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Small Enterprise Bill a big hurdle

......article dated 7 March 2022...... Hindrances with new Bill, not help.... Small business development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has now tabled her controversial National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, having earlier sought comments for...

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...

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...

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...

A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are...

Mantashe summonsed by Parliament to appear

.....articled dated 15 August 2021..... Parliament demands oversight on DMRE energy plans…... Attempting to crack open once again the mysterious world of ANC oil, gas and energy policy and the secret deals undertaken by six successive energy...

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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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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...

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Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill now in a rush

.....article dated 9 September 2021...... Parliament to help in setting rules to follow..... Resuscitated  by Parliament in the light of a recent finding by the Constitutional Court (CC) regarding its wording is the Prevention and Combating of Hate...

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Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two extensive days of discussions were not enough to finalise all the amendments necessary to bring the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases...

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Expropriation Bill key to land reform

......article dated 5 July 2021..... Parliament awaits outcome of ANC/EFF debate... Whatever happens as a result of the extended ad-hoc parliamentary meetings between the governing party and the EFF on the proposed Amendment of Section 25 of the...

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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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Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large number of objections from business to the “cavalier approach" by Minister Thulas Nxesi on the fixing of BEE targets for various sectors in terms of...

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