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South Africa Investment Conference in the Pipeline

Department of Economic Development

The inaugural South Africa Investment Conference is scheduled for 25-27 October 2018.

According to an economic development department statement, the theme of the Conference is ‘Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships’.

Parliament Briefed on African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry department has called for South Africa to be one of 22 countries to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AFCFTA).

The department was briefing parliament on the AFCFTA signed by South Africa on 1 July 2018.

Commission of Inquiry on PIC Set Up

The Presidency

A Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Impropriety Regarding the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has been set up.

The appointment of the Commission of Inquiry was announced in Government Gazette 41979.

Draft Small Business Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Small Business Development

The National Small Business Act was not amended as anticipated because the legislative process proved to take longer than initially expected.

The small business development department revealed this during a briefing in parliament on its Annual Report 2017/18.

Draft State Legal Services Bill Under Development

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

A Draft State Legal Services Bill will be tabled before cabinet for approval in the 2018/19 financial year.

The justice and constitutional development department announced this during a briefing in parliament on its Annual Report 2017/18.

SARS Commission of Inquiry Releases Interim Report

The Presidency

An interim report of the Commission of Inquiry into the South African Revenue Service has been drawn up.

In a statement, the presidency announced that the interim report has been handed to president Ramaphosa for his consideration.

Electoral Laws Amendment Bill Tabled

Department of Home Affairs

A bill designed to enhance the existing legislative mechanisms that ensure free and fair elections has been tabled in parliament.

The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill aims to introduce amendments to the Electoral Commission Act, Electoral Act and the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act.

Focus on ...

Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

Not all doom and gloom as budget gives cause for economic optimism - Business Day (2018-10-22)

Mini-budget: Tito’s first test of boldness - Financial Mail (2018-10-18)

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

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

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