Special Cabinet Committee on Eskom Set Up

The Presidency

A Special Cabinet Committee on Eskom has been set up.

President Ramaphosa announced this during his response to the debate on the 2019 State of the Nation Address.

Competition Amendment Bill to be Signed Soon

The Presidency

The Competition Amendment Bill will soon be signed into law.

President Ramaphosa announced this during the 2019 State of the Nation Address in parliament.

Ramaphosa Shines Spotlight on Mining Industry

The Presidency

Government views the mining industry as a key player in the future growth and development of South Africa’s economy.

President Ramaphosa declared this during an address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba held recently in Cape Town.

Public-Private Initiative Optimistic on Growth

The Presidency

The Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI) holds the view that a growth rate of 5% and more is possible as long as certain enablers for the economy are realized and key inhibitors are eliminated.

The presidency revealed this in a statement following a meeting of the PPGI in Johannesburg.

Nugent Commission of Inquiry Draws Up Final Report

The Presidency

During December, the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into the South African Revenue Service (SARS) handed its final report to president Ramaphosa.

The Commission’s interim report was drawn up in October 2018.

Salaries for Public Office Bearers Set Down

The Presidency

The total remuneration for the deputy president has been set at R2 825 470 for 2018/19.

The presidency published the annual salary in Government Gazette 42107.

Advisory Panel on Land Reform Drawing Up Report

The Presidency

The Advisory Panel on Land Reform is to submit a final report to president Ramaphosa in March 2019.

The presidency announced this in a statement following a Colloquium hosted by the Advisory Panel last week.

Salary Adjustments for Public Office Bearers Recommended

The Presidency

A 4% annual adjustment to the salaries of public office bearers (POB) for the 2018/19 financial year has been recommended.

The presidency published the recommendations of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers in Government Gazette 42040.

Advisory Panel on NDPP Draws Up Shortlist

The Presidency

A shortlist of 12 candidates to serve as the National Director of Public Prosecutions has been drawn up.

The presidency published the list on its website.

Gender-Based Violence Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

The recent Presidential Summit Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide has committed to fast tracking the review of existing laws and policies on GBV to be victim-centred.

The presidency announced this in a declaration on the presidential summit.

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