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DST Draws Up R & D Tax Incentive Guidelines

Department of Science and Technology

The science and technology department has called for comment on guidelines drawn up to help companies applying for the scientific and technological research and development tax incentive.

The incentive is offered in terms of section 11D of the Income Tax Act.

Energy and Water SETA Seeks Chairperson

Department of Higher Education and Training

The higher education and training department has called for nominations for the appointment of the Chairperson of the Accounting Authority for the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA).

The invitation for nominations was published in terms of the Skills Development Act.

Sector Education and Training Authorities Re-Established

Department of Higher Education and Training

Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) have been re-established by the department of higher education and training.

SETAs are managed in terms of the Skills Development Act.

Explanatory Summary for Unemployment Insurance Bill Re-Published

Department of Labour

The labour department has re-published the explanatory summary for the Unemployment Insurance Amendment Bill.

The correction notice was published in Government Gazette 39265.

Border Management Agency Bill to be Tabled Soon

Department of Home Affairs

The Draft Border Management Agency Bill is heading for parliament.

The draft bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 39262.

Local Manufacturing Sector Under the Spotlight

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has issued a call for papers to be delivered at the Economic Research Advisory Network First Annual Conference to be held in Port Elizabeth in March 2016.

The conference will focus on the theme “Driving South Africa’s Industrial Development Agenda”.

Call for Maritime Labour Certifcates On Board Ships

Department of Transport

South African ship owners will be expected to have original Maritime Labour Certificates on board their ships in future.

This proposal is contained in Draft Maritime Labour Certificate and Declaration of Compliance Regulations published for comment in Government Gazette 39253.