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New skills bill updating SETA structures for comment


Portfolio Committee on LabourHearings on the new proposals for skills development in South Africa and the setting up of Productivity SA, will be held in Parliament on three successive days…

Government determined to increase numbers of artisans


Portfolio Committee on LabourCurrent legislation on skills development is to be amended to strengthen the government's ability to meet the South African economy's demand for highly skilled workers. The Skills…

New labour bill designed to sort out skills training in SA


Portfolio Committee on LabourGovernment labour planners are earnestly hoping that the new Skills Development Amendment Bill, now tabled, might represent a watershed in strategies that will harness South Africa's vastly…

Civil Aviation Bill to boost aviation safety and security


Portfolio Committee on TransportProposed legislation governing civil aviation would facilitate the appointment of a national aviation security co-ordinator to formulate and enforce effective aviation security policies. The department of transport…

New Civil Aviation Bill takes a fresh look at aviation industry


Portfolio Committee on TransportIn what represents a complete overhaul of legislation surrounding civil aviation activities in South Africa, the repeal of the Aviation Act, Civil Aviation Offences Act and SA…

Media interest groups call for independent public broadcaster


Portfolio Committee on CommunicationsThe majority view amongst stakeholders providing standpoints on Parliament's attempt to acquire the power to dismiss the public broadcaster's board was that the proposed legislation was inherently…

Four acts affecting faith-based groups to be repealed


Committee on Private Members' Legislative Proposals and Special PetitionsThe Dutch Reformed Churches Union Act Repeal Bill, together with the Bible Society of South Africa Repeal Bill, the Methodist Church of…

Broadcasting Amendment Bill speeds through Parliament


Portfolio Committee on CommunicationsIn a process that has been well ahead of the government printer, the Broadcasting Amendment Bill in a short space of time has received the approval of…

Communications committee seeks mechanism to remove SABC board


Portfolio Committee on CommunicationsMembers of the communications portfolio committee have declared their intention to create a mechanism to enable Parliament to facilitate the removal of the South African Broadcasting Corporation…