Land,Agriculture Articles

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...

Eskom starts internal overhaul

.....July 7 article..... De Ruyter keeps his cards close  When asked by parliamentarians if Eskom would be calling upon retirees and ex-employees to assist with the Eskom recovery plan, CEO André de Ruyter told a joint Public Enterprises meeting...

Draft climate change strategy in Parliament

.......article June 2019..... Plan to counter climate change underway... The inevitability of climate change and the need to plan for its effects on the lives of South Africans is now to be tackled, according to the Department of Environmental...

Parliamentary Overview 12 June 2019….

  Changing the guard...   Plenty of note for business has happened legislatively during the parliamentary recess but perhaps none so important as the re-structuring of Cabinet. As a result  there will be a change in the appropriate portfolio...

Eskom starts internal overhaul

.....July 7 article..... De Ruyter keeps his cards close  When asked by parliamentarians if Eskom would be calling...

Draft climate change strategy in Parliament

.......article June 2019..... Plan to counter climate change underway... The inevitability of climate change and the need to plan for its effects on the lives of South Africans is now to be tackled, according to the Department of Environmental...

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Parliamentary Overview 12 June 2019….

  Changing the guard...   Plenty of note for business has happened legislatively during the parliamentary recess but perhaps none so important as the re-structuring of Cabinet. As a result  there will be a change in the appropriate portfolio...

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IEMO Bill proposes separated power purchasing

.... article June 2019....       Eskom to become major energy supplier... Now tabled is the DA’s plan to create an Independent Electricity Market Operator (IEMO) on a phased basis with the responsibility of centralised purchasing of electricity...

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Communal Property Bill assists land reform

Reform assisted on communal property  ...sent to clients 21 Oct....The tabling of the Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill could represent a major advance in bringing order to many aspects of government’s land reform policy. In essence,...

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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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Expropriation Bill has now to be faced

Much of the sting goes out of Expropriation Bill..... The subject of expropriation, not necessarily of land but any property, has now reached the stage of a considerably watered down third Bill which has now been tabled and whilst there are...

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Expropriation of land stays constitutional

Minister now quoted in Parly minutes... In a press media briefing and subsequently in a meeting of the rural development and land reform parliamentary portfolio committee, minister Gugile Nkwinti confirmed that the whole process of land restitution...

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SA to get coastal management underway

Coastal management includes cities and rural areas ... South Africa’s National Coastal Management Programme (NCMP) is now underway with the publication of working proposals by the department of environmental affairs (DEA) which was accompanied by a...

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