The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the National pricing strategy for waste management. The Strategy is "a legislative requirement of the National Environmental Management Waste Amendment Act (Act No. 26 of 2014) and gives effect to the National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS). The Waste Act, as amended in section 13B, calls for an Act of Parliament to give effect to the pricing strategy, including details on 13B(b) determination of waste management charges and the review of these waste management charges from time to time. Section 13B(c) includes procedures for collection of charges through the national fiscal system."
The Western Cape Provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, delivered the opening address at the launch of the 2016 Baseline produced by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) on 12 August. "Now in its twelfth year, the BFAP baseline offers insight into key trends in areas including production, consumption, trade, food prices and jobs in the agriculture sector. The research provides medium and long-term projections for various industries in the South African agriculture sector."
The Civilian Secretariat for Police has released the 2016 White Paper on Policing, which the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government has criticised as "unconstitutional" and "apartheid-style." A media release of 1 August states "As the Western Cape Government, we remain opposed to a short-sighted policing policy changes which could in practice lead to even worse policing service delivery.
The Western Cape Government is of the strong opinion that, apart from the problems identified around the integration of Metro Police into the South African Police Service (SAPS), the White Paper on Policing falls short on:the oversight mandate of provincial governments specialised policing the role of neighbourhood watch organisations"
"South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day."