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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…

Protection of Personal Information Act Sections in Effect


The Presidency Certain sections of the Protection of Personal Information Act will come into effect on 1 July 2020. The presidency published Proclamation 21 in Government Gazette 43461. The act…

Protection of State Information Bill Sent Back to Parliament


The Presidency President Ramaphosa has sent the Protection of State Information Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. According to a presidency statement, the bill was sent back due to reservations…

Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council Appointed


The Presidency Members of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council (PSEC) have been appointed. In a statement, the presidency indicated that the PSEC is designed to support government to reposition state-owned…

Presidency Shines Light on Hydrographic Act


The Presidency The recently signed Hydrographic Act is designed to improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters. The presidency highlighted this in a statement on the assenting…

Cabinet Appeals High Court Decision on COVID-19 Regulations


The Presidency Cabinet has decided to appeal the recent North Gauteng High Court decision that declared COVID-19 levels 4 and 3 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid. In a statement following…

Ramaphosa Assents to Child Justice Amendment Act


The Presidency The Child Justice Amendment Act has been signed into law. Parliament passed the Child Justice Amendment Bill and sent it for assent in November 2019. The national assembly…

Foreign Service Act Signed


The Presidency The Foreign Service Act has been signed into law. Parliament passed the Foreign Service Bill and sent it for assent in November 2019. The bill was tabled in…

IPID Amendment Act Signed


The Presidency President Ramaphosa has assented to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Act. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill was passed by parliament and sent to president Ramaphosa…