New legislation – July 2019

July 1st, 2019
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Legislation published from 2 – 31 May 2019

Commencement of Acts

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017, ss 2(a) and (c), 3(c), 17, 20, 21(b), 24, 39 and 42. Correction of commencement date: ‘1 April 2019’ to be replaced with ‘1 September 2019’. GN657 GG42454/10-5-2019.

Promulgation of Acts

Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019. Commencement: 1 June 2019. GN800 GG42483/23-5-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Customs and Excise Amendment Act 13 of 2019. Commencement: 1 June 2019. GN497 GG42480/23-5-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Division of Revenue Act 16 of 2019. Commencement: 2 May 2019. GN636 GG42439/2-5-2019 (also available in Sesotho).

Financial Matters Amendment Act 18 of 2019. Commencement: 23 May 2019. GN799 GG42482/23-5-2019.

Marine Spatial Planning Act 16 of 2018. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN
641GG42444/6-5-2019 (also available in Siswati).

National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Act 5 of 2019. Commence
ment:
To be proclaimed. GN640 GG42442/
6-5-2019 (also available in Sepedi).

National Research Foundation Amendment Act 19 of 2018. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN637 GG42441/6-5-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Act 9 of 2019. Commencement: 6 May 2019. GN639 GG42443/6-5-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Public Audit Excess Fee Act 20 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN798 GG42481/23-5-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

Determination in terms of s 50. GN692 GG42474/24-5-2019.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Codes of good practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment: Amended code series 000, statement 000. GenN306 GG42496/31-5-2019.

Codes of good practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment: Amendment of sch 1. GenN303 GG42496/31-5-2019.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Annual increase in medical tariffs for medical services providers: Wound care. GenN250 GG42431/3-5-2019.

Increase in monthly pensions and amendment of the manner of calculating compensation. GN627 GG42431/3-5-2019.

Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006

Policy framework for administration and management of student admissions in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges. GN813 GG42496/31-5-2019.

Employment of Educators Act 76 of 1998

Improvement in conditions of service: Annual cost-of-living adjustment for educators. GN689 GG42474/24-5-2019.

Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972

Repeal of regulations under repealed Food, Drugs and Disinfectants Act 13 of 1929. GN656 GG42453/10-5-2019.

Amendment of regulations relating to the reduction of sodium in certain foodstuffs and related matters. GN812 GG42496/31-5-2019.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Designation of services as essential services: Road traffic infringement management services, certain services at boarding schools and certain services at private health and welfare centres, detections and reporting of fires services, wholesale and supply of cash services. GenN271 GG42464/17-5-2019.

Legal Metrology Act 9 of 2014

Amendment of regulations relating to the tariff of fees charged for services rendered in terms of the Act by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications. GN630 GG42431/3-5-2019.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Exemption of medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics from certain provisions. GN R685 GG42465/17-5-2019.

Fees payable. GN695 GG42474/24-5-2019.

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Guidance note on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths. GN651 GG42451/10-5-2019.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

Amendment of listed activities and associated minimum emission standards. GN687 GG42472/22-5-2019.

National Health Act 61 of 2003

Procedural regulations pertaining to the functioning of Office of Health Standards Compliance and Handling of Complaints by Ombud: Code of conduct for inspectors. GN817 and GN818 GG42496/31-5-2019.

National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996

Determination and implementation of curriculum for traffic officers. GN802 GG42487/27-5-2019.

National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act 5 of 2008

Amendment of regulations relating to the payment of levy and fees with regard to compulsory specifications. GN631 GG42431/3-5-2019.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Amendment of sch 3. GN693 GG42474/
24-5-2019.

South African Schools Act 84 of 1996

Amendment of the national norms and standards for school funding. GN642 and GN643 GG42445/65-2019.

Draft delegated legislation

  • Policy framework to address gender-based violence in the post-school education and training system in terms of the Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006 for comment. GenN635 GG42437/2-5-2019.
  • Applications for professional body recognition and the registration of professional designation (Environmental Assessment Practitioner) in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008 for comment. GN629 GG42431/3-5-2019.
  • Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004. GN644 GG42446/6-5-2019.
  • Procedures to be followed for the assessment and minimum criteria for reporting of identified environmental themes in terms of s 24(5)(a) and (h) when applying for environmental authorisation in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comment. GN648 GG42451/10-5-2019.
  • Amendment of the OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone in terms of the Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014 for comment. GN654 GG42451/10-5-2019.
  • Minimum Standards for the Consideration of Environmental Aspects in the Preparation and Review of Municipal Spatial Development Framework in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comment. GN647 GG42451/10-5-2019.
  • Licensing exemption and registration notice in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006 for comment. GN659 GG42456/13-5-2019.
  • Proposed resource split in traditional linefish and squid fishing sectors prosed classification of white mussel, oysters and hake handline fishing as small-scale fishing in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 for comment. GN660 GG42457/13-5-2019.
  • Publication of fees in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 for comment. GN661 GG42459/15-5-2019.
  • Proposed regulations pertaining to financial provisioning for rehabilitation and remediation of environmental damage caused by reconnaissance, prospecting, exploration, mining or production operations in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comment. GN667 GG42464/17-5-2019.
  • Priority housing development areas in terms of the Housing Act 107 of 1997 for comment. GN671 GG42464/17-5-2019.
  • Intention to amend list of activities, which result in atmospheric emissions that have or may have significant detrimental effect on environment in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 for comment. GN686 GG42472/22-5-2019.
  • Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R754 GG42475/24-5-2019.
  • Rules for national language bodies and rules for provincial language committees in terms of the South African Language Board Act 59 of 1995 for comment. GN688 GG42474/24-5-2019.
  • Draft amendments to the code of conduct made under the Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001. GenN294 GG42496/31-5-2019.
  • Proposed prohibition notice regarding use of nitrofurans, nitromidazoles, carbadox and diethylstilbestrol in food producing animals in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 for comment. GN807 GG42496/31-5-2019.
  • Proposed regulations regarding stock remedies in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 for comment. GN808 GG42496/31-5-2019.

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

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2019 (July) DR 25.