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Past Articles of Interest

Cadre deployment takes toll at PRASA

...article dated 28 February 2021.... CEO says sorting out the mess... In a meeting of the...

PetroSA’s desperate ploy to stay alive

.....article dated 10 March..... Mossel Bay's LNG refinery out of feedstock... PetroSA, the liquid...

New Transport Bill gives state too much power

Regulator’s powers excessive, say business sectors The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill is...

Smoke and mirrors with new Border Authority Act 

.......article first appeared 2 February 2021........ Chair Bongani Bongo calls for...

Expropriation Bill gets to Parliament again

Bill ostensibly to "free up" state land The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, the legal...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo...

AG’s office weary with poor health results

.......article dated 15 December 2020...... Health department tries spin on its bad annuals.... ...

Minister to set Employment Equity targets

........article dated 15 November 2020..... Parliament briefed on Employment Equity Bill The...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser........

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 2020..... The road to Africa: six new border facilities Department of Home...

Pravin Gordhan’s plan for ailing SOEs

......article dated 3 September 2020...... New DG explains 'step in' powers..... Khathatso Tlhakudi, appointed recently by Pravin Gordhan as the new Director General, Public Enterprises, recently had the unenviable task of taking on angry MPs to...

Minister Patel and the Copyright Amendment Bill

.........article dated 2 September 2020.....  Start made on returned legislation...... Trade and Industry minister, Ebrahim Patel, has made it clear to Parliament that in his view the Copyright Bill, which was returned unsigned to Parliament by...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the first serious attempt to organise and restructure the struggling state entity Central Energy Fund (CEF) and rescue what will now be...

Road Accident Fund stays as it was

......article dated 2 September..... Parliament withdraws Bill making settlement changes... The idea that MPs might be able to revitalize the Road Accident Fund (RAF) by changing the method of claims payments under a new Road Accident Benefit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Battle of the Bulge

.......editorial .....August 2020....... What size the SA public service? It is plain to see that the country’s major liability in terms of over-expenditure is the massive public sector wage bill which, by any standard, is totally out of proportion...

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...

Face out in Parliament 

editorial....July 13 2020...              High Noon... Parliament recently saw a drama being played out that was reminiscent of the old and famous movie where, after a long number of small confrontations, the two parties shoot it out in Main...

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...

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...

DoH updates MPs on NHI

article July 15 2020...... Hopes for transversal tendering by 2025/26 ....Dr Gail Andrews, Chief Operations Officer at Department of Health (DoH), told Parliament that the department hopes to have a “public transversal contract” in place before...

NECSA says nuclear will come to SA

......may 15 2020...... A damaged NECSA plans its energy future ..... The South African Nuclear Corporation (NECSA), with an employee role beyond its capacity as a result of waiting  for a R750bn nuclear programme which never arrived, might be...