Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
Amendments to regulations governing national and provincial elections have been introduced following the signing into law of the Electoral Amendment Act last month.
The act flows from a 2009 court order extending the right to cast special votes to those South Africans living abroad.
Department of Cooperative Governance
The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has called for comments on the Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill (2013) before in holds public hearings on the bill on 28 and 29 January next year.
The proposed bill which follows an extensive review of the regulatory framework and consultations with the national treasury and other stakeholders makes amendments to 37 clauses in order to make the regulatory process more effective and minimise misinterpretations.
Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
An extension has been granted for the submission of comments on the Traditional Affairs Bill which provides for the recognition of the Khoi-San and addresses limitations of existing legislation relating to traditional leadership and governance.
In terms of addressing these limitations the bill will repeal the National House of Traditional Leaders Act (2009) and the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act (2003).
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