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Gender Equality Bill Still a “Work in Progress”


Department of Women, Children and People with DisabilitiesThe proposed Gender Equality Bill is still a "work-in-progress" according to minister for women, children and people with disabilities, Lulu Xingwana.She confirmed this…

Consumer Commission Publishes Guidelines on Product Recall


National Consumer CommissionGuidelines outlining how unsafe consumer products are to be removed from the market place have been published in the Government Gazette.The consumer product safety recall guidelines, drawn up…

Green Paper on Families to Be Released on 15 May for Comment


Department of Social Development Consultations within government on the green paper on families have been concluded; the document will be released for public comment on 15 May 2012.Social development minister…

White Paper on Families in the Pipeline


Department of Social DevelopmentThe social development department plans to have the white paper on families approved by cabinet by March 2013.This was revealed by the department during a presentation on…

Substance Abuse Act: Draft Regulations Published for Comment


Department of Social DevelopmentThe department of social development intends making regulations under Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act 70 of 2008.Draft regulations were accordingly published on 9 March…

Government Food Security Policy Now Available


Department of Agriculture, Forestry and FisheriesGovernment's food security policy is now available and was circulated to members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on agriculture, forestry and fisheries during its first…