Committees meet with former Steinhoff CEO
The Standing Committees on Finance, Public Accounts, Trade and Industry and Public Service and Administration have met with the former CEO of Steinhoff, Markus Jooste. Today’s meeting was the fourth meeting held this year by the committees on the Steinhoff matter. “Jooste’s overall statement and responses to questions made... Read more
Five Reasons why terms & conditions are critically important for your business
By Frank Knight CEO of Debtsource.  Terms and conditions are often overlooked or not drafted in detail when entering into a business agreement with potential customers. One would think that all entrepreneurs and business owners would always insist on signing proper agreements and read the ones that come across... Read more
Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience
Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia (Pty) Ltd and telecoms powerhouse, MTN (Pty) Ltd.  The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. iAfrica was founded in the late 1990s, and remains one of South... Read more
Cell C concludes new roaming agreement with MTN
Cell C today announces it has entered into a far-reaching roaming agreement with MTN in order to complement Cell C’s own high quality network. “Cell C completed a comprehensive assessment of the wholesale offerings available in the market and based on MTN’s significant network investment in recent times, we... Read more
New regulations for network providers
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on Thursday announced four new End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at a media briefing. “The End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations seek to protect the rights of consumers by, among others, ensuring that they are provided with sufficient information that... Read more
Consumers warned against use of fake NHBRC logo
The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has warned unsuspecting housing consumers against the fraudulent use of its logo in a letter allegedly sent out by Cosmopolitan Projects about guarantees on their completed homes. “The letter, which has an NHBRC logo, distorts the benefits that consumers are entitled to... Read more
Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions. The committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to review section... Read more
SA Agulhas Shines in Refurbished East London Dry Dock
The SA Agulhas is back in the Port of East London’s Princess Elizabeth Dry-dock (East London dry dock) for her lay-up maintenance plan after her previous visit in 2013.  This time a refurbished dry dock welcomed her with improved facilities. The contract to undertake maintenance on the 40-year-old vessel... Read more
SARS Commissioner placed on suspension
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (SARS), Tom Moyane, on suspension with immediate effect. “President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed the South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane of his suspension with immediate effect pending the institution of disciplinary proceedings,” said the Presidency... Read more
Vulekamali portal makes Budget more accessible
The Vulekamali portal, launched by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday, will make information on the Budget more accessible to ordinary South Africans. The online portal presents information in a simplified format and shows members of the public how public resources are generated and used. The Minister launched the... Read more