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Amended Forest Sector Code Gazetted

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Amended Forest Sector Code has been published in Government Gazette 40803.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the revised code for comment at the end of 2015.

Comment Called on Draft Regulations on Valuer-General

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Office of the Valuer-General has called for comment on draft regulations drawn up in terms of the Property Valuation Act of 2014.

The Valuer-General flows from the act.

National Norm on Standards Under Construction

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has published the Draft National Norm for the Development of South African National Standards in Government Gazette 40793.

The document contains detail on the aims and benefits of standardization, principles of the development of national standards, organizational structure and responsibilities, development of national standards, meetings and appeals.

Comment Deadline for Restitution of Land Rights Bill Corrected


Parliament has published a correction notice in Government Gazette 40801 indicating that the deadline for comment on the Draft Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is 30 April 2017.

The draft private member’s bill was published for comment earlier this month.

Contract Cleaning Sector in KZN Under the Spotlight

Department of Labour

The labour department is to launch an investigation into the contract cleaning sector in KwaZulu Natal.

The announcement was published in Government Gazette 40797 in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Policy for Integrated Career Development System in Place

Department of Higher Education and Training

The department of higher education and training has published the National Policy for an Integrated Career Development System for South Africa.

The policy was drawn up in terms of the National Qualification Framework Act.

International Arbitration Bill Tabled in Parliament

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The International Arbitration Bill has been tabled in parliament.

The justice and constitutional development department published the draft bill’s explanatory summary in Government Gazette 40687 in March 2017.

In Parliament

April 2017

Parliament is in recess.

Members are engaged with constituency work.

Committee meetings will resume on 2 May 2017.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Rob Davies

Mr Rob Davies
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Trade and Industry (2009-)

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