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DTIC Shines Light on Local Content Policy


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition The trade, industry and competition department plans to strengthen the work of the personal protective equipment (PPE) Local Manufacturing Partnership. The department revealed this…

Copyright Amendment Bill Returned to Parliament


The Presidency The Copyright Amendment Bill has been returned to the national assembly (NA) for consideration of president Ramaphosa’s reservations about its constitutionality. The Copyright Amendment Bill was passed by…

Market Inquiry into Public Transport Sector Extended


Department of Economic Development The Market Inquiry into the land-based public transport sector will now be completed by December 2020. The economic development department published the amended terms of reference…

Protocols for Personal Care Services Set Down


Department of Small Business Development Directions providing Protocols to mitigate and manage the COVID-19 outbreak amongst employees and customers in the personal care services industry have been drawn up. The…

Competition Tribunal Receives Complaint Referrals


Department of Economic Development The Competition Commission has referred a complaint against Sicuro Safety CC to the Competition Tribunal. The economic development department announced the referral in Government Gazette 43418.…

Liquor Amendment 2018


Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41957 of 4 October 2018

Directions on Call Centres Providing Essential Services Withdrawn


Department of Trade, Industry and Competition Directions regarding call centres providing essential services have been withdrawn. The trade, industry and competition department announced the withdrawal in Government Gazette 43432. The…

Parliament Shines Light on Transformation in Tourism


Parliament The portfolio committee on tourism has called on the tourism sector to “drive inclusive growth through accelerated transformation”. In a statement, the committee also emphasized that it will, during…

Relief Fund for Tourist Guides in the Pipeline


Department of Tourism Eligible tourist guides will receive R1500 per month for three months. Tourism minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, recently announced the R30 million fund to assist distressed tourist guides impacted…

DSBD on COVID-19 Responses and Lessons Learnt


Department of Small Business Development The COVID-19 lockdown created cash flow challenges for many small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME). The small business development department highlighted this in a recent…