New legislation – March 2019

March 1st, 2019

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


Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill B23C and D of 2015.

Public Service Commission Amendment Bill 21A to D of 2015.

Electoral Laws Amendment Bill B33A and B of 2018.

Promulgation of Acts

Adjustments Appropriation Act 17 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN15 GG42168/17-1-2019 (also available in Setswana).

Division of Revenue Amendment Act 14 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN13 GG42166/17-1-2019 (also available in Sepedi).

Electoral Laws Amendment Act 1 of 2019. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN23 GG42176/21-1-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Amendment Act 13 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN17 GG42170/17-1-2019 (also available in Tshivenda).

Political Party Funding Act 6 of 2018. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GN63 GG42188/23-1-2019 (also available in Setswana).

Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act 21 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN18 GG42171/17-1-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Special Appropriation Act 15 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019.  GN14 GG42167/17-1-2019 (also available in Setswana).

Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 22 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN16 GG42169/17-1-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Taxation Laws Amendment Act 23 of 2018. Commencement: 17 January 2019. GN19 GG42172/17-1-2019.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997

Amendment of sectoral determination 1: Contract cleaning sector. GN26 GG42182/23-1-2019 (also available in isiZulu).

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Memorandum of Understanding between the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. GN5 GG42152/11-1-2019.

Commissions Act 8 of 1947

Rules governing the proceedings of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of impropriety regarding the Public Investment Corporation. GenN12 GG42157/15-1-2019.

Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act 47 of 2001

Determination of salaries and allowances of Constitutional Court judges and judges. GN21 GG42174/18-1-2019.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Amendments of regulations: Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration forms. GN R24 GG42178/22-1-2019.

Magistrates Act 90 of 1993

Determination of salaries and allowances of magistrates. GN20 GG42174/18-1-2019.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Dispensing fees to be charged by persons licensed in terms of s 22C(1)(a). GN27 GG42183/23-1-2019.

Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Dispensing fees to be charged by pharmacists. GN28 GG42183/23-1-2019.

Annual single exit price adjustment of medicines and scheduled substances for 2019. GN29 GG42183/23-1-2019.

National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996

2020 calendar for public schools. GN6 GG42155/11-1-2019.

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

Regulations regarding the control of import or export of waste. GN22 GG42175/21-1-2019.

National Health Act 61 of 2003

Procedural regulations pertaining to the functioning of Office of Health Standards Compliance and handling of complaints by Ombud: Code of conduct for inspectors. GN11 GG42162/18-1-2019.

Postal Services Act 124 of 1998

Fees and charges with effect from 1 April 2019. GN65 GG42193/28-1-2019.

Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975

Rate of interest from 1 January 2019: 10,25%. GN R25 GG42179/22-1-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Statement of national revenue, expenditure and borrowing as at 31 December 2018. GenN39 GG42198/30-1-2019.

Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998

Determination of salaries, allowances of traditional leaders, members of national and provincial houses of traditional leaders. Proc 2 GG42174/18-1-2019.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support with effect from 31 January 2019: R 279 994. BN2 GG42162/18-1-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2019 (March) DR 29.

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