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Benchmark pricing

11th June 2019 In recent weeks, several leading pharmaceutical companies have been accused of conspiring to inflate the pricing of their products, some of which are used in the treatment of illnesses such as high cholesterol and HIV. According to the papers filed in the Federal District Court in Connecticut... 

Conveyancers' obligations, if any, to police inclusionary housing?

15th April 2019 More often than not a conveyancing process is the last step to the conclusion of a new property development. Ideally a conveyancer, who will eventually register the establishment of a new township or the opening of a sectional title scheme, should be kept up to date on the progress of the... 

Expected changes to environmental taxes

11th April 2019 In the National Budget Speech delivered on 20¬†February 2019, it was announced that National Treasury will publish a draft Environmental Fiscal Reform Policy Paper in 2019 in an effort to reform existing environmental taxes and broaden their coverage. Government will also investigate a tax on... 

Better health care access for all: The regulation of telemedicine in South Africa

19th March 2019 It is widely expected that telemedicine services will gain more traction and prominence in the South African health care environment in the coming months and years. The adoption of new technologies, such as the rollout of 5G mobile networks across the country, will only serve to encourage the use... 

Purpose and simple language take precedence

19th March 2019 On 14 March 2019, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed an appeal by Centriq Insurance Company Ltd (Centriq) against a ruling of the Free State High Court holding liable a financial advisor under a professional indemnity insurance policy. The SCA held that Centriq could not rely on an... 

In year of elections, will African countries get the investor vote?

6th February 2019 The world, including investors, will keep a close eye on the various national elections to be held in Africa this year. The lead up and aftermath of national polls usually comes with uncertainty, something which investors tend to avoid if possible. National elections have recently been completed... 
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Ramaphosa to announce more support for Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce more measures to support cash-strapped power utility Eskom, his office said on Tuesday, without providing details. "It is expected that the President will announce further measures to support Eskom's efforts at recovery and financial and operational... 

Dirco investigating the authenticity of Zindzi Mandela tweets

International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor, on Tuesday, said that her department will investigate the authenticity of the tweets from South Africa's ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela. "We are currently trying to find out exactly what the source of those tweets are and what occasioned the... 
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