Cabinet approves land, tech bills for public comment

Cabinet has approved the Land Survey Amendment Bill and the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill for public comment.

“Cabinet approved the publication of the Land Survey Amendment Bill for public comment. The Bill amends the Land Survey Act, 1997 (Act 8 of 1997),” said Cabinet in a statement following its fortnightly meeting this week.

It said the amendments enhance lines of accountability and governance and provide for the appointment of certain members of the Survey Regulations Board to enhance the regulation of the survey of land in South Africa.

The Bill seeks to regulate the survey of land in South Africa by empowering the Chief Surveyor-General to exercise national oversight and management over the geodetic, topographic and cadastral surveys, geospatial and land information services.

Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill

Cabinet also approved the publication of the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill of 2017 for public comment.

“The Bill proposes harmonising and standardising the provisions which regulate the operations and governance of the public entities reporting to the Minister of Science and Technology.

“This will ensure consistency in all requirements to be met and processes to be followed by the entities as they relate to governance,” said Cabinet.

– SAnews.gov.za