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Tourism BBBEE Sector Code Released for Comment

Department of Trade and Industry

A Draft Amended Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Sector Code has been published for comment.

Published in Government Gazette 38915, the draft code seeks to align the existing Tourism BBBEE code with the amended generic codes of good practice that came into force in May 2015.

Conditions Attached to E-Toll Alternate User Discount

Department of Transport

A paragraph outlining conditions pertaining to a once-off discount for alternate e-toll road users has been inserted into the e-tolls notice published earlier this month.

The discount applies to an alternate user who travels on a Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) road for the first time and fails to pay within the grace period.

Pay Scales for Municipal Managers Set Down

Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

The Total Remuneration Packages Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers Directly Accountable to Municipal Managers have been drawn up.

The salary scales were made available by the department of cooperative government in Notice 578 in Government Gazette 38946.

Social Protection for Miners Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

Work is underway to develop an improved social protection system for miners.

President Zuma revealed this while delivering an address on progress made in the revitalisation of distressed mining towns.

Sectional Titles Regulations Tweaked

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The title deed of any real right registered over land is to now be included within the sectional titles register.

The requirement is contained in amendments to the Sectional Titles Regulations published in Government Gazette 38923.

Plans Afoot to Support Community Broadcasting

Department of Communications

The Draft Community Broadcasting Support Scheme has been published in Notice 676 in Government Gazette 38947 for comment.

The original Scheme was established in 1998 after it became clear that community broadcasting would not be sustainable without deliberate and aggressive government assistance.

Basic Training on the Cards for Merchant Ship Ratings

Department of Transport

Ratings on merchant ships engaged in safety or pollution prevention duties will have to undergo basic training.

This provision is contained in Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations published in Government Gazette 38912.

Focus on ...

Draft Bills

The following draft Bills have been published for comment recently:

Draft Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill

Draft Insurance Bill

29 June - 20 July 2015

Parliament is now in its winter recess. Members are engaged in constituency work.

Committee meetings will resume on 21 July 2015.

Parliamentary Programme

Minister in the Spotlight

Ms Nelisiwe Mildred Oliphant

Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Labour (2010-)

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