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Comment Sought on Copyright Amendment Bill

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) seeks comment on the Copyright Amendment Bill.

The bill was tabled in parliament in May 2017.

Special Cabinet Committee on Eskom Set Up

The Presidency

A Special Cabinet Committee on Eskom has been set up.

President Ramaphosa announced this during his response to the debate on the 2019 State of the Nation Address.

Electronic Communications Bill Withdrawn From Parliament

Department of Communications

The Electronic Communications Amendment Bill has been withdrawn from parliament.

In a statement, the communications department confirmed that the bill had been withdrawn to “enable further consultations and to align it with the drive towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

President Ramaphosa Assents to Competition Amendment Act

The Presidency

President Ramaphosa has assented to the Competition Amendment Act.

The bill was passed by parliament and sent for assent in December 2018.

National Health Insurance Bill on Track

The Presidency

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will soon be ready for tabling in parliament.

The health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, confirmed this during an address delivered on behalf of president Ramaphosa at the launch of the report on the Presidential Health Summit in Cape Town.

4th Industrial Revolution Under the Spotlight

Department of Science and Technology

An exhibition on the 4th Industrial Revolution has opened in parliament.

In a statement, the science and technology department indicated that the exhibition demonstrates South Africa’s readiness to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution.

National Preventive Mechanism on Torture Under the Spotlight

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Government has affirmed its intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).

The deputy minister of justice and constitutional development, John Jeffery, confirmed this during an address at the South African Human Rights Commission’s High-Level Meeting on the Establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) under OPCAT held in Cape Town.

Focus on ...

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

Mr Cyril Ramaphosa
Current Portfolio: 
  • President (2018-)

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