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R & D Tax Incentive Under Scrutiny

National Treasury

A task team set up by the science and technology minister, Naledi Pandor, is looking into the challenges faced by businesses in trying to access the research and development tax incentive.

National treasury revealed this during Budget 2016.

The task team is scheduled to wrap up its work in April 2016.

Health Draws Up Environmental Management Plan

Department of Health

The health department has published its revised Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

The development of the EMP is carried out in order to meet the legislative requirement of the National Environmental Management Act.

Health Corrects NHI Extension Notice

Department of Health

The health department has issued a correction notice in terms of the extension for comment period for the White Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI).

As part of government’s plan to develop a system of NHI, a white paper outlining key features and proposed financing arrangements for NHI was published in December 2015.

Nurses Get More Time to Pay Fees

Department of Health

Nurses have until 30 April 2016 to pay annual fees to the South African Nursing Council.

The extension notice was published in Government Gazette 39708.

Comment on Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations Extended

Department of Health

The comment period for the proposed Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations has been extended.

The draft regulations were originally published in Government Gazette 39358 in November 2015.

Comment Period for White Paper on NHI Extended

Department of Health

The health department has extended the deadline for comment on the White Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI).

The White Paper was first published for comment in December 2015.

Dispensing Fees for Pharmacists Adjusted

Department of Health

The dispensing fees for pharmacists have been increased.

Amendments to Regulations Relating to the Transparent Pricing System for Medicine and Scheduled Substances were published in Government Gazette 39658.

Supervision of Dental Laboratories Tightened Up

Department of Health

The health department has placed the supervision of dental laboratories under the spotlight.

Section 29 (5) of the Dental Technicians Act has now come into force.

Comment Period for Draft Public Health Institute Bill Extended

Department of Health

The comment period for the Draft National Public Health Institute Bill and Draft National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill has been extended.

Published in Government Gazette 39622, the health department has set a new deadline of 31 March 2016 to submit comment on the two draft bills.

Medicines Pricing Process Underway

Department of Health

The health department has announced that the submissions for the annual Single Exit Price (SEP) of Medicines and Scheduled Substances is open from 11 January 2016 until 11 March 2016.

The maximum has been set at 4.80% of the SEP that was available as at 22 December 2015.

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