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Credit providers: Setting it off
Credit providers: Setting it off

For many years, it has been a common practice for both banks and other financial institutions to exercise their common law rights of set-off in instances where a credit provider is both owing a debt to an individual and is owed a debt by the same individual. However, a recent decision has thrown the proverbial spanner in the works...

By Rui Lopes and Michael Collett 19 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Nomsa Motshegare
Child grants aren't income when applying for credit

The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has handed down judgement against Aristoscan CC, a micro lender trading as JMK Cash Loans...

18 Jul 2019

Adams & Adams Africa Update now available
Adams & Adams Africa Update now available

The 2019 issue of the Adams & Adams Africa Update is now available to download...

5 Jul 2019

Nomsa Motshegare, chief executive officer of the NCR
High Court rules in favour of the NCR on common law set-off

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled in favour of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) against Standard Bank that the common law set-off does not apply to credit agreements subject to the National Credit Act (NCA).

2 Jul 2019

SA motor code a step closer to becoming law
SA motor code a step closer to becoming law

After hearing over 80 stakeholders' viewpoints regarding anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has commendably decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.

By Filum Ho 28 Jun 2019

Consumer court orders closure of Mahikeng college
Consumer court orders closure of Mahikeng college

The North West consumer court has ordered the closure of the Rock of Springs SA College in Mahikeng...

11 Jun 2019

Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice
Finalising new DMASA Code of Practice

The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) has announced that its updated Code of Practice is in the process of finalisation...

15 Apr 2019

Tribunal orders Volkwagen to refund consumer fees
Tribunal orders Volkwagen to refund consumer fees

The National Consumer Tribunal has instructed Volkswagen Financial Services South Africa to refund consumers for on-the-road, admin and handling fees on credit agreements...

9 Apr 2019

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Errant foreign exchange traders sanctioned

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has imposed administrative sanctions on three authorised dealers in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLAs)...

3 Apr 2019

Whether it's R1 or R1m - you have to be registered when lending money with interest
Whether it's R1 or R1m - you have to be registered when lending money with interest

The fall out between an elderly couple and their business partner, and the consequent lengthy legal battle, led to an interesting situation for anyone borrowing or lending money in South Africa...

By Lamis Adam 26 Mar 2019

Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?
Did you hear the Legal Show free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest tech solutions that are taking law firms and legal professionals by storm! Hear about top themes that are reshaping the legal profession...

Issued by Terrapinn 29 Jan 2019

Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines
Schools urged to adhere to the school uniform guidelines

The Competition Commission has urged schools to adhere to the school uniform guidelines aimed at curbing anti-competitive behaviour at schools...

9 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Legal
#BestofBiz 2018: Legal

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Timeshare inquiry calls for revised regulatory framework
Timeshare inquiry calls for revised regulatory framework

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has released the much-awaited report into the inquiry on consumer complaints on timeshare, which has called for a revised regulatory framework...

10 Dec 2018

Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries
Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, handed down an interim order requiring the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries...

29 Nov 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering
Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

5 tips for franchise agreement compliance
5 tips for franchise agreement compliance

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) is the first piece of legislation in South Africa that specifically regulates franchise agreements and prescribes certain minimum requirements for such contracts...

By Justine Krige 8 Nov 2018

Advertising Regulatory Board is open for complaints!
Advertising Regulatory Board is open for complaints!

The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has officially launched and takes over the work of administering the Code of Advertising practice on behalf of the advertising and marketing industry, regulating the content of advertising...

6 Nov 2018

Why medical devices should carry warranties
Why medical devices should carry warranties

Throughout the world, legal cases against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture medical devices such as implants for treatment of specific conditions are on the increase, as patients are not always properly informed about how the device works...

By Martha Smit and Daniel Mwale 25 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!
Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!

'Cord cutters' and 'cord nevers' are proud of the fact that they don't fall into the description of a typical TV audience, but the SABC is now calling on all who watch televised content to pay up for TV licences - even if they don't watch on traditional TV sets...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2018

Cape winery settles discrimination case with Paralympian
Cape winery settles discrimination case with Paralympian

Durbanville Hills has reached a settlement agreement with South African Paralympic swimmer, Hendri Herbst, following the institution of legal proceedings in the Equality Court by the Law Clinic on Herbst's behalf...

28 Sep 2018

Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?
Stoned staff? What are employers' rights regarding weed in the workplace?

What is the potential impact of the Constitutional Court's cannabis-use ruling on companies, and what should employers do next...?

By Rudy D Maritz 19 Sep 2018

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

Owners of small shops in South Africa have been accused of stocking counterfeit food and food that's past its sell-by date...

By Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom 19 Sep 2018

ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana
ConCourt rules to decriminalise the personal use of marijuana

NEWSWATCH: The Constitutional Court's landmark judgment that every pot-smoker across South Africa has been waiting for since the Cape High Court ruled in favour of decriminalising the use of marijuana, has been made...

18 Sep 2018

Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...
Power to the publisher or death to memes? The Copyright Directive debate...

NEWSWATCH: In a move to update internet copyright legislation and give publishing companies more power against internet behemoths, the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive on Wednesday amid protests...

13 Sep 2018

National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers
National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers

The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill, which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers...

13 Sep 2018

Gauteng embarks on a clean-up of fake goods
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

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