New legislation – March 2021

March 1st, 2021
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Legislation published from 5 – 29 January 2021

Commencement of Acts

Political Party Funding Act 6 of 2018. Commencement: 1 April 2021. GN64 GG44125/29-1-2021.

Promulgation of Acts

Second Adjustments Appropriation Act 21 of 2020. Commencement: 20 January 2021. GN21 GG44079/20-1-2021 (also available in Setswana).

Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act 22 of 2020. Commencement: 20 January 2021. GN24 GG44082/20-1-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Taxation Laws Amendment Act 23 of 2020. Commencement: 20 January 2021. GN25 GG44083/20-1-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act 24 of 2020. Commencement: 20 January 2021. GN22 GG44080/20-1-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Competition Act 89 of 1998

Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket. GN46 GG44103/29-1-2021.

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

  • Correctional services

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all correctional centres and remand detention facilities. GN54 GG44111/28-1-2021.

  • Education

Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat spread of COVID-19: Re-opening of schools for the 2021 academic year under the adjusted alert level 3. GenN18 GG44096/22-1-2021.

  • General regulations

Amendment of regulations issued in terms of s 27(2): Alert level 3 during the COVID-19 lockdown. GN R11 GG44066/11-1-2021. Extension of the national state of disaster (COVID-19) to 15 February 2021. GN R15 GG44071/13-1-2021.

  • Home Affairs

Amendment of directions regarding measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in Home Affairs. GN16 GG44072/14-1-2021.

  • Social development sports, arts and culture

Amendment of directions issued in terms of reg 4(10) regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in sport, arts and culture during the adjusted alert level 3. GN1 GG44055/5-1-2021.

  • Transport

Directions regarding measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the air services during the adjusted alert level 3. GN63 GG44124/29-1-2021.
Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in railway operations during the adjusted alert level 3. GN62 GG44124/29-1-2021.
Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in cross-border road transport services during the adjusted alert level 3. GN61 GG44122/29-1-2021.
Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in public transport services during the adjusted alert level 3. GN59 GG44120/29-1-2021.

Genetically Modified Organisms Act 15 of 1997

Amendment of regulations. GN41 GG44102/27-1-2021 and GN55 GG44115/28-1-2021.

International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa

Certificate issued in terms of sch 1, para 8 of the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 for the importation of vaccines classifiable under tariff heading 3002.20 for the treatment of COVID-19. GenN34 GG44113/28-1-2021.

Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014

Amendment of r 22.1.11 and r 22.2.9 (candidate attorneys and pupils). GenN6 GG44068/15-1-2021.

Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998

Amendment of regulations. GN45 GG44103/29-1-2021.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004

Amendment of the regulations regarding the phasing-out and management of ozone depleting substances. 2014. GN10 GG44065/11-1-2021.

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

Amendment of regulations regarding extended producer responsibility, the extended producer responsibility scheme for the electrical and electronic equipment sector, the extended producer responsibility scheme for the lighting sector and the extended producer responsibility scheme for paper, packaging and some single use products. GN20 GG44078/15-1-2021.

National Waste Management Strategy 2020. GN56 GG44116/28-1-2021.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999

Fees payable to the Regulator. GN19 GG44076/15-1-2021.

Planning Profession Act 36 of 2002

A Manual for the Calculation of Guideline Professional Fees by Registered Persons. GenN14 GG44089/21-1-2021.

Postal Services Act 124 of 1998

Fees and charges for postal services. GN57 GG44117/28-1-2021.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999

Statement of national revenue, expenditure and borrowings as at 31 December 2020. GenN27 GG44105/29-1-2021.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996

Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss in income and loss of support to R 299 154 with effect from 31 January 2021. BN1 GG44103/29-1-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Standards Act 8 of 2008

Standards matters: New standards, revision standards and cancelled standards. GenN4 GG44064/8-1-2021.

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Notice for the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa: Declaration of Circuit Courts. GenN11 GG44086/22-1-2021

Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011

Extension of the due date for income tax returns relating to provisional taxpayers submitted on South African Revenue Service eFiling platform to 15 February 2021. GN58 GG44119/29-1-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Draft Bills

Draft National Youth Development Agency Amendment Bill. GN51 GG44103/29-1-2021.

Draft delegated legislation
  • Fees payable by social workers, child and youth care workers, social auxiliary workers, auxiliary child and youth care workers, student social workers and student child and youth care workers in terms of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978 for comment. GN R17 GG44073/15-1-2021.
  • Draft national norms and standards for the safe operations of tourism sector in the context of COVID-19 and beyond in terms of the Tourism Act 3 of 2014. GenN12 GG44088/21-1-2021.
  • Amendment of the regulations relating to the application, eligibility for and payment of social assistance and the requirements or conditions in respect of eligibility for social assistance in terms of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 for comment. GN R39 GG44099/25-1-2021.
  • Amendment of the regulations on the lodging and adjudication of appeals for social assistance, as well as the appointment of the independent tribunal in terms of the Social Assistance Act 13 of 2004 for comment. GN R40 GG44099/25-1-2021.
  • Draft assessment policy in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulations Act 56 of 2001 for comment. GenN23 GG44103/29-1-2021.

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

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2021 (March) DR 33.

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