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Alison Lee

Alison Lee

NEWSFLASH FOR WEEK 2 (09 – 13 May 2022)

Dear All,


Please see the latest happenings for this week.





Comment sought on hazardous chemical use

The Forestry, Fisheries & Environment Department has invited chemical manufacturers and users, as well as any other interested parties, to make representations on which chemicals should be added to the lists of both the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions




Fee ruling ‘threatens our financial stability’, says auditing watchdog

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) says the recent court ruling that it should set aside some of its fees threatens its financial stability. The auditing industry watchdog told the Select Committee on Finance on Tuesday that it may have to knock on Treasury’s door if the courts don’t reverse that decision.




Changes to Mental Health Act

Sections of the legislation that allow involuntary detention of mental health patients, as happened in the Life Esidimeni matter, have been declared unconstitutional.








Dis-Chem flags data hack affecting over 3.6m customers

The retailer says it is still investigating the incident and has deployed additional safeguards in the meantime

JSE-listed pharmacy retail and healthcare group Dis-Chem has issued a notice on its website alerting customers that one of its third-party service providers suffered a data compromise on Thursday April 28, affecting 3.68 million of its customers.

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