New legislation – June 2018

June 1st, 2018

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

Legislation published from 29 March – 24 April 2018


Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Amendment Bill B6 of 2018.

Customary Initiation Bill B7 of 2018.

Social Assistance Amendment Bill B8 of 2018.

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill B9 of 2018.

Marine Spatial Planning Bill B9C of 2017.

Marine Spatial Planning Bill B9D of 2017.

Commencement of Acts 

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017. Commencement: Staggered commencement dates (between 29 March 2018 and 1 April 2019). GenN169 GG41549/29-3-2018 (also available in Setswana).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Levies on medical schemes. GenN183 GG41573/13-4-2018.

Debt Collectors Act 114 of 1998

Availability of register for inspection in terms of s 12(1)(a). BN48 and BN50 GG41571/13-4-2018 and BN52 GG41581/20-4-2018.

Engineering Profession Act 46 of 2000

Engineering Council of South Africa: Fees and charges. BN44 GG41561/6-4-2018.

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017

Regulations. GN R405 GG41550/29-3-2018 (also available in Sesotho).

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Creation of Magisterial Districts and establishment of District Courts in respect of the Northern Cape Province (with effect from 1 May 2018). GN409 GG41552/29-3-2018.

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Guidelines for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice for an occupational health program (occupational hygiene and medical surveillance) on personal exposure to airborne pollutants. GN419 GG41561/6-4-2018.

National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008

Amendment of the Policy and Criteria for Recognition of Professional Bodies and Registration of Professional Designations. GN416 GG41557/3-4-2018.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999

Regulations on additional functions assigned to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. GN413 GG41554/3-4-2018.

Perishable Products Export Control Act 9 of 1983

Imposition of levies on perishable products. GenN179 GG41571/13-4-2018.

Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975

Publication of a rate of interest for purposes of s 1(1): 10% per annum from 1 May 2018. GN435 GG41581/20-4-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Amendment of sch 3: Listing and delisting of public entities. GN388 GG41534/29-3-2018.

Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act 70 of 1970

Revised tariffs for services rendered. GN417 GG41561/6-4-2018.

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Determination of the area under jurisdiction of the Gauteng and North West Division of the High Court of South Africa. GN408 GG41552/29-3-2018.

Draft Bills

Proposed amendments to the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998 by the proposed draft Recognition of Customary Marriages Amendment Bill. GenN188 GG41581/20-4-2018.

Draft delegated legislation

Intention to create magisterial districts and establish courts in respect of the KwaZulu-Natal Province in terms of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 for comment. GN407 GG41552/29-3-2018.

Intention to create magisterial districts and establish courts in respect of the Eastern Cape Province in terms of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944 for comment. GN406 GG41552/29-3-2018.

Draft regulations for community broadcasting services: Radio and television in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000. GenN173 GG41561/6-4-2018.

Rules relating to the payment of fees for accreditation of education and training offered by education and training institutions in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. BN49 GG41571/13-4-2018.

Amendment regulations in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000 for comment. GN R426 GG41572/13-4-2018.

Proposed amendment to the National Policy for determining school calendars for public schools in terms of the National Education Policy Act 26 of 1996. GN432 GG41578/19-4-2018.

Proposed prohibition notice regarding the use of colistin as farm feeds or stock remedies in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947. GN433 GG41581/20-4-2018.

National Road Traffic Regulations in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 for comment. GN453 GG41586/20-4-2018 and GN455 GG41590/24-4-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Proposed regulations relating to protected disclosures, 2018 in terms of the Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000. GenN187 GG41581/20-4-2018.

Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R454 GG41589/24-4-2018.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (June) DR 39.