ARTICLES RELATING TO LEGISLATION

Sifiso Skenjana: Why loopholes in the Copyright Amendment Bill matter so much

2019-04-02 06:00

Protection of property rights goes hand in hand with economic growth, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Bills, bills, bills: 7 draft laws for industry to watch in 2019

2018-12-27 08:36

From the National Minimum Wage Bill to the Carbon Tax Bill, here are some key bills industries will be watching in 2019.

Ramaphosa studying bill to give Auditor General more teeth

2018-09-13 20:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is currently considering the Public Audit Amendment Bill to ensure that it does indeed pass the test of constitutionality.

Unions welcome new healthcare laws – with a laundry list of concerns

2018-06-22 15:02

Unions and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.

PIC bill will curb CEO’s power

2018-06-03 06:07

The Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill may make the chief executive position, currently occupied by Dan Matjila, less influential by decentralising its powers – and hopefully attract investors.

Cosatu: Positives to delay in minimum wage deal

2018-03-27 18:07

Cosatu says even though it is disappointed that government will not be able implement the national minimum wage by the original May 1 deadline, this presents an opportunity to perfect the bill.

New 'key points' bill should include public interest defence – media groups

2018-03-22 21:11

A new bill currently being drafted to replace the apartheid-era National Key Points Act should include a clause that protects journalists investigating key points in the public interest, MPs have heard.

Parts of credit amendment bill unconstitutional - BASA

2018-01-31 19:33

The Banking Association of South Africa says it is concerned about the constitutionality of aspects of the proposed National Credit Amendment Bill.

Controversial changes to SA's public school system underway

2017-11-10 09:14

The Department of Basic Education have published the Draft Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, and the proposed implications are potentially huge.

AngloGold 'notes' new Tanzanian mining laws

2017-07-05 17:52

AngloGold Ashanti says it notes that the Tanzanian Parliament has approved legislation that will enable its government to renegotiate contracts with mining and energy companies.

 

Davies warned that 'devastating' Copyright Amendment Bill could cost SA jobs

2019-03-18 22:30

The Copyright Amendment Bill can have a devastating impact on the creative industry, impacting jobs and revenue, a coalition of artists, writers and publishers has said.

Postbank must be run separately from Post Office to protect depositors - MPs

2018-11-21 20:09

A new bill proposed by Treasury intends to amend five acts, including one which will affect state banks.

Finance Minister will amend SARS Act once Nugent inquiry wraps up

2018-08-16 16:03

Amendments to the SARS Act will be delayed until next year, pending the outcomes of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

July mining summit will help sharpen Mining Charter, Minister says

2018-06-17 13:05

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said in Sunday that the department’s summit in July will discuss the Mining Charter with industry and social partners.

Nissan's Qashqai ad just got banned in SA - because it features skateboarding on a public road

2018-05-17 18:15

The car-maker said it submitted the skateboarding concept to the ASA before shooting started

No minimum wage deal by Workers' Day - Oliphant

2018-03-26 19:23

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says Nedlac and Parliament have slowed down the finalisation of the minimum wage process to such an extent that the symbolic Workers' Day deadline will be missed.

Sign sugary tax, and 'Ramaphoria will turn into Ramaphobia' - FAWU

2018-03-12 19:32

If President Cyril Ramaphosa signs a so-called sugary tax into law, "Ramaphoria will turn into Ramaphobia", the Food and Allied Workers Union says.

BASA issues loan shark warning on draft bill on debt

2018-01-30 07:32

The draft bill on debt rescue should be managed responsibly, or people could resort to loansharks, warns the Banking Association of South Africa.

DA proposes law to strengthen transparency at PIC

2017-10-12 06:00

The DA has drafted a private member’s bill that it says will strengthen transparency and accountability at the Public Investment Corporation.

Police defend controversial protest law in court

2017-06-16 14:46

On Wednesday in the Western Cape High Court, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) argued that the Regulation of Gatherings Act was being used to criminalise the democratic right to protest.

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