New Legislation

March 23rd, 2016
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Legislation published from 1 – 26 February 2016

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bills introduced

Appropriation Bill B3 of 2016.

Division of Revenue Bill B2 of 2016.

Expropriation Bill B4B of 2015.

Revenue Laws Amendment Bill B4 of 2016.

Commencement of Acts

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008, ss 65 ­– 66, 95 – 96 and 98. Commencement: 5 February 2016. Proc5 GG39657/5-2-2016.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014. Commencement: 9 February 2016. Proc R6 GG39667/9-2-2016.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Animal Diseases Act 35 of 1984

Tariffs payable for import permits and export certificates for animals and animal products. GN R2 GG39678/12-2-2016.

Animal Identification Act 6 of 2002

Tariffs for services, goods or supplies. GN3 GG39718/19-2-2016.

Attorneys Act 53 of 1979

Rules for the attorneys’ profession. GenN2 GG39740/26-2-2016.

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

Amendment of sectoral determination 12 from 1 March 2016: Forestry worker sector. GN138 GG39648/3-2-2016.

Amendment of sectoral determination 13 from 1 March 2016: Farm worker sector. GN137 GG39648/3-2-2016.

Sectoral determination 9: Wholesale and retail sector. GN162 GG39671/9-2-2016 and GN189 GG39714/18-2-2016.

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Repeal of certain sector codes. GN184 GG39703/17-2-2016.

Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009

Thirteenth amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2016 (user fees). GN R173 GG39687/12-2-2016.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Commencement of the dual illumination period on 1 February 2016 in terms of the Digital Migration Regulations, 2012. GN87 GG39642/1-2-2016.

Employment of Educators Act 76 of 1998

Consolidation of the terms and conditions of employment of educators. GN170 GG39684/12-2-2016.

Estate Agency Affairs Board 112 of 1976

Amendment of the Estate Agency Affairs Board Regulations. GN R2 GG39719/19-2-2016.

Regulations relating to the issuing of fidelity fund and registration certificates. GN R2 GG39743/26-2-2016.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

Amendments to the JSE listing requirements. BN15 GG39711/19-2-2016.

Genetically Modified Organisms Act 15 of 1997

Amendment of regulations (fees payable). GN3 GG39679/12-2-2016.

Tariffs for genetically modified organisms status certificates. GN5 GG39679/12-2-2016.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Amendment of the rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications. BN4 GG39736/26-2-2016.

Annual fees. BN3 GG39736/26-2-2016.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Agreement between the governments of South African and the State of Qatar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. GN164 GG39674/11-2-2016.

Fixing of the rate per kilometre in respect of motor vehicles for the purposes ofs 8(1)(b)(ii) and (iii). GN192 GG39724/24-2-2016.

Determination of daily amount in respect of meals and incidental costs for purposes of s 8(1). GN191 GG39724/24-2-2016.

Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish Registrar with information. BN4 GG39718/19-2-2016.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Amendment of regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Dispensing fees for pharmacists. GN153 GG39658/5-2-2016.

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Guideline for a mandatory code of practice for the management of medical incapacity due to ill-health and injury. GN R149 GG39656/5-2-2016.

Guideline for a mandatory code of practice on the right to refuse dangerous work and leave dangerous working places. GN R148 GG39656/5-2-2016.

Guideline for a mandatory code of practice on minimum standards of fitness to perform work on a mine. GN R147 GG39656/5-2-2016.

Guideline for a mandatory code of practice for an occupational health programme (occupational hygiene and medical surveillance) on thermal stress. GN R146 GG39656/5-2-2016.

National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

Amendment of the regulations for matters relating to the functions of the Tribunal and rules for the conduct of matters before the National Consumer Tribunal. GN157 GG39663/4-2-2016.

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003

Amendment of sch 2 (national parks). GenN2 GG39728/25-2-2016.

National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996

Amendment of the National Road Traffic Regulations. GN188 GG39710/19-2-2016.

Nursing Act 33 of 2005

Fees payable to the South African Nursing Council. BN13 GG39708/18-2-2016.

Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976

Amendment of regulations relating to establishment, varieties, plants and propagating material (fees payable). GN2 GG39718/19-2-2016.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 15 of 1976

Amendment of regulations relating to plant breeders’ rights (fees payable). GN4 GG39679/12-4-2016.

Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995

Increased amounts in terms of regulations relating to the assistance to victims in respect of basic education. GN R2 GG39742/26-2-2016.

Increased amounts in terms of the regulations relating to assistance to victims in respect of higher education and training. GN R3 GG39742/26-2-2016.

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act 107 of 1985

Amendment of the rules (r 12, 15, 21B, 22 and Annexure 2) regulating the conduct of proceedings of the Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa. GN R2 GG39715/19-2-2016.

Amendment of the rules (r 6 and form 2 of sch 1) regulating the conduct of proceedings of the several provincial and local divisions of the High Court of South Africa. GN R3 GG39715/19-2-2016.

Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish Registrar with information. BN3 GG39718/19-2-2016.

Small Claims Court 61 of 1984

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Steynsburg. GN154 GG39660/5-2-2016.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Fochville. GN155 GG39660/5-2-2016.

Establishment of a small claims court for the areas of Parys and Vredefort. GN156 GG39660/5-2-2016.

Establishment of small claims courts for the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. GN175 GG39691/12-2-2016.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014

Regulations made in terms of s 41 of the Act. Proc R6 GG39667/9-2-2016.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Reportable and excluded arrangements. GN140 GG39650/3-2-2016.

Regulations for purposes for s 70(4) listing the organs of state or institutions to which a senior South African Revenue Service official may lawfully disclose specified information. GN R160 GG39668/9-2-2016.

Draft legislation

Determination of a threshold for credit provider registration in terms of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 for comment. GN158 GG39663/4-2-2016.

Proposed amendments to the code of conduct for professional registered auditors in terms of the Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005. BN11 GG39657/5-2-2016 and BN2 GG39718/19-2-2016.

Proposed regulations for the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin used on agricultural products intended for sale in South Africa in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990. GN R3 GG39678/12-2-2016.

Increase in monthly pensions in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 for comment. GN167 GG393683/12-2-2016.

Increase of the maximum amount of earnings on which the assessment of an employer shall be calculated in terms of the compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993 for comment. GN169 GG39683/12-2-2016.

Proposed amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009. GN R176 GG39692/12-8-2016.

Amendments to the regulations relating to the application and payment of social assistance and the requirements or conditions in respect of eligibility for social assistance in terms of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 for comment. GN R181 GG39698/15-2-2016.

Draft Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations, 2016 in terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GN185 GG39704/17-2-2016.

Draft Aquaculture Bill. GenN78 GG39713/19-2-2016.

Draft amendments to the regulations relating to child justice in terms of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008. GenN81 GG39751/26-2-2016.

Policy on the use of official languages by the Office of the Chief Justice in terms of Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012 for comment. GN194 GG39749/26-2-2016.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (April) DR 40.

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