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Size and Shape of Government Under Review

The Presidency

The size and shape of government is under review.

In a statement, the presidency indicates that the review flows from the 2018 State of the Nation Address where president Ramaphosa declared that the “configuration, number and size of national government departments would be reassessed.”

Comment on Integrated Planning Framework Bill Extended

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

The comment period for the Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill has been extended.

The planning, monitoring and evaluation department first published the proposed legislation for comment in Government Gazette 41610.

Comment Sought on Integrated Planning Framework Bill

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

A Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill has been drawn up.

The planning, monitoring and evaluation department published the proposed legislation in Government Gazette 41610 for comment.

President Ramaphosa Launches New Investment Drive

The Presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a new investment drive for South Africa.

In a statement, the presidency confirmed that an Investment Conference will be held in August or September 2018.

State Capture Inquiry Regulations Amended

The Presidency

The regulations of the Commission of Inquiry into state capture have been amended.

According to a statement issued by the presidency, the amendment was initiated in order to address concerns about the lawfulness and constitutionality of certain sections of the regulations.

Terms of Reference for State Capture Inquiry Drawn Up

The Presidency

The terms of reference for the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into state capture have been released.

The proclamation was published in Government Gazette 41403.

Measures to Boost Governance at Eskom Drawn Up

The Presidency

Government has agreed on measures to strengthen governance at Eskom.

In a statement, the presidency indicated that the new measures flow from a recent meeting involving President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba.

Salaries for Ministers, Members of Parliament and Premiers Set Down

Department of Energy

Proclamations have been published in Government Gazette 41313 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.

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.

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