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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 […]

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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2019 to see final debate on land expropriation

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 […]

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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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