New legislation – June 2017

June 1st, 2017

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

Legislation published from 3 – 28 April 2017

Promulgation of Acts

Justice Administered Fund Act 2 of 2017. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN344 GG40773/6-4-2017.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Amended Forest Sector Code. GN378 GG40803/21-4-2017.

Child Justice Act 75 of 2008

Accredited diversion service providers and diversion programmes. GN369 GG40793/21-4-2017.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Increase the salary ceiling and compensation benefits. GN349 GG40782/10-4-2017.

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Imposition of levies on medical schemes. GenN310 GG40800/21-4-2017.

Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937

Amendment of the definition of the areas of the deeds registry: Pretoria and Polokwane. GN311-312 GG40761/3-4-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998

Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Employment Equity Plan. GN393 GG40817/28-4-2017.

Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002

Amendment of the determination of recognised qualifications for financial service providers and compliance officers. BN51 GG40785/13-4-2017.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Regulations relating to the registration of audiology students. GN329 GG40772/7-4-2017 (also available in Sepedi, isiZulu and Setswana).

Amendment of the regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of dental assistants. GN332 GG40772/7-4-2017 (also available in isiZulu).

Addendum to the list of approved facilities for the purposes of performing community service by environmental health practitioners. GN380 GG40807/24-4-2017.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Agreement between governments of South Africa and Grenada for the exchange of information relating to tax matters. GN355 GG40785/13-4-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Withdrawal of the annexure of the main seat of the magisterial district in Rustenburg to the sub-district of Tlhabane. GN379 GG40806/24-4-2017.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations. GenN275 GG40762/3-4-2017.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Amendment of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014. GN326 GG40772/7-4-2017.

Amendment of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Listing Notice 1, 2 and 3 of 2014. GN324-325 and 327 GG40772/7-4-2017.

National Health Act 61 of 2003

Amendment of the regulations regarding the general control of human bodies, tissue, blood products and gametes. GN392 GG40816/26-4-2017.

Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998

Determination of the upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of different members of municipal councils. GN313 GG40763/3-4-2017.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support to R 259 810 with effect from 30 April 2017. BN56 GG40815/28-4-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

South African Schools Act 84 of 1996

Amended national norms and standards for school funding. GN394 GG40818/28-4-2017.

Draft Bills

Draft Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill. GenN288 GG40774/7-4-2017 and GenN296 GG40785/13-4-2017.

Draft delegated legislation

Draft regulations regarding fees for the provision of meteorological services in terms of the South African Weather Service Act 8 of 2001. GN315 GG40765/4-4-2017.

Draft amendment of the Regulations governing the maximum limits for pesticides residues that may be present in foodstuffs in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972. GN334 GG40772/7-4-2017.

Draft regulations on the use of television white spaces in terms of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005. GenN283 GG40772/7-4-2017.

The procedure to be followed in applying for environmental authorisation for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic development activities in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comments. GN350 GG40785/13-4-2017.

Draft regulations in terms of the Property Valuation Act 17 of 2014. GN365 GG40793/21-4-2017.Pallans Vuma BCom Accounting Science (Law) LLB (NMMU) is situated in Port Elizabeth. Mr Vuma is currently seeking employment.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (June) DR 54.