Update from Parliament: A busy week ahead with crypto, fake news and Eskom’s unbundling

This week sees Parliament continuing with its series of budget-related mini plenaries ahead of the final vote on the budget set to take place next week. But, there’s some non-budget-related activity that’s of interest too. In committee, the Portfolio Committee on Communications will be holding a roundtable discussion on the impact of digital media in […]

Insights from Parliament: the Economic Regulation of Transport Bill

Metered taxi in Cape Town

The Economic Regulation of Transport Bill was introduced to the National Assembly on 31 January 2020. The aim of the Bill is to promote economic growth through efficient regulation of the transport sector. To this end, the Bill consolidates the regulation of the transport sector — currently regulated by a number of different bodies, including […]

Why all the fuss over a cup of tea?

Cup of tea

Julius Malema’s offer on Twitter last week to take tea with Jacob Zuma, predictably, sent social media into orbit. Zuma’s acceptance of Malema’s overture, and the ensuing tea party at Nkandla, took the story from counter-intuitive online commentary to real-life spectacle. It is certainly a remarkable story. Let’s not forget that Julius Malema is a […]