Parly lauds Competition Commission for scooping ‘Agency of the Year’ award

The agency began being known after tackling very serious issues of collusion in the private sector.

Parliament’s committee on economic development has congratulated the Competition Commission for scooping the ‘Agency of the Year’ award.

The commission received the award during the Global Competition Review Awards in Washington.

Portfolio chairwoman Elsie Coleman said they congratulate commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele and his team “on their unrivalled performance at the Global Competition Review Awards”.

“This Global Competition Review Awards which was held in Washington DC has been running for 8 years and we are extremely happy that South Africa has shown the world that we can take centre stage in the global arena Coleman said.

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Constitutional Review Committee wants public to have voice on land return


They have been tasked to go look at Section 25 of the Constitution and make it possible for land to be expropriated without compensation.

The Constitutional Review Committee will go on a public participation process in order to review Section 25 of the Constitution.

Chairmen of the committee, Lewis Nzimande and Vincent Smith, said the process will enable the committee to do its work easier by “getting the views of all stakeholders”.

“The process will be kick-started next month when the committee will publish advertisements for oral and written submissions from the public,” the committee chairs said in a statement.

“The public will have a month to respond after which the committee will visit three to four districts or local municipality per province for public hearings,” they said.

“The committee plans to split into two groups for the public hearings in order to cover a larger part of the country. The public hearings are proposed to commence on 8 May 2018 in Limpopo and the Northern Cape and is expected to be concluded on 22 June 2018 in the Western Cape,” Nzimande and Smith said.

Thecommittee will investigate what mechanisms South Africans would like to see for the implementation of land reform.

It has been given until 30 August 2018 to report to back to Parliament on its work.

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