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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...

Parliament told mining charter policy not law

......article dated 10 December 2021...... ANC wants BEE law to replace charter   At its core, a mining right is the basis on which all mines generate income; its validity (and the potential of future empowerment transactions) must be clearly...

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...

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.  ...

Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two extensive days of...

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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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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B-BBEE included with Covid relief regs

Covid relief & BEE don’t mix, say MPs When the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) were presenting their 2020/21 performance plan to Parliament and after stating that all Covid19 distress funding would be allocated using B-BBEE...

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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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New Competition Bill invades business principles

  Competition kill is not transformation, say critics Due to an idealogical theme imposed by the Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, on the new Competition Amendment Bill, recently published for comment, South Africa can expect a...

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Marine Spatial Bill targets ocean resources…

Bill to bring order to marine economy... November 2017 ParlyReport..... In the light of President Zuma’s emphasis in his recent speeches on oil and gas issues, it is important to couple this in terms of government policy with the tabling of the...

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Parliament thrashes out debt relief Bill

Credit Regulator calls for defined debt relief...  From November 2017 ParlyReport..... MacDonald Netshitenzhe, of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has told parliamentarians that his department in general endorses the call  by the National...

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DTI does flip flop on BEE codes

B-BBEE codes changed on "management control"... A  lack of understanding of the effect of B-BBEE Codes on business and the industrial environment, despite a workshop on the subject, was demonstrated when the department of trade and industry (DTI)...

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Protected Disclosures Act: More whistleblower cover

Act to cover workers and state employees... What was expected has now arrived in the form of an amending Bill to the Protected Disclosures Act, or “Whistleblowers Act”, which will draw contract workers, independent contractors, consultants and...

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UIF brings in foreign workers

Changes to Unemployment Insurance Act with new Bill.... Nearly thirty changes are proposed to the Unemployment Insurance Act, governing the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in the form of the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill now tabled. Among...

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