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This Bill aims to make changes to the Gas Act of 2001 by updating certain definitions and promoting the orderly growth of the gas industry. It intends to improve the national regulatory framework, encourage the involvement of black businesses, and support sustainable development. The Bill also addresses new developments and technologies in the gas sector, facilitating infrastructure development and investment.
The purpose of the review is to ensure equitable access to basic postal services for all citizens at a uniform postage rate and affordable price, regardless of their physical location, as mandated by the legislative framework and the postal service license.
This bill proposes changes to the rules governing the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress program, which provides financial aid to those affected by the pandemic. It adjusts the monthly payment to R350 per person for the upcoming year, limits payments to the allocated budget, and introduces measures to recover payments made in error or to individuals who didn’t update their details.
The memorandum highlights the urgency for South Africa to tackle its mounting debt through the introduction of the Responsible Spending Bill. This legislation aims to regulate national debt, ensuring transparency and oversight while fostering long-term economic growth.
The proposed amendments to the Pension Funds Act of 1956 aim to make several clarifications and updates to improve its practical application. This includes defining or further defining certain terms, updating references to laws and institutions, and removing outdated provisions.
The Second Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014 introduces changes primarily focused on visa application procedures and requirements. Key amendments include clarifications on the definition of a police clearance certificate, modifications to medical report requirements, and adjustments to visa categories, such as critical skills work visas and corporate visas.
The Employment Equity Act, 1998, is undergoing amendments, including the proposal of sector-specific numerical targets. Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, has announced these proposed targets for public comment, aiming to ensure fair representation of qualified individuals from designated groups in various economic sectors.
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