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Directions on Tourism Facilities, Services and Products Amended


Department of Tourism Directions on tourism facilities, services and products have been amended. The tourism department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 43585. The Directions stipulate that “nuclear family”…

Tourism Relief Fund Under the Spotlight


Department of Tourism A list of small, medium and micro enterprises that benefited from the Tourism Relief Fund has been made available. In a statement, the tourism department indicated that…

Forestry Sector Impact Study Under the Spotlight


Department of Economic Development The Competition Commission seeks comment on the Forestry Sector Impact Assessment Study. The economic development department published the call for comment in Government Gazette 43571. According…

Curfew Amended to Support Restaurants


Department of Tourism Cabinet has agreed to move the curfew to start at 10pm to allow for uninterrupted dinner service at restaurants. In a statement, the tourism minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane,…

Policy Framework for South African Missions in the Pipeline


Department of Tourism Consultation on the Draft Policy Framework for the South African Missions tourism promotion and facilitation support was finalised at the end of 2019. The tourism department confirmed…

Export Tax on Scrap Metal on Track


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition Implementation modalities on the proposed export tax on scrap metal are being finalised. The trade, industry and competition department confirmed this in a briefing…

Namakwa Special Economic Zone in the Pipeline


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition The trade, industry and competition department is in the process of establishing the Namakwa Special Economic Zone (SEZ). In a statement, the department confirmed…

Small Enterprises Ombudsman Services


Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Notice of intention to introduce draft bill published in GG 41623 of 10 May 2018

Small Enterprise Ombudsman Services Bill on Track


Department of Small Business Development The small business development department remains committed to table the Draft Small Enterprise Ombudsman Services Bill to provide a less costly dispute resolution mechanism. The…

Two New Master Plans in the Pipeline


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition Two new Master Plans are on the cards. The trade, industry and competition minister, Ebrahim Patel, announced this during the Trade, Industry and Competition…