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Land Court bill to speed up land reform

.......article dated 7 March 2022......  Debate coupled to Expropriation Bill .... On the backburner for a number of years but now under the parliamentary microscope is a long-awaited mechanism to provide assistance with the long backlog of land...

Minister Creecy introduces Climate Change Bill

.......... article dated 2 April 2022........ Parliament gets compliance framework The Climate Change Bill has now been formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Barbara Creecy, the aim of...

Zikalala renews attack on judiciary

...... editorial  dated 2 April ......        Shifting the blame for failure..... It has happened again. Many have assumed that the disgraceful outpourings of Lindiwe Sisulu, who labelled the Constitution as an impediment in the way of the...

A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are...

Zikalala renews attack on judiciary

...... editorial  dated 2 April ......        Shifting the blame for failure..... It has happened again. Many have assumed that the disgraceful outpourings of Lindiwe Sisulu, who labelled the Constitution as an impediment in the way of the...

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A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

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Parliament told mining charter policy not law

......article dated 10 December 2021...... ANC wants BEE law to replace charter   At its core, a mining right is the basis on which all mines generate income; its validity (and the potential of future empowerment transactions) must be clearly...

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President refers back National Land Transport Bill

National Land Transport Bill should not diminish municipal powers On the difficult matter as to whether the National Land Transport Bill will diminish certain municipal powers or provincial powers when this and similar national legislation is...

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Is a pension fund also a distress fund? 

Treasury says pension fund Bill jumping the gun ....article dated 9 September 2021.... The argument against dis-allowing a portion of a pension fund to a members has been around for as long as the mantra that by disallowing any access at all, the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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A light in the night

….. editorial posted 3 March 2022…… The judiciary could be...