New legislation – April 2019

April 1st, 2019

Legislation published from 1 – 28 February 2019


National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill B14C of 2017.

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill B14D of 2017.

Carbon Tax Bill B46A of 2018.

Carbon Tax Bill B46B of 2018.

Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill B19A of 2018.

Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill B19B of 2018.

Financial Matters Amendment Bill B1 of 2019.

Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill B2 of 2019.

Customs and Excise Amendment Bill B3 of 2019.

Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill B4 of 2019.

Division of Revenue Bill B5 of 2019.

Appropriation Bill B6 of 2019.

Public Audit Excess Fee Bill B7 of 2019.

National Health Amendment (Private Member) Bill B8 of 2019.

Promulgation of Acts

Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN175 GG42231/14-2-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

South African Meat Industry Company: Approved fees. GenN76 GG42230/15-2-2019.

Animal Diseases Act 35 of 1984

Control measures relating to foot and mouth disease in certain areas. GN67 GG42203/1-2-2019.

Animal Identification Act 6 of 2002

Amendment of regulations (fees payable). GN179 GG42240/22-2-2019.

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Calling and setting of a date for the election of the National Assembly: 8 May 2019. Proc8 GG42250/26-2-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

Amendment of regulations (fees). GN R283 GG42262/28-2-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Division of Revenue Act 1 of 2018

Allocations to provincial and local governments. GN240 GG42243/21-2-2019.

Electoral Act 73 of 1998

Reserved number of seats for each region as determined by the Electoral Commission for the 2019 Election of the National Assembly. GenN114 GG42265/28-2-2019.

Election timetable for the election of the National Assembly and the election of the Provincial Legislatures. GenN113 GG42265/28-2-2019.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

End-user and subscriber service charter amendment regulations. GN R128 GG42225/12-2-2019 and GN R286 GG42266/28-2-2019.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

Amendments to the A2X trading rules. BN6 GG42203/1-2-2019.

Amendments to the A2X listings requirements. BN7 GG42203/1-2-2019.

Amendments to the JSE listing requirements. BN17 GG42230/15-2-2019.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

Amendment of the regulations on party election broadcasts, political advertisements, the equitable treatment of political parties by broadcasting licensees and related matters, 2014. GN245 GG42249/25-2-2019.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Appointment of a place for the holding of a Court for Knysna Magisterial District. GN284 GG42264/28-2-2019.

Appointment of a place for the holding of a Court for Johannesburg Central Magisterial District. GN285 GG42264/28-2-2019.

Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998

Adjustment to fees payable to brokers. GenN46 GG42203/1-2-2019.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

National greenhouse gas emission reporting regulations: Procedure to be followed by category A data providers for registration and reporting as a category A data provider. GN71 GG42203/1-2-2019.

Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 78 of 1973

Increase of pension benefits. GN248 GG42253/26-2-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935

Amendment of regulations: Application fees. GN130 GG42230/15-2-2019.

Public Holidays Act 36 of 1994

Declaration of 8 May 2019 as a public holiday. Proc9 GG42250/26-2-2019.

Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995

Publication of increased amounts in terms of reg 8(2)(a) of the Regulations Relating to Assistance to Victims in respect of Basic Education. GN R246 GG42251/26-2-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Road Traffic Management Corporation Act 20 of 1999

National Road Traffic Law Enforcement Code. GN174 GG42230/15-2-2019.

Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Act 41 of 2003

Guidelines for determination of number of members of traditional councils. GN117 GG42217/8-2-2019.

Draft Bills

Draft National Minimum Wage Bill. GenN91 GG42240/22-2-2019.

Draft delegated legislation

Regulations relating to tariffs for the registration of fertilizers, farm feeds, agricultural remedies, stock remedies, sterilizing plants and pest control operators, appeals and imports in terms of the Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 for comment. GN68 GG42203/1-2-2019.

Determination on occurrence reporting and recording categories in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002 for comment. GN118 GG42217/8-2-2019.

Determination of safety permit fees in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act 16 of 2002 for comment. GN119 GG42217/8-2-2019.

Draft amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 (sch 1 and 2) in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009. GN R129 GG42228/15-2-2019.

Proposed amendment of regulations relating to farm feeds in terms of the Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947. GenN70 GG42230/15-2-2019.

Draft amendments to the money laundering and terrorist financing control regulations in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001. GenN115 GG42267/28-2-2019.

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 (April) DR 31.