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Regulations for Water Use Licence Applications in Place

Department of Water and Sanitation

Regulations regarding the procedural requirements for water use licence applications and appeals are in place.

The department of water and sanitation published, in Government Gazette 40713, the regulations in terms of the National Water Act.

Appeal Tariffs for Sub Division of Agricultural Land Act Revised

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Revised tariffs for services rendered are in place for the Sub Division of Agricultural Land Act and the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has announced the adjusted tariffs in Notice 248 in Government Gazette 40711.

Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations Drawn Up

Independent Communications Authority

Numbering Plan Amendment Regulations in terms of the Electronic Communications Act have been published.

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) has published Notice 240 in Government Gazette 40723 informing the relevant stakeholders and the public of the publication of the amended regulations.

CCMA Publishes List of Accredited Bargaining Councils

Department of Labour

The labour department has published a list of bargaining councils from the private and public sectors accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to conduct conciliations and arbitrations.

Published in Government Gazette 40711, the list includes the Motor Industry Bargaining Council accredited from 1 April 2016 until 30 August 2019 and the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry accredited from 1 March 2017 until 28 February 2019.

SABS Issues New Standards

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has published new standards in terms of the Standards Act in Government Gazette 40711.

The new standards were drawn up by the South African Bureau of Standards.

Amendments to Civil Aviation Regulations Proposed

Department of Transport

Amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations are in the pipeline.

The transport department published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 40720.

SARS Sets Import Duty Refund on Truck Components

South African Revenue Service

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has imposed a full duty refund on automotive components for heavy vehicles.

The refund, published in Government Gazette 40713, was put in place in terms of the Customs and Excise Act.

In Parliament

Week of 27 - 31 March 2017

The trade and industry committee will hear from the trade and industry department, the National Consumer Commission, the National Empowerment Fund and other entities on their strategic and annual performance plans. The transport committee will continue with deliberations on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill. The justice and constitutional development department plans to brief the justice and correctional services committee on its strategic plan, annual performance plan and budget. The standing committee on finance will be briefed by national treasury and SARS on their quarterly reports.

On Wednesday, the National Prosecuting Authority is scheduled to brief the justice and correctional services committee on its budget and annual performance plan. The transport committee will continue with deliberations on the AARTO Bill. The rural development and land reform department will brief the rural development and land reform committee on the Communal Property Associations Bill. South African Airways plans to update the standing committee on finance on its quarterly report.

On Thursday, the justice and correctional services committee will be briefed by the Public Protector and the Human Rights Commission on their budgets and annual performance plans.

On Friday, Legal Aid will brief the justice and correctional services committee on its budget and annual performance plan.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Dr Siyabonga Cwele
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services (2014-)

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