Independent Communications Authority
The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) has formally given notice that it received an application for approval of the acquisition of Neotel by Vodacom.
The application is made in terms of the Electronic Communications Act of 2005.
South African Reserve Bank
Adv J F Myburgh has been appointed as commissioner to African Bank Limited (ABL) as from 30 August 2014.
The notice, published in Government Gazette 37979, indicates that the commissioner is tasked with investigating the “business, trade, dealings, affairs or assets and liabilities” of the bank.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published the latest plant variety journal.
According to a notice in the Government Gazette (37979 / 709 of 12 September 2014) the journal is compiled on a quarterly basis.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa says her department is developing a centralised permit system for all wildlife activities regulated by national legislation.
In a written reply to a question in this regard in the national assembly, the minister said environmental affairs recognised the need to centralise information relating to activities, such as transport, breeding, sale and hunting of wildlife, authorised in terms of national legislation.
Department of Higher Education and Training
Higher education and training minister Blade Nzimande has called for comment on a proposed policy for differentiation in the post-school system.
According to a notice in the Government Gazette (37997 / 717 of 15 September 2014) interested institutions, persons and organisations are invited to comment within 31 days of the publication of the Gazette.
Council for Natural Scientific Professions
The Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) has altered their fee recommendations for practitioners and technical staff.
According to a notice in the Government Gazette (37979 / 110 of 12 September 2014) the suggested new hourly tariffs are up between 9.8 and 10.4 percent.
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
An action plan is being put together based on recommendations gleaned during the recent Land Tenure Summit held in Johannesburg.
The rural development and land reform department convened the summit to discuss challenges in land reform in South Africa.