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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....

Taking the B-BBEE out of procurement

.....article May 2022...... New Bill adopts non racial approach.... Dean MacPherson, the DA’s shadow minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, states that the DA will be introducing a private member’s Bill, the Preferential Procurement Policy...

B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A delegation from the B-BBEE Commission has told Parliament that far from satisfactory transformation results are being achieved by business and industry in...

PRASA still not on track

With theft and vandalism, PRASA still not on track .....article dated 10 October 2021..... Despite some good intentions and a new board and management, a read between the lines of the PRASA 2021 annual parliamentary report shows that PRASA is still...

PRASA still not on track

With theft and vandalism, PRASA still not on track .....article dated 10 October 2021..... Despite some good...

B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A delegation from the B-BBEE Commission has told Parliament that far from satisfactory transformation results are being achieved by business and industry in...

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PRASA still not on track

With theft and vandalism, PRASA still not on track .....article dated 10 October 2021..... Despite some good intentions and a new board and management, a read between the lines of the PRASA 2021 annual parliamentary report shows that PRASA is still...

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President refers back National Land Transport Bill

National Land Transport Bill should not diminish municipal powers On the difficult matter as to whether the National Land Transport Bill will diminish certain municipal powers or provincial powers when this and similar national legislation is...

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Gas Amendment Bill changes energy horizon

.....article dated 9 September 2021..... Mantashe puts Gas Amendment Bill before Parliament....  An interminably long journey has finally come to an end with the tabling of the Gas Amendment Bill in Parliament, introduced by Minister Mantashe as...

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Copyright Bill to be partially re-written

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... Parliament rejects controversial clauses After a tense debate, the parliamentary trade and industry portfolio committee finally voted against further passage of the Copyright Amendment Bill as currently drafted...

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Employers claim COIDA Bill “pie in the sky”

.......article dated 4 June 2021...... Dysfunctional Compensation Fund the problem... The overall topic during four days of parliamentary hearings on the Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (COIDA Bill) centered around the troublesome...

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Minister Mantashe toe tapping on energy issues

.......article posted 25 June 2021...... Too many ideas and no decisions at all.....      In a parliamentary energy committee meeting, it was decided to hold over a vote to investigate the Karpowership SA tender award granted by the Department...

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Dept. of Communications not performing, say MPs

....article dated 1 May 2021.... New DG promises catch up... During a recent stormy parliamentary oversight meeting it emerged that Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) had met only 50% of its targets for the year 2020/21...

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Cadre deployment takes toll at PRASA

...article dated 28 February 2021.... CEO says sorting out the mess... In a meeting of the Transport Portfolio Committee, Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, addressed MPs together with senior members of PRASA's new management team and told them...

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