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New Bill proposes establishment of a Land Commission

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the department will soon table a Bill that will enable the establishment of a Land Commission that will help the state to conduct a comprehensive land audit...

2 days ago

What are the regulations regarding pool safety?

Very few respondents know of the legislation regarding privately owned swimming pools, according to a new survey conducted by pool cover specialists, Aqua-Net...

2 days ago

New medicines law will change rules on medical devices

When the amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act become operational, there will be significant changes to the existing regulatory regime...

3 days ago

Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill allows for whistleblowing on state

Whistleblowers are a key element of anti-corruption measures within the workplace, as they are most likely to witness incidences of fraud, corruption and unlawful conduct first-hand...

By Tony Canny and Krevania Pillay 22 Mar 2017

Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August

The credit life insurance industry has until August 2017 to align with the final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

15 Mar 2017

New property sector legislation overlooks transformation

New legislation for SA's property sector barely makes any reference to transformation of the sector...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Mar 2017

Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?

The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies targets, and a detailed timetable for attainment...

By Owen Murphy 9 Mar 2017

Take the proactive approach against rapid compliance changes

Rapid changes in the regulatory environment as a result of growing pressure from civil society are leaving organisations struggling to keep up with compliance overload...

Issued by LexisNexis 9 Mar 2017

Health insurance gets a two-year breather

Primary healthcare insurance products under threat from proposed regulations have been given a two-year exemption lifeline...

7 Mar 2017

Dutch consider tough new cybercrime law

The Netherlands is considering a bill to give police far-ranging powers to prosecute cybercrime, including the ability to hack suspects' computers or trap suspected paedophiles...

6 Mar 2017

Credit bill aims for debt forgiveness

The National Assembly its unanimous go-ahead to develop a bill amending the National Credit Act to provide debt relief to consumers...

By Linda Ensor 3 Mar 2017

Cabinet approves Bills

Cabinet at its fortnightly meeting has approved ten Bills, including the National Public Health Institutes of South Africa (NAPHISA) Bill, for tabling in Parliament...

2 Mar 2017

Gordhan set to amend tax laws over collection

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to amend tax laws to compel South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane to improve his tax collection accountability...

2 Mar 2017

Country needs a law addressing land restitution without compensation - Nkwinti

A single law should be developed to address the issue of land restitution without compensation, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said...

16 Feb 2017

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International

DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping a Mauritius-registered private resources investment firm is seeking legal redress against an Australian-listed junior resources company over contested mining rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

8 Mar 2017

Dutch seek law to help block foreign telecoms takeovers

The Dutch government on Thursday, 16 February, proposed a draft law enabling it to block or annul takeover bids of communications firms by foreign companies "in the name of national security".

17 Feb 2017

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