New legislation

November 27th, 2015

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

Legislation published from 29 September – 23 October 2015

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

Inspection fees on potatoes. GenN968 GG39275/9-10-2015.

Amendment of the standards and requirements regarding control of the export of litchis. GenN1006 GG39324/23-10-2015.

Attorneys Act 53 of 1979

Amendment of regulations made under the Act (substitution of Annexure A to the regulations: Application for Fidelity Fund certificate). GN R898 GG39239/30-9-2015.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

Amendments to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listings requirements. BN229 GG39281/9-10-2015.

Amendments to the JSE Derivatives Rules and Directives. BN231 GG39299/16-10-2015.

Amendments to the Strate Rules. BN235 GG39324/23-10-2015.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Rules on registration of specialists in family medicine. BN230 GG39299/16-10-2015.

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997

Policy on the minimum norms and standards for student housing at public universities. GN R897 GG39238/29-9-2015.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Protocol amending the agreement between South Africa and Cyprus for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital. GenN970 GG39295/16-10-2015.

Land Survey Act 8 of 1997

Scale of fees to be charges by the offices of the chief surveyor-general and the surveyors-general for products and services provided. GenN971 GG39296/16-10-2015 and GenN1016 GG39324/23-10-2015.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Creation of administrative regions for administrative purposes with effect from 1 October 2015. GN918 GG39256/2-10-2015.

National Health Act 61 of 2003

Implementation guideline of the Health Workforce Normative Guides and Standards for Fixed Primary Health Care Facilities. GN902 GG39244/2-10-2015.

National Water Act 36 of 1998

Declaration of the exploration and/or production of onshore naturally occurring hydrocarbons that requires stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing and/or underground gasification, to extract, and any activity incidental thereto that may impact detrimentally on the water resource as a controlled activity. GenN999 GG39299/16-10-2015.

Prevention and Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013

Regulations in terms of s 43(3) of the Act. GN R1006 GG39318/23-10-2015.

Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001

Amendment of the Improper Conduct Regulations. GN R901 GG39242/30-9-2015.

Amendment of the Code of Conduct made under the Act. GN R900 GG39242/30-9-2015.

Skills Development Act 97 of 1998

Re-establishment of Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). GN920 GG39260/6-10-2015.

Small Claims Courts Act 61 of 1984

Establishment of small claims courts for the areas of Christiana, Warrenton and Hartswater. GN906 GG39248/2-10-2015.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Midvaal. GN905 GG39248/2-10-2015.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Albert (Burgersdorp). GN904 GG39248/2-10-2015.

Draft legislation

Draft regulations relating to Sexual Offences Courts in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007. GN899 GG39240/30-9-2015.

Sectional Titles Schemes Management Regulations in terms of the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act 8 of 2011 for comment. GN R909 GG39247/2-10-2015.

Regulations for Fees and Levies on Community Schemes Ombud Service in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act 9 of 2011 for comment. GN R908 GG39247/2-10-2015.

Regulations on Community Schemes Ombud Service in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act 9 of 2011 for comment. GN R907 GG39247/2-10-2015.

Draft Maritime Labour Certificate and Declaration of Compliance Regulations, 2015 in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951. GN R917 GG39253/2-10-2015.

Biodiversity economy strategy in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GenN965 GG39268/9-10-2015.

Draft amended End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations in terms of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. GenN966 GG39270/9-10-2015 and GenN1002 GG39309/21-10-2015.

Draft National Environmental Management Laws Bill, 2015. GenN986 GG39287/13-10-2015.

Draft amendments to the regulations issued in terms of s 36 of the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956. GN965 GG39277/9-10-2015.

Debt Collectors Amendment Bill for comment. GenN988 GG39290/14-10-2015.

Amendment of the Regulations relating to the Specialities and Subspecialities in Medicine and Dentistry in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN992 GG39304/20-10-2015.

Draft National Social Infrastructure Guideline in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998. GenN1008 GG39324/23-10-2015.

Proposed amendment to the Strate Rules in terms of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012. BN236 GG39324/23-10-2015.

Draft Sector Code of Good Practice on Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment for the property sector in terms of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GN1008 GG39320/23-10-2015.

Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Standard, 2011  in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R999 GG39316/23-10-2015.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2015 (Dec) DR 49.