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Kate Collier
New guideline on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths

A new guideline published by the chief inspector of mines aims to provide clarity on the process when the cause of a death on a mine is immediately unclear...

By Kate Collier 1 day ago

Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code
Have your say on draft B-BBEE sector code

The public can have their say on the draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code...

15 May 2019

Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration. Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock
Stronger laws can keep politicians from meddling in financial decisions

For governments to function optimally, there must be a good relationship between politicians and administrators. This "political-administrative interface" is a key theme of public administration, both in theory and in practice...

By Tania Ajam 13 May 2019

17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions
17 home builders deregistered for various contraventions

Seventeen contractors and builders have been deregistered from the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) database of approved homebuilders for contravening the Housing Consumers Protection Measures (HCPMA) Act...

30 Apr 2019

Comments invited on Draft Central Application Service Bill
Comments invited on Draft Central Application Service Bill

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Naledi Pandor has invited the public to submit comments on the draft bill to support students' access to post-school opportunities and make informed choices...

24 Apr 2019

SAQA welcomes NQF Amendment Bill
SAQA welcomes NQF Amendment Bill

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has commended the role players who have worked to get the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Amendment Bill through Parliamentary processes...

16 Apr 2019

Butsi Tladi, MD of Alexander Forbes Health
Cofi Bill brings down regulatory siloes for medical scheme customers

Healthcare sector stakeholders have long advocated for a single regulator, believing that the current dual framework creates a regulatory arbitrage not conducive to offering the consumer maximum protection...

10 Apr 2019

AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the President
AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the President

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament and is now ready to be signed into law by the President...

9 Apr 2019

IEC postpones implementation of Political Party Funding Act
IEC postpones implementation of Political Party Funding Act

The Electoral Commission (IEC) has decided to postpone the implementation of the Political Party Funding Act...

4 Apr 2019

Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to Parliament
Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to Parliament

Last week the minister of finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill (Bill) to Parliament, which aims to give effect to South Africa's objectives and commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

By Gillian Niven & Nirvasha Singh 2 Apr 2019

National law now prevents city from giving rates rebates to some NPOs, PBOs
National law now prevents city from giving rates rebates to some NPOs, PBOs

Due to changes in national legislation certain non-profit organisations (NPOs) and public benefit organisations (PBOs) who in the past could qualify for rates rebates will no longer be able to access this assistance...

2 Apr 2019

PoPI, social media and influencers
PoPI, social media and influencers

What we all should know and how to make your business compliant...

By Johanna McDowell 1 Apr 2019

Your payroll provider might be compliant, but are they honest and transparent?
Your payroll provider might be compliant, but are they honest and transparent?

Today, more and more businesses are confidently outsourcing business functions, or parts thereof to service providers whom they trust to do the job faster, more affordably, and more effectively than they can themselves. Payroll and HR is no exception to the trend...

By Warren van Wyk 1 Apr 2019

Key judgement secures renewable IPP contracts with Eskom
Key judgement secures renewable IPP contracts with Eskom

The Pretoria High Court has dismissed a declarator and interdict application brought by the Coal Transporters Forum (CTF) to set aside the power purchase agreements...

By Michael Evans & Megan Adderley 28 Mar 2019

Roger Baxter, CEO, Minerals Council
Minerals Council files for judicial review of Mining Charter clauses

The Minerals Council South Africa says that despite ongoing attempts to reach a compromise with the minister of energy, it has filed an application for judicial review to set aside certain clauses in the 2018 Mining Charter...

28 Mar 2019

Whether it's R1 or R1m - you have to be registered when lending money with interest
Whether it's R1 or R1m - you have to be registered when lending money with interest

The fall out between an elderly couple and their business partner, and the consequent lengthy legal battle, led to an interesting situation for anyone borrowing or lending money in South Africa...

By Lamis Adam 26 Mar 2019

Several bills get green light from National Assembly
Several bills get green light from National Assembly

As the fifth Parliament concludes its work in the next few weeks, it is pushing ahead by passing essential laws which are in line with the Constitution's values...

20 Mar 2019

How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners
How the BELA Bill could affect home education learners

Education officials are still finalising the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill, which is set to include some changes to the home education landscape in South Africa. This will particularly affect home education learners between the ages of seven and 15 years old...

By Professor Rita Niemann 19 Mar 2019

Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?
Can loot box systems be classified as gambling?

Whenever you think about gambling, you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for virtual-items?

By Sergio dos Santos 19 Mar 2019

When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops
When academic writing no longer pays, writing stops

The Copyright Amendment Bill in its current form will undermine the quality of higher education in South Africa...

By Prof Sihawukele Ngubane 15 Mar 2019

National Assembly approves Division of Revenue Bill
National Assembly approves Division of Revenue Bill

The National Assembly has approved the Division of Revenue Bill and the Financial Matters Amendment Bill...

14 Mar 2019

Bridget King, director, finance & banking at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
New financial law aligns SA with global markets

The revised draft of the Financial Matters Amendment Bill contains an update of the South African Insolvency Act, aligning it with the new laws that regulate the trading of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

14 Mar 2019

ANC to prejudice 20 million children with proposal to change the RAF
ANC to prejudice 20 million children with proposal to change the RAF

The African National Congress is pushing hard to prejudice approximately 20 million children, with a proposal to change the Road Accident Fund, prior to the upcoming elections...

By Jean-Paul Rudd, Issued by Adams & Adams 12 Mar 2019

Bridget King
Robust regulations on the cards for crypto assets

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and other regulators issued a consultation paper in January which points towards robust regulations for crypto assets...

6 Mar 2019

Dondo Mogajane, National Treasury director general
Finance minister seeks review of public protector report against DG

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has filed papers seeking the review and setting aside of the public protector's findings and remedial action against National Treasury Director-General, Dondo Mogajane...

4 Mar 2019

Have your say on Problem Building By-law
Have your say on Problem Building By-law

The City of Cape Town aims to make a number of changes to bulk up its Problem Building By-law. The revised by-law will be available for public comment from 1 March...

1 Mar 2019

Petri Greeff, Riscura head of investment advisory and administration
Education and communication are key to understanding retirement default regulations

Following the introduction of the amendments to the Pension Funds Act in September 2017, the deadline to comply with the Act's default regulations is now effective...

1 Mar 2019

Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation Act
Challenge to apartheid-era Intimidation Act

General Alfred Moyo, an activist in Makause informal settlement in the east of Johannesburg, is at the centre of a court case that challenges the constitutionality of part of the Intimidation Act of 1982...

By Zoë Postman 28 Feb 2019

National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill
National Assembly passes Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill

The National Assembly has passed the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill (TKLB)...

27 Feb 2019

Photo: Kempton Express
Is NHI going to make the SA economy even sicker?

Concerns raised by the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) over contradictions in the NHI and the Medical Schemes Amendment that could lead to potential job losses has raised the ire of the national health minister...

By Jasson Urbach 27 Feb 2019

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