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SARS Releases Language Policy

South African Revenue Service

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has drawn up its language policy.

Published in Government Gazette 39439, the policy is compiled in terms of the Use of Official Languages Act of 2012.

Candidates Sought for Health Ombud

Department of Health

The health department has issued an invitation to apply for appointment as health ombud.

Published in Notice 1169 in Government Gazette 39450, the invitation is directed at suitably qualified candidates.

DAFF Tweaks Fishing Rights Application Fees

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department has issued a correction notice pertaining to application fees for fishing rights.

The notice was published in Government Gazette 39451 in terms of section 25(1) and (2) of the Marine Living Resources Act.

ACDP Shines Light on Paternity Leave


A draft private member’s bill proposing paternity leave for fathers has been published in Government Gazette 39448 for comment.

The Draft Labour Laws Amendment Bill was drawn up by the African Christian Democratic Party’s (ACDP) Cheryllyn Dudley.

Regulations to Protect Karoo Astronomy Areas Drawn Up

Department of Science and Technology

The science and technology department has published a raft of regulations relating to the Square Kilometre Array in the Karoo for comment.

Regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas were published in Government Gazette 39442.

Food Additives Under the Spotlight

Department of Health

Draft Regulations Relating to Miscellaneous Additives in Foodstuffs have been released for comment.

The health department published the proposed regulations in Government Gazette 39441 in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act.

Laws to Tackle Anti-Competitive Practices on the Cards

Department of Economic Development

Further legislation to strengthen government’s efforts to tackle anti-competitive practices is on the cards.

The economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, revealed this in a written reply to a parliamentary question.

Week of 23 - 27 November 2015

It’s the last week of scheduled committee meetings for 2015.

On Tuesday, the public works committee will continue with deliberations on the Expropriation Bill. The committee also plans to wrap up work on the bill on the same day.

The standing committee on finance will consider the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill. It will also hold hearings on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill.

On Wednesday, the standing committee on finance will continue with hearings on the Financial Sector Regulation Bill.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

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

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