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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Leon and Williams are with Webber Wentzel Bowens.
ANTIMERCENARY BILL/Peter Leon and Kevin Williams When intention and consequences clash THE National Assembly has passed the Prohibition of Mercenary Activity Bill, allowing it to continue on its path to the National Council of Provinces and presidential approval. Despite improvements, the bill's current incarnation still leaves the peace industry in a pickle.
The bill's purpose is to close gaps in the current Regulation of Military Assistance Act of 1998, which prohibits mercenary activity and regulates foreign military assistance in areas of armed conflict. Its impetus was a reaction to the arrest of South Africans in Zimbabwe on charges related …