New legislation – June 2024

June 1st, 2024

Legislation published from 8 April – 3 May 2024

By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith


Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964

The amendment to part 1 of sch 1. GN R4725 GG50512/19-4-2024.

The amendment to part 2 of sch 4. GN R4755 GG50550/26-4-2024.

Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Act 5 of 2024

Date of commencement: 8 April 2024. GN4713 GG50452/8-4-2024.

Bills and White Papers

Electronic Deeds Registration Systems Amendment Bill, 2024

The publication of Bill and Explanatory Memorandum for comment. GN4748 GG50539/24-4-2024.

The Constitution Twenty First Amendment Bill, 2024

Notice of intention to introduce a Private Member’s Bill into Parliament and invitation for comment. GN4740 GG50528/19-4-2024.

White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees

The White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of the Migration System in South Africa. GN4745 GG50530/17-4-2024.

Government, General and Board Notices

Banks Act 94 of 1990

The arrangement for transfer of more than 25% of the assets and liabilities of Grindrod Bank Limited to African Bank Limited. GenN2449 GG50608/3-5-2024.

The withdrawal of authorisation granted in terms of s 18A of the Banks Act to conduct the Business of a Bank by means of a branch in the Republic of South Africa-BNP Paribas SA. GenN2421 GG50528/19-4-2024.

Companies Act 71 of 2008

The exchanges appointed to the Takeover Regulation Panel in terms of the Act. GenN2405 GG50451/8-4-2024.

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hereby issues a notice outlining the process for submitting applications for the mobile content to be zero rated. GenN2450 GG50612/2-5-2024.

Cultural Institutions Act 119 of 1998

The notice to amalgamate certain public entities with established flagship institutions. GN4764 GG50573/26-4-2024.

Department of Higher Education and Training

The 2024 National List of Occupations in High Demand. GenN2414 GG50510/16-4-2024.

Electoral Act 73 of 1998

Correction Notice in respect of Notice 2411 of 2024 (Official List of Voting Stations), that was published in Government Gazette 50483 (Extraordinary) dated 12 April 2024. GenN2413 GG50508/15-4-2024.

The election timetable for the election of the National Assembly and the elections of Provincial Legislatures. GenN2453 GG50620/3-5-2024.

The National and Provincial Election-29 May 2024: Official List of Voting Stations. GenN2411 GG50483/12-4-2024.

The National and Provincial Election-29 May 2024: Official List of Mobile Voting Stations. GenN2412 GG50484/12-4-2024.

Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996

The registration of Political Parties (Registered between 31 December 2023 to 31 March 2024). GenN2416 GG50525/17-4-2024.

Films and Publication Act 65 of 1996

The Notice to extend the registration deadline for distributors and exhibitors that have not registered with the Board to comply with the provisions of s 18(1) read with s 24A of the Act, as amended. GN4731 GG50528/19-4-2024.

The withdrawal of Government Notice 4526 of 22 March 2024. GN4756 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Financial Surveillance Department

The cancellation of an Authorised Dealer in Foreign Exchange with Limited Authority. GenN2427 GG50542/24-4-2024.

Heraldry Act 18 of 1962

The Bureau of Heraldry: Registration of Heraldic Representations. GN4720 GG50462/12-4-2024.

Immigration Act 13 of 2002

The withdrawal of GN11683 in GG50419/28-3-2024: Second Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014. GN R4723 GG50485/12-4-2024.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

The Bargaining Council for the Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades: Extension to Non-Parties of the Main Collective Agreement. GN R4751 GG50550/26-4-2024.

The Furniture Bargaining Council: Extension to Non-Parties of the Main Collective Amending Agreement. GN R4752 GG50550/26-4-2024.

The Bargaining Council for the Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades: Extension to non-parties of the Main Collective Agreement. GN R4776 GG50609/3-5-2024.

The cancellation of Government Notice: Bargaining Council for the Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades. GN R4777 GG50609/3-5-2024.

The Bargaining Council for the Meat Trade, Gauteng: Extension of Amendment of Main Collective Agreement to Non-Parties. GN R4778 GG50609/3-5-2024.

Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000

The Municipal By-elections – 15 May 2024: Official list of voting stations: North West – NW372 – Madibeng – Ward 63702001. GenN2440 GG50572/26-4-2024.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

The notification: Environmental Authorisation Application Process. GenN2435 GG50569/26-4-2024.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

The amendments to the notice declaring temporary asphalt plants as a controlled emitter and establishing emission standards, published in GN201 GG37461/28-3-2014. GN R4753 GG50550/26-4-2024.

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004

The Policy position on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros. GN4750 GG50541/24-4-2024.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

The Notice of the second set of the National Nuclear Regulator public hearings for the application to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station by 20 years. GenN2420 GG50528/19-4-2024.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999

The appointment of an Administrator for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. GN4722 GG50482/12-4-2024.

National Water Act 36 of 1998

The Mzimvubu-Tsitsikama Water Management Area (WMA 7) in the Eastern Cape Province: Limiting the use of water in terms of s 6 of sch 3 of the National Water Act of 1998; for Urban, Agricultural and Industrial (including mining) purposes. GN4762 GG50569/26-4-2024.

South African National Roads Agency Limited and National Roads Act 7 of 1998

The withdrawal of a section of National Road N1 Section 29X as a Toll Road. GN4788 GG50619/3-5-2024.

South African Reserve Bank

The Financial Surveillance Department: Appointment of an authorised dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority. GN4747 GG50535/19-4-2024.

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996

The referral of matters to existing Special Investigating Unit and Special Tribunal: Moqhaka Local Municipality. Proc R163 GG50458/12-4-2024.

The referral of Matters to existing Special Investigating Unit: Department of Water and Sanitation. Proc R164 GG50512/19-4-2024.

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

The extension of date to request a reduced or additional assessment in terms of s 95(6) of the Act. GN4742 GG50528/19-4-2024.

The Presidency

The award of the order of Mendi for Bravery. GN4767 GG50576/30-4-2024.

Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act 112 of 1991

The Regulations relating to the Conversion of Land Tenure Rights: Withdrawal of notice. GN4749 GG50540/24-4-2024.

Legislation for comment

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

The Regulations relating to the classification, packing and marking of vinegar and imitation vinegar intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa: Proposed amendment: Invitation for comment. GN4727 GG50528/19-4-2024.

The Regulations regarding the classification, packing and marking of processed meat products and certain raw processed meat products intended for sale in the Republic of South Africa: Proposed amendment: Invitation for comment. GN4728 GG50528/19-4-2024.

Border Management Authority Act 2 of 2020

The Draft Border Management Authority Regulations, 2023. GN4774 GG50608/3-5-2024.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (Amendment Act 46 of 2013)

The invitation to submit applications for a Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development quota import permits. GN4785 GG50616/3-5-2024.

Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009

The Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. GN4761 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Construction Industry Development Board

Draft Construction Industry Development Board Amendment Bill: For public comment. GenN2448 GG50608/3-5-2024.

Draft End-user and Subscriber Service Charter Amendment Regulations, 2024

Notice to extend the-closing date for written submissions for the draft. GN4717 GG50459/9-4-2024.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

The applications for the Transfer of Control of an Individual Electronic Communications Service and Individual Electronic Communications Network Service Licences from eNetworks (Pty) Ltd to DCX Bidco (Pty) Ltd. GenN2441 GG50577/29-4-2024.

Events, Technical and Production Services Transformation Forum

The development of the B-BBEE Sector Code for the Events, Technical and Production Services Industry. GenN2408 GG50464/11-4-2024.

Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

The invitation of submissions on draft amendments to money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Control Regulations. GN4712 GG50450/8-4-2024.

Gas Master Plan

The publication of Draft Gas Master Plan, 2024 for comment. GN4760 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997

The draft policy for the recognition of South African higher education institutional types determined in terms of s 3 of the Act. GN4757 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Interim Rail Economic Regulatory Capacity

The extension for submission of written comments on the Draft Network Statement. GenN2415 GG50511/16-4-2024.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

The invitation to make representations: The Construction Industry and Retirement Benefit Fund Collective Agreement of the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry. GN R4779 GG50609/3-5-2024.

Land Court Act 6 of 2023

The invitation for public comments on the Draft Land Court Regulations. GN R4714 GG50458/12-4-2024.

Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Amendment Act 29 of 2014

The appointment of members of the Valuation Appeal Board for Rand West City and Emfuleni Local Municipalities. GenN2442 GG50579/30-4-2024.

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 47 of 1996

The application for Statutory Measures: Levies on wheat, barley and oats in terms of the Act as amended. GenN2418 GG50528/19-4-2024.

The Table Grape Industry Application for the Continuation of Statutory Measures: National Agricultural Marketing Council requesting comments/inputs from industry role players. GenN2419 GG50528/19-4-2024.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

The consultation on the intention to adopt a substation exclusion norm and to exclude the development and expansion of transmission and distribution substations from the requirement to obtain an environmental authorisation. GN4732 GG50528/19-4-2024.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

The draft Sectoral Emission Targets Report for comment. GN4763 GG50571/26-4-2024.

National Ports Act 12 of 2005

The notice of and invitation to submit on the draft guidelines for agreements, licenses and permits in terms of the National Ports Act, and supporting documentation extended to 30 April 2024. GN4741 GG50528/19-4-2024.

National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008

The call for comments on the proposed Occupational Qualification for Registration on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework for Trades and Occupations. GN4721 GG50480/12-4-2024.

Proposed Occupational Qualifications/Part Qualifications for Registration on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework for Trades and Occupations for comment. GN4768 GG50580/30-4-2024.

Nuclear Energy Act 46 of 1999

The amendment of notice declaring certain substances, materials and equipment as restricted material, source material, special nuclear material and nuclear related equipment and material. GN R4754 GG50550/26-4-2024.

Occupational Health Safety and Act 85 of 1993

The Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015: Draft Code of Practice for Conveyor Systems for comments. GN4718 GG50460/12-4-2024.

Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001

Improper Conduct Enquiries Amendment Regulations. GenN2447 GG50608/3-5-2024.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1992

Draft Ninth National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for the Republic of South Africa for comment. GN4772 GG50607/2-5-2024.

Rules, regulations, fees and amounts

Agricultural Production Standards Act 119 of 1990

The standards and requirements regarding control of the export of citrus fruits: Amendment. GN4773 GG50608/3-5-2024.

Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act 21 of 2007

The amendment of the regulations on the protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas in terms of the Act. GN4726 GG50527/17-4-2024.

Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019

The regulations. GN4787 GG50618/3-5-2024.

Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964

The amendment of Rules (DAR 257). GN R4715 GG50458/12-4-2024.

Dental Technicians Act 19 of 1979

The Regulations relating to the Registration of Dental Laboratories and related matters: Amendment. GN4766 GG50575/29-4-2024.

Electoral Act 73 of 1998

The amendment to the Election Regulations, 2024. GN R4724 GG50509/15-4-2024.

Gauteng School Education Act 6 of 1995

The Governing Body Regulations for Public Schools, 1997. GenN2409 GG50479/12-4-2024.

Government Employees Pension Law 21 of 1996

The amendment of the Rules of the Government Employees Pension Fund. GenN2446 GG50585/2-5-2024.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

The amendment of the National and Provincial Party Elections Broadcasts and Political Advertisements Regulations, 2014. GN4744 GG50529/17-4-2024.

International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft Act 59 of 1993

The approved Fifth Amendment of the Mortgaging of Aircraft Regulations, 2024. GN R4784 GG50613/2-5-2024.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

The Rules Regulating the Conduct of the Proceedings of the Labour Appeal Court. GN4775 GG50608/3-5-2024.

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003

The amendments to certain regulations governing various marine protected areas. GN R4786 GG50617/3-5-2024.

National Strategic Intelligence Act 39 of 1994

The notice of commencement of the Regulations for National Intelligence Coordination in terms of Section 6 of the Act. GN R4716 GG50458/12-4-2024.

Petroleum Products Act 120 of 1977

The Regulations in respect of the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin. GN R4769 GG50582/30-4-2024.

The amendment of the regulations in respect of petroleum products. GN R4770 GG50582/30-4-2024.

The maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas. GN R4771 GG50582/30-4-2024.

Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974

The regulations relating to the practice of pharmacy: Amendment regulations, 2023. GN4733 GG50528/19-4-2024.

The regulations relating to the registration of persons and the maintenance of registers: Amendment regulations, 2024. GN4734 GG50528/19-4-2024.

Property Valuers Profession Act 47 of 2000

The publication of fees and charges for South African Council for the Act: Section 12(1): Effective 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2025. GenN2406 GG50460/12-4-2024.

Public Service Commission Act 46 of 1997

The notice on the implementation of the public service Commission Rules on Referral and Investigation of Grievances of Employees in the Public Service Amendment of 2023. GenN2436 and GenN2437 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

The adjustment of statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support. BN590 GG50569/26-4-2024.

Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978

The Regulations for Constitution, Functions and Functioning of Professional Board for Community Development within South African Council for Social Service Professions. GN R4783 GG50609/3-5-2024.

Taxation Laws Amendment Act 17 of 2009

The allocations to metropolitan municipalities from the General Fuel Levy Revenue. GN4739 GG50528/19-4-2024.

Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012

The Language Policy of the National Gambling Board. BN591 GG50608/3-5-2024.

Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith are Editors: National Legislation at LexisNexis South Africa.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2024 (June) DR 39.