New legislation – April 2017

April 1st, 2017
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Philip Stoop BCom LLM (UP) LLD (Unisa) is an associate professor in the department of mercantile law at Unisa.

Legislation published from 1 – 28 February 2017

Bills introduced

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B2 of 2017.

Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill B3 of 2017.

Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill B33C of 2015.

Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill B33D of 2015.

Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill B6 of 2017.

Appropriation Bill B5 of 2017.

Division of Revenue Bill B4 of 2017.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983

Amendment of regulations. GN R134 GG40622/17-2-2017.

Amendment of Control Measures. GN R133 GG40622/17-2-2017.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Rules, forms and particulars to be furnished in terms of the Act. GN117 GG40612/10-2-2017.

Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947

Amendment of the regulations relating to the tariffs for the registration of fertilizers, farm feeds, agricultural remedies, stock remedies, sterilizing plants and pest control operators, appeals and imports. GN122 GG40621/17-2-2017.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

ZAR X exchange rules. BN12 GG40637/24-2-2017.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Agreement between South Africa and Saint Christopher (Saint Kitts) and Nevis for the exchange of information relating to tax matters. GN113 GG40610/10-2-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014

Code of Conduct for legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities (the Code is not yet in force). GN81 GG40610/10-2-2017.

Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003

Exemption from regs 15 and 18 of the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007. GN91 GG40593/3-2-2017.

Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish the Registrar with certain information. BN14 GG40637/24-2-2017.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Unlicensed manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics to apply for licences in terms of the Act and the Regulations relating to medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. GN157 GG40637/24-2-2017.

National Water Act 36 of 1998

Regulations requiring that the taking of water for irrigation purposes be measured, recorded and reported. GenN131 GG40621/17-2-2017.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Incorporation of the Code of Practice for existing goods hoists installation into the Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2010. GN R94 GG40594/3-2-2017.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 15 of 1976

Amendment of the regulations relating to plant breeders’ rights. GN121 GG40621/17-2-2017.

Second-Hand Goods Act 6 of 2009

Extension of police powers in terms of the Act to persons employed as law enforcement officers by the City of Cape Town. GN120 GG40616/14-2-2017.

Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish the Registrar with returns etc. BN13 GG40637/24-2-2017.

Small Claims Courts Act 61 of 1984

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Delareyville. GN88 GG40593/3-2-2017.

Draft delegated legislation

Cultural Heritage Survey Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Protected Areas in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 for comment. GN83 GG40593/3-2-2017.

Draft amendments to the regulations issued in terms of s 36 of the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956. GN90 GG40593/3-2-2017.

Prohibition of the powdering or shaving of rhino horn, the domestic selling or trading in, giving, donating, buying, receiving, accepting a gift or donation, or disposing or acquiring of powdered or shave rhino horn, and the export thereof in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GenN77 GG40601/8-2-2017.

Proposed amendment of the invasive species list and proposed listing of species that are threatened or protected, restricted activities that are prohibited and exemptions from restriction in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004. GenN76 GG40601/8-2-2017.

Draft norms and standards for the management and monitoring of the hunting of leopard in South Africa for trophy hunting purposes in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GenN75 GG40601/8-2-2017.

Draft regulations for the domestic trade in rhino horn or a part, product or derivative of rhino horn in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004. GenN74 GG40601/8-2-2017.

Draft Ballast Water Management Bill, 2017. GenN111 GG40614/10-2-2017.

Draft National Education Policy on Recognition and Evaluation of Qualifications for Employment in Education in terms of the National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996. GN R108 GG40610/10-2-2017.

Draft Policy on White Shark Cage Diving in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998. GN146 GG40626/17-2-2017.

Draft Policy on Boat-Based Whale and Dolphin Watching in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998. GN145 GG40626/17-2-2017.

Incorporation of the Code of Practice for zip lines into the Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015 in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 for comment. GN R136 GG40622/17-2-2017.

Draft regulations for the manner and procedure for dealing and lodging tourism complaints in terms of the Tourism Act 3 of 2014 for comments. GenN146 GG40637/24-2-2017.

Regulations relating to the registration of technicians in clinical technology in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN156 GG40637/24-2-2017.

Draft Reclamation of Land from Coastal Waters Regulations, 2017 in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008. GN R167 GG40638/24-2-2017.

Municipal tariff guideline increase, benchmarks and proposed timeline for the municipal tariff approval process for the 2017/18 financial year in terms of the National Energy Regulator Act 40 of 2004 for comment. GenN163 GG40653/28-2-2017.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (April) DR 39.

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