New Legislation

June 1st, 2016

Legislation published from 1 – 29 April 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.













Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill B6 of 2016.

National Land Transport Amendment Bill B7 of 2016.


Disaster Management Amendment Act 16 of 2015. Commencement: 1 May 2016. Proc24 GG39943/22-4-2016.


Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000

Fees and charges. BN40 GG39900/4-4-2016.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Codes of good practice for the marketing, advertising and communications sector. GN387 GG39887/1-4-2016.

Collective Investment Schemes Control Act 45 of 2002

Exemption of a manager of a collective investment scheme in securities from compliance with certain provisions. BN39 GG39887/1-4-2016.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Annual increase in medical tariffs for medical service providers. GenN192 GG39906/7-4-2016;  GenN256 GG39955/26-4-2016; and GenN257 GG39956/26-4-2016.

Increase of the maximum amount of earnings per annum on which the assessment of an employer shall be calculated (R 377 097 from 1 April 2016). GN449 GG39931/15-4-2016.

Amendment of sch 4 (manner of calculating compensation). GN448 GG39931/15-4-2016.

Amendment of return of earnings form (W.As.8). GN444 GG39928/15-4-2016.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations. GenN189 GG39898/1-4-2016.

Administrative fees in relation to service licences. GenN187 GG39896/1-4-2016.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Rules relating to fees payable the Health Professions Council. GN411 GG39910/8-4-2016.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Activities to which s 12R does not apply. GN446 GG39930/15-4-2016.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Limpopo. GN491 GG39961/29-4-2016.

Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts for Mpumalanga. GN492 GG39961/29-4-2016.

Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Contributions Act 36 of 2013

Determination of the rate of levy. GenN222 GG39922/15-4-2016.

National Gambling Act 7 of 2004

National Gambling Policy, 2016. GN389 GG39887/1-4-2016.

National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002

Determination of permit fees. GN439 GG39922/15-4-2016.

Perishable Products Export Control Act 9 of 1983

Imposition of levies on perishable products. GenN229 GG39943/22-4-2016.

Prescribed Rated of Interest Act 55 of 1975

Prescribed rate of interest: 10,5% from 1 May 2016. GN461 GG39943/22-4-2016.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Rate of interest on government loans. GenN259 GG39960/29-4-2016.

Public Service Amendment Act 30 of 2007

Protocol on administration and operation of the National Intellectual Property Management Office. GN487 GG39960/29-4-2016.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support. BN51 GG39960/29-4-2016.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Method of payment prescribed in terms of s 162(2) (electronically or at an approved financial institution). GN437 GG39922/15-4-2016.

Dates by which an employer must render a return (EMP 501). GN436 GG39922/15-4-2016.


Draft regulations regarding fees for the provision of aviation meteorological services in terms of the South African Weather Service Act 8 of 2001. GN422 GG39919/13-4-2016.

Proposed amendments to the Municipal Electoral Regulations, 2000 in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000. GN452 GG39936/18-4-2016.

Draft Reviewed Broad Based Black- Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2016 in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GN450 GG39933/15-4-2016.

Draft Red Tape Impact Assessment Bill. GenN193 GG39907/7-4-2016.

Draft Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill, 2016. GenN243 GG39943/22-4-2016 and GenN262 GG39960/29-4-2016.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (June) DR 49.