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Dube Tshidi, FSB executive officer. Photo: Bastion Graphics
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 Financial Services Board (FSB), but also for the country and specifically the financial services sector and its consumers.

By Dube Tshidi 15 hours ago

Judge Ron McLaren, Judge ombudsman for long-term insurance
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, says long-term insurance ombudsman, Judge Ron McLaren.

17 hours ago

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin
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.

18 hours ago

What constitutes exceptional circumstances when interdicting disciplinary action?
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? In Booysen v Minister of Safety and Security [2011] 1 BLLR 83 (LAC), the Labour Appeal Court stated as follows:

By Tracy Robbins 1 day ago

Council lays law down for varsity departments
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

DNA kit set to boost fight against wildlife crime
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 takes top honours at National Business Awards

LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, saw its LexisNexis South Africa operation announced as winner of the prestigious Innovation through Technology award at the 15th annual National Business Awards, held on 16 November at Emperors Palace. The company was up against impressive contenders including runners-up AECOM, Sentech and Dell Computers.

Issued by LexisNexis 1 day ago

Have your say on home education policy
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
Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp

BRUSSELS, Belgium: 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

Can contract terms still be upheld despite invalid agreement?
Can contract terms still be upheld despite invalid agreement?

The Constitutional Court this week handed down judgment in a matter that will be of interest to parties who contract with state-owned companies. On 27 September 2006, the State Information Technology Agency SOC Ltd ("SITA") entered into an agreement with Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd ("Gijima") in terms of which Gijima would provide information technology services ("IT services") to the South African Police Services ("SAPS agreement").

By Sonia de Vries and Terrick McCallum 2 days ago

Janusz Walus denied parole
Janusz Walus denied parole

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

17 Nov 2017

Second public protector CEO takes early exit
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

Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators
Ruling on special tax provision spells good news for franchise operators

The modern tax advisor must maintain the balance between ensuring that clients are in full compliance with tax laws, yet remain optimally tax planned. Taxpayers only want to give government the correct taxes due, when it is due. There is a natural tension with Sars whereby it is obligated by law to collect maximum taxes, as quickly as possible.

By Natasha Wilkinson 16 Nov 2017