New legislation – May 2019

May 1st, 2019

Legislation published from 1 – 28 March 2019


National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill B9 of 2019.

Commencement of Acts

Electoral Laws Amendment Act 1 of 2019. Commencement: 6 March 2019. Proc11 GG42289/6-3-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Courts of Law Amendment Act 7 of 2017, s 14. Commencement of s 14: 11 March 2019. Proc R12 GG42297/11-3-2019 (insertion of s 23A in Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013) (also available in Afrikaans).

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017. Amended and extended commencement dates: See various dates in GenN142 GG42314/18-3-2019.

Public Audit Amendment Act 5 of 2018. Commencement: 1 April 2019. Proc13 GG42317/18-3-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Co-operatives Amendment Act 6 of 2013. Commencement: 1 April 2019. Proc14 GG42320/19-3-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018, ss 9 and 10. Commencement: 1 March 2019. GN R509 GG42345/28-3-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Agricultural Pests Act 36 of 1983

Amendment of control measures. GN R275 GG42260/1-3-2019.

Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

Amendment of regulations regarding inspections and appeals: Export. GN R278 GG42260/1-3-2019.

Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005

Registration of registered auditors and candidate auditors. BN31 GG42304/15-3-2019.

Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1983

Declaration of Bankrupt Bush (seriphium plumosum) in all provinces of the Republic of South Africa as an indicator of bush encroachment. GN434 GG42323/22-3-2019.

Division of Revenue Amendment Act 14 of 2018

Amendment of allocations. GN430 GG42318/18-3-2019.

Electoral Act 73 of 1998

National and provincial elections of 8 May 2019: Official list of voting stations. GenN120 GG42281/5-3-2019.

National and provincial elections of 8 May 2019: Official list of mobile voting stations. GenN121 GG42281/5-3-2019.

Amendment to the regulations concerning the submission of lists of candidates, 2004. GN373 GG42289/6-3-2019.

Amendment to the Election Regulations, 2004. GN371 GG42289/6-3-2019.

Amendment to the Voter Registration Regulations, 1998. GN372 GG42289/6-3-2019.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Determination of the daily amount in respect of meals and incidental costs for purposes of s 8(1). GN268 GG42258/1-3-2019 (also available in Afrikaans).

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000

Community Broadcasting Services Regulations. GN439 GG42323/22-3-2019.

Position paper on Unreserved Postal Services. GN438 GG42323/22-3-2019.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Repeal of Code of Good Practice on Picketing (replace by the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing in 2018). GN R279 GG42260/1-3-2019.

Amendment of regulations (LRA Form 3.6A). GN R468 GG42335/27-3-2019.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Variation of the Northern Cape Regional Division. GN507 GG42343/28-3-2019.

Creation of magisterial districts, sub-districts and establishment of district courts for the Western Cape. GenN185 GG42343/28-3-2019.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998

Generic environmental management programme relevant to applications for substation and overhead electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure which require environmental authorisation. GN435 GG42323/22-3-2019.

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008

Coastal waters discharge permit regulations. GN382 GG42304/15-3-2019.

National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008

Amendment of the National Policy and Criteria for the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning. GN432 GG42319/19-3-2019.

National Small Enterprise Act 102 of 1996

Revised sch 1 of the definition of small enterprise. GN399 GG42304/15-3-2019.

Nursing Act 33 of 2005

Categories of persons to be registered to practice nursing. GN402 GG42308/14-3-2019 (also available in isiZulu and Sepedi).

Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974

Good pharmacy education standards. BN32 GG42304/15-3-2019.

Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976

Amendment of the regulations relating to establishments, varieties, plants and propagating material. GN253 GG42258/1-3-2019.

Public Service Act 103 of 1994

Improvement in conditions of service: Equalisation of notches for pay progression for educator employed in terms of Employment of Educators Act 76 of 1998 from 1 July 2018. GN381 GG42304/15-3-2019.

Road Traffic Management Corporation Act 20 of 1999

Increase in transaction fees to be paid to the Road Traffic Management Corporation. GN376 GG42291/8-3-2019.

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act 107 of 1985

Designation of Magistrates’ Courts for the implementation of Mediation Rules. GN508 GG42344/28-3-2019.

Skills Development Act 97 of 1998

Promulgation of the National Skills Development Plan 2030 (NSDP). GN375 GG42290/7-3-2019.

Small Claims Courts Act 61 of 1984

Determination of monetary jurisdiction for purposes of ss 15 and 16 (R 20 000). GN296 GG42282/5-3-2019.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014

Designation by the Minister of Trade and Industry in terms of s 24 of the Act of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone. GN446 GG42323/22-3-2019.

Sugar Act 9 of 1978

Sugar Industry Agreement, 2000: Varieties of sugar cane approved for planting commencing 1 April 2019 exclusively in control areas. GN269 GG42258/1-3-2019.

Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991

Regulations prescribing electronic services for the purpose of the definition of ‘electronic services’ in s 1 of the Act. GN429 GG42316/18-3-2019.

Draft Bills

Draft Feeds and Pet Food Bill. GN291 GG42275/4-3-2019.

Draft delegated legislation

Amendment of reg 17 of the Numbering Plan Regulations, 2016 in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000 to harmonize the short code ‘116’ for child helpline services for comment. GN289 GG42272/1-3-2019.

Proposed rates in terms of the Landscape Architectural Profession Act 45 of 2000 for comment. BN22 GG42258/1-3-2019.

Proposed amendments to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange interest rate and currency derivates rules and directives in terms of the Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012. BN26 and BN27 GG42258/1-3-2019.

Proposed regulations in terms of the Political Party Funding Act 6 of 2018. GenN118 GG42273/1-3-2019.

Proposed regulations regarding fees for provision of aviation meteorological services in terms of the South African Weather Service Act 8 of 2001. GN R297 GG42283/5-3-2019.

Revised regulations regarding fees for analysis, colour charts and appeals in terms of the Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990 for comment. GN299 GG42286/8-3-2019.

Draft Urgent Amendment Regulations to the Regulations in terms of the Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017. GenN143 GG42314/18-3-2019 (also available in Setswana).

Draft reviewed Housing and Living Conditions Standard for Minerals Industry in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002 for comment. GN449 GG42326/20-3-2019.

Draft amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009. GN R467 GG42333/26-3-2019.

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 2019 (May) DR 24.