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22/02/2021
An­gola’s privat­isa­tion drive: an ex­ample for oth­ers
Not many people in South Africa will be fa­mil­i­ar with the sig­ni­fic­ant changes that are oc­cur­ring in the An­golan eco­nomy. However, those with an in­terest in An­gola will have noted the de­vel­op­ments to strengthen...
01/02/2021
Cov­id could have a pos­it­ive im­pact on min­ing in the long run
Des­pite chal­lenges posed by Cov­id-19, vary­ing de­mand for com­mod­it­ies, re­duced ex­port in­comes and high­er oc­cu­pa­tion­al safety costs, there is re­newed hope that, as the min­ing in­dustry is forced to relook...
20/08/2020
New landown­er­ship rights in TB­VC areas set to af­fect de­velop­pers
The sug­ges­ted changes to the Up­grad­ing of Land Ten­ure Rights Act, 1991 (UL­TRA) set out in the Land Ten­ure Rights Amend­ment Bill forms part of a labyrinth of South Africa’s land re­form le­gis­la­tion, says...
30/07/2020
How to avoid pay­ing double tax on your off­shore in­vest­ments
Many South Afric­ans have ac­quired for­eign prop­erty, of­ten res­id­en­tial, either for in­vest­ment pur­poses or with the in­ten­tion of even­tu­ally re­lo­cat­ing to that for­eign coun­try, of­ten the United King­dom.A...
10/07/2020
Ana­lys­ing SA’s COV­ID-19 leg­al risks
Su­per­mar­kets are clos­ing tem­por­ar­ily at a fair fre­quency as they’re hit by COV­ID-19 in­fec­tions, have to san­it­ise everything, and then re­open. But bey­ond the health risks, what are the leg­al and ad­min­is­trat­ive...
07/07/2020
Lans­mar­ter­ia
Lans­mar­ter­ia Is South Africa about to em­bark on the cre­ation of a smart city that's go­ing to change the way cit­izens live & thrive?Ac­cord­ing to Gav­in No­eth, "the Lanser­ia Air­port City is one of 19 'Mega...
15/06/2020
Why SA banks should pay at­ten­tion to what’s hap­pen­ing in Lon­don
In­tro­duc­tion  Five South Afric­an banks face new charges of dol­lar-rand ma­nip­u­la­tion, after the Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Court dis­missed their ap­peal in Feb­ru­ary and the Com­pet­i­tion Com­mis­sion is­sued a new...
12/05/2020
Big stan­doff between re­tail­ers and land­lords looms
Shop­ping centres and large re­tail out­lets are bleed­ing. With most hav­ing to keep their doors closed dur­ing the lock­down peri­od, rev­en­ue has slowed to a trickle - or to noth­ing at all. Even for stores...
12/05/2020
Re­vital­ised Sars vi­tal in a time of ra­ging cor­rup­tion
It is that time of the year when the min­is­ter of fin­ance squeezes South Afric­an tax­pay­ers for more money in or­der to fin­ance the dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ment pro­grammes and try to bal­ance the na­tion­al budget...
12/05/2020
SA firms and SOEs need more than gov­ernance tick-boxes
Sug­ar pro­du­cer Tongaat Hu­lett is con­sid­er­ing wheth­er to sue sev­er­al seni­or ex­ec­ut­ives to re­cov­er bo­nuses and be­ne­fits they ac­crued while presid­ing over “un­desir­able ac­count­ing prac­tices” at the com­pany.If...