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National Water and Sanitation Master Plan Under Construction

Department of Water and Sanitation

The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan is on track.

Speaking during her department’s budget vote in parliament, the water and sanitation minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, emphasised that the plan will be developed in an inclusive and transparent manner.

DEA Shines Light on Sustainable Development

Department of Environmental Affairs

Agenda 2063 and the National Development Plan (NDP) serve as guidelines for the department of environmental affairs in 2017.

The minister of environmental affairs, Edna Molewa, has laid out the plans for her department during her department’s annual budget speech in parliament.

Social Service Practitioners Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Social Development

The Social Service Practitioners Bill will be tabled in parliament in 2017/18.

This was announced by the minister of social development, Bathabile Dlamini, during her annual budget vote speech in parliament recently.

East London Special Economic Zone in Place

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has announced, in Government Gazette 40860, the designation of the East London Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

According to section 39(2) of the Special Economic Zones Act, any existing Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in force before the SEZ Act came into effect must be regarded as a SEZ when the act kicked in.

Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry Extended

Department of Economic Development

The economic development department has published, in Government Gazette 40860, amended terms of reference for the Grocery Retail Sector Market Inquiry.

The inquiry got underway in 2015.

Implementation of the ICT White Paper a Priority

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Implementation of the National Integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) White Paper is a key priority for the department of telecommunications and postal services in 2017.

This was made clear by the minister, Siyabonga Cwele, during his budget vote speech in parliament recently.

Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill on Track

Department of Transport

The Draft Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill is ready for tabling in parliament.

This was announced during the transport department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

In Parliament

Week of 29 May - 2 June 2017

On Tuesday, the national assembly’s trade and industry committee will be briefed on the Copyright Amendment Bill. The transport department plans to brief the transport committee on the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill. The environmental affairs committee will be briefed by the environmental affairs department on the “One Environmental System” and the wildlife crimes legislative review process. The Competition Commission is scheduled to brief the economic development committee on the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Market Inquiry outcomes. The standing committee on finance will discuss the NCOP referral on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill.

On Wednesday, the trade and industry committee will have further engagement with national treasury on the proposed policy on debt relief. The cooperative governance and traditional affairs department plans to deliberate on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. A joint meeting involving the standing committee on finance and the health committee will hold public hearings on the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill.

On Friday, the rural development and land reform department will brief the standing committee on appropriations on the 2017 Appropriation Bill.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Thamsanqa Jeff Radebe

Mr Jeff Radebe
Current Portfolio: 

Minister in the Presidency (2014-)

Department: 
The Presidency

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