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Call for parliamentary disaster management oversight……

parties to debate disaster management oversight proposals  .......article dated 5 August 2021...... A Disaster Management Amendment Bill, originally published for comment in October 2020, has now finally made it to Parliament and sits for process...

Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two extensive days of discussions were not enough to finalise all the amendments necessary to bring the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases...

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...

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)...

Bill to end living will ambiguity

 .....article June 15 2019... Living Will to be listed in Health Act.... A private member’s Bill has finally been tabled in Parliament  to amend the National Health Act which, if passed, will bring about more certainty on the legal status of living...

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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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Official recognition to come for living wills

Living wills to be recognised by National Health Act A private member’s Bill has finally been tabled in Parliament amending the National Health Act which, if passed, will bring about more certainty on the legal status of living wills. It will...

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NHI to focus on better nursing, says DoH

Pilot NHI facilities to get IT systems An impassioned plea in Parliament by minister of health, Aaron Motsoaledi, when presenting the strategy and annual performance plan of the department health (DoH), that nursing in South Africa should return to...

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SA to get coastal management underway

Coastal management includes cities and rural areas ... South Africa’s National Coastal Management Programme (NCMP) is now underway with the publication of working proposals by the department of environmental affairs (DEA) which was accompanied by a...

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