The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) has asked Sakeliga for time to seek legal advice on a letter from our attorneys regarding its irresponsible and unlawful air service licencing processes. If proper, the advice will confirm to the ASLC that there is no basis in law for making race, transformation, or B-BBEE a prerequisite for […]
The Air Services Licensing Council (ASLC) is unlawfully threatening to withhold air services licenses from aviation business owners based on their race. In a letter from our attorneys, Sakeliga has urgently demanded that the ASLC immediately stops this unlawful and unconstitutional process. Sakeliga invites role players in the aviation industry who require more information on […]
Sakeliga is heading to court to disclose information about how National Treasury intended to grant dubious exemptions to Eskom and other state entities from financial reporting requirements. This follows after Sakeliga welcomed the Finance Minister’s withdrawal of Eskom’s exemption from the Public Finance Management Act in April. The withdrawal arose from pressure by Sakeliga and […]
Sakeliga takes further action on Minister of Agriculture’s AgriBEE plan and international trade agreements
Sakeliga is taking further steps to ensure accountability at the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development regarding its unlawful AgriBEE plans and possible violation of international trade agreements. This follows Sakeliga’s publication last week of confidential internal plans by the Department to impose unlawful BEE requirements on the agricultural industry. Sakeliga has now […]
The latest amendments by the National Treasury to the State Procurement Bill are the perfect recipe for accelerated state failure. It aims to compel all municipalities, provinces, and state entities – regardless of political party or ‘independence’ – to award tenders according to the same failed national government policies. The proposals create explicit obligations for […]
Internal documentation obtained by Sakeliga indicates that the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has quietly developed and partially implemented an unlawful AgriBEE enforcement plan.
The arbitrary and capricious abuse of “public interest” considerations by the Competition Commission during mergers is unlawful and causes significant economic harm. This is the crux of Sakeliga’s commentary on the proposed guidelines by the Competition Commission. The regulations seek to expand measures such as BEE beyond those doing business with the state, by interfering […]
Sakeliga and its legal representatives are finalising a substantive application for contempt of court against the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, her Department, and its Director-General. The application stems from an order granted by the Gauteng Division of the High Court Pretoria on 9 November 2022. The order compels the Minister, the National […]
The North West Provincial Government was ordered to accept responsibility today for the crisis in Ditsobotla, to consult with Sakeliga about it and to report to Sakeliga every three months.
The recent deterioration in the South African government’s finances is a reminder of its anti-growth policies and reckless spending habits which are destroying vast amounts of wealth each year. But it also raises the threat of a negative policy feedback loop, in which extreme fiscal strain inspires desperate government officials to escalate the very policies already doing so much harm.