Government rebukes BEE non-compliance
Government will crack down on those who circumvent black economic empowerment legislation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s conference in Midrand, Minister Davies said government is aware of the complicated practices companies engaged in to avoid complying with the... Read more
Minimum wage roadshows set to resume
The Department of Labour will embark on another national series of roadshows on the National Minimum Wage (NMW), this time focusing on the bill exemption process with employers’ across the country. The bill, which is set to pave way for the NMW in South Africa, is currently in Parliament... Read more
Land expropriation must follow the law
President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that land expropriation without compensation must be done within the confines of the law. “When we talk about the return of the land to our people, we have got to do everything in an orderly way, in terms of our laws, in terms of... Read more
No need to panic over land reform
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on the international community not to panic over the Parliamentary process on land reform. “There is no need to panic or be alarmist,” said Minister Sisulu in a statement on Sunday, reacting to a number of international organizations and individuals... Read more
National Assembly adopts motion on land expropriation without compensation
The National Assembly on Tuesday set in motion a process to amend the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The motion, brought by the EFF leader Julius Malema, was adopted with a vote of 241 in support, and 83 against. The only parties... Read more
VAT needed to be increased to stabilise debt
  Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said government had reached a point where increasing value-added tax (VAT) had to be done. This, he said, was necessary after he announced a R51 billion revenue shortfall in the medium term budget in October, which meant that the budget deficit would rise and... Read more
Vulekamali portal makes Budget more accessible
The Vulekamali portal, launched by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday, will make information on the Budget more accessible to ordinary South Africans. The online portal presents information in a simplified format and shows members of the public how public resources are generated and used. The Minister launched the... Read more
SARS welcomes Presidential tax inquiry
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of an inquiry into tax administration and governance at the revenue service. “The South African Revenue Service welcomes President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation pledge to launch a Commission of Inquiry into tax administration and governance at... Read more
Workers should not be paid less than the set minimum wage
The Department of Labour says all workers who do not fall under the farm/forestry, domestic sectors, Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) and learnerships should not be paid less than the set R20 minimum wage per hour. The department’s Director: Employment Standards, Stephen Rathai, reminded workers in Upington in Northern... Read more
Police Minister rebuffs corruption plot
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed media reports that he orchestrated a plot to defraud Crime Intelligence. Sunday newspapers reported that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is conducting an investigation into a failed plot, which would have seen Crime Intelligence funds pay for votes at the African National... Read more