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Mining Charter Under the Spotlight

Department of Mineral Resources

Processes on the Mining Charter and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill need to be finalised.

The mineral resources minister, Gwede Mantashe, emphasized this in a statement outlining his immediate plans and priorities.

DTPS Updates Parliament on Cost to Communicate

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The telecommunications and postal services department recently provided parliament with updates on the work being done to reduce telecommunication costs.

The department also focused on the implementation of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) Development Strategy.

Financial Reporting Rules Under Companies Act in Place

Department of Trade and Industry

Financial reporting pronouncements under the Companies Act are now in effect.

The trade and industry department published the pronouncements in Government Gazette 41503.

Hate Crimes Bill on Track

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill is on track.

In a statement, the justice and constitutional development department added that the draft bill has been revised following extensive submissions received on the proposed legislation.

Biodiversity Management Plan for Cape Mountain Zebra Drawn Up

Department of Environmental Affairs

The Biodiversity Management Plan for the Cape Mountain Zebra is in place.

The environmental affairs department published the plan in Government Gazette 41498.

Treasury Provides Feedback on Debt Relief Bill

National Treasury

National treasury has declared its support for revised proposals in the Draft National Credit Amendment Bill relating to an ongoing no income-no assets sequestration process.

Treasury added that the proposals replace the need for ad hoc ministerial powers (section 88F) and compulsory insurance.

NERSA Briefs Parliament on Eskom 2018/19 Revenue Application

National Energy Regulator

Eskom has continuously failed to collect the allowed revenues while its spending has also continued to exceed that determined by the National Energy Regulator (NERSA).

NERSA declared this during a briefing to parliament on Eskom’s revenue application for 2018/19.

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Nathi Mthethwa
Current Portfolio: 
  • Minister of Arts and Culture (2014-)

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