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SARS Extends Considerations for Binding Private Rulings Applications

South African Revenue Service

The list of additional considerations in respect of which the South African Revenue Service (SARS) can reject an application for a binding private ruling or a binding class ruling has been extended.

The extension was facilitated in terms of the Tax Administration Act.

Term of Office for Social Service Professions Council Clarified

Department of Social Development

The social development department has highlighted the duration of term of office of members of the Council for Social Service Professions and the Professional Boards for Social Work and Child and Youth Care.

Members shall hold office until three months prior to the expiring date of the term of office of the new members.

Meetings on Employment Equity in the Pipeline

Department of Labour

Engagements with business leaders in various sectors on employment equity are on the cards.

In a statement, the labour department announced that the meetings would take place in conjunction with the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE).

The department added that the engagements were necessary due to the continued slow pace of transformation in the local labour market.

DAFF Appoints Two Product Standards Assignees

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has appointed two assignees in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act.

The assignees were announced in Notice 345 in Government Gazette 40075 in accordance with the relevant products that they will be responsible for.

Draft Regulations on the Carbon Offset Released

National Treasury

Draft regulations on the carbon offset have been released for comment.

The draft regulations were drawn up by national treasury and the energy and environmental affairs departments.

New Registration Fees for Dental Laboratories

Department of Health

The Regulations Relating to the Registration of Dental Laboratories and Related Matters have been amended.

This was announced by the health department in Notice 729 in Government Gazette 40077.

ICASA Releases Findings Document on Dynamic Spectrum Management

Independent Communications Authority

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) has published its findings document on the Framework for Dynamic and Opportunistic Spectrum Management.

The Findings Document, published in Notice 350 in Government Gazette 40078, presents analysis of the views expressed by the stakeholders in their written representations on the Draft Framework.

Focus on ...

Judgments concerning President Jacob Zuma

Text of the Nkandla judgment - Constitutional Court (2016-03-31)

Text of the NPA judgment - Gauteng High Court (2016-04-29)

June - August 2016

Parliament is in recess. Committee meetings will resume in the middle of August 2016.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Rob Davies

Mr Rob Davies
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Trade and Industry (2009-)

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