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#AfricaMonth: Seven things to consider when transacting in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Seven things to consider when transacting in AfricaArticle

Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 12 hours ago

Konkola copper mine. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Zambia threatens to liquidate Vedanta's Konkola Copper MinesArticle

Vedanta Resources is seeking at urgent meeting with Zambia president Edgar Lungu ahead of a High Court hearing on Friday to rule on an application to provisionally liquidate Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) which Vedanta controls...

1 day ago

Graeme Palmer
Gift cards and the deferral of tax liabilityArticle

The age-old question of whether moneys 'received' by the taxpayer fall within the meaning of gross income was recently addressed by the Tax Court in A Company v CSAR (IT24510).

Graeme Palmer 1 day ago

Search is on for SA's best boerewors recipe
Search is on for SA's best boerewors recipeArticle

Shoprite and Checkers have launched their annual nationwide search for the country's very best boerewors recipe. Boerie enthusiasts who have an exceptional recipe for traditional boerewors up their sleeves...

1 day ago

Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back on
Stuck and grasping: The 10% hack that will get your business game back onArticle

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, and fintech gurus are all facing the reality that their enterprises need to understand and effectively respond to disruption, uncertainty, and rapid technological advancement if they are to avoid obsolescence...

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat 2 days ago

Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audience
Professor Madonsela shares Rule of Law passion with Durban audienceArticle

Preparations for Professor Thuli Mandonsela's Trek4Mandela climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in August took a stride forward with her Masterclass on the Rule of Law in Durban on 17 May...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 days ago

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the worldArticle

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Preparing customers for new cyber security regulations
Preparing customers for new cyber security regulationsArticle

Organisations across the board are under pressure to secure their data, and act decisively and transparently should they suffer a security event...

17 May 2019

Throwing the book at qualification fraud
Throwing the book at qualification fraudArticle

Until now, qualification fraud has not been punishable by law. However, this is set to change with the introduction of the National Qualifications Amendment Bill...

Issued by LexisNexis 17 May 2019

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Crackdown on doctors' practices in Nelson Mandela BayArticle

Two suspects have been arrested in Nelson Mandela Bay for allegedly practicing medicine unlawfully...

17 May 2019

Labour Law Programmes offered by UKZN Extended Learning!
Labour Law Programmes offered by UKZN Extended Learning!Article

These programmes provide students with exposure to more in depth labour topics and a wide spectrum of substantive and procedural Labour Law...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 16 May 2019

5 technologies transforming the online ticketing business
5 technologies transforming the online ticketing businessArticle

As a sub-industry of online retail, ticketing and event management are being shaped to engage consumers in unprecedented ways...

James Tagg 16 May 2019

The executive jury 2019 unwinding at the River Cafe, New York, after a week long exercise of judging and voting for the best entries. © .
Winners announced for 2019 NYF Advertising Awards!Article

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

15 May 2019

Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?
Are agreements in restraint of trade enforceable?Article

There is a common misconception amongst many members of the public, and indeed the legal profession, that agreements in restraint of trade are invalid and unenforceable. As a matter of fact, and law, nothing could be further from the truth...

John Saner, Issued by LexisNexis 14 May 2019

Study in Japan - 2020 MEXT Scholarship open for applications
Study in Japan - 2020 MEXT Scholarship open for applicationsArticle

The Embassy of Japan in South Africa has opened up applications for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship Programme 2020...

13 May 2019

Herzog & De Meuron's controversial Triangle Tower gets approval
Herzog & De Meuron's controversial Triangle Tower gets approvalArticle

Herzog & de Meuron's controversial Triangle Tower in Paris has been approved by the Administrative Court of Paris...

13 May 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species DayArticle

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to say
Neighbouring building plans ruining your scenery? What the ConCourt has to sayArticle

On 19 February 2019, the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the consolidated matters of Trustees of the Simcha Trust v Da Cruz and Others and City of Cape Town v Da Cruz and Others (Simcha Trust) in which it had to decide whether there was an obligation on local authorities considering a building application, to apply the legitimate expectations test...

Joe Whittle and Reece May 13 May 2019

Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration. Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock
Stronger laws can keep politicians from meddling in financial decisionsArticle

For governments to function optimally, there must be a good relationship between politicians and administrators. This "political-administrative interface" is a key theme of public administration, both in theory and in practice...

Tania Ajam 13 May 2019

The eco-warriors of the oil business
The eco-warriors of the oil businessArticle

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs...

13 May 2019

Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industry
Opportunities await OHS graduates as government seeks to create a fully-fledged industryArticle

As government plans to make substantial changes to South Africa's Occupational Health and Safety Act - which will place stricter obligations on companies across all sectors - career opportunities in the OHS industry are expected to skyrocket, experts say...

Issued by Oxbridge Academy 10 May 2019

Practical guidance at your fingertips
Practical guidance at your fingertipsArticle

Whether you're a business owner, an HR manager, an attorney, or a legal advisor, dealing with any legal issue effectively and efficiently often requires in-depth understanding...

Issued by LexisNexis 10 May 2019

Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...
Unpacking the draft Conduct Standard for Banks...Article

The draft Conduct Standard - published for public comment on 3 May 2019 - aims to introduce requirements applicable to banks, mutual banks and co-operative banks that promote the fair treatment of financial customers of banks...

Dawid de Villiers, Johann Scholtz and Jessica du Toit 10 May 2019

Vehicle spotlights and the law
Vehicle spotlights and the lawArticle

Before fitting spotlights to your vehicle, ensure you check that they will be in compliance with the law. According to legislation, no spotlight may be mounted higher than 1,4 metres above ground level - so lights which are attached to roof racks on 4x4 vehicles are illegal, according to experts.

Issued by Imperial Auto 10 May 2019

A billboard for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, who won re-election in February. Credit: CPJ/Jonathan Rozen.
Nigerian journalists speak out on press freedomArticle

'You cannot muzzle the media' - Nigerian journalists on press freedom under Buhari...

Jonathan Rozen 7 May 2019

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a press conference in Addis Ababa, in August 2018. Since Abiy's election, conditions for Ethiopia's journalists have improved, but some challenges remain. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Michael Tewelde.
How the media is faring in EthiopiaArticle

Under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's media have more freedom but challenges remain...

Muthoki Mumo 7 May 2019

Mental illness and human rights: Implementing ethical practices
Mental illness and human rights: Implementing ethical practicesArticle

The events surrounding the Life Esidimeni tragedy, where 91 mental health patients died in the Gauteng province of South Africa while under government care, is a shocking reminder of the gap between the lawful rights and harsh realities of mental disorder sufferers in South Africa...

7 May 2019

Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinema
Zac Efron's Ted Bundy biopic is worth a trip to the cinemaArticle

The main concern people had about Incredibly Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was that Zac Efron would play some part in glamorising a serial murderer. After watching it this weekend, I can assure you that this is far from true...

Ayesha Abrahams 6 May 2019

Raising the bar for real estate in South Africa
Raising the bar for real estate in South AfricaArticle

Gone are the days when property brokers were mostly stay-at-home moms knocking on doors to sell homes; but despite the industry now being far more sophisticated and bolstered by technology and full-time professionals, its image remains tainted and it has become cluttered with a barrage of tacky messaging...

Yael Geffen 6 May 2019

Raising the bar for real estate in South AfricaArticle

Gone are the days when property brokers were mostly stay-at-home moms knocking on doors to sell homes; but despite the industry now being far more sophisticated and bolstered by technology and full-time professionals, its image remains tainted and it has become cluttered with a barrage of tacky messaging...

Issued by 6 May 2019

Raising the bar for real estate in South AfricaArticle

Gone are the days when property brokers were mostly stay-at-home moms knocking on doors to sell homes; but despite the industry now being far more sophisticated and bolstered by technology and full-time professionals, its image remains tainted and it has become cluttered with a barrage of tacky messaging...

Issued by 6 May 2019

Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA
Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SAArticle

A comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA has now been published by Natmed under the title Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance in South Africa...

Donald Dinnie 3 May 2019

High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National Park
High-profile poaching arrest made in Kruger National ParkArticle

In an intelligence-driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May, a former SANParks employee was arrested on poaching charges...

3 May 2019

Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goods
Winter is here: What you should know before printing your own GOT goodsArticle

Fans of the award-winning series, Game of Thrones, were eager to watch the premiere of the long-awaited eighth and final season that started on 14 April 2019 and, as is evidenced on social media, has them enthralled...

Mathoto Masetla 3 May 2019

Get involved and take a girl child to work
Get involved and take a girl child to workArticle

Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work is one of South Africa's largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, with more than 550 organisations to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year...

3 May 2019

How credible is your builder
How credible is your builderArticle

When you are about to spend five-figure rands (or more) on a new home build, you need some reassurance that the home builder you appoint has the right credentials...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 May 2019

Measles virus. Design_Cells/Shutterstock
Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?Article

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces...

Tom Solomon 3 May 2019

It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster Semenya
It's not clear where human rights fit in the legal ruling on athlete Caster SemenyaArticle

On May 1 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a highly anticipated ruling involving athlete Caster Semenya...

Annette Greenhow 3 May 2019

Outrage over CAS ruling on Semenya
Outrage over CAS ruling on SemenyaArticle

South Africans have reacted to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on the case between Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), saying the outcome is discriminatory...

2 May 2019

How 4IR could boost public service delivery and rein in costs
How 4IR could boost public service delivery and rein in costsArticle

Robotics, artificial intelligence and other technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) could provide a welcome boost to government service delivery...

2 May 2019

Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplace
Harvesting attention capital and reducing the risks of the frictionless workplaceArticle

The evolution of the flexible age means that the business world is desperate to eliminate friction, seeking to remove any obstacles that stand in the way of maximising customer satisfaction, attracting the best talent and improving operational efficiency. This desire for a frictionless environment, however, has given rise to new challenges...

Johan Botes 30 Apr 2019

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SA reaches for the stars - but at what cost to mining?Article

While the square kilometre array (SKA) telescope is one of the most exciting projects in South Africa's scientific and academic fields with long-term benefits to the country's economy, it is likely to impact the use and exploitation of mineral resources in the Northern Cape...

Lili Nupen & Ross McLean 29 Apr 2019

Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag
Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flagArticle

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is asking the Equality Court in Johannesburg to declare the display of the old South African flag hate speech and harassment under the Equality Act. The case is likely to set the boundaries between constitutionally-protected free speech, however offensive to some, and hate speech...

Ciaran Ryan 29 Apr 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help nowArticle

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

Economic empowerment of women is good for all
Economic empowerment of women is good for allArticle

Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance...

Kingsley Ighobor 26 Apr 2019

Magdi Amin, investment partner, Omidyar Network
Protecting the identity of Africans in a common digital marketArticle

Africa's digital revolution is transforming our economy at a record pace. Africa is home to the 10 fastest growing cities in the world, and for nearly a decade, we've had the world's fastest rate of internet adoption...

Magdi Amin 26 Apr 2019

No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusiness
No matter the colour of your collar, #MindYourBusinessArticle

A recent study by Columinate reveals that nearly 30% of South African women have been victims of unwanted sexual advances in the workplace - 57% from peers and 26% from superiors, the very people employees look up to for leadership and inspiration...

25 Apr 2019

How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social media
How machine learning can help fight illegal wildlife trade on social mediaArticle

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. Demand for species and wildlife products, like rhino horn, elephant ivory and pangolin scales, have triggered...

Enrico Di Minin and Christoph Fink 25 Apr 2019

Certificate in Labour Law & Advanced Labour Law programme in Durban!
Certificate in Labour Law & Advanced Labour Law programme in Durban!Article

This programme provides students with exposure to more in-depth labour topics and a wide spectrum of substantive and procedural labour law, as well as a practical understanding in areas of industrial relations...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 24 Apr 2019

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