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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...

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.

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...

Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill now in a rush

.....article dated 9 September 2021...... Parliament to help in setting rules to follow..... Resuscitated  by Parliament in the light of a recent finding by the Constitutional Court (CC) regarding its wording is the Prevention and Combating of Hate...

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.

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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Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill now in a rush

.....article dated 9 September 2021...... Parliament to help in setting rules to follow..... Resuscitated  by Parliament in the light of a recent finding by the Constitutional Court (CC) regarding its wording is the Prevention and Combating of Hate...

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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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Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for oversight...... The controversial Border Management Authority (BMA) law, which was first tabled in Parliament in 2016, passed its final law-making hurdle in March...

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Expropriation Bill gets to Parliament again

Bill ostensibly to "free up" state land The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, the legal entity that provides legal advice to the Cabinet, has cleared the recently re-introduced Public Works Expropriation Bill as constitutional, a declaration...

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Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, past Minister of Small Business Development, gazetted before her transfer a National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, which aims to further...

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DoH updates MPs on NHI

article July 15 2020...... Hopes for transversal tendering by 2025/26 ....Dr Gail Andrews, Chief Operations Officer at Department of Health (DoH), told Parliament that the department hopes to have a “public transversal contract” in place before...

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Copyright Bill goes back to Parliament

....posted on July 13 2020.... Hung by its own petard: Copyright Bill  Threatened not so much by the US administration, as Cabinet advisers would like us to believe, but more probably actioned more as per the presidency statement because of...

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Parliament goes virtual for lockdown

....20 May 2020... SA first with virtual e-debate ....At the same time as the venerable British Parliament was tackling what seemed to them a totally invasive idea of a virtual e-Parliament, South Africa was simultaneously tackling the same subject...

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Latest Cybercrime Bill free of state apparatchik

New Cybercrime Bill    ......Every business must have a battle plan In the light of the fact that the Cybercrimes Bill, now passed by Parliament, places obligations on financial institutions and service providers to report incidents to SAPS, it...

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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.