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Information Regulator Holds Inaugural Meeting

Information Regulator

The Information Regulator held its inaugural meeting on 1 December 2016.

President Zuma appointed the chairperson, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, and the other four members of the Regulator in October 2016.

Education Districts Under the Spotlight

Department of Basic Education

The department of basic education has called for comment on the amended Policy on the Organisation Roles and Responsibilities of Education Districts.

The draft amendments were published in Notice 1480 in Government Gazette 40464.

Civil Aviation Regulations to be Amended

Department of Transport

Amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations are in the pipeline.

The transport department published the proposed amendments in Government Gazette 40471 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act.

JSE Derivatives Rules and Directives to be Tweaked

Financial Services Board

Proposed amendments to the JSE Derivatives Rules and Directives have been published in Government Gazette 40464.

The Financial Services Board drew up the proposals in terms of the Financial Markets Act.

Plant Health Bill Heading for Parliament

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The explanatory summary of the Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill has been published.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has made known its intention to introduce the bill in the National Assembly shortly.

Amendments to Waste Tyre Regulations Drawn Up

Department of Environmental Affairs

Amendments to the Waste Tyre Regulations are in place.

The amendments were drawn up in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act of 2008.

Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill Tabled

Department of Trade and Industry

The Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament.

The bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 40121 in July 2016.

In Parliament

Week of 5 - 9 December 2016

Parliamentary committees will wrap up work for 2016 this week.

On Wednesday, the national assembly’s police committee will be briefed by the police minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko, on recent matters in the public domain pertaining to the South African Police Service and Independent Police Investigative Directorate. The mineral resources department and the Chamber of Mines will brief the mineral resources committee on the messages that South Africa should give the 2017 Mining Indaba while promoting the mining industry to new and existing investors. The labour committee is scheduled to receive an update on the Compensation Fund’s Action Plan. The standing committee on finance will be briefed by national treasury and the parliamentary legal services on the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill referral.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nkosinathi Phiwayinkosi Thamsanqa Nhleko

Mr Nkosinathi Nhleko
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Police (2014-)

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