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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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Environmental legislation updates

Changes to environmental legislation.... sent to clients 10 Oct..... The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has published for comment a whole series of amendments to the cluster of laws generally referred to as the NEMA laws, or South...

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PetroSA on the rocks for R14.5bn

Project Apollo plan to save PetroSA... Sent to clients 6 Oct......A team comprising of industry experts is now defining a new strategy to save the PetroSA struggling offshore gas project on the East Coast.   The experts were not named but the...

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Expropriation Bill grinds on

Expropriation: "public interest" and “property” 3- day précis...sent to clients 2 Nov..... Parties are coming closer during debate in the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to a slightly watered down Expropriation Bill, with Deputy Minister of...

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Draft Copyright Amendment Bill raises queries

Copyright Bill proposes revenues to state... sent to clients 28 Oct....  Anomalies abound in the draft Copyright Amendment Bill, recently published for comment and now awaiting tabling in Parliament hopefully with a number of changes, say experts...

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Green Paper on rail transport published

sent to clients 12 October..... National rail policy mapped out..... A Green Paper on South Africa’s National Rail Policy has been published for comment naming the country’s challenges in rail transportation, recommending policy direction and...

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