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Full IRR response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015 – 3 August 2015

Dr. Anthea Jeffery's full response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015.

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Summarised IRR response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015 – 13 August 2015

The summary of Dr. Anthea Jeffery's response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015.

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Geoff Budlender's Opinion regarding the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2015 – 25 July 2015

Geoff Budlender's Opinion regarding the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2015.

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IRR Full Submission on the Expropriation Bill – 6 May 2015

South African Institute of Race Relations NPC Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, regarding the Expropriation Bill of 2015.

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Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Expropriation Bill – 6 May 2015

Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Expropriation Bill.

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Appendix 1: The IRR’s Alternative Expropriation Amendment Bill – 6 May 2015

Appendix 1 of the IRR’s Alternative Expropriation Amendment Bill.

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IRR Full Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill – 29 May 2015

South African Institute of Race Relations NPC Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, regarding the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014.

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Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill – 29 May 2015

Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014.

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Submission to the DTI regarding the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 – 31 January 2014

The IRR's submission to the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013.

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Submission on draft Phase 2 of the Amended BBBEE Codes of Good Practice – 9 December 2014

Synopsis of the South African Institute of Race Relations submission to the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the draft Phase 2, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice gazetted for public comment on 10th October 2014.

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Submission on the Draft Employment Equity Regulations 2014 – 28 March 2014

The Employment Equity Act of 1998 (the EE Act) says that the extent to which employers have complied with their racial targets must be assessed, among other things, with reference to ‘the demographic profile of the national and regional economically active population’. [Section 42, EE Act]

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Submission on Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15-2013] - 6th September 2013.

Synopsis of the South African Institute of Race Relations submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources (National Assembly) regarding the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013.

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Submission on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill of 2013 - 21st June 2013.

The South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute) has always condemned the race discrimination which unjustly restricted African land ownership prior to 1991 and underpinned the forced removal some 2m black people to the so-called ‘homelands’. However, remedial measures serve little purpose unless they are appropriate and effective.

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Submission on the Property Valuation Bill of 2013 - 21st June 2013.

The South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute) has always condemned the race discrimination which unjustly restricted African land ownership prior to 1991 and underpinned the forced removal of some 2m people to the so-called ‘homelands’. It thus supports constructive initiatives to redress the historical injustice regarding land, provided these measures are appropriate and likely to be effective in building the success of African farmers.

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Submission on the Expropriation Bill of 2013 - 30th April 2013.

The Expropriation Bill of 2013 (the Bill) is better than its 2008 predecessor in one key way, for it allows the courts, rather than the State, to decide the compensation payable for expropriated property.

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Submission on the Licensing of Businesses Bill of 2013 - 22nd April 2013.

The Licensing of Businesses Bill of 2013 was tabled for public comment by Rob Davies, minister of trade and industry, in the Government Gazette on 18th March 2013. On 17th April 2013, the Institute made a submission on the Bill to the Department of Trade and Industry. A synopsis follows, while the full submission is also available below.

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Submission on the Draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 - 13th March 2013.

The draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 (the Bill) seeks, among other things, to ‘remove ambiguities that exist within the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),…streamline administrative processes,…[and] improve the regulatory system’. Instead, the Bill adds to regulatory uncertainty by giving the minister of mineral resources a significant number of new powers framed in such broad terms as to encourage their arbitrary and unequal application.

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Submission on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill. Employment equity: Stricter rules and bigger fines put firms and jobs at risk - 23rd January 2013.

Proposed new provisions under the Employment Equity Amendment Bill (the EE Bill) of 2012 could see many firms fined severely for failing to meet unrealistic racial quotas. This is likely to worsen the crisis of unemployment and give yet further impetus to labour unrest and social instability.

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Submission on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act: BEE should be scrapped, not reformed - 4th December 2012.

Black economic empowerment (BEE) is currently governed, in the main, by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (the Act) along with the generic codes of good practice (the codes), which were gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in February 2007 and entered into force in August 2008.

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Full IRR response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015 – 3 August 2015

Dr. Anthea Jeffery's full response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015.

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Summarised IRR response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015 – 13 August 2015

The summary of Dr. Anthea Jeffery's response to the Budlender opinion on the Draft Expropriation Bill 2015.

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Geoff Budlender's Opinion regarding the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2015 – 25 July 2015

Geoff Budlender's Opinion regarding the Draft Expropriation Bill, 2015.

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IRR Full Submission on the Expropriation Bill – 6 May 2015

South African Institute of Race Relations NPC Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Public Works, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, regarding the Expropriation Bill of 2015.

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Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Expropriation Bill – 6 May 2015

Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Expropriation Bill.

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Appendix 1: The IRR’s Alternative Expropriation Amendment Bill – 6 May 2015

Appendix 1 of the IRR’s Alternative Expropriation Amendment Bill.

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IRR Full Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill – 29 May 2015

South African Institute of Race Relations NPC Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, regarding the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014.

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Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill – 29 May 2015

Synopsis of the IRR's Submission on the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014.

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Submission to the DTI regarding the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 – 31 January 2014

The IRR's submission to the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013.

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Submission on draft Phase 2 of the Amended BBBEE Codes of Good Practice – 9 December 2014

Synopsis of the South African Institute of Race Relations submission to the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the draft Phase 2, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice gazetted for public comment on 10th October 2014.

Read More…

Submission on the Draft Employment Equity Regulations 2014 – 28 March 2014

The Employment Equity Act of 1998 (the EE Act) says that the extent to which employers have complied with their racial targets must be assessed, among other things, with reference to ‘the demographic profile of the national and regional economically active population’. [Section 42, EE Act]

Read More…

Submission on Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill [B15-2013] - 6th September 2013.

Synopsis of the South African Institute of Race Relations submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources (National Assembly) regarding the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013.

Read More…

Submission on the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill of 2013 - 21st June 2013.

The South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute) has always condemned the race discrimination which unjustly restricted African land ownership prior to 1991 and underpinned the forced removal some 2m black people to the so-called ‘homelands’. However, remedial measures serve little purpose unless they are appropriate and effective.

Read More…

Submission on the Property Valuation Bill of 2013 - 21st June 2013.

The South African Institute of Race Relations (the Institute) has always condemned the race discrimination which unjustly restricted African land ownership prior to 1991 and underpinned the forced removal of some 2m people to the so-called ‘homelands’. It thus supports constructive initiatives to redress the historical injustice regarding land, provided these measures are appropriate and likely to be effective in building the success of African farmers.

Read More…

Submission on the Expropriation Bill of 2013 - 30th April 2013.

The Expropriation Bill of 2013 (the Bill) is better than its 2008 predecessor in one key way, for it allows the courts, rather than the State, to decide the compensation payable for expropriated property.

Read More…

Submission on the Licensing of Businesses Bill of 2013 - 22nd April 2013.

The Licensing of Businesses Bill of 2013 was tabled for public comment by Rob Davies, minister of trade and industry, in the Government Gazette on 18th March 2013. On 17th April 2013, the Institute made a submission on the Bill to the Department of Trade and Industry. A synopsis follows, while the full submission is also available below.

Read More…

Submission on the Draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 - 13th March 2013.

The draft Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill of 2012 (the Bill) seeks, among other things, to ‘remove ambiguities that exist within the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),…streamline administrative processes,…[and] improve the regulatory system’. Instead, the Bill adds to regulatory uncertainty by giving the minister of mineral resources a significant number of new powers framed in such broad terms as to encourage their arbitrary and unequal application.

Read More…

Submission on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill. Employment equity: Stricter rules and bigger fines put firms and jobs at risk - 23rd January 2013.

Proposed new provisions under the Employment Equity Amendment Bill (the EE Bill) of 2012 could see many firms fined severely for failing to meet unrealistic racial quotas. This is likely to worsen the crisis of unemployment and give yet further impetus to labour unrest and social instability.

Read More…

Submission on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act: BEE should be scrapped, not reformed - 4th December 2012.

Black economic empowerment (BEE) is currently governed, in the main, by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (the Act) along with the generic codes of good practice (the codes), which were gazetted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in February 2007 and entered into force in August 2008.

Read More…

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