COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL: EXPERT ADVICE ‘MISSTATED’ AND IGNORED

This article was published in Juta Law’s Legalbrief Today on 22 March 2019 Parliament has largely ignored the advice of copyright law experts approached last September by the National Assembly’s Trade and Industry Committee for their views on ‘terminology’ used in the controversial Copyright Amendment Bill. Yet a Department of Trade and Industry presentation on […]

THINGS FALL APART

It’s rather worrying when a Constitutional Court judgment creates ‘some confusion’ in government about the department responsible for giving effect to the order concerned. But that was apparently what happened when, in 2017, the court found the 2011 Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Act invalid. Which is why it took nearly two years for the […]