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Government’s proposed cloud policy and data nationalisation is a threat to international competitiveness – Sakeliga

Government’s proposed cloud and data policy misses the mark – and is more likely to harm local businesses. This, according to business organisation Sakeliga, in comments submitted to the Department of Communication and Digital Technologies. Sakeliga’s comments follow the publication of and call for comment by the department on a recent draft National Policy on […]
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Court victory for the business owners of Musina and business group Sakeliga against Eskom and municipality

Two years after the first legal steps to prevent Eskom from interrupting electricity in Musina, a cost order was obtained in favour of Sakeliga in the Gauteng High Court last week. The litigation stems from efforts by Eskom ion 2018 and 2019 to cut off electricity to all users in Musina, including paying businessowners, following […]
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New Employment Equity Bill would require large-scale relocations across South Africa

Conceptually and technically incompatible with the Rule of Law On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, Sakeliga made verbal submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour on the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill. The bill empowers the Minister of Labour to prescribe racial demographic employment targets for individual companies to implement at every workplace and […]
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Technical issues in the Employment Equity Amendment Bill, 2020

On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, Martin van Staden, Legal Fellow at Sakeliga, presented technical issues on the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill to the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Employment and Labour. He was joined by Piet le Roux, Chief Executive Officer of Sakeliga. Sakeliga’s press release on the presentation can be found here. These were […]
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Ukrainian trade mission will visit South Africa in April

The Ukrainian Trade Mission will visit South Africa from 14 to 16 April to explore trade opportunities. On 14 and 15 April the Mission will visit Pretoria and on 16 April they will visit KwaZulu Natal (Durban). The Mission will be chaired by the Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Mr Taras Kachka; […]
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Sakeliga presents panel discussion on Expropriation Bill and amendment of Article 25 of the Constitution

Tian Alberts The business organisation Sakeliga held a live panel discussion on its Facebook page on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, during which various focus points around the controversial Expropriation Bill and amendments to Article 25 of the Constitution were discussed. This follows two strong parliamentary submissions by Sakeliga during last week’s public hearings. Several issues […]
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Analysis of the Expropriation Bill’s confiscation policy

Background Sakeliga recently submitted comment on the Expropriation Bill of 2020. The bill is controversial, and expropriation has always been contentious. The current proposals, however, deviate from international best practice on expropriation by seeking to introduce confiscation as a regular public policy. This analysis follows on previous Sakeliga submissions on the Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill […]
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“A sure recipe for economic disaster” – Sakeliga criticises Expropriation Bill in Parliament

“I get the sense that the idea with this Expropriation Bill is to introduce regular expropriation in the country, regularly under market value, and that is a sure recipe for economic disaster,” said Piet le Roux, Sakeliga CEO, during his presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure, which is responsible for the Expropriation Bill.   […]
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