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Comment Called on Revised Twin Peaks Bill

National Treasury

The second draft of the Financial Sector Regulation Bill has been published for comment.

The proposed legislation seeks to make the financial sector safer by implementing the “twin peaks” regulatory system.

Basic Conditions of Employment Summary Replaced

Department of Labour

The labour department has replaced the summary to be kept by an employer in terms of section 30 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, published at the end of November, with a new version.

The correction notice was published in Government Gazette 38312.

Rejigged Sheriffs Board in Place Next Year

The Presidency

Sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Sheriffs Amendment Act of 2012 will come into effect on 1 March 2015.

The proclamation was published in Government Gazette 38307.

Cabinet Adopts Energy Crunch Plan


Cabinet has adopted a five point plan to mitigate electricity challenges facing South Africa.

At its last meeting for 2014, cabinet voiced concern over the adverse impact recent power outages were having on households and businesses across the country.

Comment Called on Civil Aviation Regulations

Department of Transport

A raft of proposed amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations is in the pipeline.

The list of amendments to various parts of the 2011 regulations and technical standard has been published in Government Gazette 38296 for comment.

Deadline for Comment on Set-Top Box Subsidies Extended

Department of Communications

The deadline for comment on the qualifying criteria for television set-top box subsidies has been extended.

According to the department of communications, the Universal Services and Access Agency (USAASA), which has to develop the criteria, has decided to extend the comment period from 30 November this year to 28 February next year.

Amended Rules for Construction Sector Associations

Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions

Amended rules and requirements for the recognition of voluntary associations within the construction sector are now in place.

The rules were published for comment at the beginning of 2014.

December 2014 - January 2015

Parliament is now in recess until January 2015.

Members are busy with constituency work for the next two weeks followed by a leave period.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr David Mahlobo

Mr David Mahlobo
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of State Security (2014-)

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