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Past Articles of Interest

Gas Amendment Bill changes energy horizon

.....article dated 9 September 2021..... Mantashe puts Gas Amendment Bill before Parliament.... ...

The Great Debate. Is a pension fund also a distress fund? 

....article dated 9 September 2021.... Members Bill jumping the gun, says Treasury.... The...

Hate Crimes Hate Speech Bill now in a rush

.....article dated 9 September 2021...... Parliament to help in setting rules to follow........

Marathon meetings on COIDA Bill

.....article dated 4 July.....  COIDA Act extended to cover all vulnerable workers.... Two...

Communications policy for data and cloud in the making

Communications policy for data and cloud in the making

Expropriation Bill key to land reform

......article dated 5 July 2021..... Parliament awaits outcome of ANC/EFF debate... Whatever...

Energy plan on gas exploration tabled

.......article dated 4 July 2021.... Minister to brief Parliament in August Now that Cabinet has...

Equity Bill bulldozed through committee

....article dated 4 July 2021....... Minister intent on setting BEE targets... The unusually large...

Minister holds ground on Employment Equity Bill

....article dated 4 June 2021..... Minister to fix black empowerment targets            Minister...

Copyright Bill to be partially re-written

.....article dated 4 June 2021..... Parliament rejects controversial clauses After a tense debate,...

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...

Expropriation Bill gets to Parliament again

Bill ostensibly to "free up" state land The Office of the Chief State Law Adviser, the legal entity that provides legal advice to the Cabinet, has cleared the recently re-introduced Public Works Expropriation Bill as constitutional, a declaration...

Small business: Ombud with powers proposed

.......article dated 27 January 2012..... Oversight and possible overkill..... Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, past Minister of Small Business Development, gazetted before her transfer a National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill, which aims to further...

AG’s office weary with poor health results

.......article dated 15 December 2020...... Health department tries spin on its bad annuals....  The Department of Health (DOH) was heavily criticised in a parliamentary meeting for having little control and inadequate checks on the country’s...

Minister to set Employment Equity targets

........article dated 15 November 2020..... Parliament briefed on Employment Equity Bill The Minister of Employment and Labour,Thulas Nxesi, has now addressed the Employment and Labour Committee on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill.  The...

Eskom, Mantashe spurn DA electricity plan

.....article dated 20 October 2020..... State zaps idea of independent power purchaser..... Minister Pravin Gordhan put any idea of private sector participation in an independent power purchasing plan firmly to bed by labelling any proposals as a...

Road to Africa: new border facilities planned

......article 20 August 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 major...

Post Office calls for R4.1bn to get through year

.... article dated 1 October..... Treasury reports of poor management at SAPO.... The parlous situation at the SA Post Office (SAPO) came under the microscope during a meeting of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations, during which it...

Busy parliamentary period ahead

......editorial for end october 2020...... Parliament remains virtual for fourth quarter.... The re-opening of Parliament for the fourth quarter was a surreal event with hardly time for greetings between...

Public Enterprises reports on Transnet

.....article dated october 15 2020..... Parliament hears latest on Transnet transformation  Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, was able to report on some discipline at Transnet during a recent parliamentary briefing, some progress...

Twin Peaks Bill awaits final parliamentary debate

...... article dated 10 October 2020..... COFI Bill puts new financial regime in place....  Final comment is now awaited on the Conduct for Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill before its tabling in Parliament.  National Treasury gave until 30...

Communal land is ‘no-mans-land’ Parliament told

..... article dated 30 September 2020.... Issue of communal land still unresolved..... Making the whole question of land settlement more difficult in South Africa, there exists a conundrum inherited from apartheid days that much of rural land in...

New Audit Profession Bill tightens oversight

...... article dated 30 September 2020..... Powers of search and seizure proposed.... In a recent  joint meeting of the  Standing Committee on Finance and the Finance Select Committee, both National Treasury and the Independent Regulatory Board for...

Fight over Reserve Bank Bill shareholding

.... article dated 30 September 2020.... EFF Bill states nil compensation for shares..... Making headlines  in Parliament for all the wrong reasons is the stormy debate over an EFF private members proposal, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...