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COIDA Tariffs for Private Ambulances Adjusted

Department of Labour

The labour department has announced the medical tariff increases for private ambulance services effective from 1 April 2016.

The tariff increases are determined in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).

Draft International Arbitration Bill to be Tabled Soon

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Draft International Arbitration Bill will be tabled in parliament soon.

The draft bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 39957.

Rate of Interest for Debts Revised

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A revised prescribed rate of interest for debts has been set down.

The justice and constitutional development department published the adjusted rate in Government Gazette 39943.

Communal Land Tenure Bill on Track

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Draft Communal Land Tenure Bill will be published for comment in June 2016.

The rural development and land reform minister, Gugile Nkwinti, announced this during his department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

Financial Intelligence Centre Bill Tweaked

National Treasury

The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill has been amended to remove the need for records to be kept only in South Africa.

National treasury revealed this while briefing the standing committee on finance on the amendments introduced to the bill following public consultation.

Courts of Law Bill Heading for Parliament

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Draft Courts of Law Amendment Bill will be tabled in parliament shortly.

The draft bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 39943.

Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill Published

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Draft Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill has been published in Government Gazette 39943.

Cabinet recently approved the draft bill to be published for comment.

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Nkandla Judgment

The Constitutional Court delivered judgment on the Nkandla matter on 31 March 2016.

Text of the judgment - Constitutional Court (2016-03-31)

25 - 29 April 2016

A truncated committee meeting schedule lies ahead for members of parliament this week due to Freedom Day on 27 April.

On Tuesday, the national assembly’s human settlements committee will be briefed by the human settlements department on its 4th quarter report for 2015/16. The standing committee on finance will vote on the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill. In the national council of provinces, the select committee on land and mineral resources will hear from the mineral resources department on its revised five year strategic plan.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Thembelani "Thulas" Nxesi

Mr Thembelani Nxesi
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Public Works (2011-)

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