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Key Provisions in Competition Amendment Bill Highlighted

Department of Economic Development

The economic development minister, Ebrahim Patel, has described the recently tabled Competition Amendment Bill as a “new deal for economic transformation and inclusion”.

The minister was briefing journalists on the proposed legislation in parliament.

Gender Transformation in the Judiciary Under Discussion

Department of Trade and Industry

A discussion document on gender transformation in the judiciary and legal sector has been drawn up.

The trade and industry department published the document in Government Gazette 41766 for comment.

Comment Sought on Taxation Laws Amendment Bill

National Treasury

The 2018 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) has been released for comment.

The TLAB contains legislative amendments for the tax proposals announced in the 2018 Budget.

Section 232 Duties on Autos Under the Spotlight

Department of Trade and Industry

The trade and industry minister, Rob Davies, has pointed out that African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits for South Africa would be significantly eroded if Section 232 duties were imposed on motor vehicle exports from South Africa.

In a statement, the trade and industry department added that this was due to Section 232 tariffs effectively suspending AGOA preferences.

Guideline Price for Soybeans Set Down

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

A new guideline price for soybeans in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act has been determined.

The new guideline price was published, along with the establishment of the statutory measure relating to levies, in Notice 711 in Government Gazette 41767.

Democratic Alliance Tables Electoral Amendment Bill

Parliament

A bill providing for all South Africans to be allowed to register to vote on production of a valid ID has been tabled in parliament.

The Electoral Amendment Bill, a private member’s bill, was drafted by Michael Waters, a Democratic Alliance (DA) member of parliament.

Protection of Investment Act in Effect

Department of Trade and Industry

The Protection of Investment Act is now in effect.

The trade and industry department published the proclamation in Government Gazette 41766.

In Parliament

Minister in the Spotlight

Mr Nathi Mthethwa

Mr Nathi Mthethwa
Current Portfolio: 
  • Minister of Arts and Culture (2014-)

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