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Plan to Implement NHI by 2025

The Presidency

Government plans to incrementally implement the National Health Insurance (NHI) from 2019 so that everyone in South Africa is covered by 2025.

President Ramaphosa declared this during an address to the National Health Insurance Consultative Meeting in Pretoria.

IMC on Land Reform to Meet Once a Month

The Presidency

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform will be convened on a monthly basis going forward.

The presidency confirmed this in a statement on the outcomes of the inaugural IMC meeting held last week.

SAA Returned to Public Enterprises Ministry

The Presidency

The administration of South African Airways has been transferred back to the minister of public enterprises.

The proclamation confirming the transfer was published in Government Gazette 41813.

African Continental Free Trade Area on Track

The Presidency

The plan is to conclude the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations by 2020.

President Ramaphosa revealed this during an address at the 25th anniversary celebrations of the African Export-Import Bank in Nigeria.

Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform Set Up

The Presidency

An Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Land Reform has been appointed.

In a statement, the presidency confirmed that the IMC is chaired by Deputy President David Mabuza.

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.”

DPME Prioritises Integrated Planning Framework Bill

Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

The planning, monitoring and evaluation department wants the Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill to be passed by parliament before the end of the current parliament’s term.

The planning, monitoring and evaluation minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, revealed this during her department’s budget vote speech in parliament.

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.

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