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Copyright Bill sits in President’s inbox

…..Copyright Bill at tipping point – yes or no? – 30 May 2020 –  Major issues remain at stake with the Copyright Amendment Bill sitting with the Presidency for signature for some thirteen months. The Bill will overhaul the copyright and trademark situation in South Africa, not attended to in the statute book by amending […]

Parliament goes virtual for lockdown

….20 May 2020… SA first with virtual e-debate ….At the same time as the venerable British Parliament was tackling what seemed to them a totally invasive idea of a virtual e-Parliament, South Africa was simultaneously tackling the same subject as COVID 19 arrived at the shores of Africa.  Immediately, the issue of the consideration of […]

Latest Cybercrime Bill free of state apparatchik

New Cybercrime Bill    ……Every business must have a battle plan In the light of the fact that the Cybercrimes Bill, now passed by Parliament, places obligations on financial institutions and service providers to report incidents to SAPS, it would seem imperative that preparedness by business for a cybercrime incident must include a well-planned response […]

Sixth Parliament will debate Expropriation Bill…

January 3, 2019

Expropriation Bill top subject for new parliament…. sent to clients early Jan 2019…. In December 2018, a new draft of the Expropriation Bill was published by government gazette with a 60-day period for comment.   This means the final document will no doubt become the kingpin of debate in the first session of the new Parliament. […]

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World Bank gets the cold shoulder

October 7, 2018

From the Aug/September 2018 ParlyReport……. Go to:   

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Communal Property Bill part of land reform

October 7, 2018

From Aug/September ParlyReport….

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Reserve Bank sees no threat in nationalisation

October 7, 2018

  FromAug/September report……

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New Competition Bill invades business principles

August 20, 2018

  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 highly charged series of hearings following the Bill’s recent tabling in Parliament.  

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Gigaba pushes for control of border posts

July 17, 2018

Treasury, Home Affairs at odds on customs issues Parliament will be debating in the new session in August the Border Management Authority Bill.   What the Bill proposes is a single state entity known as the Border Management Authority (BMA) to oversee all aspects of the movement in the import/export of goods and to control movement […]

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2019 to see final debate on land expropriation

July 7, 2018

Land expropriation no compensation now proposed..  sent to clients 8 July 2018…. Parliament is about to debate one of the most loaded issues since its formation under the new democratic dispensation in 1994; that of acquiring without compensation land as part of the current land reform programme.    Whether President Ramaphosa wanted such a debate […]

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3rd draft Mining Charter

June 20, 2018

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