Department of Trade and Industry
The Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill has been sent to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) for comment.
The bill was tabled in parliament in December 2016.
Parliament has called for comment on the Fiscal Framework and Revenue Proposals outlined in Budget 2017.
Both houses’ finance committees seek input on the proposals.
Department of Higher Education and Training
The higher education and training department has called for nominations for council members for Community Education and Training Colleges.
The call was made in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act.
Department of Environmental Affairs
The environmental affairs committee has called for consolidation of all legislation on wildlife crimes involving rhinos.
The call was made following a briefing by the environmental affairs department on a legislative review of wildlife crimes involving rhinos.
In delivering Budget 2017 in parliament, the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, emphasised that South Africa was at a conjuncture “which requires the wisdom of our elders to help us make the right choices and keep the trust of our citizens.”
He made reference to the Constitution and its requirement that all citizens should have access to housing, medical care, social security, water and education.
Department of Water and Sanitation
Regulations requiring that the taking of water for irrigation purposes be measured, recorded and reported are in place.
The department of water and sanitation has published the regulations relating to the use of water in Notice 131 in Government Gazette 40621.
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill has been tabled in parliament.
The draft bill was published for comment in September 2015.