New legislation – July 2017

July 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 2 – 31 May 2017

Bills

National Public Health Institute of South Africa Bill B16 of 2017.

National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Bill B15 of 2017.

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill B14 of 2017.

Copyright Amendment Bill B13 of 2017.

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B2B of 2017.

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B2A of 2017.

Courts of Law Amendment Bill B8B of 2016.

Courts of Law Amendment Bill B8A of 2016.

Commencement of Acts

Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act 72 of 2008. Commencement: 1 June 2017. Proc20 GG40869/26-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Promulgation of Acts

Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN396 GG40821/2-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983

Prescribed control measures relating to fall armyworm. GN449 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009

Fifteenth amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2017. GN R409 GG40831/5-5-2017.

Sixteenth amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2017. GN R432 GG40846/19-5-2017.

Seventeenth amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2017. GN R474 GG40870/29-5-2017.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Annual increase in medical tariffs for medical service providers. GenN405 and GenN406 GG40853/22-5-2017 and GenN419 GG40873/30-5-2017.

Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006

Policy and procedures for regulating the opening, merging and closing of community education and training colleges learning sites. GN429 GG40843/15-5-2017.

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

Amendment of regulations. GN R428 GG40842/12-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

Guideline on the minimum infrastructure requirements for disaster management centres. GenN416 GG40865/26-5-2017.

Guideline on the development and structure of a disaster management plan. GenN415 GG40865/26-5-2017.

Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 37 of 2001

Recognition of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the purposes of granting immunities and privileges in accordance with the agreement between South African and the ICRC. GN421 GG40840/12-5-2017.

Electricity Act 41 of 1987

Licence fees payable by licenced generators of electricity. GN400 GG40827/5-5-2017.

Engineering Profession Act 46 of 2000

Requirements for recognition as a voluntary association. BN60 GG40827/5-5-2017.

Rules: Continuing professional development and renewal of registration. BN86 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002

Guidelines for licensing of residential and day care facilities for people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities. GN441 GG40847/19-5-2017.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Regulations relating to qualification criteria, training and identification of and forms to be used by environmental management inspectors and environmental mineral resource inspectors. GN R480 GG40879/31-5-2017.

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004

Lists of marine species that are threatened or protected, restricted activities that are prohibited and exemption from restriction. GN476 GG40875/30-5-2017.

Policy on boat-based whale and dolphin watching. GN479 GG40878/31-5-2017.

Policy on white shark cage diving. GN478 GG40878/31-5-2017.

National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002

Determination of permit fees. GN446 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995

Increased amounts in terms of reg 8(2)(a) of the regulations relating to the assistance to victims in respect of basic education. GN R411 GG40833/9-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Increased amounts in terms of reg 9(2) of the regulations relating to the assistance to victims in respect of higher education and training. GN R412 GG40834/9-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of tariffs. BN92 and BN93 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Sectional Titles Act 95 of 1986

Amendment of regulations. GN R427 GG40842/12-5-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Small Claims Courts 61 of 1984

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Colenso. GN455 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Steynsrus. GN456 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Warden. GN457 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014

Declaration of East London as an industrial development zone. GN466 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Draft Bills

Draft Fund-raising Amendment Bill, 2017. GN R469 GG40861/26-5-2017.

Draft delegated legislation

Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009. GN R408 GG40831/5-5-2017.

Regulations defining the scope of the profession of oral hygiene in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974. IsiXhosa version – GN435 GG40847/19-5-2017, English version – GN439 GG40847/19-5-2017. Sepedi verison – GN440 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Regulations relating to the transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Annual adjustment of single exit price of medicines and scheduled substances for 2018 in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 for comment. GN436 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Regulations relating to the transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Draft dispensing fee for pharmacists in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 for comment. GN437 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Regulations relating to the transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Draft dispensing fee for persons licensed in terms of s 22C(1)(a) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 for comment. GN438 GG40847/19-5-2017.

Guidelines for licensing of residential and day care facilities for people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities in terms of the Mental Health Care Act 17 of 2002 for comment. GN452 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Draft regulations in terms of the Geomatics Professions Act 19 of 2013. GN464 GG40860/26-5-2017.

Determination of the format, form and contents of a safety management system required for safety permits and safety management system reports in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002 for comment. GN467 GG40860/26-5-2017.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (July) DR 45.

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