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Comment on Tourism Amendment Bill Extended


Department of Tourism 19 June 2019 The comment period for the Draft Tourism Amendment Bill has been extended. The tourism department published the extension in Government Gazette 42532. The draft…

National Rail Policy Under Construction


Department of Transport 19 June 2019 The Draft White Paper on the National Rail Policy remains on track. The transport minister, Fikile Mbalula, referred to the draft white paper during…

Ramaphosa Announces Reconfigured National Departments


The Presidency 18 June 2019 Following the recent announcement of a reduced cabinet, president Ramaphosa has now announced changes to certain national departments. In a statement, the presidency confirmed that…

Prohibition on Parma Ham Trade Mark in Place


Department of Trade and Industry 18 June 2019 A prohibition on the use of the words “Parma Ham” in terms of the Merchandise Marks Act is in place. The trade…

Public Passenger Transport Inquiry Completion Date Adjusted


Department of Economic Development 14 June 2019 The completion date for the Market Inquiry into the Public Passenger Transport Sector has been corrected. The economic development department published the correction…

Exempted Radio Frequency Spectrum for KCAAA Published


Department of Science and Technology 14 June 2019 The radio frequency spectrum exempted for use within the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas (KCAAA) has been published. The science and technology…

Municipal Cost Containment Regulations Under the Spotlight


National Treasury 13 June 2019 The Municipal Cost Containment Regulations are designed to promote better governance and management of finances by municipalities. National treasury announced this in a recent statement…

Presidential Commission on the 4IR Up and Running


Department of Communications 13 June 2019 The Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution recently held its first work session at the University of Johannesburg. The Commission was set up…

Human Rights Plan on HIV and TB Services Drafted


Department of Justice and Constitutional Development 12 June 2019 A three-year Human Rights Plan on HIV and TB services has been developed. Speaking on the introduction of the plan, the…

Advisory Panel on Land Reform Draws Up Report


The Presidency 12 June 2019 The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has drafted its report and handed it to president Ramaphosa. The Advisory Panel was set up…