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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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Zuma foundation claims ex-president was prepared to testify, but Zondo played politics

Zuma’s namesake organisation twists facts and the law – he told Zondo he would answer questions but only in private to the deputy chief justice

President urges caution against more contagious Covid variant as SA moves to level 1

The curfew is shorter, alcohol sale times almost normal and more people can meet at religious, social, political and cultural gatherings

Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

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