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SADC Bilateral Investment Treaty Template Drawn Up

Department of Trade and Industry

A draft model Southern African Development Community (SADC) Bilateral Investment Treaty Template has been finalised.

The trade and industry department mentioned this during a briefing on South Africa’s investment policy in parliament.

Central Supplier Database to be Set Up

National Treasury

The Central Supplier Database (CSD) will be launched in East London on 1 September 2015.

The CSD was announced by the finance minister, Nhlanhla Nene, in the 2015 Budget.

Parliament Seeks Comment on Criminal Matters Bill

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

Parliament has called for comment on the Criminal Matters Amendment Bill.

The portfolio committee on justice and correctional services invites comment until 18 September 2015.

Transport Sector Gender Policy in the Pipeline

Department of Transport

A Transport Sector Gender Policy is under construction.

The transport minister, Dipuo Peters, declared this during an address at the South African Network for Women in Transport (SANWIT) Summit in Ekurhuleni.

Cybercrimes Bill Released for Comment

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A draft bill designed to tighten up the fight against cybercrime has been published for comment.

The justice and constitutional development department invites input on the Draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill until 30 November 2015.

Labour to Launch Driven Machinery Regulations

Department of Labour

The labour department will launch new Driven Machinery Regulations at a workshop in Pretoria on 27 August 2015.

The regulations were published in Government Gazette 38887 in June 2015.

Public Service Commission Bill Tabled

Department of Public Service and Administration

Proposed legislation that seeks to empower the president to renew the term of office of a member of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been tabled in parliament.

The Public Service Commission Amendment Bill was published for comment in Government Gazette 38956 in June 2015.

24 - 28 August 2015

A reduced meeting schedule lies ahead for members of parliament this week.

On Tuesday, the national assembly’s trade and industry committee will host a seminar on South Africa’s regional and international obligations in terms of foreign direct investment. The public works committee plans to undertake consideration of the Expropriation Bill.

The home affairs committee will focus on the attracting of foreign skills. The home affairs department and the Engineering Council of South Africa are scheduled to brief them on the matter.

The standing committee on finance will be briefed by the South African Revenue Service on their latest quarterly report.

On Wednesday, the trade and industry department will turn its attention to innovation and capacity building interventions with a particular focus on the South African Bureau of Standards Design Institute. The standing committee plans to hold a workshop on retirement reforms.

The public works committee will continue with consideration of the Expropriation Bill.

On Friday, the tourism committee will be briefed by South African Tourism on domestic tourism. The police committee is scheduled to receive a briefing by the civilian secretariat for police on the white paper for safety and security.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Lindiwe Zulu

Ms Lindiwe Zulu
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Small Business Development (2014-)

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