New legislation – November 2021

November 1st, 2021
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Legislation published from 1 – 30 September 2021

Bills

Local Government: Municipal Systems Amendment Bill B2D of 2019.

Promulgation of Acts

Liquor Products Amendment Act 8 of 2021. Commencement: To be proclaimed. GenN567 GG45179/17-9-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Selected list of delegated legislation

Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005

Revisions to the IRBA Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors. BN112 GG45099/3-9-2021.

Animal Diseases Act 35 of 1984

Repeal and introduction of control measures relating to foot and mouth disease in certain areas in KwaZulu-Natal. GN827 GG45109/7-9-2021.

Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003

Procedures for the applications, administration and allocation of export quotas under the economic partnership agreement between the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACUM) and the United Kingdom (UK) for the year 2022. GN793 GG45078/1-9-2021.

Application for market access permits for Agricultural Products in terms of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement for 2022. GN795 GG45083/2-9-2021.

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993

Banking requirements for occupational injuries and diseases related claims. GenN526 GG45126/10-9-2021.

Council for Medical Schemes Levies Act 58 of 2000

Imposition of levies on medical schemes. GenN513 GG45099/3-9-2021.

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (COVID-19)

  • General regulations

Determination of alert level 2 from 13 September 2021. GN R868 GG45156/12-9-2021.

Adjusted alert level 2 regulations. GN R869 GG45156/12-9-2021.

Extension of National State of Disaster under the COVID-19 lockdown to 15 October 2021. GN R867 GG45155/12-9-2021 and GN953 GG45222/26-9-2021.

  • Home Affairs

Amendment of directions on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in Home Affairs. Proc36 GG45239/28-9-2021.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Repeal of the regulations relating to the conditions under which registered orthoptists may practice their profession. GN884 GG45176/17-9-2021.

International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002

Amendment of guidelines and conditions relating to extension of safeguard measures. GenN542 GG45131/10-9-2021.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Bargaining councils accredited by Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) for conciliation and/or arbitration and/or inquiry by an arbitrator. GenN536 GG45131/10-9-2021.

Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014

Amendment of the Code of Conduct by insertion of clause 3.16 and clause 3.17. GenN537 GG45131/10-9-2021.

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000

Local Government: Municipal Staff Regulations. GN890 GG45181/20-9-2021.

Local Government: Guidelines for implementation of the Municipal Staff Regulations. GN891 GG45181/20-9-2021.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Dispensing fee for pharmacists. GN859 GG45131/10-9-2021.

Plant Improvement Act 53 of 1976

Amendment of the South African Seed Potato Certification Scheme. GN875 GG45176/17-9-2021.

Postal Services Act 124 of 1998

Price Cap Amendment Regulations for Reserved Postal Services, 2021. GN924 GG45217/23-9-2021.

Public Service Act 103 of 1994

Amendment of the establishment of the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) as a government component and establishment of an advisory board for MISA. GN832 GG45125/10-9-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Establishment of circuit courts within the Western Cape Division of the High Court of South Africa. GenN561 GG45176/17-9-2021.

Water Research Act 34 of 1971

Water Research Levy 2021/22: Rates and Charges: Increase of 4.2%. GN874 GG45175/17-9-2021.

Draft delegated legislation

  • Amendment of the Road Traffic Management Corporation Regulations, 2007 in terms of the Road Traffic Management Corporations Act 20 of 1999 for comment. GN797 GG45085/3-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the schedules to the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comment. GN R798 GG45086/3-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 for comment. GN829 GG45120/9-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the regulations relating to the Constitution of the Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN860 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Amendment of r 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Rules of the Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 for comment. GenN538 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951 for comment. GN863 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Amendment of r 54.34 of Rules of the Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 for comment. GenN539 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Amendment of rules 30.4.4.2, 32.2.2 and 47.7.1 of the Rules of the Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 for comment. GenN540 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Amendment of r 30.1 of the Rules of the Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 for comment. GenN541 GG45131/10-9-2021.
  • Fishing Rights Allocation Process 2021/2022 – Proposed fees payable in respect of applications for commercial fishing rights and grant of rights in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 for comment. GN866 GG45154/13-9-2021.
  • Draft General Policy on Allocation of Commercial Fishing Rights for Fishing Rights Allocation Process of 2021/2022 in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 for comment. GN865 GG45154/13-9-2021.
  • Proposed amendment of the code of professional conduct for registered auditors in terms of the Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005. BN124 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Regulations defining the scope of the profession of podiatry in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN878 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the Code of Conduct in respect of sharing of offices in terms the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 for comment. GenN559 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Regulation relating to the Constitution of the Medical and Dental Professions Board in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN879 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Regulations relating to names that may not be used in relation to the profession of dietetics or nutrition in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN880 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Draft Rules relating to Practicing of Para-Veterinary Profession of Veterinary Physiotherapist in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN556 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Regulations defining the Scope of the Profession of Oral Hygiene in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974 for comment. GN881 GG45176/17-9-2021.
  • Standardisation of the South African Sign Language interpretation of the National Anthem in terms of the Pan South African Language Board Act 59 of 1995 for comment. GenN562 GG45176/17-9-2021 (also available in Afrikaans).
  • Amendment of the Rules relating to Practicing of Para-Veterinary Profession of Veterinary Nurse in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN555 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Regulations relating to fees payable to the South African Pharmacy Council in terms of the Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974 for comment. GN882 GG45176/17-9-2021 and GN919 GG45208/23-9-2021.
  • Draft Rules Relating to Disciplinary Processes against Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN554 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the Rules relating to Practicing of Para-Veterinary Profession of Animal Health Technician in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN553 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the Rules relating to Practicing of Para-Veterinary Profession of Laboratory Animal Health Technologist in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN552 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Amendment of the Rules relating to Practicing of Para-Veterinary Profession of Veterinary Technologist in terms of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act 19 of 1982 for comment. GenN551 GG45173/17-9-2021.
  • Draft sector specific policies for the fishing rights allocation process of 2021/2022 and the Draft Policy on the Transfer of Commercial Fishing Rights in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998 for comment. GN889 GG45180/20-9-2021.
  • Draft regulations relating to assistance of victims in respect of basic education in terms of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995 for comment. GenN575 GG45206/22-9-2021.

Philip Stoop BCom LLM (UP) LLD (Unisa) is the Head of the School of Law at STADIO.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2021 (Nov) DR 44.

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