Transferring staff and administrative functions attached to South Africa's superior
courts to the Office of the Chief Justice is a move aimed at enhancing the judiciary's
institutional independence, Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced this week.
Tax compliance is crucial if South Africa is to effectively serve the interests of its people
- and Thomas Swabihi Moyane, newly appointed commissioner of SARS, promises that
he will be working with the team to close up any existing loopholes abused by tax
Legislation that allows for the establishment of the South African Legal Practice Council
has been passed by President Jacob Zuma. The council aims to protect and inform the
public, while also ensuring a transformed and independent legal profession.
South Africa will put improved performance by the state, particularly the public service, at the core of how the government conducts business over the next five years, President Jacob Zuma said in his reply to debate on the State of the Nation address in Parliament on Friday.
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