SA Farmers Working to Avoid Labour Laws

Reports have found that, agriculture in South Africa is doing well, however, South African farmers are working to avoid labour legislation such as land claims and higher minimum wages for farmworkers.

As an indication of the health of agriculture, four state-of-the-art tractors, each costing R4.5 million, were sold on the first two days of the agricultural show, held from 13-16 May 2014.

Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds?

Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds? The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part III - Can the State Capacity Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met?

The first brief in this series set out definitions of agricultural land and outlined the regulatory framework contained in the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill. The second brief set out the massive information requirements of the proposed system. This brief will deal with state capacity requirements. All three levels of government will be involved. Let us start from the bottom up.

Call to Scale-Up Policies to Eliminate Hunger

International Food Policy Organisation suggests in a report that hunger could be eliminated by 2025 if enough resources are committed and countries scale up policies proven to work.
In the 2013 Global Food Policy Report, Shanggen Fan, director general of International Food Policy Research Institute, points out that, "Based on the successful experiences of several developing countries, we see the clear potential for ending hunger and under-nutrition by 2025 if the necessary policies and investments are adopted.

Western Cape Older Persons’ Forum: Coordinator

The Western Cape Older Persons’ Forum (WCOPF) is a nonprofit organisation that informs older persons of their rights, advocate on their behalf and lobby for the observance and implementation of their rights. The mission of the WCOPF is to identify and articulate the concerns and needs of older persons as voiced by them and in consultation with government and other role players to ensure that these needs are addressed in legislation, services and programmes.
WCOPF seeks to appoint a Coordinator, based in Cape Town.

SA’s Smoking Regulations Criticised

Speakers at a media briefing organised by the Free Market Foundation have warned that over restriction of access to tobacco could have a significant impact on and could cause as yet unquantified damage to the economy.

Chris Hart, the chief economist at Investment Solutions, says investments that have been made to comply with the requirements of the Tobacco Control Act to make premises suitable will be neutered.

Call for Law to Deal With Hate Crimes

South Africa should urgently promulgate legislation to deal specifically with hate crimes, although the fight against hate crime should be a multifaceted one that should also strive to change the mind-set of perpetrators.

In his report after visiting South Africa earlier this year, Jorge Bustamante, United Nations special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, encouraged the government to introduce a hate crime bill urgently.

NPOs as Suppliers and Consumers

The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (the Act) came into operation on 1 April 2011 and holds significant implications for nonprofit organisations (NPOs) in South Africa. This article focuses on some of the practical implications of the Act on NPOs - to the extent that they fall within the definitions of consumer and supplier in terms of the Act. 

NPOs as suppliers:

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

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