Past Articles of Interest

Bill puts more hurdles in way of small business

.....   article dated May 2022 ...... Busybody Ombud more hindrance than help..... Small business...

Land Court bill to speed up land reform

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

PRASA still a hospital case

....  article dated May 2022..... The transport albatross…. where now? Reports now indicate that...

Barbara Creecy goes with Climate Change

….  article dated May 2022..... Bill gives business a compliance framework....... The Climate...

Taking the B-BBEE out of procurement

.....article May 2022...... New Bill adopts non racial approach.... Dean MacPherson, the DA’s...

Wordsmithing the Expropriation Bill

.....Article dated May 2022... Wordsmithing the Expropriation Bill... Defining and explaining the...

Small Enterprise Bill a big hurdle

......article dated 7 March 2022...... Hindrances with new Bill, not help.... Small business...

Land Court bill to speed up land reform

.......article dated 7 March 2022......  Debate coupled to Expropriation Bill .... On the...

B-BBEE Commission calls for non-compliance penalties

......  article dated 2 February 2022  ..... Commission says transformation too slow... A...

Minister Creecy introduces Climate Change Bill

.......... article dated 2 April 2022........ Parliament gets compliance framework The Climate...

Copyright Bill at provincial hearings stage

......article dated 5 October 2021..... Comments on final draft called for.... The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has now met on five separate occasions with the purpose of re-drafting portions of the Copyright Amendment Bill in order to...

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A light in the night

..... editorial posted 3 March 2022...... The judiciary could be winning against the radicals.... Some good things are beginning to happen at last.    If you can ignore the international breaking news endlessly pouring in with pictures of Putin’s...

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Parliament told mining charter policy not law

......article dated 10 December 2021...... ANC wants BEE law to replace charter   At its core, a mining right is the basis on which all mines generate income; its validity (and the potential of future empowerment transactions) must be clearly...

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Countrywide report on expropriation reaches Parliament

 With the focus back on the original public works Expropriation Bill, a report on the countrywide public participation process has now reached Parliament, the input having now been consolidated by parliamentary staff who ventured for the first time into countrywide online public e-mail contributions and with hearings conducted by virtual input.

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Late changes on Employment Equity Bill

.....article dated 4 December 2021.... Compliance with regulations made easier..... Further parliamentary debate on more changes to the Employment Equity Amendment Bill is now programmed for February 2022 to account for certain minor changes...

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They still walk amongst us

....editorial dated 1 February 2022...... State Capture Report adds substance.... Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s well-crafted, highly professional State Capture Report makes for good reading and is must on this month’s top bookseller list.  ...

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Minister Mantashe fails the green test once more

 .....editorial dated 12 December 2021....... Mantashe still has an eye for gas.... Always around and sniffing like a foxhound, especially when the subject of oil and gas arises, is our minister of energy, Gwede Mantashe.  Two things excite the...

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Private Security Industry Bill to become law

Minister Cele takes aim at private security industry ....article dated 10 October 2021.... Police Minister Bheki Cele’s private security industry Bill, originally drafted in 2012 but held back at the time, then sent to Parliament for further...

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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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