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25 March 2024 – Broken Promises: The Disparity Between Environmental Rights and Environmental Realities

This Human Rights Day it is important to draw attention to the inextricable link between environmental rights and human rights. Section 24 of the Constitution states that everyone has the right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations, furthermore everyone has the right to ...

20 March 2024 – VOICES HEARD: PUBLIC COMMENTARY OPENS ON PROPOSED NATIONAL PORTS ACT GUIDELINES

On the 15th of March 2024 the Department of Public Enterprises published a notice in the Government Gazette (Government Gazette number 4503) inviting interested and affected parties to submit comments on the draft Guidelines for Agreements, Licenses and Permits in terms of the National Ports Act 12 of 2005 ( ...

14 March 2024 – Anchoring Accountability: The Surge in Fines for Polluters in New Amendment Bill.

On the 29th of December 2023 the Department of Transport (“The Minister”) invited commentary on a draft amendment Bill (GN No.49946) which proposes to amend the Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 2 of 1986 (“the Act”). One of the proposed amendments, aims to incorporate annexture IV and ...

NEW DIESEL RAF LEVIES REFUND TAX BREAK FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS – SARS WEBINAR ON 7 SEPTEMBER 2023

In a previous post , we referred to the recent tax relief for food manufacturers being refunds of the RAF levies on diesel purchased and used in food manufacturing processes. In order to assist tax payers SARS are holding a webinar on this refund process on the 7 September 2023 ...

11 JULY 2023 – EXTENSION OF  DIESEL REFUND CLAIMS TO MANUFACTURING OF FOODSTUFFS

During the 2023 budget speech the Minister of Finance announced that in light of the electricity crisis a similar diesel refund to the current system in place (for farming, forestry, fishing and mining), would be introduced for manufacturers of foodstuffs. Regardless of the date of implementation of the legislation this ...
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