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21 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Consumer Protection Act: Best practices applicable to the motor industry
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
During 2014 the Minister of Trade and Industry published the Motor Industry Code of Conduct, which serves as a framework for dispute resolution between consumers and participants in the motor...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
DoL: Labour on ex-mineworkers Unemployment Insurance Fund
STATEMENT
This in the wake of a profound and insightful stance taken by the Department of Labour and other agencies of government such as the South African Parliament to pay Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says DA requests NCC investigation into Ford SA’s inaction on the Kuga model
STATEMENT
The DA has written today to the National Consumer Commission (“NCC”), Mr Ebrahim Mohamed, to request an investigation into the delay by FordSA to issue a recall of its Kuga SUV line. There are...
 
 
Norton Rose Fulbright advises W&W Group on the acquisition of treefin AG
NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised German financial services group Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG (W&W) on the acquisition of 75 per cent of the share in Munich-based FinTech...
 
 
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
How The Gambia is testing West Africa's resolve to protect democracy
THE CONVERSATION
The Gambia is an opportunity to reinforce election quality norms for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The 15-member regional group was initially set up as a trading bloc. But...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Blockchain: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
WEBBER WENTZEL
An open letter to the regulator by Dawid de Villiers and Seshree Govender of Webber Wentzel Dear Prospective Blockchain Regulator
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
SA's negative outlook sign of downgrade to follow - S&P
ECONOMY
More credit downgrades by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) are likely in 2017, and South Africa is in the firing line. According to analysts, S&P is likely to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
NEHAWU NW: NEHAWU North West Province totally opposed to the provincial government's intended public servants salary cuts
STATEMENT
The National Education Health & Allied Workers Union [NEHAWU] in the North West Province has noted with shock the reports published in the New Age Newspaper [Tuesday January 10, 2017. Page 10] that...
 
 
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
THE CONVERSATION
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most public universities’ campuses in 2016 – the second consecutive year of protests – died down long...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Petrol and diesel prices to go up on January 4
PETROL PRICE
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on Wednesday January 4, the energy department announced on Thursday. According to a...
 
 
R1bn trade deficit for November – SA Revenue Service
TRADE DEFICIT
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R1.09-billion for November, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday. This was a deterioration on the surplus of R0.24-billion recorded in...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
16 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
 
2016: Year of Orwellian manipulation
POLITICAL INSIGHT
We must declare 2016 the year of Orwellian manipulation. For the purposes of this article, Orwellian manipulation is about presenting falsehoods as truths, and truths as falsehoods. The aim is to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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