Media Briefing Invitation: Socio Economic Impact Assessments

On 21 January 2016, President Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum in Davos: “Government also decided that from 1 September 2015 all future legislation and regulations will be subject to a Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) before being passed”, noting that impact assessments will promote greater policy coordination.
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Media Briefing Invitation: Socio Economic Impact Assessments

On 21 January 2016, President Jacob Zuma told the World Economic Forum in Davos: “Government also decided that from 1 September 2015 all future legislation and regulations will be subject to a Socio Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) before being passed”, noting that impact assessments will promote greater policy coordination.

The President’s statement followed the May 2015 adoption by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) of the Guidelines for Socio Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS).

Leon Louw, Executive Director, Free Market Foundation will explain

  • why impact assessments are essential
  • what’s right and what’s wrong about the existing guidelines
  • how to ensure an impact assessment is honest
  • why law-making should include constitutionality, consistency, clarity AND feasibility
  • why laws should be consistent with the rule of law, rather than the discretionary, subjective or arbitrary “rule of man”

When

  • Thursday 21 July 2016
  • 11h30 for 12h00 Registration & finger lunch
  • 12h00 to 14h00 Presentation

Where

  • Free Market Foundation, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)
  • RSVP here.
  • Guests welcome: Each person attending please must register individually
  • Entrance: Free

Media Enquiries: Jayne Boccaleone - 082 904 3616 - jayneb@mweb.co.za

Other Enquiries: Joan Evans – 011 884 0270 – joanevans@fmfsa.org

Note to the editor

The FMF is an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation, created in 1975 by pro-free market business and civil society national bodies to work for a non-racial, free and prosperous South Africa. As a policy organisation it promotes sound economic policies and the principles of good law. As a think tank it seeks and puts forward solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems: unemployment, poverty, growth, education, health care, electricity supply, and more. The FMF was instrumental in the post-apartheid negotiations and directly influenced the Constitutional Commission to include the property rights clause: a critical cornerstone of economic freedom.

The FMF has a wealth of information in papers, articles and opinion pieces available on the website which can influence the public debate and present alternative policies to the people of South Africa. Please look at our website www.freemarketfoundation.com.

Support the FMF

The FMF relies on financial support from corporate and individual members and donors. All individuals and companies can donate and deduct a maximum of 10% of their taxable incomes to Section 18A approved public benefit organisations. The minimum annual payment we require is R200. All payments of R200 or more will be treated as a donation for which you will receive a Section 18A certificate for SARS. (The FMF is a Section 18A approved Public Benefit Organisation / PBO Exemption No 930 017 343)

You can sign up as an individual or corporate member or make a donation online through our website http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/Donate or email your contact details to accounts@fmfsa.org

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The President’s statement followed the May 2015 adoption by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) of the Guidelines for Socio Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS).

Leon Louw, Executive Director, Free Market Foundation will explain

  • why impact assessments are essential
  • what’s right and what’s wrong about the existing guidelines
  • how to ensure an impact assessment is honest
  • why law-making should include constitutionality, consistency, clarity AND feasibility
  • why laws should be consistent with the rule of law, rather than the discretionary, subjective or arbitrary “rule of man”

When

  • Thursday 21 July 2016
  • 11h30 for 12h00 Registration & finger lunch
  • 12h00 to 14h00 Presentation

Where

  • Free Market Foundation, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (opposite Sandton Medi-Clinic)
  • RSVP here.
  • Guests welcome: Each person attending please must register individually
  • Entrance: Free

Media Enquiries: Jayne Boccaleone - 082 904 3616 - jayneb@mweb.co.za

Other Enquiries: Joan Evans – 011 884 0270 – joanevans@fmfsa.org

Note to the editor

The FMF is an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation, created in 1975 by pro-free market business and civil society national bodies to work for a non-racial, free and prosperous South Africa. As a policy organisation it promotes sound economic policies and the principles of good law. As a think tank it seeks and puts forward solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems: unemployment, poverty, growth, education, health care, electricity supply, and more. The FMF was instrumental in the post-apartheid negotiations and directly influenced the Constitutional Commission to include the property rights clause: a critical cornerstone of economic freedom.

The FMF has a wealth of information in papers, articles and opinion pieces available on the website which can influence the public debate and present alternative policies to the people of South Africa. Please look at our website www.freemarketfoundation.com.

Support the FMF

The FMF relies on financial support from corporate and individual members and donors. All individuals and companies can donate and deduct a maximum of 10% of their taxable incomes to Section 18A approved public benefit organisations. The minimum annual payment we require is R200. All payments of R200 or more will be treated as a donation for which you will receive a Section 18A certificate for SARS. (The FMF is a Section 18A approved Public Benefit Organisation / PBO Exemption No 930 017 343)

You can sign up as an individual or corporate member or make a donation online through our website http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/Donate or email your contact details to accounts@fmfsa.org

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