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DAFF Clarifies Traditional Linefish Appeals Process

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

All exemptions granted in terms of the Traditional Linefish appeals will lapse on 20 June 2016.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department announced this in a statement on the FRAP 2013 process.

Parliament Passes Financial Intelligence Centre Bill


Parliament has passed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill and sent it to president Zuma for assent.

The bill was tabled at the end of October 2015.

Performing Animals Protection Bill Sent for Assent


Parliament has given the green light to the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill and sent it to president Zuma for assent.

The bill was passed by the National Assembly (NA) in March 2016 and sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

Expropriation Bill Sent to President Zuma


Parliament has passed the Expropriation Bill.

The bill had been amended by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and returned to the National Assembly (NA) for concurrence earlier this month.

DTI Lists Highlights in Industrial Policy Action Plan

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has briefed parliament on the recently launched Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2016/17 – 2018/19.

The 8th iteration of IPAP was launched earlier this month.

NERSA to Hold Hearings on Municipal Tariff Applications

Department of Energy

The National Energy Regulator is to hold a public hearing on municipal tariff applications from municipalities applying for average increases above the guideline of 7.64%.

According to Notice 298 published in Government Gazette 40009, the hearing will take place on 3 June 2016 in Pretoria.

Border Management Authority Bill Tabled in Parliament

Department of Home Affairs

The Border Management Authority Bill has been tabled in parliament.

The bill’s explanatory summary was published in October 2015.

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)

23 - 27 May 2016

This is the last week of committee meetings in parliament before an extended recess period due to the local government elections to be held on 3 August 2016.

On Tuesday, the trade and industry department will brief the trade and industry committee on the recently launched 8th edition of the Industrial Policy Action Plan. Particular attention will be focused on the steel industry. The national assembly’s public works committee will consider and adopt amendments to the Expropriation Bill. The standing committee on finance is scheduled to receive a briefing on the report into African Bank. The international relations and cooperation committee will receive a briefing on the Foreign Service Bill.

On Wednesday, the small business development department plans to brief the small business development committee on its quarter 4 performance report. The labour committee will hold discussions on the way forward for the Labour Laws Amendment Bill. A joint meeting involving the standing committee on finance and the trade and industry committee will focus on illicit financial flows, base erosion and profit shifting and the “Panama papers”. National Treasury, the South African Revenue Service and the Financial Intelligence Centre will be in attendance.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Bathabile Olive Dlamini

Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Social Development (2010-)

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