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Parliamentary Overview 12 June 2019….

  Changing the guard…   Plenty of note for business has happened legislatively during the parliamentary recess but perhaps none so important as the re-structuring of Cabinet. As a result  there will be a change in the appropriate portfolio committees to reflect any changes and a consequent shift in portfolio responsibility for various Bills held over […]

Latest Cybercrime Bill free of state apparatchik

New Cybercrime Bill    ……Every business must have a battle plan In the light of the fact that the Cybercrimes Bill, now passed by Parliament, places obligations on financial institutions and service providers to report incidents to SAPS, it would seem imperative that preparedness by business for a cybercrime incident must include a well-planned response […]

Parliament looses control on government spending

SA’s big black hole in its fiscal galaxy….. It  looks like the governing party knows even more about the daylight robbery going on in certain provincial and local government structures than was originally disclosed.    A big hole in local givernment spending is still swallowing up millions in taxpayer revenue.    Not good news when […]

Home Affairs white paper appears govt meddling

June 17, 2019

Government re-focuses on immigration, security…  Report issued to clients April end 2019….. Gathering a head of steam and running into trouble both at home and abroad, is (former) Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s Draft White Paper on Home Affairs, something that President Ramaphosa clearly attempted to avoid any discussion on before elections.   One senses that the Paper […]

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Tax Avoidance Bill: NPA and Hawks on illicit flows

June 17, 2019

Treasury, FIC, Hawks, NPA give Parly update… report to clients end of April … It now seems inevitable that the Minister of Finance will be tabling a General Anti Tax-avoidance (GATA) Bill by July 2019 as part of National Treasury’s plan to protect the tax base primarily aimed, as one MP put it, at “knocking […]

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Parliament censures CEF and PetroSA

June 14, 2019

….PetroSA, CEF and SFF mess gets worse… Article circulated  5 May 2019….. Despite the claim by new acting Group CEO, Sakhiwo Makhanya, that the Central Energy Fund (CEF) annual accounts for 2017/8 have “provided sufficient headroom for growth due to cost containment”, the CEF executive team was unable to convince  the parliamentary energy  committee chair, […]

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Official recognition to come for living wills

June 13, 2019

Living wills to be recognised by National Health Act A private member’s Bill has finally been tabled in Parliament amending the National Health Act which, if passed, will bring about more certainty on the legal status of living wills. It will provide health professionals, when presented with a living will representing the wishes of a […]

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World Bank gets the cold shoulder

October 7, 2018

From the Aug/September 2018 ParlyReport……. Go to:   

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Communal Property Bill part of land reform

October 7, 2018

From Aug/September ParlyReport….

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Reserve Bank sees no threat in nationalisation

October 7, 2018

  FromAug/September report……

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New Competition Bill invades business principles

August 20, 2018

  Competition kill is not transformation, say critics Due to an idealogical theme imposed by the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, on the new Competition Amendment Bill, recently published for comment, South Africa can expect a highly charged series of hearings following the Bill’s recent tabling in Parliament.  

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