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2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

By Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled...

22 Nov 2017

MTN looks to cut 'excessive' licence fee in Benin

South African mobile phone giant MTN is in talks with Benin's telecoms regulator after its subsidiary was slapped with a bill of more than $200m...

22 Nov 2017

EU pauses inquiry into Bayer-Monsanto takeover

The EU said Thursday it had "stopped the clock" on its probe into German chemical firm Bayer's proposed mega-takeover of US agri-giant Monsanto while it waits for the companies to provide information...

6 Oct 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

Participation of women in the economy is key to unlocking intra-African growth opportunities...

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 2017

Bell Pottinger findings: ethics breached but 'white monopoly capital' not its creation

UK PR Firm Bell Pottinger's account team working for the Gupta-owned Oakbay was primarily responsible for devising the strategy behind the economic emancipation campaign, known in SA as the "white monopoly capital" campaign...

By Genevieve Quintal 4 Sep 2017

The second ‘Scramble for Africa' reveals need for IP rights protection

For the second time in history, the African continent has become a focal point for global expansion and brand protection is critical...

By Carla Collett 25 Aug 2017

Anti-bribery and corruption policies must comply with international requirements

Private companies are not immune to the risk of becoming involved in allegations of bribery and dishonest dealings, as can be seen from recent scandals and accusations. Therefore, they must adequately prevent such reputational damage...

14 Aug 2017

British American Tobacco facing Africa fraud probe

British American Tobacco is being investigated for possible fraud regarding company activities in Africa, it announced on Tuesday...

3 Aug 2017

Europlaw Nigeria and Menes Konsult unveil polygraph and other business services in Africa

Europlaw Group of South Africa and Menes Konsult of the United States recently unveiled a boutique of new services and business solutions in Africa...

Issued by Europlaw 27 Jun 2017

Europlaw Group expands operations to the Republic of Botswana

Europlaw Group, based in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, is taking its operations to Gaborone, Republic of Botswana...

Issued by Europlaw 25 May 2017

EU court was wrong to overturn Morocco trade pact: lawyer

An EU trade deal with Morocco was wrongly quashed and the decision should be overturned, a lawyer said to the bloc's top court on Tuesday, 13 September 2016...

14 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola bottlers' merger finally approved

The much delayed merger to create Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler was finally given the nod on Tuesday by the Competition Tribunal...

By Hilary Joffe 12 May 2016

MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile services provider MTN Group (MTN) has confirmed that it is planning to contest a R59bn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

21 Dec 2015

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International

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

OSLO, Norway: Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

12 Jan 2018

Steinhoff investors ask to join Dutch lawsuit

The Dutch Investors Association (VEB) says it has been approached by many South African-registered Steinhoff shareholders interested in participating in its class action against Steinhoff.

By Ann Crotty 12 Jan 2018

Kazakhstan passes controversial media law

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan on Thursday pushed through a raft of controversial amendments to a media law despite concern that the new legislation will further limit freedom of speech in the tightly-controlled nation.

29 Dec 2017

What to do when you experience sexual harassment at work

In recent times, the news has featured several women who have come out to speak about one form of sexual harassment or the other they experienced while at work. From unwanted sexual advances to derogatory remarks about your sex, sexual harassment is a deep-seated issue especially in the workplace.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 28 Dec 2017

US broadcaster faces $13.3m fine for airing undisclosed paid ads

WASHINGTON - US regulators on Thursday announced a record $13.3m fine against a major television company for airing promotional content without telling viewers it had been paid to air it.

22 Dec 2017

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