New legislation – November 2020

November 1st, 2020
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Legislation published from 1 – 25 September 2020

 

Selected list of delegated legislation

Allied Health Professions Act 63 of 1982
Safety Guidelines: Chiropractic and Osteopathy: Dry Needling. BN121 GG43726/18-9-2020.

Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000
Amendment of the Final Guideline for Professional Fees. BN122 GG43734/25-9-2020.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003
Memorandum of understanding with Companies Tribunal concerning mutual assistance between the B-BBEE Commission and the Companies Tribunal. GenN499 GG43702/11-9-2020.

Companies Act 71 of 2008
Companies and Intellectual Property Commission: Submission of Annual Financial Statements using Generally Recognised Accounting Principles (GRAP) in XBRL. GN1018 GG43734/25-9-2020.

Construction Industry Development Board Act 38 of 2000
Construction Industry Development Amendment Regulations, 2020 and the Best Practice Project Assessment Scheme (also available in isiZulu). GenN505 GG43726/18-9-2020.

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

  • Communication

Mandating of a short code for the national emergency services (139). GenN512 GG43729/22-9-2020.

  • Education

Amendment of directions regarding re-opening of schools and measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Department of Basic Education. GenN503 GG43715/15-9-2020.

  • Employment and labour

COVID-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (C19 TERS) direction, 2020. GN R968 GG43693/7-9-2020.

  • Environment, forestry and fisheries

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to national environmental management permits and licences. GN970 GG43696/9-9-2020.

  • General regulations

Determination of Alert Level 1 (COVID-19 lockdown) in terms of reg 3(1). GN998 GG43719/18-9-2020 and GN999 GG43725/18-9-2020.

Amendment of regulations issued in terms of s 27(2). GN1011 GG43727/20-9-2020.

  • Justice and correctional services

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all correctional centres and remand detention facilities in South Africa. GN967 GG43688/4-9-2020.

  • Social development

Directions regarding measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 under Alert Level 2: Phased return of children to early childhood development programmes. GN993 GG43710/11-9-2020.

  • State of Disaster

Extension of the National State of Disaster (COVID-19) to 15 October 2020. GN995 GG43713/14-9-2020.

  • Tourism

Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the tourism industry. GenN514 GG43731/23-9-2020.

  • Transport

Amendment of directions on measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in railway operations. GN950 GG43675/2-9-2020.

Amendment of directions on measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in public transport services. GN953 GG43679/2-9-2020 and GN996 GG43716/16-9-2020.

Amendment of the directions on measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in air services. GN969 GG43695/9-9-2020 and GN997 GG43717/16-9-2020.

Electricity Regulations Act 4 of 2006

Determination under the Regulations on New Generation Capacity of the new generation capacity needed from renewable energy sources, storage, gas and coal to be purchased from independent power producers. GN1015 GG43734/25-9-2020.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005
Amendment of the Information and Communications Technology COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations. GenN500 GG43707/11-9-2020.

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004
Amendments to the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, 2016. GN R994 GG43712/11-9-2020.

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004
Alien and invasive species lists. GN1003 GG43726/18-9-2020.
Alien and Invasive Species Regulations. GN R1020 GG43735/25-9-2020.

National Payment System Act 78 of 1998
Amendment of the effective date for the Directive for Conduct within the National Payment System in respect of Domestic Card Transactions 1 of 2020. GN R988 GG43703/11-9-2020.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999
Fees for nuclear authorisations. GenN516 GG43734/25-9-2020.

National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996
Dangerous goods training bodies in terms of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000. GN991 GG43708/11-9-2020.

National Water Act 36 of 1998
Extension of compliance period: Installation of water measuring devices for water taken for irrigation purposes in all water management areas (for water users who are not members of water management institutions). GN1010 GG43726/18-9-2020.

Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975
Prescribed rate of interest from 1 June 2020: 7,75% per annum. GN R987 GG43703/11-9-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996
Adjustment of the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support: R 295 322 with effect from 31 July 2020. BN120 GG43726/18-9-2020 (also available in Afrikaans).

Social Housing Act 16 of 2008
Additional restructuring zones. GN1004 GG43726/18-9-2020.

South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995
National Standard of Policing for Municipal Police Services on Uniform Ranking Structure and Insignia. GN949 GG43672/1-9-2020.

 

Draft delegated legislation
  • Regulations relating to the qualifications for the registration of environmental health practitioners in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN964 GG43686/4-9-2020.
  • Regulations defining the scope of the profession of clinical technology in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN963 GG43686/4-9-2020.
  • Draft amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R966 GG43687/4-9-2020.
  • Proposed emergency intervention in respect of the shot-hole borer beetle in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 for comment. GN961 GG43686/4-9-2020.
  • Amendment of the regulations pertaining to the National Curriculum Statement Grades R – 12 in terms of the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 for comment. GN980 GG43702/11-9-2020.
  • Amendments to the regulations relating to assistance to victims in respect of basic education in terms of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995 for comment. GenN518 GG43740/29-9-2020.

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 2020 (Nov) DR 40.

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