NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 1 (03 – 06 May 2022)
Please see the latest happenings for this week.
Alison and her great team.
Advertising watchdog gets its teeth back
A recent judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) regarding the powers of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), which arose as a result of dispute between Colgate-Palmolive’s PROTEX brand and Bliss Brands’ SECUREX, has important consequences for self-regulation in the advertising industry. The Advertising Regulatory Board, which ended up being caught in-between the parties’ dispute based on an outright constitutional attack on its jurisdiction and processes, has now emerged with its hands clean.
The new Covid rules and restrictions for South Africa – including mask mandates
Health minister Joe Phaahla has gazetted new regulations under the National Health Act to replace the country’s transitional measures.
The rules cover a number of key issues including the wearing of masks, gatherings, and travel.
Only 40% of businesses have multiple solutions to protect against cybercrime – analyst
South African companies face an increased cybercrime risk in the wake of the new work-from-home trends, according to The State of Cybersecurity in South Africa, a study conducted by World Wide Worx on behalf of Intel and Dell Technologies South Africa.
Unpacking which property types need an energy performance certificate by December
The regulations for the mandatory display of building energy performance certificates (EPCs) in South Africa is expected to promote energy efficiency awareness and the improvement of building energy performance. EPCs will help property owners to identify which buildings represent the greatest potential for energy-efficiency improvements.
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