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Property buyers, sellers need to be extra vigilant in avoiding fraud

With property fraud on the rise, buyers and sellers need to be ultra-vigilant, says Chris Tyson, chief executive of Tyson Properties

1 hour ago

Cocaine worth R9m seized at OR Tambo

A total of 30kg of cocaine estimated at almost R9 million was seized by South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday

21 hours ago

West Coast mine water dispute goes to court

Phosphate mining company Kropz said to be in breach of license in its use of ancient Elandsfontein aquifer

By Melanie Gosling 1 day ago

Will the new minimum wage be enough?

The new National Minimum Wage has finally been tabled and it is causing consternation across country and company. Pressing questions remain around the still low amount, and its viability in the current economy

13 Oct 2017

Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill published for comment

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will today publish the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette, for public comment

3 days ago

More restrictions for rhino horn trade

South Africa is in the process of finalising a set of regulations that will introduce further restrictions and requirements to regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn

11 Oct 2017

Have your say on amendments to Insurance Bill

National Treasury and the Financial Services Board (FSB) is calling for public comments on the Schedules 1 and 3 of the Insurance Bill

11 Oct 2017

McKinsey looks to court over refund

Consultancy firm McKinsey has made a major concession: it is prepared to "pay back the money" Eskom is claiming from it "in full"

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 11 Oct 2017

Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet

A draft Gas Amendment Bill will be tabled in Cabinet as South Africa powers on to enter the global gas market, Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi said on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

11 Oct 2017

New tax law sees increase in financial emigration

The government's planned changes to the tax law for South Africans working abroad has brought financial emigration into sharp focus

10 Oct 2017

Understanding the legalities of water regulations in SA

The rainy season in the Western Cape has now drawn to a close, and dam levels are at just above half of what they were at this time last year

10 Oct 2017

What are an owner's property rights where the property is more than 60 years old?

The court's ruling in the case of Gees v Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Western Cape and Others may have significant consequences for property owners seeking to develop buildings over 60 years old

By Chantelle Gladwin-Wood and Dee-dee Qolohle 10 Oct 2017

Be cautious when handing over management of an ST scheme to an executive managing agent

In the past, if a sectional title scheme appointed a managing agent, the trustees would still have to be actively involved in the decision making and management of the scheme

By Michael Bauer 10 Oct 2017

'Bogus' online doctor to be probed

The Government Employee Medical Scheme has launched an investigation into claims it allowed staff at public relations firm Martina Nicholson Associates to give medical advice on its online column titled Dr Joe.

By Katharine Child 9 Oct 2017

KPMG told to hand over tax agency's probe memo

KPMG has been ordered to provide the memo for the original briefing it got from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) outlining the scope of the audit firm's mandate to investigate issues such as the existence of a "rogue unit" at the tax agency

6 Oct 2017

EU pauses inquiry into Bayer-Monsanto takeover

The EU said Thursday it had "stopped the clock" on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer's proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information

6 Oct 2017

Eskom says pay back the money

Eskom has asked McKinsey and Trillian Capital to pay back the money it says was unlawfully paid to them

6 Oct 2017

JMPD officer sentenced for R100 bribe

A Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been sentenced to three years imprisonment or R5000 fine for accepting a R100 bribe

6 Oct 2017

Vodacom investigated for 'abuse of dominance'

In a move that caught the market off guard, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday it was investigating Vodacom for abuse of dominance after it clinched an exclusive R5bn contract to supply voice and data services to the government

By Thabiso Mochiko 5 Oct 2017

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