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Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two...

Communications policy for data and cloud in the making

Communications policy for data and cloud in the making

Expropriation Bill key to land reform

......article dated 5 July 2021..... Parliament awaits outcome of ANC/EFF debate... Whatever...

Energy plan on gas exploration tabled

.......article dated 4 July 2021.... Minister to brief Parliament in August Now that Cabinet has...

Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister...

Copyright Bill to be partially re-written

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... Parliament rejects controversial clauses After a tense debate,...

Employers claim COIDA Bill “pie in the sky”

.......article dated 4 June 2021...... Dysfunctional Compensation Fund the problem... The overall...

EFF calls for nationalisation of land

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... ANC, EFF debate changes to Constitution on land.... ...

Minister Mantashe toe tapping on energy issues

.......article posted 25 June 2021...... Too many ideas and no decisions at all.....      In a...

Expropriation Bill key to land reform

......article dated 5 July 2021..... Parliament awaits outcome of ANC/EFF debate... Whatever happens as a result of the extended ad-hoc parliamentary meetings between the governing party and the EFF on the proposed Amendment of Section 25 of the...

Energy plan on gas exploration tabled

.......article dated 4 July 2021.... Minister to brief Parliament in August Now that Cabinet has approved the Upstream Petroleum Resources Bill and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) have indicated their policy and the purpose...

Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large number of objections from business to the “cavalier approach" by Minister Thulas Nxesi on the fixing of BEE targets for various sectors in terms of...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister Thulas Nxesi, in leading the presentation of Department of  Employment and Labour (DEL) responses to submissions on the proposed Employment Equity (EE)...

Copyright Bill to be partially re-written

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... Parliament rejects controversial clauses After a tense debate, the parliamentary trade and industry portfolio committee finally voted against further passage of the Copyright Amendment Bill as currently drafted...

Employers claim COIDA Bill “pie in the sky”

.......article dated 4 June 2021...... Dysfunctional Compensation Fund the problem... The overall topic during four days of parliamentary hearings on the Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (COIDA Bill) centered around the troublesome...

EFF calls for nationalisation of land

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... ANC, EFF debate changes to Constitution on land....  Parliament’s especially formed Constitutional ad-hoc Committee comprising MPs from the ANC, FF and DA were given until 31 May to finalise the wording of the...

Minister Mantashe toe tapping on energy issues

.......article posted 25 June 2021...... Too many ideas and no decisions at all.....      In a parliamentary energy committee meeting, it was decided to hold over a vote to investigate the Karpowership SA tender award granted by the Department...

Minister determined to legalise zero drinking/driving ban

.....article posted 1st May 2021....... Road Bill being used to enforce zero alcohol limits..... Legislation that probably has less effect upon business and industry than most but has, nevertheless, attracted more than 7,000 submissio is an...

Decision time for fuel industry, MPs told

.....article dated 5 May 2021....... SA oil refineries have limited future...        In a recent parliamentary meeting of the energy portfolio committee, AdvThabo Mokoena, DDG of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, surprised many with...

Dept. of Communications not performing, say MPs

....article dated 1 May 2021.... New DG promises catch up... During a recent stormy parliamentary oversight meeting it emerged that Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) had met only 50% of its targets for the year 2020/21...

Industry speaks out on Employment Equity Bill

.......article dated 1 May 2021..... Minister's plans to apply BEE targets too dictatorial..... The highly contentious Employment Equity Amendment Bill, tabled in a hurry by Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now reached a stage in...

Cadre deployment takes toll at PRASA

...article dated 28 February 2021.... CEO says sorting out the mess... In a meeting of the Transport Portfolio Committee, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, addressed MPs together with senior members of PRASA's new management team and told them...

PetroSA’s desperate ploy to stay alive

.....article dated 10 March..... Mossel Bay's LNG refinery out of feedstock... PetroSA, the liquid gas participant in the Central Energy Fund (CEF) portfolio of state-run entities, has for some time reported to be running out of gas feedstock for...

New Transport Bill gives state too much power

Regulator’s powers excessive, say business sectors The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill is now before Parliament for debate, four meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Transport having taken place on this legislation which will establish a...

Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for oversight...... The controversial Border Management Authority (BMA) law, which was first tabled in Parliament in 2016, passed its final law-making hurdle in March...