Land,Agriculture Articles

Bill puts more hurdles in way of small business

.....   article dated May 2022 ...... Busybody Ombud more hindrance than help..... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments...

Land Court bill to speed up land reform

..... article dated may 2022.....   Debate coupled with tabling of 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...

PRASA still a hospital case

....  article dated May 2022..... The transport albatross…. where now? Reports now indicate that Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) is a total shambles with neither a strategic plan, nor the operating ability to service the public at large....

Barbara Creecy goes with Climate Change

….  article dated May 2022..... Bill gives business a 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...

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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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)...

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Decision time for fuel industry, MPs told

.....article dated 5 May 2021....... SA oil refineries have limited future...        In a recent parliamentary meeting of the energy portfolio committee, AdvThabo Mokoena, DDG of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, surprised many with...

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Industry speaks out on Employment Equity Bill

.......article dated 1 May 2021..... Minister's plans to apply BEE targets too dictatorial..... The highly contentious Employment Equity Amendment Bill, tabled in a hurry by Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now reached a stage in...

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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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Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on the final plan for the construction of six new modern facilities at South Africa’s border posts, part of a major...

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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...

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FFC: budget cuts may worsen service delivery

....article dated 20 July 2020....  Balance between needs and cuts required....  The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), the independent body which reports to Parliament on intergovernmental financial relations (IGFR) in terms of the...

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Eskom starts internal overhaul

.....July 7 article..... De Ruyter keeps his cards close  When asked by parliamentarians if Eskom would be calling upon retirees and ex-employees to assist with the Eskom recovery plan, CEO André de Ruyter told a joint Public Enterprises meeting...

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Draft climate change strategy in Parliament

.......article June 2019..... Plan to counter climate change underway... The inevitability of climate change and the need to plan for its effects on the lives of South Africans is now to be tackled, according to the Department of Environmental...

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