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DTI to decide on internet gambling advertising rules


Select Committee on Economic and Foreign AffairsIn a meeting of the NCOP Economic and Foreign Affairs Committee on January 30, negotiating mandates from the various provinces on the National Gambling…

Anti-competitive behaviour


Minister of Trade and IndustryTrade and industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa says South African business must expect increased government activity on the terrain covered by the Competition Act. The minister, briefing…

Consumer protection regulations to move away from common law


Portfolio Committee on Trade and IndustryWhilst consumers must still remain vigilant on conditions of sale for goods and services, the new Consumer Protection Bill focuses more upon facilities for a…

Internet gambling bill okayed by NA after NCOP amendments


Portfolio Committee on Trade and IndustryThe National Gambling Amendment Bill, which was section 76 legislation and therefore required full debate and provincial mandates by the NCOP, was returned to the…

Cabinet gives approval to bill overhauling Companies Act


CabinetIn a government statement dated 14 May it was announced that cabinet had approved, together with four other draft bills, a draft Companies Bill. The department of trade and industry…

Trade and industry media briefing


Department of Trade and IndustryThe South African economy had attracted R171 billion worth of committed domestic private sector fixed investment in the current financial year. The department of trade and…

Newly tabled competition bill provides more powers


Portfolio Committee on Trade and IndustryA Competition Amendment Bill, which will beef-up the powers of the Competition Commission in the light of recent price-fixing malpractices, has now been tabled in…