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Editorial: Trust government to put politics first

Once again, political expediency has trumped principled action

​Research informs legislation to shed obesity

The sugar tax is helping to reduce obesity and its related diseases in South Africa

Rule of law requires our real respect

Be aware that history repeats itself — even when two types of government appear vastly different

Officials blow Act out of the water

The water department has failed to show how a farmer contravened the law when he diverted a river, creating a drought in the valley below.

US Republicans feel the rising heat

Some climate change deniers in the United States Senate have realised they are increasingly out of step with the public.

Doctors ‘operating legally’ after Concourt ruling

Issuing the proclamation led to a situation that could discourage practitioners from providing essential services for fear of criminal sanction.

Review of minerals Bill could prove a ‘legislative procedural nightmare’

The return of the controversial Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill for review could bode a legislative procedural nightmare.

Zuma: Public participation around minerals Bill was flawed

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill was sent back for reconsideration because it did not pass constitutional muster.

ANC to reassess rushed legislation

The ruling party has said it wants to "walk away" from rushing legislation that may be unconstitutional or exclusionary.

MPs consider marijuana stance

Political parties are responding cautiously to a Bill that would legalise the medical use of cannabis in South Africa.

Editorial: Tough business of creating jobs

Employment Bills are top of the list as the ANC eagerly pushes through legislation ahead of the 2014 elections.

Changes to hit short-term insurance

A draft of new legislation is changing the face of South Africa's short-term insurance sector and could lead to higher costs for consumers.

Open Parliament to the people

Strong legislatures in Parliament are essential to improving people's quality of life, writes Nkosikhulule Nyembezi and Sam Waterhouse.

Two years on, budget oversight office is still in limbo

The process of establishing an office to assist Parliament's oversight of the budgeting process and enable it to amend the budget remains in limbo.

‘Jury is out on Parliament’

Opponents of legislation face a dilemma: should they concentrate on fighting it or on ensuring that any new body preserves the Scorpions' approach?

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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