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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...

Battle of the Bulge

.......editorial .....August 2020....... What size the SA public service? It is plain to see that the country’s major liability in terms of over-expenditure is the massive public sector wage bill which, by any standard, is totally out of proportion...

By-passing Parliament at one’s peril

....editorial,  30 May 2020 Regulations mania hits South Africa ..... Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest political and parliamentary figure of the last century, said that if you make 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ...

Copyright Bill goes back to Parliament

....posted on July 13 2020.... Hung by its own petard: Copyright Bill  Threatened not so much by the US administration, as Cabinet advisers would like us to believe, but more probably actioned more as per the presidency statement because of...

Battle of the Bulge

.......editorial .....August 2020....... What size the SA public service? It is plain to see that the country’s major...

By-passing Parliament at one’s peril

....editorial,  30 May 2020 Regulations mania hits South Africa ..... Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest political and parliamentary figure of the last century, said that if you make 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ...

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Copyright Bill goes back to Parliament

....posted on July 13 2020.... Hung by its own petard: Copyright Bill  Threatened not so much by the US administration, as Cabinet advisers would like us to believe, but more probably actioned more as per the presidency statement because of...

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Draft climate change strategy in Parliament

.......article June 2019..... Plan to counter climate change underway... The inevitability of climate change and the need to plan for its effects on the lives of South Africans is now to be tackled, according to the Department of Environmental...

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Tax Avoidance Bill: NPA and Hawks on illicit flows

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...

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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...

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IEMO Bill proposes separated power purchasing

.... article June 2019....       Eskom to become major energy supplier... Now tabled is the DA’s plan to create an Independent Electricity Market Operator (IEMO) on a phased basis with the responsibility of centralised purchasing of electricity...

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Financial Sector Regulation Bill back to Presidency

....article 17 July 2017..... Last minute passage for 'Twin Peaks' Bill... After nearly a year of debate and argument during its passage through Parliament and countless years of drafting beforehand, the Financial Sector Regulation (FSR) Bill now...

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Battle of the Bulge

…….editorial …..August 2020……. What size the SA public service? It...