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OPINION: Public place smoking ban a disaster for black-owned township businesses
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health has proposed a new law, which will ban all indoor smoking, the removal of closed off indoor smoking sections, and the introduction of outdoor smoking restrictions. Quite simply, these provisions will be a disaster for thousands of black-owned taverns and related small businesses in townships. In essence, the proposed law is well intentioned but it fails to take account of township realities.
Saica gets ready to take action against Anoj Singh
CAPE TOWN - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants reportedly announced that it will begin with disciplinary proceedings against former Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh. This comes after the former Chief Financial Officer was charged with misconduct. According to Saica, Singh is charged as he represented himself in a “discreditable” and “dishonourable” manner.
Murray and Roberts scores a win on interdict in its voting rights tussle
JOHANNESBURG - Murray and Roberts (M&R) yesterday secured a major psychological victory over Aton when the Competition Tribunal interdicted the German investment company from exercising more than 50 percent of its voting rights on the listed multinational engineering and construction group’s takeover bid of Aveng.
VRP agreement has been thrown into doubt
JOHANNESBURG - The Black Business Council for the Built Environment (BBCBE) has thrown a potential spanner in the works of the government’s Voluntary Rebuilding Programme (VRP) agreement with seven listed construction companies that aims to significantly transform the construction sector.