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Draft Public Procurement Bill on track

Draft Public Procurement Bill on track
Draft Public Procurement Bill on track

Draft Public Procurement Bill on track

President Ramaphosa, during remarks at the SMME programme of the Second South Africa Investment Conference, announced that the proposed legislation will be finalised soon.

He added that, in terms of the draft bill, organs of state will be required to subcontract SMMEs to a minimum of 30% of the value of the contract for contracts that are above R30 million.

“Whoever receives a tender must sub-contract a minimum of 30% of the value of the contract to SMMEs that are at least 51% black owned.”

Unabridged birth certificates for foreign children scrapped

Unabridged birth certificates for foreign children scrapped | Weber Inc Attorneys
Unabridged birth certificates for foreign children scrapped | Weber Inc Attorneys

Unabridged birth certificates for foreign children scrapped

Foreign children can now enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters.

The home affairs department confirmed this in a statement announcing that the home affairs minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has signed the waiver that allows foreign children to enter South Africa without unabridged birth certificates.