Category: Parliament

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement announcing President Jacob’s Zuma’s appointment of 10 new […]

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

(Picture courtesy of: New24 and Eye Witness News) In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement […]

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill By Abdul Waheed Patel (Managing Director) and Wisahl Jappie (Political and Communications Advisor) Amidst ‘chamber politics’ that has thwarted Parliament’s public perception and credibility, it is presented with a significant opportunity to exhibit its Constitutional powers and functions as the national legislative […]

President refers intellectual property law back to Parliament

On 20 September 2012, the Presidency confirmed that South Africa President Jacob Zuma had referred back to Parliament the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (B-8B of 2010). Seeking to protect South Africa’s indigenous knowledge the intellectual property law system, the Bill was previously approved by the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces in October […]

Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill tabled in Parliament

The Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill (Bill 29 of 2012), was tabled in Parliament on 25 September 2012. Cabinet approval and public consultation Cabinet approved the Bill for tabling in Parliament towards the end of February 2012. The Bill was released for public comment in March 2012 and the commentary period was extended to […]

Protection of Personal Info Bill finalised

First tabled in Parliament in 2009, the Protection of Personal Information Bill (B9 B – 2012) is currently the longest standing piece of legislation before Parliament. According to MPs, this is the most technical bill ever tabled in Parliament. ETHICORE has been closely involved with the Parliamentary process on the Bill, including client representation and […]

Youth Parliament 2012

June is officially ‘Youth Month’ in remembrance of the youth of 1976 who stood up against unequal education and the apartheid regime’s policy of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction, above their native mother tongue and third language English. In commemorating and celebrating ‘Youth Month’, the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa hosts its […]

President Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle

Addressing a media conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, President Jacob this afternoon announced an unexpected cabinet reshuffle, reallocating existing cabinet ministers and deputy ministers to alternative portfolios and the appointment of a number of members of Parliament as deputy ministers. Prior to the announcement there were three vacancies in the National Executive, namely: […]

Infrastructure at a blistering pace

By Abdul Waheed Patel Managing Director ETHICORE Consulting and Advisory Solutions This morning, the Economic Development Department led by the Minister for Economic Development, Mr. Ebrahim Patel and a team of high-ranking officials briefed Parliament’s National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, on the Economic Development Department’s role in the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC). […]