The Cyber Crimes Bill, which seeks to provide for an interim protection order, has now been signed into law. The bill was signed by President Cyril Ramaphosa and is now an act of parliament. The bill was first introduced in 2017 and in 2018 it was passed by the National[…]
Turkey’s parliament passed a controversial bill that gives the government greater control of social media, sparking concerns about freedom of expression in the country. Under the new law approved on Wednesday, social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have to ensure they have local representatives in Turkey and to[…]
The Basic Education Department is ready to squash nearly all powers of school governing bodies if it can push through proposed amendments to the South African Schools Act. The changes will affect schools’ language policy, teacher appointments and pupil admissions. The public has until November 10 to comment on the[…]
A new bill that defines Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people has sparked criticism and seen as undermining the democratic character of the country, as well as fostering discrimination against Muslim and Christian minorities. If the Jewish homeland proposal becomes law, it would mean “the institutionalization of racism,[…]
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a strong appeal to masajid and other Muslim organizations, to avoid employing foreign nationals who do not have the appropriate work permits or documentation. This comes after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that a meeting would be scheduled between the department[…]
The Department of Transport has announced that a draft for the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill will be made available for public comment this week. The proposed new regulations will seek to speed up the process in which claimants are paid out after an accident. Amongst the introductions is a[…]
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