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Parliament Seeks Comment on NMW Amendment Bill

Portfolio Committee on Labour

The portfolio committee on labour has called for comment on the Draft National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill.

The committee met in January 2019 to discuss the need for a draft bill to deal with a technical error found in the National Minimum Wage Act.

Municipal Structures Bill Sent to NCOP for Concurrence

National Assembly

A bill designed to address the problems experienced in the implementation of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill was drawn up by the cooperative governance and traditional affairs department and tabled in June 2018.

SARB Draws Up Discussion Paper on SIFIs

South African Reserve Bank

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has drawn up a discussion paper on a proposed methodology to determine systemically important banks in South Africa.

Comment on the discussion paper entitled ‘A methodology to determine which banks are systemically important within the South African context’ is invited until 29 March 2019.

NA Passes Carbon Tax Bill


The Carbon Tax Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.

The bill was tabled in parliament in November 2018.

Parliament Passes Traditional Leadership Bill


The Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Amendment Bill has been passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa for assent.

The national council of provinces amended the bill and returned it to the national assembly for concurrence in December 2018.

Democratic Alliance Drafts ISMO Bill


The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants to table a private member’s bill in parliament seeking to establish an independent electricity wholesaler.

The Draft Independent System and Market Operator (ISMO) bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 42237.

Comment Sought on Foreign Service Bill

Select Committee on Trade and International Relations

The select committee on trade and international relations seeks comment on the Foreign Service Bill.

The bill was passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence in December 2018.

Focus on ...

Budget Speech, 2019

Minister Tito Mboweni: 2019 Budget Speech - GCIS (2019-02-20)

#Budget2019 in a nutshell - Moneyweb (2019-02-20)

Budget 2019: Expect a harsh reality check amid Eskom crises and strained public finances - Daily Maverick (2019-02-18)

Budget 2019: what SA needs - Financial Mail (2019-02-14)

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Tito Mboweni

Mr Tito Mboweni
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Finance (2018-)

National Treasury

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