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Draft Municipal Cost Containment Regulations Drawn Up

National Treasury

Comment has been called on Draft Municipal Cost Containment Regulations.

National treasury published the proposed regulations in Government Gazette 41445 in terms of the Local Government- Municipal Finance Management Act.

Essential Services Committee Investigates Supply of Cash

Department of Labour

An investigation to establish whether the wholesale supply of cash is an essential service is underway.

The labour department announced the investigation in Government Gazette 41445.

Comment on Public Audit Amendment Bill Extended

Standing Committee on the Auditor-General

Comment on the Draft Public Audit Amendment Bill has been extended.

The proposed legislation was published for comment in January 2018.

ICASA Seeks Annual Forecast of Licence Fees

Independent Communications Authority

The Independent Communications Authority (ICASA) has called for submissions of annual forecast of licence fees and Access Fund Contributions.

ICASA requires every Broadcasting Service (BS) and Electronic Communications Services (ECS) or Electronic Communications Network Services (ECNS) licensee to submit an annual forecast of licence fees and the universal Service and Access Fund contributions for the year under review.

DAFF Evaluating Large Pelagic Longline Appeals

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister, Senzeni Zokwana, is busy considering and evaluating appeals relating to the Large Pelagic Longline sector.

In a statement, the agriculture, forestry and fisheries department added that the decision on the Large Pelagic Longline appeals would be finalised by the end of February 2018.

Compliance with Minimum Emission Standards Under the Spotlight

Department of Environmental Affairs

An application for postponement of compliance with minimum emission standards must include an air pollution impact assessment.

The environmental affairs department recently briefed parliament on the postponement of compliance with minimum emission standards as contained in the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act.

DAFF to Focus on Fisheries Management

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department will focus on Fisheries Management in 2018.

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has briefed parliament on its inputs into the State of the Nation address.

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Malusi "Knowledge" Mkanyezi Gigaba

Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Finance (2017-)

National Treasury

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