Justice, constitutional Articles

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...

Communal land is ‘no-mans-land’ Parliament told

..... article dated 30 September 2020.... Issue of communal land still unresolved..... Making the whole question of land settlement more difficult in South Africa, there exists a conundrum inherited from apartheid days that much of rural land in...

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...

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)...

Road Accident Fund stays as it was

......article dated 2 September..... Parliament withdraws Bill making settlement changes... The idea that MPs might be...

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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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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Home Affairs white paper appears govt meddling

White Paper re-focuses on immigration, security...  Report issued to clients April end 2019..... Gathering a head of steam and running into trouble both at home and abroad, is (former) Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s Draft White Paper on Home Affairs,...

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Tax Avoidance Bill: NPA and Hawks on illicit flows

Treasury, FIC, Hawks, NPA give Parly update... report to clients end of April ... It now seems inevitable that the Minister of Finance will be tabling a General Anti Tax-avoidance (GATA) Bill by July 2019 as part of National Treasury’s plan to...

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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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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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