Department of Mineral Resources
Amended regulations relating to competencies for electricity in the mining sector have been published in Government Gazette 38708.
The amendments are published in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
Proposed amendments to the code of professional conduct for registered auditors relating to the definition of public interest entity have been published for comment.
The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) published board notice 88 in Government Gazette 38707.
National treasury has confirmed, in Government Gazette 38729, that creating or developing a multisource pharmaceutical product or carrying out a clinical trial are regarded as research and development activities in terms of section 11D of the Income Tax Act.
The section deals with tax deductions in respect of scientific or technological research and development.
Department of Transport
Proposed fees for new works and technology developments payable to the Railway Safety Regulator have been published in Government Gazette 38726 for comment.
The fees are determined in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act of 2002.
Department of Health
New dispensing fees for medical practitioners have been laid down.
The revised fees were published in Government Gazette 38731 in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act of 1965.
Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
The South African Post Office has called for nominations of suitable candidates to serve as non-executive members on its board.
Notice 373 in Government Gazette 38725 outlined the requirements for nominees.
The national assembly’s public works committee has called for comment on the Expropriation Bill.
The bill was tabled in parliament in February this year.