Department of Transport
The transport department plans to table the Draft Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill in parliament before the end of May 2015.
This was revealed during a recent update briefing to the transport committee on the status of various draft bills.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has amended Agricultural Product Standards Act regulations.
The amended regulations were published in Government Gazette 38493.
Department of Trade and Industry
The next version of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) will shortly go before cabinet for approval.
The trade and industry department’s deputy director-general, Garth Strachan, made this known during an update briefing on IPAP 2014/15-2016/17 to the trade and industry committee in parliament.
Film and Publication Board
The Film and Publication Board (FPB) is calling for comment on the Draft Online Regulation Policy drawn up under section 4A of the Films and Publication Act.
The draft policy was published in notice 182 in Government Gazette 38531.
Department of Social Development
Proposed changes to the allowances payable to members of the Council for Social Service Professions have been published in Government Gazette 38492 for comment.
The Amendment to Regulations Regarding Allowances Payable to Members of the Council, Professional Boards, Committees and Task Teams was drawn up in terms of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978.
South African Pharmacy Council
The South African Pharmacy Council has announced its intention in Government Gazette 38511 to amend the rules and minimum standards relating to good pharmacy practice.
The proposed amendments were published in Board Notices 49 and 50:
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
A new Sheriffs Board is in place.
In a statement, the justice and constitutional development department confirmed that the board’s term of office commenced on 2 March 2015.