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Public hearings on property sector bills to be held

Officials from the Department of Human Settlements will this week visit the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape for public hearings on the Property Practitioners Bill and the Home Loan and Mortgage Disclosure Amendment Bill

12 hours ago

Court reverses media blackout in Karabo Mokoena murder case

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has rescinded its order that had barred the media from reporting on the bail application proceedings of Sandile Mantsoe, accused of murdering his lover, Karabo Mokoena

By Naledi Shange 3 days ago

ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden

Although the motives are good, the negative impact of the ETI is that it places an administrative burden on payroll departments

By Lavine Haripersad 3 days ago

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters

3 days ago

Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair

In the recent case of Willem Hendrik du Plessis v AMIC Trading, the employee referred a matter to the Labour Court seeking an order declaring his dismissal by the employer automatically unfair in terms of s187(1)(g) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

By Fiona Leppan and Stephan Venter 3 days ago

Information sharing with competitors can be dangerous

No business can compete in an information vacuum, as competition does not take place in a vacuum. In order to compete vigorously, one needs information

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt 3 days ago

Mining Charter: What does it all mean?

Mining companies will need to start amending their legal and corporate structures if the challenges to the Mining Charter are unsuccessful

By Giada Masina, Allan Reid and Deepa Vallabh 22 Jun 2017

National Consumer Tribunal members appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed members to the National Consumer Tribunal, whose term of office will become effective from 1 July 2017

22 Jun 2017

Weak laws 'hinder investment in Africa'

South African listed property players are still concerned about a lack of legal structures and reliable regulations in other African countries, saying it is making investments on the continent a more difficult sell than European ones

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jun 2017

Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

21 Jun 2017

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover

21 Jun 2017

Anti-dumping duties are a complex balancing act

The imposition of anti-dumping duties is the equivalent of building a wall around local industries, to protect jobs and industries against unfair competitive practices from abroad

By Freddie Terblanche 21 Jun 2017

PAs win job rights

The Labour Court has found in favour of 17 judges' secretaries who challenged the Office of the Chief Justice about their uncertain employment status, declaring that they are permanently employed

21 Jun 2017

Counterfeit goods, drugs confiscated at OR Tambo Airport

Counterfeit goods worth an estimated R4.2 million were confiscated at OR Tambo International Airport over the course of the long weekend, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Tuesday, 20 June 2017

21 Jun 2017

New law crimps hospital cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes

By Roland Buys 20 Jun 2017

PE court declares arrest of ship with Saharan phosphate cargo valid

The cargo on board a ship arrested in the Port Elizabeth harbour will remain in South Africa pending further legal action to determine its rightful ownership

20 Jun 2017

Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action

The Reserve Bank has been advised to bring urgent review proceedings to court to have the remedial action announced by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane set aside

20 Jun 2017

Myeni 'innocently made a mistake', tribunal told

A lawyer for SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, who stood accused of misrepresenting a board decision about the purchase of 10 aircraft from Airbus in 2013, said on Monday she had "innocently made a mistake" in communications with then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba

By Genevieve Quintal 20 Jun 2017

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International

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine: sources

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator will decide a historic case against Google in the coming weeks that could see the internet giant hit with a record fine, sources said on Friday, 16 June 2017.

19 Jun 2017

Ridiculed Trump tweet prompts new legislation

WASHINGTON, USA: A much-lampooned - and now-deleted - tweet by President Donald Trump has spurred a serious legislative effort aimed at stopping him from erasing his many misspelled missives and other online messages.

13 Jun 2017

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

PARIS, France: France's data protection agency said Tuesday it had fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.

18 May 2017

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