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    South Africa: Child Law (May 2, 2008) 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on “partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences relating to children.” (Children's Amendment Act, 513:30884 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (Mar. 18, 2008), […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-05-02
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    South Africa: Product Recall Law (Jan. 28, 2009) It was reported on January 22, 2009, that a consumer protection bill, which seeks to impose strict liability on suppliers of goods for any damage caused by goods that they distribute, is under consideration by the South African Parliament. Under this bill, claimants are only expected to prove a causal link between […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-01-28
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    South Africa: Political Leader Faces Corruption Charges (Jan. 2, 2008) Jacob Zuma, the new head of the South African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa, faces fresh corruption charges in connection with a US$5 billion arms deal carried out in 1999, according to a BBC news report of December 20, 2007. If Zuma is convicted, his prospects of becoming […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-01-02
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    South Africa: National Minimum Wage Bill Enacted (Nov. 30, 2018) On November 26, 2018, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa signed into law the National Minimum Wage Bill (now the National Minimum Wage Act), which the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, the two houses of the country’s Parliament, passed on May 29 and August 21, 2018, respectively. (South Africa’s Ramaphosa […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2018-11-30
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    South Africa: Carbon-Tax Legislation Proposed (Nov. 9, 2015) On November 2, 2015, the South African National Treasury published for public comment the Draft Carbon Tax Bill, 2015, which seeks to “price carbon by obliging the polluter to internalize the external costs of emitting carbon, and contribute towards addressing the harm caused by such pollution.”  (Press Release, Republic of South Africa […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2015-11-09
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    South Africa: Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Proposed (Mar. 29, 2010) It was reported on March 18, 2010, that the South African Department of Justice recently put before the South African Parliament the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill. (Sarah Hudleston, Tabling of Human Trafficking Bill 'Not Prompted by World Cup,' BUSINESS DAY, Mar. 18, 2010, available at http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=103931.) Although South […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-03-29
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    South Africa: Financial Intelligence Centre Act Amended (May 25, 2017) On April 29, 2017, South African President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, 2017, amending the Financial Intelligence Centre Act of 2001, an Act designed to “combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.”  (Press Release, President Jacob Zuma Signs FICA Bill into Law, South African Government website […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2017-05-25
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    South Africa: Carbon Emissions Tax Credit (June 10, 2009) It was reported on June 4, 2009, that the South African Treasury is gearing up to introduce the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2009, which will provide tax incentives for businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. (Sanchia Temkin, Treasury Plans Green Taxes, BUSINESSDAY, June 4, 2009, available at http://allafrica.com/stories/200906040004.html.) The bill provides […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-06-10
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    South Africa: Internet Gambling Law Passed (June 2, 2008) The South African Parliament approved a new gambling law designed to curb gambling-related negative socio-economic problems; it was published on May 19, 2008. The bill introduces rules on player protection, licensing, taxation, and advertising. It requires that every player be registered with a licensed interactive gambling provider and submit an affidavit indicating […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-06-02
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    South Africa: Protection of Information Bill Controversial (Aug. 16, 2011) On August 10, 2011, the South African organization Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) issued a statement criticizing a clause of the Protection of Information Bill as unconstitutional. (“Secrecy Bill – Whistleblower Clause Unconstitutional,” ODAC website (last visited Aug. 15, 2011); Info Bill Clause Flouts Constitution: Lawyer, SOUTH AFICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION (SAPA) (Aug. […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2011-08-16
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    South Africa: Parliament to Debate Expropriation Bill (Feb. 12, 2016) On February 2, 2016, the Portfolio Committee on Public Works in the South African Parliament adopted the Expropriation Bill, which seeks to repeal and replace the 1975 Expropriation Act and align “the process and procedure for expropriation of property by organs of state” with the current Constitution. (Public Works Committee Adopts Expropriation […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2016-02-12
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    South Africa: Child Justice Act Takes Effect (Apr. 14, 2010) South Africa's Child Justice Act, 2008, legislation seeking to increase the minimum age of criminal responsibility and to establish a process separate from what is prescribed by the regular criminal justice system for dealing with child offenders, took effect on April 1, 2010. (Franny Rabkin, “Sensitive” Law Tries to Keep Kids Out […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-04-14
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    South Africa: Bill Suppressing Cable Theft Approved (Apr. 2, 2008) South Africa's National Assembly approved the Second-Hand Goods Bill to crack down on cable theft and put an end to "losses in the form of power cuts, interruption of commuter trains and communications services." The bill requires dealers of second-hand goods to "register in associations and gives the police search and seizure […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2008-04-02
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    South Africa; Sri Lanka: Cooperation Agreements in Tourism, Zoo Management (Mar. 2, 2015) Sri Lanka and South Africa concluded two cooperation agreements on February 24, 2015. The agreements are: 1) Draft Declaration of Intent between the National Department of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism and Sports on Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Tourism Development for […]
    • Contributor: Johnson, Constance
    • Date: 2015-03-02
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    South Africa: Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation Signed into Law (Aug. 2, 2013) On July 29, 2013, South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, signed into law the country’s first comprehensive legislation on human trafficking, the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill (PCTPB), which, among other goals, seeks to implement South Africa’s international obligations with respect to the problem. (President Jacob Zuma Signs into Law […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2013-08-02
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    South Africa: Court Declares Extradition to Death Penalty Jurisdiction Illegal (Sept. 25, 2014) On September 23, 2014, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the extradition to Botswana of Edwin Samotse, a man sought on murder charges in that country, where he may face the death penalty, was a violation of the South African Constitution and illegal. (High Court Rules Botswana Deportation Illegal, […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2014-09-25
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    South Africa: Child Restraint and Seat Belt Regulations Tightened (Dec. 2, 2014) On October 31, 2014, South Africa’s Minister of Transportation issued amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations of 2000, which are made under the National Road Traffic Act of 1996. (Amendment of the National Road Traffic Regulations, § 52, Government Gazette [GG], No. 38142 (Oct. 31, 2014), SOUTH AFRICA GOVERNMENT ONLINE; Correction […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    South Africa: Proposal to Tighten Rules on Private Security Industry (Aug. 2, 2012) It was reported on June 21, 2012, that the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, aimed at, among other objectives, restricting foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, has come under heavy criticism from the Democratic Alliance (DA), the major political party in opposition to South Africa's ruling party, the […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2012-08-02
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    South Africa: Government Introduces Bills to Keep Police Force Honest (Aug. 18, 2010) It was reported on August 4, 2010, that Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Police of South Africa, recently introduced two bills, on the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD, whose name will change to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)) and on the Civilian Secretariat for Police, to the South African Parliament for floor […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2010-08-18
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    South Africa: Regulations Aimed at Stemming Parental Kidnapping Take Effect (June 8, 2015) On June 1, 2015, South African immigration regulations imposing certain rules on parents and others traveling to or from South Africa that are intended to curb parental kidnapping of small children took effect. (Statement by Home Affairs Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni, at the Media Briefing on New Requirements for Travelling with Children Coming […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2015-06-08
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    South Africa: Notice of Withdrawal from the Rome Statute Revoked (Mar. 10, 2017) On March 7, 2017, the South African government revoked the notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Rome Statute) that it had  submitted to the United Nations Secretary-General on October 19, 2016.  (South Africa: Withdrawal of Notification of Withdrawal, C.N.121.2017.TREATIES-XVIII.10 (Depositary Notification) (Mar. 7, 2017), United […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2017-03-10
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    South Africa: Law on Eviction of Unlawful Occupiers Declared Unconstitutional (Oct. 20, 2009) It was reported on October 15, 2009, that the South African Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional a KwaZulu-Natal provincial law, the Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act, which mandated that municipalities evict unlawful occupiers of slums in the event that landlords fail to do so. (Franny Rabkin, Slum Law Evictions Ruled […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-10-20
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    South Africa: Prosecutor Drops Corruption Charges Against Zuma (Apr. 8, 2009) On April 6, 2009, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of South Africa announced that it was dropping criminal charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion against Jacob Zuma, head of the African National Congress (ANC), thereby clearing the way for the parliament to select him as president in the vote […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2009-04-08
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    South Africa: Postponed Implementation of Provisions on Parental Kidnapping (Sept. 22, 2014) On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation of two requirements in the country’s new Immigration Regulations aimed at preventing parental kidnapping will be postponed until June 1, 2015. The requirements had originally been slated for implementation on October 1, 2014. (Statement by the […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2014-09-22
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    South Africa: Proposal to Establish Healthcare Consumer Protection Agency (Jan. 26, 2011) On January 24, 2011, the South African Department of Health released a proposal, the National Health Amendment Bill, which, if approved by the National Assembly, will establish an oversight body — the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) — with the task of ensuring that healthcare providers around the country comply with […]
    • Contributor: Goitom, Hanibal
    • Date: 2011-01-26