New legislation – October 2019

October 1st, 2019
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Legislation published from 2 – 31 August 2019

Bills

National Health Insurance Bill B11 of 2019.

Commencement of Acts

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017. Amendment and correction of commencement: See notice for various amended dates. GN1130 GG42677/30-8-2019 (also available in Sesotho).

Promulgation of Acts

Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act 4 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed GN1080 GG42648/19-8-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Act 6 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN1082 GG42647/19-8-2019 (also available in Tshivenda).

National Credit Amendment Act 7 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN1086 GG42653/19-8-2019 (also available in isiZulu).

National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act 12 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN1078 GG42646/19-8-2019 (also available in isiZulu).

Appropriation Act 24 of 2019. Commencement: 12 August 2019. GN1061 GG42632/12-8-2019 (also available in Setswana).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

Amendment of sectoral determination 9: Wholesale and retail sector, South Africa. GN R1036 GG42615/2-8-2019.

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Transfer of administration, powers and functions entrusted by legislation to certain cabinet members into s 97. Proc 49 GG42657/23-8-2019 (also available in isiZulu).

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Levies on medical schemes. GenN418 GG42622/8-8-2019.

Council for the Built Environment Act 43 of 2000

Scope of work for categories of registration of Quantity Surveying Profession. GN1025 GG42608/2-8-2019.

Immigration Act 13 of 2002

Determination of places of detention of illegal foreigners pending deportation. GN1046 GG42622/8-8-2019.

Labour Relations Amendment Act 8 of 2018

List of commissioners to be considered for facilitation of disputes before the Labour and Business Advisory Arbitration Panel. GN R1035 GG42614/2-8-2019.

Bargaining councils and statutory councils accredited by the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for conciliation and/or arbitration and/or inquiry by arbitrator from 1 August 2019 to 31 August 2021. GenN455 GG42669/30-8-2019.

Legal Aid South Africa Act 39 of 2014

Amendment of the Legal Aid Manual. GN R1108 GG42663/27-8-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998

Abolishment of the Fisheries Transformation Council. GN1021 GG42608/2-8-2019.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Statement of revenue, expenditure and borrowings as at 31 July 2019. GenN461 GG42671/30-8-2019.

Public Service Act 103 of 1994

Amendment of sch 2: Limpopo and North West Provinces. Proc 50 GG42669/30-8-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998

Period for registration of customary marriages: Extended to 30 June 2024. GN1045 GG42622/8-8-2019.

Draft delegated legislation

  • Proposed amendments to regulations in terms of the Banks Act 94 of 1990 for comment. GenN425 GG42634/14-8-2019 and GenN433 GG42642/16-8-2019.
  • Proposed amendment of the regulations under s 17 of the Development Bank of Southern Africa Act 13 of 1997 for comment. GenN428 GG42636/16-8-2019 and GenN439 GG42657/23-8-2019.
  • Draft NERSA rules for licensable distribution areas of supply in terms of the National Energy Regulator Act 40 of 2004 for comment. GN1083 GG42650/19-8-2019.
  • Non-detriment findings for black rhinoceros in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GN1104 GG42660/22-8-2019.
  • Non-detriment findings for white rhinoceros in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GN1105 GG42660/22-8-2019.
  • Non-detriment findings for aloe ferox (bitter aloe) in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GN1106 GG42660/22-8-2019.
  • Proposed amendment of regulations for the Accounting Standards Board in terms of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 for comment. GenN438 GG42657/23-8-2019.
  • Draft general discharge authorisation in terms of s 69(2) of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008 for comment. GN1089 GG42657/23-8-2019.
  • Revised programme accreditation policy in terms of the Project and Construction Management Professions Act 48 of 2000 for comment. BN157 GG 2676/30-8-2019.
  • Repeal of regulations relating to inspection of premises in a dust control area in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 for comment. GN1115 GG42669/30-8-2019.
  • Repeal of the smoke control regulations and smoke control zone orders in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 for comment. GN1114 GG42669/30-8-2019.
  • Proposed regulations relating to coffee, chicory and tea and related products for sale in South African in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990 for comment. GN1112 GG42669/30-8-2019.
  • Repeal of regulations regarding fuel burning appliances in dwelling houses in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act: 39 of 2004 for comment. GN1113 GG42669/30-8-2019.

Draft Bills

Housing Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 for comment. GN1118 GG42669/30-8-2019.

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 (October) DR 24.