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Retailers and employers nailed in Covid-19 crackdown

More than 300 complaints have been lodged against unscrupulous suppliers and business owners, who are now under the microscope for violating the Disaster Management Act

Tiger Brands receives listeriosis class action summons, vows to fight it

In February, the Johannesburg high court determined that Richard Spoor Attorneys could go ahead with a class action application

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

The amendments don’t address high cost of data, which many consumers hoped for

South Africa, mind the pay gap

Disclosing the ratio of worker to executive pay may show the full extent of our wage inequality

SA’s honey pot becoming bitter

Local production can’t compete with cheaper imports and the use of additives and industrial production methods result in consumers being cheated

Say goodbye to unsolicited calls and SMSes

With a new Act, marketers will be required to offer “opt out” consent for existing customers and “opt in” for new customers.

Victory for consumers as court rules against salary deductions

The Western Cape High Court's Judge Siraj Desai declared deductions taken from employees' salaries for garnishee orders were illegal.

Winning bid to out auction ghosts

The Auction Alliance case of ghost bidders and collusion has confirmed the consumer commission's powers and capabilities.

Fiery champ of your right to a fair deal

The consumer commissioner and her staff are battle-ready and prepared to fight the good fight.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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