Posted on June 17, 2019.
White Paper 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 is yet another leftover from the “nine wasted years”.
Minister Cwele said his department is at present absorbing the submissions received from all stakeholders and citizens on his draft which was published on 30 January giving 30 days for comment.
Read more….White Paper Home Affairs
Posted in Justice, constitutional, Labour, Security,police,defence, Trade & Industry
Posted on 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 profit shifting on the head”. Changes to the Companies Act are also to be introduced.
A high-powered meeting, chaired jointly by Yunus Carrim of the Standing Committee on Finance and Joan Fubbs of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, listened a few days before Parliament closed in April, to report-backs which came from National Treasury, the Hawks, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and others combiningg to stem the flow of illicit funds.
Posted in Cabinet,Presidential, Finance, economic, Justice, constitutional, Police, Security, Trade & Industry
Posted on June 16, 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 from the previous Parliament. In the areas of energy, trade and industry and communications this will be particularly interesting of who gets to be the chairperson in the light of differences emerging within ANC structures.
Parliament will choose its portfolio committee chairpersons for the National Assembly and select committee chairpersons for the National Council of Provinces on 27th June, two days after the State of Nation Address ANC party chairpersons. These appointments reflect how a government governs on policy and legislation. Through the chairpersons.
Read more..Parliamentary overview 12 June 2019
Posted in Agriculture, cabinet, Cabinet,Presidential, Energy, Fuel,oil,renewables, Health, Home Page Slider, Justice, constitutional, Land,Agriculture, Trade & Industry, Transport
Posted on 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 patient under their care “with the threat of fear of litigation removed” when making decisions to comply with such requests……..
Read more……Living wills
Posted in Health, Justice, constitutional
Posted on June 7, 2019.
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 plan.
Posted in Communications, Finance, economic, Home Page Slider, Justice, constitutional, Police, Security, Security,police,defence, Trade & Industry
Posted on January 3, 2019.
Expropriation Bill top subject for new parliament….
sent to clients early Jan 2019….
In December 2018, a new draft of the Expropriation Bill was published by government gazette with a 60-day period for comment. This means the final document will no doubt become the kingpin of debate in the first session of the new Parliament. It will also form the basis of much comment by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his second State of the Nation Address.
Not many were expecting a final legislation proposal for comment so soon after the ConCourt constitutional decision on the subject. Land restitution, as distinct from land reform, is the kind of hot-potato subject that many say should never be debated just before an election. With the whole issued being overlaid with a tinge of fear, it is also an ideal subject for fake news, they say.
Read more….Expropriation Jan 2019
Posted in Agriculture, cabinet, Finance, economic, human settlements, Justice, constitutional, Trade & Industry
Posted on October 7, 2018.
Posted in Agriculture, Cabinet,Presidential, Finance, economic, Justice, constitutional, public works, Special Recent Posts, Trade & Industry
Posted on July 7, 2018.
Land expropriation no compensation now proposed..
sent to clients 8 July 2018….
Parliament is about to debate one of the most loaded issues since its formation under the new democratic dispensation in 1994; that of acquiring without compensation land as part of the current land reform programme.
Whether President Ramaphosa wanted such a debate before or after elections is not the point anymore. The moment has arrived and Parliament is to consider an EFF motion to consider the proposal. This will maybe force the ANC’s hand in joining the bandwagon and to endorse the “no compensation” approach under defined circumstances.
However, many feel that such a labourious route need not be undertaken to achieve the same end.
Read more..….land reform July
Posted in Agriculture, cabinet, Justice, constitutional, public works, Trade & Industry