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57 million riders, drivers affected by Uber breach

Global transportation technology company Uber Technologies has admitted it suffered a breach that saw hackers stealing the personal information of approximately 57 million customers and drivers

By Simon Campbell-Young 3 hours ago

Inquiry into KPMG runs into secrecy problems

An investigation into possible wrongdoing by auditing firm KPMG in its report on the South African Revenue Service (Sars) "rogue unit" and its author, Johan van der Walt, could grind to a halt over restricted documents

7 minutes ago

Keeping a sharp eye on good governance

The sad state of public institutions was recognised as a contributor to the country's precarious near-term economic prospects in the recent downgrade by ratings agency, Standard & Poors (S&P)

26 minutes ago

Why does having a second passport matter?

Ask anyone who has tried to travel, work or move overseas and they will quickly tell you about the drawbacks of having a single passport

22 hours ago

Minister Rob Davies gazettes amended AgriBEE Sector Code

Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended AgriBEE Sector Code for implementation by entities in both public and private sector. Davies says that the sector code will serve as guidelines for the transformation of the agricultural sector

22 hours ago

Journo rapped for dissing bling pastor

Christian journalist Solomon Ashoms Izang has been found in contempt of court and slapped with a suspended sentence after comments on Facebook about controversial Alleluia Ministries International pastor Alph Lukau

By Khanyi Ndabeni 21 hours ago

Draft Water Amendment By-law open for public comment

Members of the public have been called to comment on the draft Water Amendment By-law which, it is hoped, will further enhance Cape Town's ability to become a more water-sensitive and resilient city in the future

19 hours ago

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different

2 days ago

Webber Wentzel launches legal incubation programme in SA

Legal firm Webber Wentzel has launched Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs, in South Africa

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Telecoms bill spooks sector with its proposal

The contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill will encourage competition in the telecommunications market by giving hundreds of licensed entities access to radio waves, the government argues

By Nick Hedley 1 day ago

New bid to keep officials in line

The Cabinet has approved a new performance-management and development policy for heads of government departments in its bid to strengthen discipline

By Khulekani Magubane 1 day ago

Good news for job seeking graduates

Cabinet has approved the Public Service Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework

8 Dec 2017

Better benefits on the cards for working parents

The new Labour Laws Amendment Bill seeks to provide for minimum periods of leave entitlement to adoptive and commissioning parents

By Claire Gaul and Ganeefah Dawood 8 Dec 2017

Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'

A US court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal

By Douglas Gillison 8 Dec 2017

10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152

7 Dec 2017

Reserve Bank 'aims to get rid of protector'

The Reserve Bank was attempting to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office, her legal team alleged in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday

By Hanna Ziady 7 Dec 2017

Intimidation tactics? Police gun for Jacques Pauw

Journalists Jacques Pauw and Pieter-Louis Myburgh will not be presenting themselves to Durban North police station to make statements relating to material published in Pauw's best-seller The President's Keepers or in Myburgh's news articles published on News24

By Kyle Cowan 7 Dec 2017

Australia takes GSK, Novartis to court over 'misleading' claims

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis are being taken to court by Australia's consumer watchdog over "false or misleading" claims in the marketing of pain relief products

7 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

How a cleverly prepared contract can save millions

The recent matter of The Commissioner for SARS v Reunert Ltd highlights the importance of possessing an intimate understanding of contractual principles when drafting an agreement

By Christopher Renwick 6 Dec 2017

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International

Indonesia's selfie-snapping monkey named PETA's 'Person of the Year'

JAKARTA,Indonesia: An Indonesian monkey who shot to fame after it snapped a grinning selfie - and sparked a landmark US copyright case - was named "Person of the Year" by PETA, the animal rights group that took on the simian's cause.

6 Dec 2017

Myanmar jails filming crew for two months over drone use

YANGON, Myanmar: A Myanmar court sentenced a foreign filming crew and their local colleagues to two months in prison Friday for flying a drone over parliament, their lawyer said.

10 Nov 2017

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Dozens of live pangolins were seized from suspected traffickers close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, officials said Wednesday, 8 November, thwarting the latest attempt to smuggle the critically endangered creatures.

10 Nov 2017

Keep your business safe during divorce

Happily ever after isn't a given after you say, "I do," unfortunately, and if the divorce comes around, all your financial assets could be at risk. Divorce is a harrowing ordeal for anyone, but when you're a small-business owner, it can affect even that.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Nov 2017

New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the masses

WASHINGTON, US: Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face - a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.

30 Oct 2017

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