South African former President Jacob Zuma speaks to supporters after appearing at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo
Zuma allowed to attend brother's funeral

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, in jail for contempt of court, has been granted compassionate leave for one day to attend the funeral of his younger brother on Thursday, prison authorities said.

By Wendell Roelf 3 days ago

Source: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko
How cooking oil brought a moment of joy during a dreadful week

It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.

Howard FeldmanBy Howard Feldman 3 days ago

Carbon Offset Regulations amendments gazetted
Carbon Offset Regulations amendments gazetted

National Treasury has published the gazetted amendments to the Carbon Offset Regulations of the Carbon Tax Act.

20 Jul 2021

Vinpro in court to save the wine industry
Vinpro in court to save the wine industry

In the wake of last week's looting, violence and destruction of property in certain provinces, South Africa is once again faced with unprecedented challenges. This includes the wine industry. While the industry stands in solidarity with all businesses and individuals affected by the events that unfolded last week, the wine industry itself is at the edge of a cliff after its revenue stream has been cut off intermittently over the past 16 months.

"Many legal, tax-paying wine and tourism businesses, especially smaller companies who do their part to keep the economy afloat, are facing potential closures, leaving thousands of employees struggling to feed their families," says Rico Basson, Vinpro MD. "This, while illicit trade continues to flourish, including the looting of various liquor traders and distributors last week."

20 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Demonstrators loot the Ayoba Cold Store as protests continue, following imprisonment of former South Africa President Jacob Zuma, in Chesterville, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 12 July 2021, in this still image obtained from social media video. Siphiwe Emacous Moyo Snr/via Reuters
Caught looting? It could cost you your job...

Businesses in South Africa have been seeking advice on how to deal with the impact of recent riots, unrest and looting. Critical queries have included concerns regarding insurance cover, the ability to invoke force majeure clauses in commercial agreements, ensuring the health and safety of employees, assisting staff and their families who are stranded or unable to procure food or essential items, and even dealing with employees who have been identified as having partaken in the looting.

Johan BotesBy Johan Botes 19 Jul 2021

Property Practitioners Act: Obligations on property practitioners
Property Practitioners Act: Obligations on property practitioners

What has happened to the Property Practitioners Act, No 22 of 2019 (PPA)? The President has signed the Act into law, however, the date of commencement of the Act is still to be determined. The Act will repeal the Estate Agency Affairs Act, No 112 of 1976 ("EAA Act") in its entirety. Draft regulations were published for public comment in March 2020. However, as things stand, there is no firm indication as to when the PPA will come into force.

By Justine Krige 19 Jul 2021




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