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Gas Amendment Bill changes energy horizon

.....article dated 9 September 2021..... Mantashe puts Gas Amendment Bill before Parliament....  An interminably long journey has finally come to an end with the tabling of the Gas Amendment Bill in Parliament, introduced by Minister Mantashe as...

The Great Debate. Is a pension fund also a distress fund? 

....article dated 9 September 2021.... Members Bill jumping the gun, says Treasury.... The argument against dis-allowing retirement fund members to access a portion of their pension fund retirement savings in cash before the stated retirement date,...

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 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...

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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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)...

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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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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...

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