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Is The B-BBEE Commission Overstepping Its Powers?
South Africa’s B-BBEE Commission – the “enforcer” of BEE compliance – has, in recent months, found itself on the wrong side of the law. Separate rulings made by the High Court indicate that the Commission’s zealous and single-minded approach to fronting could well be at odds with its legislative mandate to function impartially, without fear, favour or prejudice.
Sasol in the dock for environmental degradation at Secunda, polluting the Vaal River
Sasol has been ordered to appear in court next month to face several charges of environmental degradation. These include the unlawful disposal of waste and the negligent discharge of contaminated water into the Vaal River at its Secunda operations in Mpumalanga.
Calls for changes to liquor bill
Calls for the Liquor Amendment Bill to be reintroduced to the national legislature have been made, as organisations believe that strengthening certain clauses in the Bill would serve as a springboard for improving alcohol regulation at all levels of government for the public’s benefit.
This comes after DG Murray Trust (DGMT) held a workshop yesterday, discussing a way towards reasonable limits on the sale and consumption of alcohol to reduce binge drinking and heavy drinking.
New RAF ruling on medical expenses faces legal challenge
Communication from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to its claim handlers stating it would no longer pay for expenses already disbursed by a medical scheme to a claimant is being challenged in court.
Phineas Mawila, who was seriously injured in a car accident will on September 26 ask the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have the circular sent by the RAF overturned.
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