Finance, economic Articles

Bill puts more hurdles in way of small business

.....   article dated May 2022 ...... Busybody Ombud more hindrance than help..... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments...

Land Court bill to speed up land reform

..... article dated may 2022.....   Debate coupled with tabling of 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...

PRASA still a hospital case

....  article dated May 2022..... The transport albatross…. where now? Reports now indicate that Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) is a total shambles with neither a strategic plan, nor the operating ability to service the public at large....

Barbara Creecy goes with Climate Change

….  article dated May 2022..... Bill gives business a 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...

Countrywide report on expropriation reaches Parliament

 With the focus back on the original public works Expropriation Bill, a report on the countrywide public participation process has now reached Parliament, the input having now been consolidated by parliamentary staff who ventured for the first time into countrywide online public e-mail contributions and with hearings conducted by virtual input.

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Late changes on Employment Equity Bill

.....article dated 4 December 2021.... Compliance with regulations made easier..... Further parliamentary debate on more changes to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill is now programmed for February 2022 to account for certain minor changes...

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They still walk amongst us

....editorial dated 1 February 2022...... State Capture Report adds substance.... Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s well-crafted, highly professional State Capture Report makes for good reading and is must on this month’s top bookseller list.  ...

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Private Security Industry Bill to become law

Minister Cele takes aim at private security industry ....article dated 10 October 2021.... Police Minister Bheki Cele’s private security industry Bill, originally drafted in 2012 but held back at the time, then sent to Parliament for further...

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PRASA still not on track

With theft and vandalism, PRASA still not on track .....article dated 10 October 2021..... Despite some good intentions and a new board and management, a read between the lines of the PRASA 2021 annual parliamentary report shows that PRASA is still...

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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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The good-guy bad-guy principle

The good-guy bad-guy principle The good-guy bad-guy principle has been the theme behind many a detective novel for decades, as it has been the theme in movies like Hawaii Five 0 when in 1968 detective Steve McGarett said to his partner, detective...

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Mantashe summonsed by Parliament to appear

.....articled dated 15 August 2021..... Parliament demands oversight on DMRE energy plans…... Attempting to crack open once again the mysterious world of ANC oil, gas and energy policy and the secret deals undertaken by six successive energy...

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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...

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