Without Prejudice - Volume 9, Issue 5, 2009
Volume 9, Issue 5, 2009
Author Samantha MundetaSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 37 –38 (2009)More Less
Source: Without Prejudice 9, pp 40 –41 (2009)More Less
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is one of the strategic measures adopted by the South African government to redress the economic legacies of apartheid. The strategy is aimed at empowering the vast majority of South Africans who are black, and who were previously excluded from meaningful participation in the economy.
Author Matthew PurchaseSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 41 –42 (2009)More Less
Stopping fraud before it happens is the ultimate goal of a successful fraud prevention and awareness programme. While it is important that fraud prevention controls are robust and are methodically implemented, too often companies fail to recognise that it is the perception of the likelihood of detection and sanction which discourages fraud, rather than the actual effectiveness of the internal controls and anti-fraud measures.
Author Omeshnee PillaySource: Without Prejudice 9 (2009)More Less
Cartels are, in essence, agreements between competitors not to compete with each other. Indeed, cartel activity, which involves price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering, is seen by competition authorities globally as the most serious of competition law contraventions.
Source: Without Prejudice 9, pp 46 –47 (2009)More Less
Investment into Africa is often made against a background of perceived (if not actual) political risk. There are also perceptions that the domestic courts in Africa lack the commercial focus, propriety and efficiency that investors are ordinarily used to; fears that decisions of African courts may not be enforceable in other jurisdictions; and the perception that African host states sometimes act in an unpredictable or arbitrary fashion (consider for example Algeria's recent reversal of its 2005 hydrocarbons law, and Zimbabwe's expropriation of its agricultural industry - a matter which has recently been resolved in favour of the claimants by the World Bank's arbitration forum, ICSID).
Source: Without Prejudice 9 (2009)More Less
In trying economic times, companies often find themselves in the position where they cannot necessarily look to expand the market in which they operate and capture an even greater share of the pie. Instead, companies are forced to look at inventive ways of capturing competitors' shares of the market, resulting in fierce competition that can benefit consumers considerably.
Author Bradley Workman-DaviesSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 53 –56 (2009)More Less
The Employment Equity Act (55 of 1998) identifies (s6) a vast number of matters in which employers may not apply unfair discrimination against employees : race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, HIV status, conscience, belief, political opinion, culture, language and birth.
Author David ReesSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 56 –58 (2009)More Less
Source: Without Prejudice 9, pp 58 –59 (2009)More Less
If you aren't looking, you might never notice it. Fronting directly onto a very busy street, there's nothing ostentatious about its façade. Little wonder that it is so little known - though it's been there for five years. "We prefer to keep a low profile," said the master chef when we expressed our surprise.
Author Vaughn WilliamsSource: Without Prejudice 9, pp 60 –61 (2009)More Less
ROADTEST - Peugeot 207 1.4 x-line
In my mind, the most important criteria of any entry-level car is SAFETY. After all, this is the car my child will be driving to university, to parties, on dates and, hopefully, do a couple of chores for me. I would insist on this being the safest car available, with a high level of reliability and one that is easy on a youngster's budget. It stands to reason that I would be a lot more pedantic about this car than I would on my own car; after all, this is precious cargo it's carrying.
Author Eben Van WykSource: Without Prejudice 9 (2009)More Less
Wine Spectator recently reported that people are drinking less wine and that the global recession appears to have accelerated this disappointing trend. The effect of the recession was confirmed by Wine of the Month Club; this indicates that it is a myth that people drink more in an economic downturn - on the contrary, economic downturns act to drive people away from drink.
Author Michael AverySource: Without Prejudice 9 (2009)More Less
When news broke that Anglo American had sold its last remaining stake in AngloGold Ashanti in March, many were left the distinctly nostalgic feeling that the end of an era had come to pass; one that stretches back to 1917, when the Anglo American Corporation (AAC) was founded by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer as a gold mining company.