitioners, has compiled a useful, easy-to-navigate online tool called Lexis Practical Guidance...

Issued by LexisNexis 14 Jun 2019

Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment Bill
Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment BillArticle

The Tourism Amendment Bill represents a legally and economically unjustifiable intervention in the private and commercial affairs of ordinary South Africans, the Rule of Law Project has said in a statement...

14 Jun 2019

Property Practitioners Act: What landlords and tenants need to know
Property Practitioners Act: What landlords and tenants need to knowArticle

The Property Practitioners Act now just needs the president's signature to come into effect, and when it does it will bring about many significant changes in South Africa's property sector...

Andrew Schaefer 14 Jun 2019

Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June
Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in JuneArticle

During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the projection that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will adopt international standards for cryptocurrency-based services in June 2019...

Christopher Murrer and Dean Joffe 14 Jun 2019

Stay up to date on third-party key developments
Stay up to date on third-party key developmentsArticle

The single biggest negative factor that could potentially arise from an organisation's relationship with its third-parties is risk...

Issued by LexisNexis 13 Jun 2019

A win for domestic employees in South Africa
A win for domestic employees in South AfricaArticle

According to the International Labour Organisation, there is an estimated 1.1 million domestic employees in South Africa working in private households...

Fiona Leppan and Mayson Petla 13 Jun 2019

SA businesses underestimate the need for data management
SA businesses underestimate the need for data managementArticle

A recent data management survey conducted by Gabsten Technologies has revealed some interesting insight into how South African businesses view their data...

13 Jun 2019

It's time for accountants to tech up
It's time for accountants to tech upArticle

Accountants operate in an increasingly technologically-driven environment, but are still applying 2005 skills in a 2020 environment...

Avika Ramdhani 12 Jun 2019

What you need to know about the Competition Act amendments
What you need to know about the Competition Act amendmentsArticle

Amendments to the Competition Act were published in the Government Gazette in February 2019. These are, however, not yet in force pending the publication of a date to be proclaimed by the President. Some of the more prominent changes to the Act are as follows...

Rishal Bipraj 12 Jun 2019

Transforming the African collective
Transforming the African collectiveArticle

Technology has transformed the collaborative capabilities of African business...

Chris Ogden 11 Jun 2019

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitivenessArticle

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

11 Jun 2019

Battle of legislation: The presence of legal representation during specific arbitration
Battle of legislation: The presence of legal representation during specific arbitrationArticle

The CCMA, empowered by s115(2A)(k) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), enacted Rule 25 in January which allows a party in an arbitration dispute to appear in person or be represented by a legal practitioner, candidate attorney or an entitled party in terms of sub-rule 1(a)...

Hugo Pienaar and Michaela Grieve 10 Jun 2019

Some softer solutions to Nairobi's traffic pollution problem
Some softer solutions to Nairobi's traffic pollution problemArticle

Rapid urbanisation in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, has meant there's been huge growth in the number of vehicles on roads. Today, Nairobi is one of the world's most congested cities...

Fiona Rajé 10 Jun 2019

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Africa needs more advertising investmentArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments...

Federico de Nardis 6 Jun 2019

RIP Raymond Louw
RIP Raymond LouwArticle

NEWSWATCH: Media legend and Sanef Council member Raymond Louw and his wife, Jean died within 24 hours of each other...

5 Jun 2019

Hanno le Roux
Employees' tax considerations when using the services of contractorsArticle

Independent contractors, labour brokers and personal service providers provide simplified solutions to meet the immediate business need, but more often than not, these could lead to increased tax complexities, especially in relation to employees' tax...

Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 4 Jun 2019

Paula Hulley
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: 7 insights into the direct brand economyArticle

In her opening address at the IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, IAB CEO Paula Hulley shared seven key insights from the IAB Global Direct Brand Report on the direct brand economy...

Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon tax
Civil society concerned over South Africa's weak carbon taxArticle

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) welcomes the implementation of a carbon tax in South Africa as of 1 June 2019...

Noelle Garcin 3 Jun 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of MauritiusArticle

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?
Carbon Tax Bill: What effect will this have on corporate SA?Article

The long-awaited Carbon Tax Bill, which is due to be implemented on 1 June 2019, will have a considerable impact on many of the large corporates that are currently operating in South Africa...

31 May 2019

Court blow for activists being sued by mining company
Court blow for activists being sued by mining companyArticle

Cape High Court Judge Judith Cloete dismissed with costs a discovery application brought by three of six defendants ahead of a defamation case totalling R9.25m...

John Yeld 31 May 2019

New Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize (David Harrison)
Politics & power: Why Zweli Mkhize may be a new dawn for health in SA - or not?Article

Shot-caller, calculated, master of survival. This is who South Africa's new health minister, Zweli Mkhize is, analysts say...

Mia Malan & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 31 May 2019

Book review by Sophie Robertson, BA LLB (UCT) of Amler's Precedents of Pleadings Ninth Edition, Judge Harms
Book review by Sophie Robertson, BA LLB (UCT) of Amler's Precedents of Pleadings Ninth Edition, Judge HarmsArticle

In the tool box of every civil litigator, there is a book that is a necessity if one wants to speedily and effectively pinpoint the necessary starting point for every pleading, and that book is Amler's Precedents of Pleadings, hereinafter referred to as 'Amler's'...

Issued by LexisNexis 30 May 2019

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Kenya revenue authority introduces new policy for the OTT marketArticle

Kenya is working on a new policy by introducing tax to the Over the Top (OTT) non-resident organisations, including Netflix and Hulu, subscription-based services that charge users on a monthly basis...

29 May 2019

365 days of GDPR: Has the storm passed?
365 days of GDPR: Has the storm passed?Article

There's no doubt that May 2018 will be remembered in business and technology circles as an important milestone in the evolution of data protection legislation...

Johan Scheepers 29 May 2019

Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areas
Rental Amendment Act to help eliminate grey areasArticle

Increasing the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords, the much-anticipated Rental Housing Amendment Act 35 of 2014 will help eliminate potential grey areas that could create disputes...

29 May 2019

Ron McLaren
Long-term insurance ombudsman recovers R185,8m for complainantsArticle

In a year that brought the insurance industry into the spotlight with high profile cases drawing the attention of the media and social media, the ombudsman for long-term insurance (OLTI) received a record number of complaints...

28 May 2019

Being connected enables Africa's digital transformation
Being connected enables Africa's digital transformationArticle

As the world's second largest and second most-populous continent, it's evident that broadband and mobile connectivity growth has had a dynamic impact on Africa...

27 May 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media marketsArticle

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management Training
Join the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Management TrainingArticle

There has been increasing emphasis by the Department of Labour on improving the overall health and safety performance of all industries in South Africa...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 24 May 2019

Looking abroad: Some possible insight into SA's forthcoming gambling tax
Looking abroad: Some possible insight into SA's forthcoming gambling taxArticle

The draft legislation on gambling tax will possibly be published with the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill in the next few months, but while we wait for its release, we take the opportunity to consider some of the issues that have arisen with gambling tax in foreign jurisdictions...

Louise Kotze and Louis Botha 24 May 2019

Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologies
Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologiesArticle

After years of slow growth, South Africa may be over the worst and could start seeing growth by 2021/22...

23 May 2019

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Nersa confirms receipt of energy plan deviation letterArticle

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed receiving Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's letter of deviation from the country's Integrated Resource Plan as well as applications for generation licences...

23 May 2019

How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformation
How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformationArticle

The DAFF recently published amended regulations for Act 36 of 1947 for comment. Should these amendments be enacted, the impact on food security and the sustainability of the entire livestock value chain, especially small-scale stockholders, will be severely impacted...

Peter Oberem 23 May 2019

Mike Abbott, wealth director, Sable International
Prescribed assets could trigger more investment outflowsArticle

South Africa has one of the largest private pension asset investments globally, and the ANC's manifesto statement that they want to "investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions' funds to unlock resources for investments in social and economic development," has rattled investors...

22 May 2019

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

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

Christine Rodrigues 21 May 2019

Mike Schüssler
Hope for SA economy: Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologiesArticle

After years of slow growth, South Africa may be over the worst, and could start seeing growth by 2021/22. This is according to economist Mike Schüssler...

21 May 2019

How Section 12J investments complement the business rescue process
How Section 12J investments complement the business rescue processArticle

South Africa's leading home appliance repair and maintenance brand is poised for spectacular growth thanks to the success of two pro-business processes introduced by local lawmakers...

Issued by Luxury Brands 21 May 2019

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