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National Minimum Wage Bill Published for Comment

Department of Labour

Three labour bills have been published for comment.

The Draft National Minimum Wage Bill, the Draft Labour Relations Amendment Bill and the Draft Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill were published in Government Gazette 41257.

Comment Sought on Electronic Communications Bill

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The Draft Electronic Communications Amendment Bill has been published in Government Gazette 41261 for comment.

The proposed legislation flows from the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper.

CMS Draws Up Proposed Levies for 2018

Department of Health

The health department has published proposed levies for medical schemes in Government Gazette 41259 for comment.

The proposed levies were drawn up by the Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act.

Discovery Bank Appointed Foreign Exchange Dealer

National Treasury

Discovery Bank Limited has been appointed as a restricted authorized dealer in foreign exchange.

The Reserve Bank published the notification in Government Gazette 41260.

PSIRA Reviewing Fees for 2018

Department of Police

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) is currently reviewing the annual fees private security firms pay to it to regulate the industry.

PSIRA published a consultation paper on a review of the annual fees for the private security industry in Government Gazette 41252.

National Water and Sanitation Master Plan on Track

Department of Water and Sanitation

A final Draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan will be available at the end of March 2018.

The water and sanitation department announced this during a briefing on the plan in parliament.

Amended Financial Services Sector Code Close to Completion

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has briefed parliament on the amended Financial Services Sector Code.

The draft code was release for comment in March 2016.

Focus on ...

Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement: 25 October 2017

Medium-Term Budget Speech: Full text - Moneyweb (2017-10-25)

Mini-Budget in a Nutshell - Moneyweb (2017-10-25)

Malusi Gigaba’s maiden budget fails to win over market - Business Day (2017-10-26)

#MTBPS2017: Tough times ahead for SA - IOL (2017-10-26)

In Parliament

Week of 20 - 24 November 2017

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Lindiwe Zulu

Ms Lindiwe Zulu
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Small Business Development (2014-)

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