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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

Debt relief won’t be a quick fix

Writing off debts of the poor, as laid out in a Bill before Parliament, may take up to seven years

Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence

'The persecution of the weak and the vulnerable finds new iterations all the time'

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

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

Tiger Brands’ share price down following listeria revelations

The company is one of the largest food manufacturers in the country, and the 7% fall equates to a R5.6-billion drop in its value

Consumer commission to hear e-toll complaints

The National Consumer Commission says it will take up complaints about e-tolling but has encouraged consumers to not make it their first option.

Thuli Madonsela finds DTI general abused power

The public protector has found that Lionel October abused his authority by interfering in the National Consumer Commission's HR management.

Sanral plans to keep motorists calm (and carry on e-tolling)

The SA National Roads Agency is hoping to "allay fears" by issuing revised terms and conditions for motorists who register for Gauteng e-tolling.

Sanral accused of ducking legal action

The Democratic Alliance has accused the South African National Road Agency Limited of trying to duck legal action over the e-tolling system.

Winning bid to out auction ghosts

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

Battle for control of opt-out list

The Direct Marketing Association's bid to manage the "opt-out list" database has been criticised for conflict issues.

Pay TV gears up for battle royal

MultiChoice seeks to delay the tribunal hearing about unbundling channel bouquets, writes <b>Lloyd Gedye</b>

Auction Alliance in alleged money-making racket

Auction company Auction Alliance has allegedly been colluding with banks, liquidators and attorneys in a money-making racket.

Calling for a break from apathy

It is a pity that the National Consumer Commission's lines went down and its emails started bouncing. We need it to be fully functional.

CPA complaints require good record keeping

The National Consumer Commission has highlighted the importance for businesses to ensure they have effective records management systems in place.

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Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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