New legislation – May 2018

May 1st, 2018
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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 – 29 March 2018

Bills

Animals Protection Amendment Act Bill B4 of 2018.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

Amendment of regulations regarding inspections and appeals: Export. GN R205 GG41489/9-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Amendment of regulations regarding inspections and appeals: Local. GN R204 GG41489/9-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000

Fees and charges for the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. BN41 GG41509/20-3-2018.

Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005

Fees payable to Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors. BN34 GG41488/9-3-2018.

Companies Act 71 of 2008

Revision of practice note 6 of 2011: Detail required for registration of external companies. GN178 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Introduction of a new online filing method for changes of authorised shares as per form COR15.2. GN181 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Financial reporting pronouncement 1: Substantively enacted tax rates and tax laws under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for small and medium enterprises. GN232 GG41503/16-3-2018.

Financial reporting pronouncement 2: Accounting for Black Economic Empowerment transactions under IFRS. GN233 GG41503/16-3-2018.

Financial reporting pronouncement 3: Accounting for Black Economic Empowerment transactions under IFRS for small and medium enterprises. GN234 GG41503/16-3-2018.

Financial reporting pronouncement 4: The limit on a defined benefit asset, minimum funding requirements and their interaction under IFRS in the South African pension fund environment. GN236 GG41503/16-3-2018.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Rules, forms and particulars: Amendment of the return of earnings form. GN379 GG41529/27-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Dental Technicians Act 19 of 1979

Amendment of regulations relating to the registration of dental laboratories and related matters. GN217 GG41498/16-3-2018.

Division of Revenue Act 3 of 2017

Stopping and reallocation of funds to municipalities and technical adjustments to conditional allocations to municipalities. GN356 GG41519/23-3-2018.

Conversion of education and disaster grants. GN381 GG41532/27-3-2018.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Number Portability Regulations. GN392 GG41538/28-3-2018.

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017

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

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Amendment of regulations relating to specialities and subspecialities in medicine and dentistry. GN216 GG41498/16-3-2018.

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997

Minimum admission requirements for the higher certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree programmes for holders of a Senior Certificate and the revocation of designated list of subjects. GN165 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Date by which employers must render returns. GN168 GG41473/2-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho).

Rate per kilometre in respect of motor vehicles in terms of s 8(1)(b)(ii) and (iii). GN170 GG41473/2-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho).

Judicial Service Commission Act 9 of 1994

Procedure of the Commission in terms of s 178(6) of the Constitution. GN404 GG41547/29-3-2018.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Private agencies that have been accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for conciliation and/or arbitration from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018. GenN129 and GenN128 GG41498/16-3-2018.

Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989

Amendment of regulations. GN212 GG41498/16-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Appointment of places within Mitchells Plain for the holding of a court. GN393 GG41539/28-3-2018.

Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998

List of registered medical schemes. GenN93 GG41473/2-3-2018.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Approval of fees for application registration, lodging of appeals and annual fees for registered candidate environmental assessment practitioners and registered environmental assessment practitioners. GN R196 GG41485/7-3-2018.

National Health Act 61 of 2003

Policy guidelines for licensing of residential and/or day care facilities for persons with mental illness and/or severe or profound intellectual disability. GN218 GG41498/16-3-2018.

Regulations regarding the rendering of forensic pathology service. GN R359 GG41524/23-3-2018.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

Nuclear authorisations fees. GenN92 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 78 of 1973

Amendment of amounts to increase benefits. GN227 GG41500/15-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995

Regulations relating to assistance to victims in respect of higher education and training: Increased amounts. GN R391 GG41535/29-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Security Officers Act 92 of 1987

Amendment of regulations. GenN141 GG41504/16-3-2018.

Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004

Social grants increase. GN R362 GG41526/26-3-2018.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014

Governance and Management Regulations. GN390 GG41534/29-3-2018.

Sugar Act 9 of 1978

Sugar Industry Agreement: Varieties of sugar cane approved for planting commencing 1 April 2018 exclusively in control areas. GN171 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Persons required to submit third party returns. GN241 GG41512/23-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho).

Draft Bills

Draft Civil Union Amendment Bill. GenN96 GG41475/1-3-2018.

Draft Railway Safety Bill. GenN123 GG41488/9-3-2018.

Draft delegated legislation

Proposed amendments to the Policyholder Protection Rules in terms of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998 and the Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998. BN30 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Proposed amendments to the JSE listing requirements: Transferability of securities in terms of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012. BN29 GG41473/2-3-2018.

Draft Roads Policy for South Africa. GN192 GG41479/2-3-2018.

Amendment of the ethical rules of conduct in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. BN39 GG41498/16-3-2018.

Proposed amendments to the regulations made under s 72 of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998. GN358 GG41523/23-3-2018.

Regulations relating to the registration of forensic pathology officers in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN R360 GG41524/23-3-2018.

Proposed amendments to the regulations made under s 70 of the Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998. GN357 GG41523/23-3-2018.

Permit Tariff Fee Regulations, 2018 in terms of the Cross-Border Road Transport Act 4 of 1998 for comment. GN396 GG41544/28-3-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Guidelines on processes and procedures for the planning and establishment of the Special Economic Zones Programme in terms of the Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014. GN389 GG41534/29-3-2018.

Codes of good practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment: Amendment of Draft Statement 000, Code Series 000 of 2018 in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 for comment. GN402 GG41546/29-3-2018.

Codes of good practice on Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment: Amendment of Draft Statement 300, Code 300 of 2018 in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 for comment. GN403 GG41456/29-3-2018.

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

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