ARTICLES RELATING TO REGULATION

The last major public speech from Google co-founder Larry Page offers a fascinating hint at what he could do next

2019-12-05 13:20

Google cofounder Larry Page gave a lengthy keynote and held a freewheeling Q&A during Google's 2013 developers conference.

SAA faces regulator scrutiny over sale plan

2019-11-17 17:30

Airlines must be at least three-quarters locally-owned owned to operate a domestic service. That would prevent international operators from buying more than a 25% stake from the government, unless the rules are changed.

The world is talking about Donald Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank. Here's why it's drawing intense scrutiny.

2019-08-29 08:18

Deutsche Bank revealed Tuesday it holds tax returns tied to President Trump. The news prompted new criticism of Trump's relationship with the bank.

The new tourism minister just extended the comment period on her predecessors’s anti-Airbnb draft law

2019-06-18 12:56

New tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has added another month for those who want to comment on – or oppose – the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill that could, controversially, limit Airbnb in South Africa.

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WATCH: Zuckerberg wants more regulation, here's why

2019-04-02 21:02

It's not often companies call for regulation on their own industry, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did just that.

You will soon be able to claim more in the Small Claims Court

2019-03-06 15:06

The limit that keeps the Small Claims Court small increases by a third from April, bringing the cheapest and easiest way to go to court in South Africa to claim rent or damages a little more serious than before.

February deadline for public comment on cryptocurrency regulation

2019-01-27 13:03

The SA Reserve Bank has invited the public to comment on the proposals of policy and regulation on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

WhatsApp is cutting its forward limit to 5 from 20 – straight away

2019-01-21 13:59

The company announced on Monday that it will limit to five the number of people you can forward a message to, as it struggles to contain wild-fire rumours and fake news on its platform.

The Big Read: Post-Gupta SA should regulate consulting, too

2018-11-04 08:49

Isaac Shongwe is founder of Letsema Holdings, the black-owned consulting firm that was frozen out of a lucrative Transnet deal by Gupta-linked Regiments and Trillian. His company felt first-hand the damage wreaked by state capture.

 

Facebook's Libra launch was 'ridiculously stupid,' blockchain boss says

2019-11-22 09:57

"The way they rolled it out ... it was just so in your face," R3's CEO David Rutter said at a recent conference.

Ramaphosa orders probe into medicine regulator amid 'serious' corruption concerns

2019-10-21 14:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a proclamation for the SIU to look into allegations of maladministration at the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority.

New Zealand just became the first country to legalise salary payments in cryptocurrencies

2019-08-13 16:02

Companies can pay salaries in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies starting September 1. New Zealand's income-tax rules will still apply.

Lawyers warn buyers of (just-legalised) CBD products could be breaking the law – and one big retailer just yanked CBD from its shelves

2019-05-28 15:10

Popular cannabis derivative cannabidiol is now fully legal to buy and sell in South Africa – within limits. Many retailers are selling preparations with far more CBD than is allowed, and that could be legal trouble for buyers too.

WATCH: UK Govt announces new proposals for social media regulation

2019-04-08 17:47

UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright talks about new Government proposals for tougher online regulation.

A new plan will increase a controversial vehicle-licensing ‘transaction fee’ by another 14% – after a 72% increase last year

2019-03-08 17:13

A huge jump in the transaction fees to be paid to the Road Traffic Management Corporation every time a car is licensed in South Africa drew howls of protest last year. Now the transport minister is looking for feedback on another hike.

Eskom will continue to make losses, even with tariff increases – regulator hears

2019-02-04 22:30

Eskom Chief Financial Officer Calib Cassim has said the regulator's decision on its tariff applications is important in helping to ensure the power utility's financial and operational sustainability.

Vodacom share price slumps as SA service revenue slips

2019-01-24 10:14

The mobile operator's share price slumped on Thursday morning, after a trading update showed the company's SA service revenue declined for the quarter ended December 31.

Cryptocurrencies have just been declared hobbyist ‘financial instruments’ in South Africa – here’s what that means

2019-01-18 18:29

Three small mentions of cryptocurrency amid more than a hundred pages of complex technical taxation amendments just changed how tokens such as bitcoin are treated in SA law. For one, trading in them is now considered a hobby of sorts.

Government could pay financial market whistleblowers hundreds of millions of rands under a new proposal

2018-09-05 15:40

The Financial Markets Review Committee, made up of the top government regulators for the financial sector, thinks it is worth considering cash payments for those who expose large-scale scams. And if they go with a percentage-based model, that could be big money indeed.

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