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Making headlines: Makashule Gana resigns from the DA, Information Regulator establishes enforcement committee and, Helen Suzman Foundation wants South Africa to shun Bain following ban by UK govt
Makashule Gana resigns from the DA
Democratic Alliance member of the Gauteng legislature Makashule Gana has resigned as a member of the party and the legislature.
He said the decision came because of a “widening trust deficit between citizens and political parties".
He made it clear that he would not be lost to politics as he would be joining "an emerging generation of leaders and activists committed to mobilising and organising to return power to the people of South Africa”.
Information Regulator establishes enforcement committee
The Information Regulator has established an Enforcement Committee to tackle matters related to the Protection of Personal Information Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
The Enforcement Committee, chaired by Advocate Helen Fourie, with Simonè Margadie as alternative chairperson, comprises 14 independent experts from a wide array of professional backgrounds such as law, information security, education, finance accounting, auditing, actuarial science, forensics and criminal investigations.
The Information Regulator said Section 93 of the Protection of Personal Information Act provides that the Enforcement Committee must consider all matters referred to it by the Regulator regarding a complaint, an investigation of a complaint, a finding in respect of the complaint.
The matters to be referred to the Enforcement Committee also include any matter regarding a complaint in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
Helen Suzman Foundation wants South Africa to shun Bain following ban by UK govt
Following the UK’s decision to ban consultancy company Bain from securing State contracts for three years, the Helen Suzman Foundation is calling on South Africa’s government to impose similar bans on the company.
Bain has come under fire for its part in furthering State capture in South Africa through the South African Revenue Service. The State Capture Commission found that Bain, former President Jacob Zuma and former Sars commissioner Tom Moyane had tried to weaken the tax institution.
The HSF welcomed the UK government’s sanctions on Bain and asked why South Africa was not doing the same.
The organisation said the poorest had suffered the most as Bain’s actions resulted in reduced revenue collection by Sars and had also set back constitutional democracy.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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