Panel of experts set up to assess key laws passed since 1994
Author: Gaye Davis
Parliament has set up a panel of experts to assess key laws passed since 1994 and identify what changes need to be made to speed up transformation.National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete announced the move today.
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe is the chairperson of the independent review panel, which has 12 months to conclude its work and report back. The 17-member panel met for the first time at Parliament today, where Mbete spelt out the job it has been given. “The mandate of the panel will be to investigate the impact of legislation on the following four areas: the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The creation of and equitable distribution of wealth, land reform, restitution, redistribution and security of tenure; and nation building and social cohesion.”
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