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Trade and Industry to Strengthen Protection of Indigenous Knowledge


Department of Trade and IndustryThe trade and industry department seeks legislative amendments to ensure adequate protective mechanisms for indigenous knowledge in South Africa. The department briefed the portfolio committee on…

Energy Department to Tighten Regulations on Energy Efficiency


Department of EnergyThe energy minister, Dipuo Peters, has confirmed that regulations are being drawn up to minimise "double dipping" by companies in terms of proposed energy efficiency tax measures. Speaking…

President Zuma Unveils SOE Review Committee


The PresidencyPresident Zuma, during the presidency budget vote speech in Parliament, has announced the names of the members of the presidential state owned enterprises (SOE) review committee.The medium term strategic…

Higher Education Aims for Stronger Artisan Pool


Department of Higher Education and TrainingThe higher education and training minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has declared his intention to strengthen artisan training and to increase the numbers of artisans and…