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Changes Introduced to Car Production Regulations

Department of Economic Development

The requirement for production rebate credit certificates (PRCC) to indicate whether they are based on automotive components for medium and heavy motor vehicles has been removed from the regulations.

Amendments to the automotive production and development programme (APDP) regulations have been published in Government Gazette 37523.

Pork Industry Levy to Continue

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Statutory measures in the pork industry in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (1996) will continue for the next three years.

These measures apply to abattoirs and exporters of live pigs and relate to levies, registration, keeping of records and the rendering of returns.

Solar Water Heaters Under the Spotlight

Department of Energy

A revised contracting model for solar water heaters (SWH) is to be introduced soon.

The energy minister, Ben Martins, announced this in a statement released by the energy department on various infrastructure projects in the electricity, gas, petroleum and nuclear sectors.

Draft Hedge Funds Regulations Released for Comment

National Treasury

Draft regulations for hedge funds have been released for comment.

The proposed rules flow from feedback received during consultation on a proposed framework for regulating hedge funds, released in 2012.

Liquor Regulations on Trading Hours Suspended

Department of Trade and Industry

Trading hours for liquor distributors as outlined in regulations published in December 2013 have been suspended for nine months.

The amendments to the liquor regulations were published at the end of last year in Government Gazette 37091 and had come into effect on 3 December 2013.

Contaminated Land Sections of Waste Act to Commence

The Presidency

Sections of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (2008) which refer to contaminated land will come into operation on 2 May 2014.

The act regulates waste management through national norms and standards as well as licencing and control of waste management activities.

Labour Department to Investigate Gardening Industry

Department of Labour

The minimum wages and conditions of employment for the garden and landscaping sector are to be investigated by the Department of Labour.

This planned investigation will lead to a sectoral determination in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (1997).

Focus on ...

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill

Parliament Passes MPRDA Bill (2014-03-31)

New Bill gives mines carte blanche - Mail & Guardian (2014-03-28)

March to May 2014 in Parliament

Members of parliament are now busy with constituency work leading up to the general election on 7 May 2014.

Committee meetings will resume once the elections have been concluded and the fifth parliament established.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2009-)

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