Finance, economic Articles

Parliament updated on SOE finances

.....article dated 25 August 2020...... DPE presents bleak picture....  As part of a portfolio committee meeting covering the status of the seven SOEs under the umbrella of the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), new director general, ...

Pravin Gordhan’s plan for ailing SOEs

......article dated 3 September 2020...... New DG explains 'step in' powers..... Khathatso Tlhakudi, appointed recently by Pravin Gordhan as the new Director General, Public Enterprises, recently had the unenviable task of taking on angry MPs to...

Minister Patel and the Copyright Amendment Bill

.........article dated 2 September 2020.....  Start made on returned legislation...... Trade and Industry minister, Ebrahim Patel, has made it clear to Parliament that in his view the Copyright Bill, which was returned unsigned to Parliament by...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the first serious attempt to organise and restructure the struggling state entity Central Energy Fund (CEF) and rescue what will now be...

PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the...

Minister Patel and the Copyright Amendment Bill

.........article dated 2 September 2020.....  Start made on returned legislation...... Trade and Industry minister, Ebrahim Patel, has made it clear to Parliament that in his view the Copyright Bill, which was returned unsigned to Parliament by...

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PetroSA part of new energy plan

.....article dated 2 September 2020..... CEF to restructure both PetroSA and NECSA..... In what appears to be the first serious attempt to organise and restructure the struggling state entity Central Energy Fund (CEF) and rescue what will now be...

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Little support halts National Gambling Bill

.....article dated 7 September..... Some provinces see Bill as invasive.... The contentious National Gambling Amendment Bill took a nosedive in the Trade and Economic  Select Committee of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) following the...

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Warning shot fired over PPE stocks

....article July 20..... Parliament slaps Treasury on PPE procurement...... Last week a corruption weary public learnt that Parliament’s Finance Standing Committee were as outraged as them on the subject of state PPE purchasing arrangements. The...

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Economic Regulation of Transport Bill plans for future

  .......article 15 July...... Its all about regulating prices, says govt.... The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill, now in final process in Parliament, represents the complex task of bringing together a multitude of factors governing the...

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Battle of the Bulge

.......editorial .....August 2020....... What size the SA public service? It is plain to see that the country’s major liability in terms of over-expenditure is the massive public sector wage bill which, by any standard, is totally out of proportion...

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Employment Equity Bill sets BEE targets

.....article July 26.... Minister gets tough on B-BBEE....  At the same time as Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, tabled in Parliament the new Employment Equity (EE) Amendment Bill proposing that new BEE targets for business and...

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FFC: budget cuts may worsen service delivery

....article dated 20 July 2020....  Balance between needs and cuts required....  The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), the independent body which reports to Parliament on intergovernmental financial relations (IGFR) in terms of the...

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