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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…

Medicines bill: registration system seen as stumbling block


Portfolio Committee on HealthA considerable number of public responses made to the portfolio committee on health as a result of the tabling of the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill…

Medicines and Related Substances Bill hits heavy weather


Portfolio Committee on HealthThe new Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill, which will establish a new regulatory authority for the registration of medicines in South Africa, came in for much…

Medical pricing bill given August date for hearings


Portfolio Committee on HealthHearings on the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill will be conducted in Parliament on two successive days – 5 and 6 August 2008. This has been…

Better delivery is aim of new single public service bill


Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Throughout the newly tabled Public Administration Management Bill it becomes quite clear that at government policy level there is a directive to achieve…