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RACE, RIGHTS AND RESOURCES: ANALYSING THE UPRD BILL

The Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill, which seeks to introduce significant amendments to laws governing the exploration and extraction of petroleum resources, will have profound implications for South Africa’s energy sector and constitutional framework.

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UNMASKED: THE GILAB BILL’S HIDDEN THREATS BEYOND THE REMOVED CLAUSE

The statement highlights the revisions to the bill, specifically the removal of a contentious vetting clause for NGOs and religious bodies. Despite this positive change, the statement emphasizes persisting flaws, including vague definitions, threats to constitutional rights, and the absence of oversight mechanisms, indicating that GILAB continues to pose risks. 

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