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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 […]

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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Gigaba pushes for control of border posts

July 17, 2018

Treasury, Home Affairs at odds on customs issues Parliament will be debating in the new session in August the Border Management Authority Bill.   What the Bill proposes is a single state entity known as the Border Management Authority (BMA) to oversee all aspects of the movement in the import/export of goods and to control movement […]

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3rd draft Mining Charter

June 20, 2018

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ANC MPs face to face with reality

February 5, 2018

….SA on world stage for Parliamentary opening ….editorial 27 January 2018 Who is going to be doing what in the ANC as Parliament re-opens for the first session of 2018 is far from clear as the party cogitates over leadership factors.    However, the vessel, the SS Rainbow Nation, may have righted itself and could commence the […]

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Competition Commission gets to know LPG market

November 13, 2017

 DOE holds off on LPG regulatory changes… Sent to clients 25 Oct….In a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Energy on the report by the Competition Commission (CC) into the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector, acting Director General of the Department of Energy (DOE), Tseliso Maqubela, has again told Parliament that the long-standing LPG supply shortages […]

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Marine Spatial Bill targets ocean resources…

November 6, 2017

Bill to bring order to marine economy… November 2017 ParlyReport….. In the light of President Zuma’s emphasis in his recent speeches on oil and gas issues, it is important to couple this in terms of government policy with the tabling of the section 76 Marine Spatial Planning Bill (MSP Bill).  The proposals are targeted at […]

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Parliament thrashes out debt relief Bill

November 6, 2017

Credit Regulator calls for defined debt relief…  From November 2017 ParlyReport….. MacDonald Netshitenzhe, of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has told parliamentarians that his department in general endorses the call  by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) for the Minister of Trade and Industry to provide for debt relief provisions under the National Credit Act […]

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Fresh Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill tackles Internet fraud

September 5, 2017

…  Revised Bill criminalises cybercrimes … posted 5 Aug… A new Bill designed to give powers to the State Security, Defence, Police and Telecommunications Ministers to intervene in many aspects of South Africa’s key economic, financial and labour environments and zeroing in on cybercrimes and related offences, is in debate.  It also calls upon the financial […]

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Border Management Authority around the corner

May 10, 2017

SARS role at border posts being clarified …. In adopting the Border Management Authority (BMA) Bill, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs agreed with a wording that at all future one-stop border posts, managed and administered by the envisaged agency and reporting to Department of Home Affairs (DHA), were to “facilitate” the collection of customs revenue and […]

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Barnes prepares SAPO for SASSA

March 20, 2017

Modernising SAPO a culture change ….. sent to clients 27 February…. Stage by stage, Mark Barnes, Group Chief Executive Officer of South African Post Office (SAPO), appears to be reforming cultures and cleaning out “ten years of decay”, as he put it to the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. “The years 2017 and 2018 could […]

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FICA Bill could meet new task force deadline

February 27, 2017

OECD money task force waiting for SA   ….sent to clients Feb 7…. Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, made it quite clear in terms of parliamentary rules that further debate on the FICA Bill aligning SA to global money laundering task force requirements are confined to the President’s reservations about the Bill’s constitutionality on the […]

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Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill invokes suspicion

February 23, 2017

Cybercrime Bill stated as invasive …sent to clients 28 Jan…   A new law to assist in enforcing South Africa’s fight against cybercrime, hacking and unlawful interception of data is about to be tabled in Parliament. As expected, the proposals are not without considerable misgivings in the private sector and involve claims that the state may […]

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Credit regulations to squeeze racketeers

January 28, 2017

Debt relief and credit under microscope … sent to clients 22 Dec 2016…. Further powers for the National Credit Regulator to regulate against reckless lending have been reaffirmed as necessary and the subject of debt relief for needy persons considered. This conclusion was the result of a series of hearings conducted by Parliament and criteria are to be […]

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Liquor licensing may have impractible conditions

November 16, 2016

DTI gets tough with age limits ...sent to clients 17 Oct…..   In what will be a tough ask, Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies has proposed a number of changes to the National Liquor Act, the most contentious being to raise the legal minimum age for purchasing liquor from 18 to 21 years of […]

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Communal Property Bill assists land reform

November 13, 2016

Reform assisted on communal property  …sent to clients 21 Oct….The tabling of the Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill could represent a major advance in bringing order to many aspects of government’s land reform policy. In essence, the Bill will ensure that householders have security of tenure and thus have the ability to raise capital before they enter […]

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