Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
The maximum amount that a spouse can inherit from an intestate estate in which children are also involved has been adjusted.
The notice, published in Government Gazette 38238, fixes the new amount at R250 000.
Department of Energy
Round two of the nuclear vendor parade workshops has been completed.
In a statement, the energy department hailed the two workshops as a great success characterised by vigorous discussions focused on technical issues.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa wants to further regulate government’s management of emergency environmental incidents.
A notice in this regard has been published in the Government Gazette (38253 / 1081 of 26 November 2014).
The Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Bill is on its way to president Zuma for signing after parliament passed it this week.
The bill was originally tabled in parliament in February 2014, lapsed at the end of the fourth parliament but revived at the start of the fifth parliament.
Department of Trade and Industry
Guidelines designed to stimulate the production of medium and heavy commercial vehicles have been approved by the trade and industry minister, Rob Davies.
In a statement, the trade and industry department indicates that the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles - Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) will be made available to investment projects that began after 1 April 2014.
Department of Labour
Labour minister Mildred Oliphant proposes increased payments in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act for 2015.
Three notices in this regard were published in the Government Gazette of 25 November 2014 (38251) for comment.
The Draft Financial Sector Regulation Bill is likely to be tabled in parliament in May 2015.
National treasury confirmed this during a briefing on progress made in introducing the envisaged twin peaks financial sector regulatory framework in South Africa.