Tobacco experts questions lack of ‘regulation’ of alcohol industry

NATIONAL Tobacco experts have questioned why government has not pursued similar regulation for the alcohol industry. It comes as the Tobacco and Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill prepares to reach Parliament. Stakeholders agree alcohol causes much greater harm than tobacco, particularly during the festive season. The Health Department[…]

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Giselle Maritz sentenced to five years imprisonment for defrauding a law firm

Giselle Maritz has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for defrauding a law firm in Bloemfontein. The Bloemfontein Magistrates Court sentenced Maritz for fraud, money laundering, and contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act. Phatshoane Attorneys discovered that Maritz was unlawfully transferring trust funds to her bank account between[…]

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Gov seeks to repeal apartheid era trespass law

LOCAL The Department of Justice and Correctional Services is seeking to repeal an apartheid era trespass law, saying that it has lost its relevance in a constitutional democracy. The department has published the draft Unlawful Entering on Premises Bill for public comment. The new bill is aimed at replacing the[…]

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Legal obligation to report child abuse: expert

A child rights expert has emphasised that failing to report sexual abuse against children is a criminal offence. It comes on the heels of a widely circulated video alleging sexual abuse perpetrated by two well-respected brothers in the Bo-Kaap community, which family members were reportedly made aware of. Now in[…]

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Three bills that may become law

At the end of October, the National Assembly reviewed and revived a total of 14 bills which had lapsed by the end of the fifth Parliament. The Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) has stated that there are currently 39 unfinished bills that were left unattended. The said bills are then to[…]

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