Who’s footing the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill?

  After a heated debate in parliament on 25 February 2014, the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill [B35 – 2013] (s76) was approved by the National Assembly and referred for concurrence to the Select Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). The committee is scheduled to hold a […]

Surveyors object to reservation of work for planners

  by Clare van Zwieten, editor Land surveyors are up in arms about a notice issued by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform in November last year which called for comments on the Draft Regulations for the Planning Profession Act (Act No. 36 of 2002). Land surveyors’ objections to the draft regulations are […]

Implications of the Legal Metrology Bill for the geomatics sector

by Peter Newmarch, SAGI president The Legal Metrology Bill applies to measurable products and services, measurements in trade, health, safety and the environment, and any measuring instrument used for a prescribed purpose. The Act is, amongst other things, intended to protect consumers against any short measure. The day this bill is passed, it will apply […]

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