Arts and Culture

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Arts and Culture.

Indigenous Knowledge Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Science and Technology

The department of science and technology says the legislation to protect indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) is on its way to parliament.

A spokesperson for the department told the parliamentary committee involved that the draft IKS bill had been approved by the department.  A submission to the minister of science and technology, for approval for further consultation with other government departments, was now in process.

Road Accident Fund Gets Language Policy

Road Accident Fund

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has put a language policy in place.

The policy, published in Government Gazette 37889, asserts that it is the responsibility of the RAF to ensure that adequate communication with citizens with limited English ability is able to take place.

Local Radio and TV Content Regulations Under Review

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) is reviewing radio and television local content regulations.

According to an announcement on ICASA’s website a discussion document for public comment is available and interested parties are called on to react not later than 10 September 2014.