Financial Services Government 

Obey order granting financial independence to legislature, judiciary – Presidency tells Govs

The Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for Judiciary and Legislature has told governors to comply with the Executive Order 10. Signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 20, it mandates all States to, henceforth, include the allocations of the legislature and the judiciary in the first-line charge of their budgets. The Order grants financial independence to them as against the previous practice which was widely condemned. Now, Houses of Assembly and the judiciary do not have to be at the mercy of Governors for funds. On Sunday, PIC Secretary,…

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Real Estate 

Land reform in South Africa – is there a right and a wrong?

While South Africans have until the end of February to share their comment on the draft national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation, Prof Brian Ganson, head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) argues that “the land reform debate largely remains a dialogue of the deaf”. He said that many spend their energy shouting about how they are right and others are wrong. Ganson proposes that conflict resolution and problem-solving skills of perspective-taking and bridging principles – proven in other…

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