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Past Articles of Interest

Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for...

Expropriation Bill gets to Parliament again

Bill ostensibly to "free up" state land The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, the legal...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo...

AG’s office weary with poor health results

.......article dated 15 December 2020...... Health department tries spin on its bad annuals.... ...

BEE Equity Bill to set targets

........article dated 15 November 2020..... Parliament briefed on Employment Equity, COIDA Bills ...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser........

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home...

Post Office calls for R4.1bn to get through year

.... article dated 1 October..... Treasury reports of poor management at SAPO.... The parlous...

Busy parliamentary period ahead

......editorial for end october 2020...... Parliament...

Public Enterprises reports on Transnet

.....article dated october 15 2020..... Parliament hears latest on Transnet transformation ...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, past Minister of Small Business Development, gazetted before her transfer a National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, which aims to further...

AG’s office weary with poor health results

.......article dated 15 December 2020...... Health department tries spin on its bad annuals....  The Department of Health (DOH) was heavily criticised in a parliamentary meeting for having little control and inadequate checks on the country’s...

BEE Equity Bill to set targets

........article dated 15 November 2020..... Parliament briefed on Employment Equity, COIDA Bills  The Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, has now addressed the Employment and Labour Committee on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill....

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a major...

Post Office calls for R4.1bn to get through year

.... article dated 1 October..... Treasury reports of poor management at SAPO.... The parlous situation at the SA Post Office (SAPO) came under the microscope during a meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations, during which it...

Busy parliamentary period ahead

......editorial for end october 2020...... Parliament remains virtual for fourth quarter.... The re-opening of Parliament for the fourth quarter was a surreal event with hardly time for greetings between...

Public Enterprises reports on Transnet

.....article dated october 15 2020..... Parliament hears latest on Transnet transformation  Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, was able to report on some discipline at Transnet during a recent parliamentary briefing, some progress...

Twin Peaks Bill awaits final parliamentary debate

...... article dated 10 October 2020..... COFI Bill puts new financial regime in place....  Final comment is now awaited on the Conduct for Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill before its tabling in Parliament.  National Treasury gave until 30...

Communal land is ‘no-mans-land’ Parliament told

..... article dated 30 September 2020.... Issue of communal land still unresolved..... Making the whole question of land settlement more difficult in South Africa, there exists a conundrum inherited from apartheid days that much of rural land in...

New Audit Profession Bill tightens oversight

...... article dated 30 September 2020..... Powers of search and seizure proposed.... In a recent  joint meeting of the  Standing Committee on Finance and the Finance Select Committee, both National Treasury and the Independent Regulatory Board for...

Fight over Reserve Bank Bill shareholding

.... article dated 30 September 2020.... EFF Bill states nil compensation for shares..... Making headlines  in Parliament for all the wrong reasons is the stormy debate over an EFF private members proposal, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...

Parliament updated on SOE finances

.....article dated 25 August 2020...... DPE presents bleak picture....  As part of a portfolio committee meeting covering the status of the seven SOEs under the umbrella of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), new director general, ...

Pravin Gordhan’s plan for ailing SOEs

......article dated 3 September 2020...... New DG explains 'step in' powers..... Khathatso Tlhakudi, appointed recently by Pravin Gordhan as the new Director General, Public Enterprises, recently had the unenviable task of taking on angry MPs to...

Minister Patel and the Copyright Amendment Bill

.........article dated 2 September 2020.....  Start made on returned legislation...... Trade and Industry minister, Ebrahim Patel, has made it clear to Parliament that in his view the Copyright Bill, which was returned unsigned to Parliament by...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the first serious attempt to organise and restructure the struggling state entity Central Energy Fund (CEF) and rescue what will now be...