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By Legalish, Mar 7 2015 05:10PM

To ensure access to justice and the realisation of the right of a person to have legal representation as envisaged in the Constitution and to render or make legal aid and legal advice available; for that purpose to establish an entity called Legal Aid South Africa with a Board of Directors and to define its objects, powers, functions, duties and composition; to provide for the independence and impartiality of Legal Aid South Africa; to provide for the appointment of the Board of Directors and qualification for membership thereof; to provide for the appointment of a chairperson and a deputy chairperson; to provide for the term of appointment of a member of the Board of Directors; to provide for the termination of membership of the Board of Directors; to provide for meetings of the Board of Directors, quorum and procedure; to provide for the establishment of committees by the Board of Directors; to provide for the delegation of powers and the assignment of duties or functions of the Board of Directors; to provide for the appointment of a chief executive officer and his or her functions; to provide for the appointment of employees and the designation of certain officials as agents of Legal Aid South Africa and their terms and conditions of employment; to provide for the protection of client privilege in certain circumstances; to provide for the recovery of costs by

Legal Aid South Africa; to provide for the finances of Legal Aid South Africa; to provide for the provision of legal aid by direction of courts in criminal matters; to provide for the making of regulations; to provide for the compilation of a Legal Aid Manual; to provide for the amendment or repeal of laws; to provide for transitional arrangements; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


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By Legalish, Dec 30 2014 10:14AM

To amend the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008, so as to amend certain definitions; to clarify coastal public property and the ownership of structures erected on and in coastal public property; to remove the power to exclude areas from coastal public property; to clarify and expand the provisions on reclamation; to clarify definitions and terminology; to simplify the administration of coastal access fee approvals; to simplify and amend powers relating to coastal authorisations; to replace coastal leases and concessions with coastal use permits; to extend the powers of MECs to issue coastal protection notices and coastal access notices; to limit the renewal of dumping permits; to simplify the composition and functions of the National Coastal Committee; to clarify the powers of delegation by MECs; to revise offences and increase penalties; to improve coastal authorisation processes; to provide for exemptions; to provide for transitional matters; to effect certain textual alterations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 29 2014 02:59PM

To amend the Rental Housing Act, 1999, so as to substitute and insert certain definitions; to set out the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords in a coherent manner; to require leases to be in writing; to extend the application of Chapter 4 to all provinces; to require MEC’s to establish Rental Housing Tribunals; to extend the powers of the Rental Housing Tribunals; to provide for an appeal process; to require all local municipalities to have Rental Housing Information Offices; to provide for norms and standards related to rental housing; to extend offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:05PM

To amend the Financial Management of Parliament Act, 2009 so as to insert further definitions; to deal with the financial management of provincial legislatures; to amend the provisions dealing with the oversight mechanism; to amend provisions dealing with Parliament’s annual budget, appropriations and approvals; to amend the provisions dealing with donor funds; to delete certain provisions dealing with Parliament’s own revenue sources; to align the provisions dealing with reporting and auditing with the Public Finance Management Act, 1999; to repeal certain sections of the Powers and Privileges Act, 1963; to delete certain references to ‘‘provincial legislatures’’ in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999; to include references to performance management; to amend the long title; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:03PM




To appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the require ments of the State for the 2014/15 fi nancial year; to prescribe c onditions for the spending of funds withdrawn for the 2015/16 fi nancial year before the commencement of the Appropriation Act for the 2015/16 fi nancial year; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:02PM

To amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to delete all provisions superseded by general provisions of the Customs Control Act applicable to all tax levying Acts; to delete all provisions relating to the customs control of imported goods and goods to be exported; to delete all provisions relating to the imposition, collection and refunding of customs duties and other matters relating to customs duties; to limit the remaining provisions of the Act to excise duties, fuel levies, Road Accident Fund levies, environmental levies, air passenger taxes and matters relating to such duties, levies and taxes; and to change the name of the Act to the Excise Duty Act, 1964; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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