New minerals bill may undermine BEE - Zuma

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President Jacob Zuma believes proposed key legislation governing the oil, gas and minerals industries could undermine black economic empowerment.

Oil bill constitutionally flawed - DA

2015-01-23 15:55

Legislation giving the state a 20% free stake in new oil and gas ventures may not see the light of day because parliament wrongly dealt with it as a normal bill.

Zuma refers energy bill back

2015-01-16 19:03

President Jacob Zuma has referred the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration, the presidency says.

Are alternative medicines in trouble in SA?

2014-09-03 12:04

New legislation is threatening the sale of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) and may have a devastating impact on this multi-billion rand industry.

Is greyhound racing coming back to SA?

2014-08-14 13:55

Animal welfare groups have accused government ministers of having “dollar signs in their eyes” after putting greyhound racing back on the agenda.

Britain moves to keep email, phone data

2014-07-10 19:02

Britain says it will rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms companies to retain customers' data for a year.

New land bill offers little comfort - ARD

2014-07-03 15:38

Government has not budgeted enough money to deal with the expected number of new land claims, the Alliance for Rural Democracy says.

AfriForum submits opinion on secrecy bill

2014-07-01 15:25

AfriForum has submitted new legal opinion on the protection of state information bill to President Jacob Zuma to address various concerns, deputy CEO Ernst Roets says.

Zuma signs land bill into law

2014-06-30 14:47

President Jacob Zuma has signed the restitution of land rights amendment bill into law.

New immigration regulations 'unconstitutional'

2014-05-27 12:42

The country's newly gazetted immigration regulations are unconstitutional and may trigger a raft of litigation, according to a migration company.

Traditional courts bill still before Parly

2014-02-28 15:42

The draft traditional courts bill is still before Parliament despite media reports to the contrary, the justice department says.

Land restitution bill passed after heated debate

2014-02-26 13:08

The bill which would see the land restitution process being re-opened has been passed, following a heated and emotional debate in the National Assembly.

Info bill note causes confusion

2013-12-12 18:01

An internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature's fourth term sparked unfounded rumours that the Protection of State Information Bill had been signed into law.

Sanef urges Zuma not to sign info bill

2013-11-14 13:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has appealed to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the protection of state information bill into law in its current form.

Mthethwa: Key Points Act won't be scrapped

2013-11-08 17:11

The National Key Points Act will not be scrapped but amended, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Youth wage subsidy bill passed

2013-11-01 08:07

Parliament has adopted the employment tax incentive bill as the Treasury prevailed in its three-year battle with Cosatu over a youth wage subsidy.

Dangerous weapons act takes effect in 2014

2013-10-09 13:26

An act prohibiting the possession of dangerous weapons, replicas or imitations in public will come into operation in January, the presidency says.

Parts of info bill 'irrational' - Zuma

2013-09-12 15:10

President Jacob Zuma says some parts of the controversial info bill, which he has referred back to the National Assembly, are "irrational".

Meet the woman who helped change South Africa’s immigration policy

2013-08-28 00:00

An insightful Q&A with Angelika Yakovchuk, a South African lawyer who has been pivotal in the amendment of SA immigration law.

Costing queried as DNA bill gets the nod

2013-08-13 19:16

The so-called DNA bill has been formally adopted by Parliament's police portfolio committee.

Sars submits customs bills to Parliament

2013-08-08 19:24

Amendment legislation intended to curb smuggling has been submitted to Parliament, the SA Revenue Service says.

E-toll bill waits for Zuma

2013-07-28 19:00

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says her department will forge ahead with its plans to implement e-tolling on Gauteng’s freeways once President Jacob Zuma has signed the tolling bill into law.


The Constitutional Court heard argument on Thursday on an application to confirm an order that consensual sexual conduct by children between 12 and 16 should not be a criminal offence. Watch.

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Mthethwa: Key points act to be reviewed

2013-05-30 19:07

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says that the National Key Points Act will be reviewed fairly speedily, to bring it in line with the Constitution.

ConCourt to rule on customary marriage

2013-05-29 21:59

The Constitutional Court will rule o whether a first wife in a customary marriage needs to give consent for a second marriage to be valid.


Controversial bill sent back to Parliament

2015-01-26 14:15

The controversial mineral and petroleum resources development amendment bill was sent back because it did not pass constitutional muster, President Jacob Zuma's office says.

DA wants key points act repealed

2015-01-23 12:31

The DA plans to submit a private members' bill to Parliament to nullify the National Key Points Act because it is inconsistent with transparency and accountability.

Cabinet approves expropriation bill

2014-09-04 12:14

Cabinet has approved the draft expropriation bill and it will now be tabled in Parliament, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

Activist: Publish laws in all 11 languages

2014-08-19 10:25

The government has been taken to the Equality Court in a bid to get it to publish legislation in all 11 official languages.

Free food labelling guide available for download

2014-07-30 08:59

Unilever's new Food Labelling Ingredients and Legislation Guide is released globally.

Zuma signs proclamation on new departments

2014-07-03 22:32

President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation to give effect to changes to government departments since the 7 May general elections.

Land claimants urged to return to their land - Nkwinti

2014-07-01 16:37

New land claimants will be encouraged to return to the places from where they were dispossessed instead of opting for pay-outs, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti says.

Zuma assents to property valuation act

2014-06-30 14:56

President Jacob Zuma has assented to the Property Valuation Act 2014.

Christian group applauds Mogoeng

2014-06-05 14:06

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng did well to defend his religious beliefs given an "anti-Christian media bias", the Family Policy Institute says.

Constitutional Court to hear Hawks case

2014-05-15 07:01

The Constitutional Court is to hear two applications seeking greater independence for the Hawks.

Land laws are biased - Zuma

2014-02-27 14:20

Laws governing land reform and restitution are biased in favour of land owners, President Jacob Zuma has told the National House of Traditional Leaders.

Sexual Offences Act before ConCourt

2014-02-06 09:45

The Constitutional Court is to hear an application for confirmation of an order granted by the Western Cape High Court which declared part of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional.

Political spat over champagne breakfasts

2013-12-05 08:49

The ANC says a last minute recommendation regarding champagne breakfasts by the DA into Cape Town's draft liquor by-law is discriminatory.

Parliament OKs legal practice bill

2013-11-12 20:47

The legal practice bill, which has far-reaching implications for the legal profession, has been approved by the National Assembly.

Mthethwa: Key Points review under way

2013-11-08 14:39

A policy document setting out proposed changes to the National Key Points Act will be ready by the end of the month, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Info bill not end of media freedom - Thloloe

2013-10-16 14:38

There will still be space for press freedom even when the protection of state information bill becomes law, former press ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

Confusion over Zuma's info bill announcement

2013-09-12 16:45

A statement by President Jacob Zuma in which he announced that he was sending the info bill back to Parliament, has caused considerable confusion.

Meet the woman who helped change South Africa’s immigration policy

2013-08-30 09:58

This women’s month we celebrate the success and accomplishments of Angelika Yakovchuk, a South African lawyer who has been pivotal in the amendment of SA immigration law.

Passing DNA bill a step forward - NGO

2013-08-13 23:05

The adoption of the DNA bill by MPs is a big step towards removing dangerous criminals from South Africa's streets, the DNA Project says.

Zuma signs new court bill

2013-08-13 17:31

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law a bill that aims to promote access to justice, the presidency says.

Public admin laws breached - experts

2013-07-31 17:27

The Constitutional principles prescribing how public administration must be governed are breached every day, the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa says.

Heir to throne appeals to ConCourt

2013-06-12 19:08

The Constitutional Court is to hear an application for leave to appeal against a high court order in a dispute over who is the rightful king of the AmaMpondo AseQawukeni.

Judgment reserved in child sex case

2013-05-30 20:45

The Constitutional Court reserved judgment on whether it was unconstitutional to criminalise consensual sex between children between the ages of 12 and 16.

ConCourt hears child sex law case

2013-05-30 15:58

The Constitutional Court has heard argument on on an application to confirm an order that consensual sexual conduct by children between 12 and 16 should not be a criminal offence.

'Pleasure executives' brief MPs

2013-05-24 22:11

MPs should join other respected local and international groups to push for the decriminalisation of prostitution, rights activists have told Parliament's joint committee on HIV/Aids.

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