Draft 5G tower policy threatens property rights in SA ajax loader

The policy gives mobile networks and other licensees the right to select, enter and use public or private land for the deployment of their network infrastructure. Civic organisation DearSA says it has, through its online public participation platform, facilitated 56 829 submissions (as of 17:00…

Sars is seeking to criminalise mistakes ajax loader

In the preamble to the latest Tax Administration Bill, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) indicates that it proposes to “remove the requirement of intent from certain criminal offences”. In what has become Sars’s attempt at a “tough stance” to scare taxpayers into compliance, it…

CLICK TO HAVE YOUR SAY – SHAPE THIS BILL. As we enter into Women’s month, the Minister of Social Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, is calling upon on all South Africans and organisations, in particular those in the fight against gender-based violence, to comment on the…

Serious concern over South Africa’s Internet censorship bill ajax loader

Hopes have been dashed that new regulations would clarify and untangle the mess of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill, also referred to as the Internet Censorship Bill. Have your say at this link; https://dearsouthafrica.co.za/fpb2020/ Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams published new…

South Africans push back against 5G towers in their backyards ajax loader

JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tens of thousands of South Africans have written complaints to the government over a new policy that would let mobile networks build cellphone infrastructure like 5G towers on private land, which they say could devalue their property. Since…

In keeping with its mandate to ensure broad public participation in all matters governance-related, DearSA requested an expert legal opinion to ensure that ordinary South Africans have a say in the shaping of these legal amendments. Proposed amendments to the law will make it possible…