Sport and Recreation

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Sport and Recreation.

Medical Marijuana Bill Revived

Department of Health

Two health bills that were before parliament before the national elections in May, have been revived by the national assembly.

The national assembly has agreed to “resume proceedings” on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill (B6 – 2014) and the Medical Innovation Bill (PMB 8 – 2013) from the stage that they had reached on the last sitting day of the previous parliament.

Business Rescue Provisions to be Tweaked

Department of Trade and Industry

Amendments to the Companies Act to provide more certainty on its business rescue provisions are on the cards.

The trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, announced this during his budget vote speech in parliament.

Protected Areas to Get Top-Quality Management

Department of Environmental Affairs

The department of environmental affairs is inviting comment on its proposed norms and standards for the management of protected areas.

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa published the proposals in the Government Gazette of 7 July 2014 (37802 / 528).  The comments must reach the department before 5 August (within 30 days of publication).

Mr Fikile April Mbalula

Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Sport and Recreation (2010-)