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Major queries on Refugees Amendment Bill raised at hearings


Portfolio Committee on Home AffairsThe correctness of taking DNA samples of asylum seekers, the ability of the department of home affairs to handle complex border issues and the qualifications of…

Space bill to assist with mining, forestry, climate change & oil spills


Portfolio Committee on Science and TechnologyThe far-reaching effects of international co-operation in space science operations globally will considerably assist South African industry and government programmes with a greater capacity to…

Trilogy of education bills legislates for NQF system


Portfolio Committee on EducationWith the introduction of the National Qualifications Framework Bill, the Higher Education Amendment Bill and the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill, the…

Transport bill designed to boost road safety and reduce corruption


Portfolio Committee on TransportProposed road traffic legislation will seek to impose clearer definitions on excessive speeding to guide the suspension or disqualification of licences. The department of transport provided a…

Traffic officers and traffic reservists to wear identification


Portfolio Committee on TransportNew regimes to assist in the fight against fraud in the department of transport, including the wearing of identification tags by traffic officers and reservists, are proposed…

Independent agency to manage radioactive waste disposal


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy An independent agency would be established in South Africa to manage the disposal of all radioactive waste. The department of minerals and energy has…

Transport bill sets up Transnet’s passenger rail company


Portfolio Committee on TransportShosholoza Meyl will become the official name of the public government-owned utility to run Transnet's long-distance passenger service. This is in terms of the Legal Succession to…