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Levelling the political playing field by cutting BEE procurement back to size

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Part 4 of the Zondo commission report into state capture came out last week. It primarily rehashes and reaffirms the story of how Eskom was

Lesufi’s revenge for his Overvaal defeat

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s promised ‘new dawn’ continues, with yet another damaging bill soon to be opened for public comment. This time it is both the powers

Why all South Africans should resist the criminalisation of ‘hate speech’

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The government plans to criminalise all speech that can be brought within the broad definition of hate speech contained in the Prevention and Combating of

Rescuing mining from the Charter morass

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Last Friday the mineral resources and energy portfolio committee met to discuss the impact of the September 2021 Pretoria high court judgment which struck down

Smuggling in a permanent income support grant via the back door

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Lindiwe Zulu, minister of social development, is seeking to smuggle in a permanent ‘social relief of distress’ grant by means of regulations on which she

Time for the courts to strike down BEE

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Last week the Constitutional Court struck down the Preferential Procurement Regulations (the Regulations) gazetted in 2017 by the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, under the

More reason for Ramaphosa to veto the Employment Equity Amendment Bill

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The Zondo commission’s recent reports have provided chapter-and-verse on the fraud and inflated pricing that bedevilled so many of the Gupta-linked procurement contracts entered into

High Court 1, Constitutional Court 0 on paralysed local councils

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In the past fortnight, two meetings of the Johannesburg metropolitan council have ‘descended into chaos’, in the graphic words of Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John

How to counter the Expropriation and Land Court Bills

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Now that the ANC’s attempt to rewrite the property clause (Section 25) in the Constitution has been defeated, the ruling party plans to achieve its

Ratcheting up the EWC risk yet again

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The ANC’s failure to secure a two-thirds majority for the EWC (Expropriation without Compensation) Constitutional Amendment Bill (formally the Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill) in December