New legislation – August 2018

August 1st, 2018

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

Legislation published from 29 May – 29 June 2018


Small Enterprises Ombud Service Bill B14 of 2018.

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B15 of 2018.

State Liability Amendment Bill B16 of 2018.

Hydrographic Bill B17 of 2018.

Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Amendment Bill B18 of 2018.

Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Bill B19 of 2018.

National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill B20 of 2018.

Property Practitioners Bill B21 of 2018.

Aquaculture Development Bill B22 of 2018.

Commencement of Acts

Insurance Act 18 of 2017. Commencement: 1 July 2018 – ss 48, 52, 53, 56, 59 and 60 of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998, specified in item 4 of the third column of sch 1 to the Act in respect of the Long-term Insurance Act; and ss 46, 47, 51, 53 and 54 of the Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998, specified in item 4 of the third column of sch 1 to the Act in respect of the Short-term Insurance Act. GN639 GG41735/27-6-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Promulgation of Acts

Division of Revenue Act 1 of 2018. Commencement: 4 June 2018. GN559 GG41678/4-6-2018 (also available in Sesotho).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005

Firm fees payable to IRBA. BN86 GG41722/22-6-2018.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Increase of the minimum and maximum amount of earnings. GN333 GG41701/13-6-2018.

Amendment of sch 4: Manner of calculating compensation. GN334 GG41701/13-6-2018.

Increase in monthly pensions. GenN335 GG41701/13-6-2018.

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

Amendment of regulations: Fees. GN R557 GG41669/31-5-2018.

Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002

Prescribed form of a licence authorising an applicant to act as a financial services provider. BN89 GG41738/29-6-2018.

Financial Sector Regulations Act 9 of 2017

Levies imposed on financial institutions by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. GenN362 GG41746/29-6-2018.

Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972

Amendment of regulations relating to hazard analysis and critical control point system. GN607 GG41707/14-7-2018.

General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act 58 of 2001

Policy for re-issue of national certificates. GN642 GG41738/29-6-2018.

Regulations governing general hygiene requirements for food premises, transport of food and related matters. GN638 GG41730/22-6-2018 (will also be made available in isiZulu and Northern Sotho).

Government Employees Pension Law, 1996

Amendment of the rules of the Government Employees Pension Fund. GenN314 GG41673/1-6-2018.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

List of private agencies that have been accredited by CCMA for conciliation and/or arbitration and/or inquiry by arbitrator from 1 June 2018 to 30 April 2019. GenN298 GG41667/1-6-2018.

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002

Restriction on the granting of new applications for technical cooperation permits, exploration rights and production rights in designated areas. GN657 GG41743/28-6-2018.

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

Determination of the rate of levy for 2016 tax period and payment date. GN646 GG41738/29-6-2018.

National Credit Act 34 of 2005

Fee guideline pursuant to the guideline issued by the National Credit Regulator in terms of reg 19(13) on 3 November 2017. GenN327 GG41685/8-6-2018.

Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974

Rules relating to good pharmacy practice. BN84 GG41710/15-6-2018.

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act 107 of 1985

Amendment of rules regulating the conduct of proceedings of Magistrates’ Courts of South Africa (rule 45, 46, 49, 55 and annexure 1). GN R632 GG41723/22-6-2018 (also available in Afrikaans).

Skills Development Act 97 of 1998

List of occupations in high demand: 2018. GN637 GG41728/22-6-2018.

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Amendments to the joint rules of practice for the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court. GenN357 GG41733/25-6-2018.

Draft Bills

Electoral Amendment Bill for comment. GenN317 GG41677/1-6-2018.

Draft Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill. GenN300 GG41667/1-6-2018.

Climate Change Bill for comment. GN580 GG41689/8-6-2018.

Draft Immigration Amendment Bill. GN583 GG41698/11-6-2018.

Draft Public Investment Corporation Second Amendment Bill. GN593 GG41704/15-6-2018.

Draft Regulation of Gatherings Amendment Bill. GenN353 GG41727/21-6-2018.

Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill. GN636 GG41726/21-6-2018.

Draft National Health Insurance Bill. GN635 GG41725/21-6-2018.

Draft National Ports Amendment Bill. GenN355 GG41731/22-6-2018.

Draft Delegated Legislation

Proposed revised and restructured code of professional conduct for registered auditors in terms of the Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005. BN73 GG41667/1-6-2018.

Draft licensing exemption and registration notice in terms of the Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006 for comment. GN563 GG41685/8-6-2018.

Granting B-BBEE facilitator status to the African Small Enterprise Finance Agency in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 for comment. GenN330 GG41693/8-6-2018.

Amended Draft Schedule 1 of 2018 in terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GenN343 GG41709/15-6-2018.

Draft Broad-based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 in terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GN611 GG41714/15-6-2018.

Draft curriculum and assessment policy statements for learners with severe intellectual disability Grades R to 5 in terms of the National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996. GN587 GG41704/15-6-2018.

Draft Code Series 400 of 2018 in terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003. GenN344 GG41709/15-6-2018.

Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R633 GG41723/22-6-2018.

Draft National Inland Fisheries Policy. GN614 GG41722/22-6-2018.

Exposure drafts issued by the Accounting Standards Board for comment. BN87 GG41722/22-6-2018.

Draft Refugees Regulations, 2018 and draft rules of the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs in terms of the Refugees Act 130 of 1998. GN644 GG41738/29-6-2018.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (Aug) DR 47.