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Land Court bill to speed up land reform

.......article dated 7 March 2022......  Debate coupled to 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 long backlog of land...

Zikalala renews attack on judiciary

...... editorial  dated 2 April ......        Shifting the blame for failure..... It has happened again. Many have assumed that the disgraceful outpourings of Lindiwe Sisulu, who labelled the Constitution as an impediment in the way of the...

A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

Is a pension fund also a distress fund? 

Treasury says pension fund Bill jumping the gun ....article dated 9 September 2021.... The argument against dis-allowing a portion of a pension fund to a members has been around for as long as the mantra that by disallowing any access at all, the...

New Audit Profession Bill tightens oversight

...... article dated 30 September 2020..... Powers of search and seizure proposed.... In a recent  joint meeting of the  Standing Committee on Finance and the Finance Select Committee, both National Treasury and the Independent Regulatory Board for...

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Fight over Reserve Bank Bill shareholding

.... article dated 30 September 2020.... EFF Bill states nil compensation for shares..... Making headlines  in Parliament for all the wrong reasons is the stormy debate over an EFF private members proposal, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...

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Minister Patel and the Copyright Amendment Bill

.........article dated 2 September 2020.....  Start made on returned legislation...... Trade and Industry minister, Ebrahim Patel, has made it clear to Parliament that in his view the Copyright Bill, which was returned unsigned to Parliament by...

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Road Accident Fund stays as it was

......article dated 2 September..... Parliament withdraws Bill making settlement changes... The idea that MPs might be able to revitalize the Road Accident Fund (RAF) by changing the method of claims payments under a new Road Accident Benefit...

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Little support halts National Gambling Bill

.....article dated 7 September..... Some provinces see Bill as invasive.... The contentious National Gambling Amendment Bill took a nosedive in the Trade and Economic  Select Committee of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) following the...

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Funny business at the National State Lottery

.........article 25 July 2020........ NLC Commission finally to be investigated... For both the years 2018/9 and 2019/2020, Parliament has been unable to obtain from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) any official list of beneficiaries and any...

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Employment Equity Bill sets BEE targets

.....article July 26.... Minister gets tough on B-BBEE....  At the same time as Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, tabled in Parliament the new Employment Equity (EE) Amendment Bill proposing that new BEE targets for business and...

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By-passing Parliament at one’s peril

....editorial,  30 May 2020 Regulations mania hits South Africa ..... Winston Churchill, perhaps the greatest political and parliamentary figure of the last century, said that if you make 10,000 regulations you destroy all respect for the law. ...

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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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A light in the night

….. editorial posted 3 March 2022…… The judiciary could be...