Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 2 (08 – 12 November 2021)

Dear Readers

Please see the latest happenings from this past week.




Revised Tax Bills reflect significant changes

National Treasury proposals recently presented to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance provide insight into the rationale behind changes reflected in revised tax Bills tabled





Anti-vax doctors could lose their licences, says regulator

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is investigating complaints lodged by the public against doctors who have adopted an anti-vaccination stance, as the country pushes for higher levels of immunisation against the Covid-19 virus.

According to the body, a medical practitioner’s duty is to provide advice to any person on his or her physical health status and administer or prescribe relevant treatment.





South Africa’s mixed messages on procurement corruption

Despite new revelations of mega-public sector corruption, delays in adopting the Public Procurement Bill persist.

South Africa desperately needs laws to stop procurement corruption. Recent revelations by Daily Maverick/Scorpio of the R150 million Digital Vibes scandal involving contracts related to the government’s fight against COVID-19 underscore this.





Government commits to expedite policy changes in the road freight industry

Government has kept its promise to engage road freight industry and has committed to speed up the policy changes with regards to road freight following the recent widespread protests by truck owners and drivers.


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