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Transport Legislation Under the Spotlight

Department of Transport

The transport department plans to review existing legislative instruments to identify areas that need strengthening and improvement.

The transport minister, Dipuo Peters, announced this during a speech at the release of the preliminary 2016/17 festive season road safety statement.

Articulation Policy for Post-School Education and Training System in Place

Department of Higher Education and Training

The Articulation Policy for the Post-School Education and Training System of South Africa has been published.

The Policy is a strategic policy and forms the overarching national articulation policy to frame other policies developed by the South African Qualifications Authority and the three Quality Councils.

Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area Rezoned

Department of Environmental Affairs

The Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area (MPA) has been rezoned to allow for limited fishing by members of local communities.

The Tsitsikamma National Park Marine Protected Area Declaration Notice was published in Notice 1578 in Government Gazette 40510 while the regulations were published in Notice 1579 in Gazette 40511 during December 2016.

Standards and Requirements for Export of Cherries Tweaked

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The standards and requirements regarding control of the export of cherries have been amended.

The announcement was made by the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Notice 8 in Government Gazette 40545.

Draft Code of Good Administrative Conduct Published for Comment

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Comment has been called on a draft code designed to guide administrators in making lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair decisions.

The justice and constitutional development department published the Draft Code of Good Administrative Conduct in Government Gazette 40540.

Permit Applications for Rebate on Used Overcoats Invited

Department of Trade and Industry

The International Trade Administration Commission has called on new importers to submit permit applications for a rebate on used overcoats and raincoats.

The trade and industry department published the invitation in Government Gazette 40537.

Fishing Rights for Hake and Horse Mackerel Allocated

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Final lists of the fishing rights allocation process 2015/16 for the hake inshore trawl and horse mackerel fisheries have been published.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has concluded the allocation of fishing rights in both sectors.

In Parliament

December 2016 - January 2017

Parliament is in recess.

Committee meetings will resume on 24 January 2017.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor

Ms Naledi Pandor
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Science and Technology (2012-)

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