New legislation – April 2020

April 1st, 2020

Legislation published from 1 – 28 February 2020


Economic Regulation of Transport Bill B1 of 2020.

Auditing Profession Amendment Bill B2 of 2020.

Division of Revenue Bill B3 of 2020.

Appropriation Bill B4 of 2020.

Commencement of Acts

State Attorney Amendment Act 13 of 2014. Commencement: 7 February 2020. Proc R6 GG42989/3-2-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008, s 11. Commencement: 7 February 2020. GN93 GG42999/7-2-2020 (also available in isiXhosa).

Competition Amendment Act 18 of 2018, s 5 (insofar as it relates to s 8(4) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998, ss 6, 27, 28 and s 33(a) (insofar as it relates to ss 8(4) and 9(1A) of the Competition Act 89 of 1998). Commencement: 13 February 2020. Proc10 GG43018/13-2-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

National Research Foundation Amendment Act 19 of 2018. Commencement: 1 April 2020. Proc9 GG43015/14-2-2020 (also available in isiZulu).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983

Amendment of regulations (tariffs for services). GN R167 GG43016/14-2-2020.

Amendment of control measures (tariffs for services). GN R166 GG43016/14-2-2020.

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

Amendment of regulations regarding departmental fees. GN R179 GG43033/21-2-2020.

Commissions Act 8 of 1947

Amendment of the regulations relating to the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector including organs of state. Proc8 GG42994/4-2-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

Competition Act 89 of 1998

Buyer power regulations. GN168 GG43018/13-2-2020.

Price discrimination regulations. GN169 GG43018/13-2-2020.

Cross-Border Road Transport Act 4 of 1998

Amended of sch 1 and 2 to the regulations (fee adjustment). GN R235 GG43059/28-2-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972

Amendment of the regulations governing the maximum limits for pesticide residues that may be present in foodstuffs. GN119 GG43008/10-2-2020.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Rules relating to fees payable to the Health Professions Council of South Africa. BN10 GG43024/17-2-2020.

Annual fees payable. BN11 GG43024/17-2-2020.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Amended rules for the conduct of proceedings before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. GN194 GG43038/21-2-2020.

Long-Term Insurance Act 52 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish authority with returns. GN121 GG43013/12-2-2020 and GN205 GG43050/28-2-2020.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Amendment of schedules. GN R219 GG43051/28-2-2020 and GN R220 GG43051/28-2-2020.

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

Exclusion of certain waste streams or portions of waste streams from the definition of ‘waste’ for beneficial use. GN85 GG42990/3-2-2020.

National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018

National minimum wage increase. GN R175 GG43026/17-2-2020.

Natural Scientific Professions Act 27 of 2003

Fee structure for 2020/2021. BN8 GG43015/14-2-2020.

Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976

Amendment of the regulations relating to establishments, varieties, plants and propagating material (fees). GN125 GG43015/14-2-2020.

Project and Construction Management Professions Act 48 of 2000

Revised Programme Accreditation Policy. BN7 GG43006/7-2-2020.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Rate of interest on government loans from 1 March 2020. GenN119 GG43050/28-2-2020.

Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998

Determination of salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly and permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces. GenN112 GG43043/21-2-2020.

Determination of salaries and allowances of the deputy president, ministers and deputy ministers. GenN113 GG43043/21-2-2020.

Determination of salaries and allowances of premiers, members of executive councils and provincial legislatures. GenN114 GG43043/21-2-2020.

Short-Term Insurance Act 53 of 1998

Penalty for failure to furnish authority with returns. GN122 GG43013/12-2-2020 and GN206 GG43050/28-2-2020.

South African Reserve Bank Act 90 of 1989

Directive 1 of 2020: Directive for conduct within the national payment system in respect of domestic card transactions. GN R181 GG43033/21-2-2020.

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Amendment of the Eastern Circuit District of the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa (Thembalethu, George). GenN62 GG43015/14-2-2020.

Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001

Amendment of the Unemployment Insurance Act Regulations. GN R173 GG43023/14-2-2020 (also available in Tshivenda).

Draft delegated legislation

  • Proposed levies on medical schemes in terms of the Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000 for comment. GenN45 GG42999/7-2-2020.
  • Land Donations Policy in terms of the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994 for comment. GN117 GG43004/7-2-2020.
  • Draft regulations in respect of the limitations of control and equity ownership by historically disadvantaged groups and the application of the ICT sector code in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000 for comment. GenN 91 GG43021/14-2-2020.
  • Proposed amendments to the code of professional conduct for registered auditors in terms of the Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005 for comment. BN9 GG43015/14-2-2020.
  • Draft Commercial Diving Regulations in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 for comment. GN R180 GG43033/21-2-2020.
  • Draft framework to qualify to operate a secondary geo-location spectrum database in terms of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 for comment. GenN95 GG43035/21-2-2020.

Draft Bills

Draft Public Procurement Bill. GenN94 GG43030/19-2-2020.

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 2020 (April) DR 30.