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Media Guidelines for State Capture Inquiry in Place

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Guidelines on media coverage for the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture have been released.

The justice and constitutional development department published the Guidelines on the Media Coverage of Proceedings of the Commission in Government Gazette 41841.

Davies Endorses ITAC Recommendation on Sugar Duties

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, has endorsed the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) recommendation to increase import duties on sugar to US$680/ton.

According to a trade and industry department statement, the South African Sugar Association (SASA) launched an application to ITAC in February 2018 to increase the dollar based duty for sugar from US$566/ton to US$856/ton.

Renewal of Policy Directive on Scrap Metal Under Consideration

Department of Economic Development

A renewal of the policy directive on the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal is under consideration.

The policy directive limiting the export of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal came into force in 2013.

Parliament Welcomes ConCourt Order on NPA

Parliament

Parliament has announced that it is committed to “drive the requisite amendments to the National Prosecuting Authority Act to ensure that it is fully aligned to the Constitution of the country.”

In a statement, parliament welcomed the recent Constitutional Court order on the National Prosecuting Authority as strengthening constitutional democracy.

Workshops on Sutherland CAA Area on the Cards

Department of Science and Technology

The Astronomy Management Authority, which forms part of the science and technology department, has invited the public to attend workshops on the Sutherland Central Astronomy Advantage Area.

The invitation was published in Notice 842 in Government Gazette 41835.

DAFF Shines Spotlight on Producer Development Support

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A Draft National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support has been drawn up.

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department published the proposed policy in Government Gazette 41811 for comment.

Parliament Briefed on Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Department of Trade and Industry

The select committee on trade and international relations was recently briefed on the ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement.

The TFTA Agreement involving the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community was signed by South Africa in 2017.

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Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

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

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