Trade & Industry Articles

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...

PetroSA’s desperate ploy to stay alive

.....article dated 10 March..... Mossel Bay's LNG refinery out of feedstock... PetroSA, the liquid gas participant in the Central Energy Fund (CEF) portfolio of state-run entities, has for some time reported to be running out of gas feedstock for...

New Transport Bill gives state too much power

Regulator’s powers excessive, say business sectors The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill is now before Parliament for debate, four meetings of the Portfolio Committee on Transport having taken place on this legislation which will establish a...

Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for oversight...... The controversial Border Management Authority (BMA) law, which was first tabled in Parliament in 2016, passed its final law-making hurdle in March...

Little support halts National Gambling Bill

.....article dated 7 September..... Some provinces see Bill as invasive.... The contentious National Gambling Amendment Bill took a nosedive in the Trade and Economic  Select Committee of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) following the...

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Parliament approves new Border Management Authority

......article 20 June 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...

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Warning shot fired over PPE stocks

....article July 20..... Parliament slaps Treasury on PPE procurement...... Last week a corruption weary public learnt that Parliament’s Finance Standing Committee were as outraged as them on the subject of state PPE purchasing arrangements. The...

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Funny business at the National State Lottery

.........article 25 July 2020........ NLC Commission finally to be investigated... For both the years 2018/9 and 2019/2020, Parliament has been unable to obtain from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) any official list of beneficiaries and any...

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Economic Regulation of Transport Bill plans for future

  .......article 15 July...... Its all about regulating prices, says govt.... The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, now in final process in Parliament, represents the complex task of bringing together a multitude of factors governing the...

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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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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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