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Health Supplements Under the Spotlight

Department of Health

A new definition on health supplements is to be added to the general regulations made in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

Draft amendment regulations were published in Government Gazette 40158 for comment.

Taxi Sector Gets New Minimum Wage

Department of Labour

A new minimum wage for the taxi sector is in place.

The labour department published the amendments to Sectoral Determination 11: Taxi Sector in Notice 857 in Government Gazette 40157.

NCOP Seeks Comment on Immigration Amendment Bill

Select Committee on Social Services

The select committee on social services has called for comment on the Immigration Amendment Bill.

The bill, tabled in March 2016, was drawn up by the portfolio committee on home affairs.

Parliamentary Process to Pass Expropriation Bill Under Scrutiny

The Presidency

President Zuma has asked parliament to update him on the parliamentary process followed to pass the Expropriation Bill.

Parliament passed the bill in May 2016 and sent it to the president for assent.

Justice Committee Calls for Comment on Three Bills

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

The portfolio committee on justice and correctional services has called for comment on three bills.

Input is sought on the Protected Disclosures Amendment Bill, Justice Administered Fund Bill and the Courts of Law Amendment Bill.

Mzimvubu Water Project in the Pipeline

Department of Water and Sanitation

The water and sanitation department has called for comment on the proposed Mzimvubu Water Project.

The call for comment was made in Government Gazette 40154 in terms of the National Water Act.

Registration Process for Environmental Assessment Practitioners Published

Department of Environmental Affairs

The environmental affairs department has published regulations pertaining to the appointment of a registration authority responsible for the registration of environmental assessment practitioners.

Published in Government Gazette 40154, the regulations also deal with the specification of tasks in relation to an application for environmental authorization that may only be performed by a registered environmental assessment practitioner.

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 Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan

Mr Pravin Gordhan
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Finance (2015-)

Department: 
National Treasury

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