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SAPIA Exemption Extended for Six Months

Department of Economic Development

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) exemption has been extended for six months from 1 October 2018 until 31 March 2019.

The economic development department announced the extension in Government Gazette 41970.

DOL Clarifies EE Certificate of Compliance

Department of Labour

Employers that comply with and implement employment equity (EE) will be issued with a certificate of compliance valid for 12 months subject to meeting a number of conditions.

The labour department confirmed this in a statement on the ongoing public hearings on the Draft Employment Equity Amendment Bill and Draft Employment Equity Regulations published for comment in September 2018.

Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill Under the Spotlight

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has confirmed that the moral rights for performers will apply for 50 years.

The department was briefing parliament on responses to submissions on the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill, tabled in parliament at the end of 2016.

National Rail Bill on Track

Department of Transport

The drafting of a National Rail Bill will be fast-tracked in the new financial year.

The transport department announced this during a briefing on its annual report in parliament.

Comment Sought on State Liability Amendment Bill

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

Parliament seeks comment on the State Liability Amendment Bill.

The bill was tabled in parliament in May 2018.

Draft Magistrates Bill on Track

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A revised Draft Magistrates Bill is likely to be submitted to the justice and correctional services minister within the next two months.

The deputy minister of justice and constitutional development, John Jeffery, announced this during a briefing in parliament on the department’s political overview.

Panel of Transport Experts on the Cards

Department of Transport

A Panel of Transport Experts is to be set up before the end of 2018.

The transport minister, Blade Nzimande, revealed this during a speech at the official launch of the 2018 October Transport Month in Benoni.

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Nathi Mthethwa
Current Portfolio: 
  • Minister of Arts and Culture (2014-)

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