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Commission of Inquiry Report on Fee-Free Education Released

The Presidency

The presidency has released the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the feasibility of making higher education and training fee-free in South Africa.

President Zuma set up the Commission at the beginning of 2016.

Transformation in Agricultural Sector Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

Transformation in the agricultural sector remains a key objective for government.

President Zuma made this clear during an address at a gala dinner hosted by the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa in Boksburg.

Appropriation Act Signed

The Presidency

President Zuma has signed the Appropriation Act.

The bill was tabled in parliament on Budget Day 2017.

Deputy President Welcomes COSATU Decision on Minimum Wage

The Presidency

The presidency has welcomed the recent decision by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to adopt the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour.

The COSATU Central Executive Committee announced on 2 March 2017 that the trade union federation supported the national minimum wage and labour relations package agreed recently at NEDLAC.

Operation Phakisa on Agriculture and Land Reform Launched

The Presidency

Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has been launched.

President Zuma launched the programme in Pretoria last week.

Salaries for Public Office Bearers Set Down

The Presidency

Proclamations have been published in Government Gazette 40605 setting out the salaries and allowances for ministers, members of parliament, premiers and traditional leaders.

The determinations were made in terms of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act.

Amendments to Competition Act in the Pipeline

The Presidency

Draft legislation to amend the Competition Act is in the pipeline.

President Zuma announced this during the 2017 State of the Nation Address in parliament.

Agreement Signed on National Minimum Wage

The Presidency

A national minimum wage of R20 per hour is to be introduced.

The deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced this in Cape Town yesterday.

Public Office Bearers Salaries Set Down

The Presidency

Proclamations have been published in Government Gazette 40569 setting out the salaries and allowances for ministers, members of parliament and premiers.

The determinations were made in terms of the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act.

Fees Commission Releases Interim Report

The Presidency

The presidency has released the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training’s interim report.

The Commission was set up in January 2016 to investigate the feasibility of fee-free higher education and training in South Africa.

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