New legislation – July 2018

July 1st, 2018

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

Legislation published from 25 April – 30 May 2018


Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill B30A of 2017.

Communal Property Associations Bill B12A of 2017.

Communal Property Associations Bill B12B of 2017.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill B22A of 2017.

iKamva National E-Skills Institute Bill B10 of 2018.

Labour Relations Amendment Bill B32A of 2017.

Labour Relations Amendment Bill B32B of 2017.

National Minimum Wage Bill B31A of 2017.

National Minimum Wage Bill B31B of 2017.

National Research Foundation Amendment Bill B23B of 2017.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill B11C of 2015.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill B11D of 2015.

Plant Improvement Bill B8C of 2015.

Plant Improvement Bill B8D of 2015.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Produce Agents Act 12 of 1992

Rules in respect of export agents. BN62 GG41632/18-5-2018.

Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983

Amendment of rules relating to importation of controlled goods without a permit. GN R482 GG41622/11-5-2018.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Annual increase in medical tariffs for medical service providers. GenN213 to GenN217 GG41596/25-4-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

Amendment of regulations. GN R557 GG41669/31-5-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Electricity Act 41 of 1987

Licence fees payable by licensed generators of electricity. GN474 GG41615/8-5-2018.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Amendment of the End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations. GenN233 GG41613/7-5-2018.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Variation of designation of certain services as ‘essential services’ and designation of certain services as ‘essential services’. GenN237 GG41621/11-5-2018.

Landscape Architectural Profession Act 45 of 2000

Rates table for 2018/2019 with effect from 1 April 2018. BN57 GG41621/11-5-2018.

Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989

Amendment of regulations. GN486 GG41622/11-5-2018 (Afrikaans version).

Amendment of the Wine of Origin Scheme. GN R485 GG41622/11-5-2018 (Afrikaans version).

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

Amendment of the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations, 2017. GN513 GG41642/22-5-2018.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

Fees for nuclear authorisations effective from 1 April 2018. GN492 GG41632/18-5-2018.

National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002

Determination of safety permits fees. GN481 GG41621/11-5-2018.

Determination of the format, form and content of safety management systems required for safety permits and submission of report. GN502 GG41632/18-5-2018.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Incorporation of safety standards into the Lift, Escalator and Passengers Conveyor Regulations, 2010. GNR 484 GG41622/11-5-2018.

Incorporation of safety standards into the Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015. GN R483 GG41622/11-5-2018.

Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974

Competency standards for pharmacists. BN59 GG41621/11-5-2018.

Property Valuers Profession Act 47 of 2000

Fees and charges with effect from 1 April 2018. GenN250 GG41632/18-5-2018.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Rate of interest on government loans from 1 May 2018: 10%. GenN208 GG41593/26-4-2018.

Regulations prescribing standards of generally recognised accounting practice. GenN207 GG41593/26-4-2018.

Amendment of the categories of debt for the interest rate applicable to debts owing to state. GN499 GG41632/18-5-2018.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support with effect from 30 April 2018 to R 270 285. BN53 GG41593/26-4-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Adjustment of medical tariffs in terms of the Road Accident Regulations, 2008 with effect from 1 April 2018. BN69 GG41650/25-5-2018.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Listing of non-submission of returns by specified persons as an incidence of non-compliance by persons subject to fixed amount penalties. GN480 GG41621/11-5-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Draft Bills

Draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. GN475 GG41617/9-5-2018.

Draft Integrated Planning Framework Bill. GN471 GG41610/7-5-2018.

Draft delegated legislation

National norms and standards for validation of treatment efficacy and operation of non-combustion treatment technology used to treat health care risk waste in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act: 59 of 2008 for comment. GN464 GG41601/30-4-2018.

Proposed amendments to the A2X listing requirements in terms of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012. BN54 and BN55 GG41604/4-5-2018 and BN70 GG46150/25-5-2018.

Guidelines for ascertaining consumers’ gross incomes and discretionary incomes for the purposes of reg 23A of the National Credit Regulations including the Affordability Assessment Regulations under the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 for comment. GenN224 GG41604/4-5-2018.

Tender value limit adjustments in terms of reg 17A under the Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000 for comment. GN R505 GG41633/18-5-2018.

Draft Veterinary Notice for African Swine Fever Control in South African in terms of the Animal Diseases Act 35 of 1984. GN490 GG41632/18-5-2018.

Amendment of the list of activities resulting in atmospheric emissions having significant detrimental effect on environment, including health, social, economic, ecological or cultural heritage in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 for comment. GN516 GG41650/25-5-2018.

Regulations regarding the registration and training of student dental technicians and technologists in terms of the Dental Technicians Act 19 of 1979 for comment. GN519 GG41650/25-5-2018.

Regulations in term of the National Minimum Wage Bill, 2017 for comment. GN R542 GG41663/30-5-2018.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (July) DR 46.