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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…

Skills development bill: BUSA withdraws its comments


Portfolio Committee on LabourBusiness Unity South Africa (BUSA) has withdrawn its comments made to Parliament in terms of its submission requesting changes under the Skills Development Act. BUSA is reported…

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…