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iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill to be Tabled

Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

The Draft iKamva National e-Skills Institute Bill is heading for parliament.

The draft bill’s explanatory summary was published in Government Gazette 41581.

Panel of Experts to Review VAT Zero Rated Food Items

National Treasury

A panel of experts has been set up to review the current list of Value Added Tax (VAT) zero rated food items.

In a statement, national treasury referred to concerns that have been raised since the increase of VAT to 15% of the impact of the increase on the poor and low-income households.

Parliament Briefed on Twin Peaks Regulations

National Treasury

National treasury recently briefed parliament on the Financial Sector Regulation Act regulations.

The act came into effect at the end of March 2018.

ITAC Seeks Comment on Proposed Rebate for Caustic Soda

Department of Trade and Industry

The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has called for comment on the proposed creation of a rebate facility for caustic soda.

The trade and industry department published the invitation in Government Gazette 41585.

Draft Gas Amendment Bill Heading for Cabinet

Department of Energy

The Draft Gas Amendment Bill will be placed before cabinet for approval before the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

The energy department announced this during a briefing on its 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan.

Comment Called on Draft Road Traffic Regulations

Department of Transport

Proposed amendments to the National Road Traffic Regulations have been drawn up.

The transport department published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 41586 for comment.

Amendments to School Calendar Policy Proposed

Department of Basic Education

Proposed amendments to the National Policy for Determining School Calendars for Public Schools in South Africa have been drawn up.

The basic education department published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 41578 for comment.

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Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Nathi Mthethwa
Current Portfolio: 
  • Minister of Arts and Culture (2014-)

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