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Medical Devices Regulations Issued for Comment

Department of Health

General regulations relating to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDS) have been published for public comment in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (1965).

These regulations refer to the procedures for importing, procuring, registering, distributing, labelling, advertising and licensing of such medical devices.

Policy on Senior Certificate Subjects Issued for Comment

Department of Basic Education

The draft amended policy document for a résumé of subjects for the senior certificate has been published for public comment.

The policy which is drafted in terms of the National Education Policy Act (1996) applies to subjects which are applicable to adult out-of school learners.

Municipal Financial Reporting in the Spotlight

National Treasury

National treasury has introduced a standard chart of accounts for municipalities and municipal entities.

Municipal regulations on standard chart of accounts have been published in Government Gazette 37577.

VAT Exemption for Petroleum Exploration

South African Revenue Service

Goods imported into South Africa to be used for petroleum exploration are exempt from Value- Added Tax as from 1 January 2014.

The exemption notice was published in Government Gazette 37554.

ASB Releases Two Exposure Drafts

Accounting Standards Board

The Accounting Standards Board (ASB) has released two exposure drafts for public comment.

Reference to the drafts is published in Government Gazette 37553.

South Africa and Mozambique Sign Wildlife Agreement

Department of Environmental Affairs

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for wildlife management was signed between the governments of South Africa and Mozambique last Thursday.

This agreement forms part of a series of MoUs that have been initiated in an attempt to secure the environment through biodiversity management, fighting poaching and the promotion of conservation and eco-tourism.

Changes Introduced to Car Production Regulations

Department of Economic Development

The requirement for production rebate credit certificates (PRCC) to indicate whether they are based on automotive components for medium and heavy motor vehicles has been removed from the regulations.

Amendments to the automotive production and development programme (APDP) regulations have been published in Government Gazette 37523.

Focus on ...

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill

Parliament Passes MPRDA Bill (2014-03-31)

New Bill gives mines carte blanche - Mail & Guardian (2014-03-28)

March to May 2014 in Parliament

Members of parliament are now busy with constituency work leading up to the general election on 7 May 2014.

Committee meetings will resume once the elections have been concluded and the fifth parliament established.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Thamsanqa Jeff Radebe

Mr Jeff Radebe
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Justice & Constitutional Development (2009-)

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