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E-Biz Blitz - 17 May 2013
|BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD FOR BUSINESS LICENCING BILL|
|The much-maligned draft Licensing of Businesses Bill that would require all businesses to register with municipalities will be significantly redrafted to take account of public submissions, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said. The draft legislation was met with an overwhelming disapproval, mainly on account of fears that it would drown the small business sector in red tape, increase the scope for bribery and corruption by municipal officials and overburden municipalities. Davies promised the revised bill would be a "significantly improved product" from the published draft, but what would remain fundamentally unchanged with regard to the government’s determination to crack down on the illicit economy. "We have a significant illicit economy which is damaging the prospects of small business operators, particularly in townships. This is the economy of illegal imports, of trade in substandard products, of people who don’t pay VAT, and then compete with people who observe all these requirements," he said.|
|FASHION MEETS FUNCTION FOR BENEFIT OF CITY|
|AIR SHOW TO EXPLORE NEW HEIGHTS|
|NEWS WORTH KNOWING|
TOWNHILL LOOKING FOR YOUNG BLOOD
DURBAN DOMAIN ON THE WAY
RETAIL SALES GROWTH TO STAVE OFF INTEREST RATE CUT?
SASOL RIVAL BEMOANS HIGH PRICES
TIME TO TAKE TOURISM TO THE PEOPLE
MADE-IN-SA APP SCOOPS BLACKBERRY ACCOLADE
GOOGLE GOING PLACES, AGAIN
MSUNDUZI HOSPICE COURSE
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
|Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. Albert Einstein|
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