New legislation – July 2021

July 1st, 2021

Legislation published from 1 – 30 May 2021


Appropriation Bill B4A of 2021.

Appropriation Bill B4B of 2021.

Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill B8 of 2021.

Gas Amendment Bill B9 of 2021.

Housing Consumer Protection Bill B10 of 2021.

Land Court Bill B11 of 2021.

Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill B12 of 2021.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Practice Note: Rules for discretionary collective enterprises. GN428 GG44591/18-5-2021.

Competition Act 89 of 1998

Practice Note: Service of subpoenas and other corporate legal court documents on the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission during the COVID-19 pandemic. GN439 GG44539/21-5-2021.

Memorandum of understanding between the Competition Commission and the Council for Medical Schemes. GN433 GG44593/21-5-2021.

Memorandum of understanding between the Competition Commission and the Federation of Governing Bodies of South African Schools. GN434 GG44593/21-5-2021.

Memorandum of understanding between the Competition Commission and the Auditor-General of South Africa. GN465 GG44636/28-5-2021.

Copyright Act 98 of 1978

Regulations on collecting societies in the music industry and renewal of the accreditation of Independent Music Performance Rights Association to act a collecting society for five years. GN473 GG44636/28-5-2021.

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Imposition of levies on medical schemes. GenN251 GG44530/4-5-2021.

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

  • Education

Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the education sector. GN451 GG44633/28-5-2021.

  • General regulations

Extension of National State of Disaster under the COVID-19 lockdown to 15 Jun 2021. GN R424 GG44574/14-5-2021.

Determination of alert level: Level 2. GN R476 GG44642/30-5-2021.

Amendment of regulations issued in terms of s 27(2): Adjusted alert level 2. GN R477 GG44642/30-5-2021.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Amendment of the Information and Communications Technology COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations. GenN314 GG44631/28-5-2021.

Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

Public register in terms of s 41. GN469 GG44636/28-5-2021 (also available in isiXhosa).

Gas Act 48 of 2001

Rules in terms of the Act. GN470 GG44636/28-5-2021.

Genetically Modified Organisms Act 15 of 1997

Amendment of regulations (fees). GN431 GG44593/21-5-2021.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Proviso to definition of ‘retirement annuity fund’. GN474 GG44640/28-5-2021.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

Second Sport Broadcasting Services Amendment Regulations, 2021. GenN469 GG44569/13-5-2021.

Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989

Amendment of regulations (fees and appeals). GN R420 GG44572/14-5-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976

Determination of amounts. GN R456 GG44635/28-5-2021.

National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996

2022 school calendar for public schools. GN450 GG44632/28-5-2021.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Procedures to be followed when applying for or deciding on an environmental authorisation for the development or expansion of gas transmission pipeline infrastructure when occurring in a Strategic Gas Pipeline Corridors. GN411 GG44551/7-5-2021.

Regulations to domesticate the requirements of the Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade. GN413 GG44558/12-5-2021.

Regulations to prohibit the production, distribution, import, export, sale and use of persistent organic pollutants that are listed by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 2021. GN414 GG44559/12-5-2021.

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

Amendments to the regulations and notices regarding extended producer responsibility. GN400 GG44539/5-5-2021.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

Nuclear authorisation fees. GN417 GG44571/14-5-2021.

Nursing Act 33 of 2005

Fees payable in terms of the regulations regarding fees and fines payable to the South African Nursing Council. BN54 GG44636/28-5-2021.

Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 15 of 1976

Amendment of regulations (fees). GN432 GG44593/21-5-2021.

Public Audit Act 25 of 2004

Audit Directive issued by the Auditor-General. GN394 GG44526/4-5-2021.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Statement of the national revenue, expenditure and borrowings as at 30 April 2021. GenN313 GG44629/28-5-2021.

Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998

Determination of the upper limit of salaries and allowances of premiers, members of the Executive Councils and members of the Provincial Legislatures of 2020/2021. Proc17 GG44570/13-5-2021.

Determination of the salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly and permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces. Proc18 GG44570/13-5-2021.

Determination of salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, Ministers and Deputy Ministers of 2020/2021. Proc19 GG44570/13-5-2021.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support (R 302 731). BN29 GG44571/14-5-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act 70 of 1970 and Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1983

Revised tariffs for goods and services provided by the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. GenN276 GG44576/14-5-2021.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Persons who must submit returns for 2021 year of assessment. GN419 GG44571/14-5-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act 4 of 2002

Determination of the limit on the amount of remuneration. GN475 GG44641/28-5-2021.

Draft Bills
  • Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill, 2021 for comment. GN437 GG44593/21-5-2021.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill, 2020 for comment. GN R447 GG44610/21-5-2021.
  • Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill, 2021 for comment. GN438 GG44593/21-5-2021 and GN463 GG44636/28-5-2021.
Draft delegated legislation
  • Draft Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Policy 2021 in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 for comment. GenN258 GG44538/5-5-2021.
  • Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R410 GG44546/7-5-2021.
  • Amendment of the Code of Conduct of the Legal Practice Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (change of contact details) for comment. GenN260 GG44545/7-5-2021.
  • Draft Guideline on Small Merger Notification in terms of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 for comment. GN404 GG44545/7-5-2021.
  • Draft regulations regarding physical protective measures for nuclear material in terms of the Nuclear Energy Act 46 of 1999 for comment. GN R407 GG44546/7-5-2021.
  • Regulations for the use of water for exploration and production of onshore naturally occurring hydrocarbons that require stimulation to extract, and any activity that may impact detrimentally on the water resource in term of the National Water Act 36 of 1998 for comment. GN406 GG44545/7-5-2021.
  • Draft amendments to the Cross-Border Road Transport Regulations, 2020 in terms of the Cross-Border Road Transport Act 4 of 1998 for comment. GN R423 GG44572/14-5-2021.
  • Proposed farm planning regulation in terms of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1983 for comment. GN R425 GG44575/14-5-2021.
  • Amendment to the regulations relating to merchant shipping (collision and distress signals) in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 for comment. GenN275 GG44571/14-5-2021.
  • Proposed amendments to the requirements for the recognition and maintenance of recognition for voluntary associations in terms of the Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000 for comment. BN45 and BN46 GG44593/21-5-2021.
  • Draft National Mine Closure Strategy, 2021 in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 for comment. GN446 GG44607/21-5-2021.
  • Regulations relating to medical devices in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965. GN435 GG44593/21-5-2021.
  • Draft amendment of the regulations relating to the ordering system specification for number portability in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000 for comment. GenN312 GG44618/27-5-2021.
  • Proposed regulations on accounting standards in terms of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 for comment. GN471 GG44636/28-5-2021.

Philip Stoop BCom LLM (UP) LLD (Unisa) is head of the school of law at STADIO.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2021 (July) DR 35.

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