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.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Statutory measures in the pork industry in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (1996) will continue for the next three years.
These measures apply to abattoirs and exporters of live pigs and relate to levies, registration, keeping of records and the rendering of returns.
Department of Energy
A revised contracting model for solar water heaters (SWH) is to be introduced soon.
The energy minister, Ben Martins, announced this in a statement released by the energy department on various infrastructure projects in the electricity, gas, petroleum and nuclear sectors.
Draft regulations for hedge funds have been released for comment.
The proposed rules flow from feedback received during consultation on a proposed framework for regulating hedge funds, released in 2012.
Department of Trade and Industry
Trading hours for liquor distributors as outlined in regulations published in December 2013 have been suspended for nine months.
The amendments to the liquor regulations were published at the end of last year in Government Gazette 37091 and had come into effect on 3 December 2013.
Sections of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (2008) which refer to contaminated land will come into operation on 2 May 2014.
The act regulates waste management through national norms and standards as well as licencing and control of waste management activities.
Department of Labour
The minimum wages and conditions of employment for the garden and landscaping sector are to be investigated by the Department of Labour.
This planned investigation will lead to a sectoral determination in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (1997).