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Cabinet Approves Environmental Mandates

Cabinet

The country’s position on two environmental issues, to be discussed at international conferences in the following weeks, were approved by cabinet on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued after the session, South Africa’s negotiators at the meeting on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals, to be held in Quito, Ecuador from 4 to 9 November and at the conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the Kyoto Protocol, which will take place from 1 to 12 December in Lima, Peru, were given their mandates.

New Appointments to BBBEE Council

The Presidency

A new presidential advisory council on broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) has been set up.

The council is tasked with advising government on BBBEE and reviewing its implementation.

Cap on Sheriffs' Commission Under Scrutiny

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Rules Board for Courts of Law is considering whether the cap on the commission paid to sheriffs when immovable property is sold in execution should be removed.

This is one of a number of proposed amendments to the rules of court released by the board for comment.

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