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Export Credit Insurance Corporation Releases Language Policy

Department of Trade and Industry

The Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC) has published its language policy in Government Gazette 40216.

The Use of Official Languages Act determines that every national department, national public entity and national public enterprise must adopt a language policy on its use of official languages.

Institutional Statute in Place for University of Mpumalanga

Department of Higher Education and Training

The department of higher education and training has published the University of Mpumalanga’s Institutional Statute.

The document was published in Notice 922 in Government Gazette 40216.

Hearings on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Communications

Public hearings on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill are on the cards for the end of August 2016.

The bill is currently before the portfolio committee on communications.

Amendments Proposed to Labelling of Cosmetics Regulations

Department of Health

The health department has published draft amended Regulations Relating to the Labelling, Advertising and Composition of Cosmetics in Government Gazette 40216 for comment.

The proposed regulations flow from the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

Members Appointed to Veterinary Council

South African Veterinary Council

The appointment and designation of persons to serve as members of the South African Veterinary Council has been announced.

The Council falls under the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System Under the Spotlight

Department of Science and Technology

The science and technology department has taken further steps to implement its National Integrated Cyberinfrastructure System (NICIS) alongside its entity, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, by funding two projects.

The first project involves the establishment of an initial regional data centre that will eventually form a national network, supporting a wide range of data-intensive scientific activities as part of the NICIS.

Comment Called on Community Education and Training Colleges Policy

Department of Higher Education and Training

The higher education and training department has called for comment on the Draft National Policy for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Education and Training (CET) Colleges.

The call was made in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act.

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)

Week of 22-26 August 2016

On Tuesday, the national assembly’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries committee will consider president Zuma’s reservations concerning the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill. The bill was recently sent back to the national assembly for reconsideration. A joint meeting involving the trade and industry and economic development committees will engage with the trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, and the trade and industry department on the impact of steel and strategic commodities on the economy. The communications committee will be briefed by the communications minister, Faith Muthambi, on the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s editorial policy. The energy committee is scheduled to receive a briefing from the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Office on their current projects.
On Wednesday, the labour department will brief the portfolio committee on labour on progress regarding the turn-around strategy of the Compensation Fund. The trade and industry committee will turn its attention to the SADC-EU Economic Partnership agreement. The mineral resources committee is to undertake clause-by-clause deliberations on the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill. The select committee on finance will be briefed by national treasury on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Angie Matsie Motshekga

Ms Angie Motshekga
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Basic Education (2009-)

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