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Environmental legislation updates

Changes to environmental legislation.... sent to clients 10 Oct..... The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has published for comment a whole series of amendments to the cluster of laws generally referred to as the NEMA laws, or South...

PetroSA on the rocks for R14.5bn

Project Apollo plan to save PetroSA... Sent to clients 6 Oct......A team comprising of industry experts is now defining a new strategy to save the PetroSA struggling offshore gas project on the East Coast.   The experts were not named but the...

Expropriation Bill grinds on

Expropriation: "public interest" and “property” 3- day précis...sent to clients 2 Nov..... Parties are coming closer during debate in the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to a slightly watered down Expropriation Bill, with Deputy Minister of...

Draft Copyright Amendment Bill raises queries

Copyright Bill proposes revenues to state... sent to clients 28 Oct....  Anomalies abound in the draft Copyright Amendment Bill, recently published for comment and now awaiting tabling in Parliament hopefully with a number of changes, say experts...

PetroSA on the rocks for R14.5bn

Project Apollo plan to save PetroSA... Sent to clients 6 Oct......A team comprising of industry experts is now...

Expropriation Bill grinds on

Expropriation: "public interest" and “property” 3- day précis...sent to clients 2 Nov..... Parties are coming closer...

Expropriation Bill grinds on

Expropriation: "public interest" and “property” 3- day précis...sent to clients 2 Nov..... Parties are coming closer during debate in the Portfolio Committee on Public Works to a slightly watered down Expropriation Bill, with Deputy Minister of...

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Draft Copyright Amendment Bill raises queries

Copyright Bill proposes revenues to state... sent to clients 28 Oct....  Anomalies abound in the draft Copyright Amendment Bill, recently published for comment and now awaiting tabling in Parliament hopefully with a number of changes, say experts...

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Green Paper on rail transport published

sent to clients 12 October..... National rail policy mapped out..... A Green Paper on South Africa’s National Rail Policy has been published for comment naming the country’s challenges in rail transportation, recommending policy direction and...

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Draft Copyright Bill raises queries

Copyright Bill gives fees to State... Sent to clients 6 October.... Anomalies abound in the draft Copyright Amendment Bill, recently published for comment and now awaiting tabling in Parliament, hopefully with a number of changes say experts in the...

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25.1% is maximum BEE control, says DTI

DTI upbeat on implementation of BEE codes..... In a report to Parliament on the amended BEE Codes of Practice and their implementation as from 1 May 2015, Lionel October, Director General of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and his B-BBEE...

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SARS understaffed to deal with transfer pricing

Davis report on transfer pricing confirms ... NB: This article updated after two recent meetings of committee on transfer pricing. Report with clients. South African Revenue Service (SARS) was completely lacking in sufficient staff to deal...

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Competition Commission zeroes in on retailing

Minister on new Competition Commission focus... The Competition Commission is to announce the terms of the market enquiry into “parts” of the retail industry within the next few weeks, said Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, in his...

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DTI does flip flop on BEE codes

B-BBEE codes changed on "management control"... A  lack of understanding of the effect of B-BBEE Codes on business and the industrial environment, despite a workshop on the subject, was demonstrated when the department of trade and industry (DTI)...

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Expropriation Bill grinds on

Expropriation: “public interest” and “property” 3- day précis…sent to clients 2...