New legislation

August 25th, 2015

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









Legislation published from 1 – 31 July 2015


Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 5 of 2015. Commencement: 7 July 2015. GN593 GG38977/7-7-2015.

Eskom Special Appropriation Act 7 of 2015. Commencement: 6 July 2015. GN590 GG38974/6-7-2015.

Eskom Subordinated Loan Special Appropriation Amendment Act (2008/09-2010/11 Financial Years) 6 of 2015. Commencement: 6 July 2015. GN589 GG38973/6-7-2015.

Financial and Fiscal Commission Amendment Act 4 of 2015. Commencement: 7 July 2015. GN592 GG38976/7-7-2015.


Collective Investment Schemes Control Act 45 of 2002

Capital requirements with which a manager of a collective investment scheme in participation bonds must comply. BN138 GG39003/17-7-2015.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Minimum level of pension of the compensation fund. GN658 GG39044/31-7-2015.

Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000

Amendments to the standard for uniformity in construction procurement. BN136 GG38960/10-7-2015.

Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008

Memorandum of agreement entered into between the National Consumer Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. GenN701 GG38986/10-7-2015.

Continuing Education and Training Act 16 of 2006

National policy on community colleges. GN569 GG38924/3-7-2015.

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Imposition of levies on medical schemes. GenN687 GG38957/6-7-2015.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

Prescribed fees. BN137 GG38998/17-7-2015.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Regulations relating to qualifications which entitle medical laboratory scientist to registration. GN604 GG38991/15-7-2015.

Legal Metrology Act 9 of 2014

Amendment of regulations relating to the tariff of fees charged for services rendered in terms of the Act by the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications. GN643 GG39025/24-7-2015.

Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989

Amendment of the Mead Regulations. GN R630 GG39017/24-7-2015.

Amendment of the wine of origin scheme. GN R628 GG39017/24-7-2015.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Annual single exit price adjustment of medicines and scheduled substances for the year 2016. GN601 GG38988/13-7-2015.

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Regulations relating to explosives. GN R584 GG38970/10-7-2015.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Regulations for admission of guilt fines. GN R635 GG39024/24-7-2015.

National Environment Management: Waste Act 59 of 2000

Amendments to the list of waste management activities that have or are likely to have a detrimental effect on the environment. GN R633 GG39020/24-7-2015.

Regulations regarding the planning and management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits from a prospecting, mining, exploration or production operation. GN R632 GG39020/24-7-2015.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

Fees for nuclear authorisations. GenN737 GG39025/24-7-2015.

National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications Act 5 of 2008

Amendment of regulations relating to the payment of levy and fees with regard to compulsory specifications. GN644 GG39025/24-7-2015.

Natural Scientific Professions Act 27 of 2003

Amendments to fields of practice. GenN680 GG38924/3-7-2015.

Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004

Amendment of regulations relating to the application for and payment of social assistance and the requirements or conditions in respect of eligibility for social assistance. GN R621 GG39007/21-7-2015.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Incidences of non-compliance by a person in terms of s 210(2) of the Act that are subject to a fixed amount penalty in accordance with ss 210(1) and 211 of the Act. GN597 GG38983/10-7-2015.

Draft legislation

Draft community broadcasting support scheme under the Broadcasting Act 4 of 1999 and the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. GenN676 GG38947/1-7-2015.

Proposed regulations relating to human milk banks in terms of the National Health Act 61 of 2003. GN R577 GG38945/3-7-2015.

Proposed list of particular trees and groups of trees that will form part of the list of Champion Trees in terms of the National Forests Act 84 of 1998. GenN664 GG38924/3-7-2015.

Draft Public Service Commission Amendment Bill. GenN686 GG38956/3-7-2015.

Proposed regulations relating to foodstuffs for infants and young children in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972. GN R591 GG38975/7-7-2015.

Proposed adjustment of fees in respect of the cost of an assessment in terms of regulations 3(2)(a) of the Road Accident Fund Regulations under the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996. GN594 GG38979/9-7-2015.

Proposed amendments to the Strate rules in terms of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012. BN135 GG38960/10-7-2015 and BN142 GG39025/24-7-2015.

Proposed fees payable for the operation on public roads of an abnormal vehicle and the conveyance of an abnormal load in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996. GenN702 and GN600 GG38987/13-7-2015.

Proposed amendment of general regulations made in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998. GN603 GG38990/14-7-2015.

General regulations relating to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965 for comment. GN602 GG38990/14-7-2015.

National road traffic regulations in terms of the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 for comment. GN R607 GG38997/17-7-2015.

Draft co-operatives administrative regulations, 2015 in terms of the Co-operatives Act 14 of 2005.  GN634 GG39019/24-7-2015.

Regulations relating to the procedure to be followed and criteria to be considered when determining an appropriate fine in terms of s 24G of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comment. GN R636 and 637 GG39024/24-7-2015.

Draft Copyright Amendment Bill. GN646 GG39028/27-7-2015.

South Africa maritime and aeronautical search and rescue regulations, 2016 in terms of the South African Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Act 44 of 2002 for comment. GenN753 GG39033/30-7-2015.

Draft regulations relating to minimum uniform norms and standards for provincial teacher development institutes and district teacher development centres in South Africa in terms of the National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996. GN657 GG39038/31-7-2015.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2015 (Sep) DR 51.