'Fake food' in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

Owners of small shops in South Africa - in most cases foreigners - have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date. The issue has been caught up in xenophobic violence, with shop owners targeted...

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 16 hours ago

Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation...

13 Sep 2018

Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goods

To combat the selling of illegal and fake goods, the Gauteng Provincial Government will from 18 September 2018 embark on unannounced visits to a number of spaza shops across the province...

11 Sep 2018

FMRC: Reward whistle-blowers

The South African government should consider setting up a programme that will reward persons who blow the whistle on alleged corruption in the financial sphere, a draft report on financial market conduct has recommended...

6 Sep 2018

Injunction upholds Djibouti port joint venture agreement

An injunction restraining Djibouti's port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. (PDSA), from treating its joint venture shareholders' agreement with global trade enabler DP World as terminated has been granted...

6 Sep 2018

After the divorce: Brexit-proofing trade marks

Following the United Kingdom's decision to formally divorce from the EU, there has been much uncertainty as to the future protection/extension of European Union Trade Marks rights...

By Wensel Britz and Steven Yeates 3 Sep 2018

King IV: 3 reasons your business should be compliant

Corporate governance is often seen as an issue to be dealt with by large organisations only. This is no longer the case. The current King IV Report contains principles for corporate governance that can be applied by SME's as well...

By Sixolile Timothy 8 Aug 2018

'Scotch whisky' now registered as a certification trademark in South Africa

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has registered 'Scotch whisky' as a certification trademark in South Africa, which is the seventh largest Scotch whisky market by volume...

7 Aug 2018

King hands over his crown

On 1 October 2018, Professor Mervyn King is handing over the role of chairman of the King Committee to Professor Suresh Kana...

6 Aug 2018

Ombud upholds second dread disease claim

There is no legal or insurance principle which prevents a dread disease claim to be paid out under two different policies for a recurrence of a condition...

6 Aug 2018

Why you should spring clean your IP portfolio

On a regular basis, companies need to consider whether their IP portfolio is simply gathering dust and whether it can do with a bit of polishing...

By Ursula Baravalle 2 Aug 2018

Treasury receives draft Tegeta forensic report

National Treasury has received the draft forensic report on alleged irregularities in the awarding by Eskom of a coal contract to Tegeta...

30 Jul 2018

3 tips to mitigating third-party risk

Today's organisations very rarely exist in a vacuum. Companies depend on a multitude of third parties in order to achieve core business functions. As your company is responsible for the actions of your partners, the onus is on you to be in the best possible position to survive the disruptions that result when third-party risks manifest...

By Warren Green 27 Jul 2018

Why Acsa has suspended 78 retail tenders across nine airports

In light of a recent court judgement, Airports Company South Africa has suspended evaluation of tenders for 78 retail store opportunities across its nine airports...

25 Jul 2018

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