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Twin Peaks: Much more than meets the eye

The passing of the Financial Sector Regulation Act (FSRA), which introduces the Twin Peaks regulatory system, is a major milestone for the FSB

By Dube Tshidi 13 hours ago

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m

16 hours ago

Ombud: Cultural nuances play a role in insurance disputes

Given South Africa's melting pot of cultures, insurance companies need to take nuances, particularly with language, into account when considering a disputed insurance pay outs

15 hours ago

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled

10 hours ago

Council lays law down for varsity departments

Some of SA's leading universities are in danger of losing their accreditation for undergraduate law degrees

By Bekezela Phakathi 1 day ago

What constitutes exceptional circumstances when interdicting disciplinary action?

When should the Labour Court prevent an employer from exercising its right to take disciplinary action against employees?

By Tracy Robbins 1 day ago

DNA kit set to boost fight against wildlife crime

The Department of Environmental Affairs has launched a DNA barcoding kit on Monday to help officials to combat wildlife crime

1 day ago

LexisNexis South Africa takes top honours at National Business Awards

LexisNexis South Africa was announced as winner of the prestigious Innovation through Technology award at the 15th annual National Business Awards, held on 16 November at Emperors Palace

Issued by LexisNexis 1 day ago

Can contract terms still be upheld despite invalid agreement?

The Constitutional Court has handed down judgment in the State Information Technology Agency vs Gijima Holdings case

By Sonia de Vries and Terrick McCallum 2 days ago

Have your say on home education policy

The Department of Basic Education is calling for public comment on the Draft Policy on Home Education

2 days ago

Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp

They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying only a pittance in tax?

2 days ago

Janusz Walus denied parole

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha on Friday announced his decision to deny Janusz Walus parole

17 Nov 2017

Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators

In a recent landmark case, the Tax Court upheld that a very special, and mostly under-utilised tax deduction allowed by section 24C of the Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962, may be applied to franchisee costs

By Natasha Wilkinson 16 Nov 2017

Second public protector CEO takes early exit

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's new CEO has called it quits less than a year after taking the reins at the Chapter 9 institution

16 Nov 2017

Proposed mining financial provisioning regs will overhaul the NEMA

The Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations were published for comment last week.

By Garyn Rapson and Kirsty Kilner 15 Nov 2017

Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer

Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court has said

15 Nov 2017

Crystal meth bust at OR Tambo Airport

Crystal meth worth an estimated at R4 530 000 was intercepted at OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS)

15 Nov 2017

Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee

No major changes to the existing fiscal regime for the oil and gas industry have been proposed by the Davis Tax Committee

By Linda Ensor 15 Nov 2017

Davis commission calls for mining sector's upfront capex tax to be scrapped

The Davis Tax Committee has recommended that the special tax regime for the mining sector be abolished

By Linda Ensor 14 Nov 2017

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International

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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