Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices
Local TV manufacturers call for heavy duties on imported devices

Local television manufacturers have called for government to impose heavy import duties on cheap imported decoders and TV sets, in order to grow the local electronic industry and accelerate the implementation of the broadcast digital migration project.

2 days ago

NDPP selection panel names five candidate
NDPP selection panel names five candidate

Shamila Batohi, Siyabulela Mapoma, Simphiwe Mlotshwa, Rodney de Kock and Andrea Johnson are in the running for the top job at the National Prosecuting Authority.

2 days ago

Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills
Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners.

16 Nov 2018

President in final stages of considering bills
President in final stages of considering bills

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in the final stages of considering all bills passed by Parliament and referred to him for signing into law, his office said on Thursday.

16 Nov 2018

Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform
Why giving South Africans title deeds isn't the panacea for land reform

The land reform debate in South Africa has become increasingly polarised since Parliament resolved to consider amending the country's Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

By Simon Hull 16 Nov 2018

Victory for workers at Dis-Chem
Victory for workers at Dis-Chem

About 120 people who have been working for Dis-Chem through a labour broker are to be made permanent employees of the retail chain from 1 December.

By Zoë Postman 15 Nov 2018

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape.

15 Nov 2018

You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages
You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages

#NEWSWATCH: The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was officially passed last week by Parliament's Justice Committee.

15 Nov 2018

Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill
Parliament approves Division of Revenue Amendment Bill

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, which will adjust the equitable share among the three spheres of government.

15 Nov 2018

Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance
Don't be caught short with corporate governance and GDPR compliance

As implementation of new EU General Data Protection Regulations continues, many South African companies are finding themselves unprepared and likely to face stiff penalties if they don't seek compliance as a matter of urgency.

By Stuart Scanlon 14 Nov 2018

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law
Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits. This undermines efforts to boost farming production and meet economic growth goals.

By Barbara van Koppen 14 Nov 2018

Putting the lid on medical aid fraud
Putting the lid on medical aid fraud

Last year, medical aids lost at least R15-R20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud, with the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) reporting about 10 to 15% of all claims as fraudulent, abusive or wasteful. Approximately 3 to 4% of the R160-billion medical industry is pure fraud. The instances of medical fraud can be reduced, but it will take fundamental shifts in a number of areas, including the way medical schemes are structured and the efficiency of state health care.

By Paul Midlane 14 Nov 2018

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap, preventing the community from interfering with construction.

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018