New legislation – November 2017

November 1st, 2017

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

Legislation published from 1 – 29 September 2017


Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill B22 of 2017.

Commencement of Acts

Higher Education Amendment Act 9 of 2016. Commencement: 22 September 2017 (except for s 33, which will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed). GN1012 GG41132/22-9-2017.

Selected list of delegated legislation

Child Justice Act 75 of 2008

Amendment of allowances and remuneration of persons competent to conduct the evaluation of criminal capacity of a child. GN R968 GG41096/6-9-2017 (also available in Setswana).

Competition Act 89 of 1998

Amendment of filing fees for intermediate and large mergers. GN1005 GG41124/15-9-2017.

Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977

Amendment of the regulations prescribing the tariff of allowances payable to witnesses in criminal proceedings. GN R967 GG41096/6-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Tariff payable to psychiatrists or clinical psychologists for inquiries into mental condition of an accused. GN R964 GG41096/6-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947

Regulations relating to fertilizers. GN972 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

Amendment of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Control Regulations. GN R1062 GG41154/29-9-2017.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Regulation defining the scope of the profession of psychology: List of classified and certified psychological tests. BN155 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962

Agreement between South Africa and Cameroon for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. GN936 GG41082/1-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Bargaining councils accredited by Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration to conciliate and/or arbitrate from 1 June 2017 to 31 May 2020. GenN732 GG41132/22-9-2017.

Land Survey Act 8 of 1997

Offices of the Chief Surveyor-General and the Surveyors-General: Fees to be charged for products and services. GN933 GG41082/1-9-2017.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944

Tariff payable to witnesses in civil cases. GN R965 GG41096/6-9-2017.

Maintenance Act 99 of 1998

Amendment of regulations. GN R966 GG41096/6-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951

Merchant Shipping (Seafarer Recruitment and Placement) Regulations, 2017. GN R986 GG41108/11-9-2017.

Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976

Determination of amounts. GN1016 GG41132/22-9-2017.

National Forests Act 84 of 1998

List of protected tree species. GenN690 GG41100/8-9-2017.

National Water Act 36 of 1998

National norms and standards for domestic water and sanitation services. GN982 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976

Amendment of regulations relating to establishments, varieties, plants and propagating material. GN970 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act 107 of 1985

Amendment of rules regulating the conduct of the Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court and magistrates’ courts of South Africa (fees) with effect from 1 November 2017. GN R1055 GG41142/29-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans and isiXhosa).

Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986

Description: Areas of jurisdiction of offices in the lower and superior courts. GN959 GG41092/4-9-2017.

Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978

Regulations relating to the registration of a specialisation in clinical social work. GN913 GG41082/1-9-2017.

Determination of the persons or category or class of persons competent to be appointed as intermediaries. GN R1040 GG41133/22-9-2017 (also available in Afrikaans).

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Gauteng Division of the High Court functioning as the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court: Jurisdictional boundaries of the Circuit Courts of the Mpumalanga Division. GN956 GG41090/1-9-2017.

Practice directive for the Gauteng Division of the High Court Functioning as the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court. GN955 GG41090/1-9-2017.

Draft Bills

Draft Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill. GN947 GG41082/1-9-2017.

Draft National Research Foundation Amendment Bill. GN980 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Draft Political Party Funding Bill. GenN726 GG41125/19-9-2017.

Draft delegated legislation

Draft policy on the quality assurance of school based assessment (SBA) for grade 10 – 12 in terms of the National Education Policy Act 27 of 1996. GN911 GG41082/1-9-2017.

Intention to appoint the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa as the single registration authority  in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 for comment. GN953 GG41084/1-9-2017.

Proposed replacement of the policyholder protection rules in terms of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998 and the Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998. BN153 GG41089/1-9-2017.

Regulations regarding the rendering of forensic pathology services in terms of the National Health Act 61 of 2003 for comment. GN916 GG41082/1-9-2017.

Proposed levy on the piped-gas and petroleum pipeline industries for 2018/19 in terms of the Gas Regulator Levies Act 75 of 2002. GN957 GG41091/4-9-2017.

Designation of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone in terms of the Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014 for comment. GN981 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Debt counselling fee structure in terms of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 for comment. GenN705 GG41100/8-9-2017.

Alignment of the codes of good practice of the Petroleum and Liquid Fuels Sector Transformation Charter to the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 for comment. Proc31 GG41110/13-9-2017.

Draft norms and standards for levels of water and sanitation services in terms of the Water Services Act 108 of 1997. GN1001 GG41121/15-9-2017.

Amendments to the method of calculation set out in GenN216 of 2009 in terms of the Competition Act 89 of 1998 for comment. GN1004 GG41124/15-9-2017.

Draft regulations laying down the procedure to be followed for adoption of environmental management instruments in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998. GN987 GG41114/15-9-2017.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (Nov) DR 35.

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