New legislation – October 2023

October 1st, 2023
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Legislation published from 28 July –25 August 2023

By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith

 
Acts

Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964
Amendment of part 1 of sch 2. GN R3747 GG49072/3-8-2023.
Amendment of part 1 of sch 1. GN R3749 GG49068/4-8-2023.

 
Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act 1 of 2017
Commencement of certain provisions of the Act. GN3803 GG49140/18-8-2023.

Liquor Products Amendment Act 8 of 2021
Date of commencement: 1 August 2023. Proc 132 GG49064/1-8-2023.

 

Bills and White Papers

African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund Amendment Bill, 2022
Draft publication of the Amendment Bill for public comment. GN3819 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Companies Act 71 of 2008
Notice to introduce the Companies First Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Companies Second Amendment Bill, 2023 to Parliament. GenN1965 GG49116/14-8-2023.

 
National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998
Publication of explanatory summary of the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, 2023. GenN1943 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, 2023
Publication of explanatory summary of the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, 2023. GenN1989 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002
Publication of explanatory summary of the regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Bill, 2023. GenN1942 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Bill, 2023
Publication of an explanatory summary of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Amendment Bill, 2023. GenN1990 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 

Government, General and Board Notices

 
Agrément South Africa Act 11 of 2015
Call for applications for members to serve on the Board of Agrément South Africa (ASA). GN3806 GG49141/18-8-2023.

 
Audit Profession Act 26 of 2005
Registration of registered auditors and registered candidate auditors. BN 467 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
BRICS summit
The 2023 BRICS summit: Announcement of the dedicated courts for the hearing of alleged offences associated with the summit. GN3808 GG49186/22-8-2023.

 
Competition Act 89 of 1998
Notice of designation in terms of s 10(3)(b)(iv) of the Act. GenN1179 GG47132/29-7-2022.
Notice of designation in terms of s 10(3)(b)(iv) of the Act. GenN1985 GG49181/21-8-2023.
Notice in terms of s 10(7) of the Act: Marang Africa Healthcare (Pty) Ltd granted conditional exemption: Previous conditional exemption 1 June 2021 – 1 December 2022. GN3821 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Electoral Act 73 of 1998
Publication of reviewed list of candidates. GenN1968 GG49122/16-8-2023.

 
Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005
Applications for the transfer of ownership of the Individual Electronic Communications Network Service (I-ECNS) and Individual Electronic Communications Service (I-ECS) Licences from Q-Kon South Africa (Pty) Ltd to Q-Kon Service Provider (Pty) Ltd. GenN1980 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Final Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the frequency band 138 MHz to 144 MHz and 156.8375 to 174MHz for public consultation. GN3761 and GN3762 GG49079/4-8-2023.
Final Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the frequency band 335.4 MHz to 380 MHz. GN3763 GG49079/4-8-2023.
Final Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plan for the frequency band 380 MHz to 399.9 MHz, 406.1 MHz to 410 MHz, 410 MHz to 430 MHz, 440 MHz to 450 MHz, and 1518 MHz to 1525 MHz. GN3764, GN3765, GN3766, GN3767 and GN3768 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Employment Services Act 4 of 2014
Notice of the Productivity SA: Annual General Meeting. GenN1988 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
Publication of cancellation of the registration of Stellenbosch Graduate Institute (Pty) Ltd as a private higher education institution. GN3818 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000
General notice to non-responsive electronic communications service/electronic communications network service licensees to submit their outstanding compliance documents and information. GenN1938 GG49076/3-8-2023.

 
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa 
Investigation into the alleged dumping of frozen bone-in portions of fowls of the species gallus domesticus originating in or imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain: Imposition of the final anti-dumping duties. GenN1925 GG49065/2-8-2023.
Notice of initiation of an investigation into the alleged dumping of active yeasts (Baker’s Compressed Yeast) originating in or imported from the Zimbabwe. GenN1983 GG49140/18-8-2023.
Correction Notice: List 04/2023. GenN1945 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Labour Relations Act 66 of 1996
List of bargaining councils that have been accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in terms of the provisions of the Act. GenN1987 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Liquor Products Act 60 of 1989
Correction Notice: The ‘repeal notice’ published in GN3542 GG48790/15-6-2023 is corrected and replaced. GN R3737 GG49053/31-7-2023.

 
Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000
Municipal By-elections – 23 August 2023: Official list of voting stations. GenN1950 GG49080/4-8-2023.
Municipal By-elections – 13 September 2023: Official list of voting stations: Eastern Cape – EC121 – Mbhashe – Wards 21201001 and 21201002. GenN1994 GG49194/25-8-2023.

 
Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004
Appointment of Members of Valuation Appeal Board for City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Mogale City, Midvaal and Lesedi Local Municipalities. GenN1966 GG49120/15-8-2023.

 
Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944
Annexure of certain districts to other districts for the duration of the BRICS summit. GN3809 GG49186/22-8-2023.

 
Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965
Exclusion of Schedule Zero medicines from the operations of ss 22G and 18A of the Act. GN3800 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
South African Language Practitioners’ Council Act 8 of 2014
Notice of appointed Board Members of the South African Language Practitioners’ Council. GN3804 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
South African Weather Service Act 8 of 2001
Transfer of aviation meteorological oversight function under the Act to the Minister responsible for transport. Proc 135 GG49185/22-8-2023.

 
Tourism Act 3 of 2014
Appointment of Uveshnee Pillay to serve as the departmental representative to the South African Tourism Interim Board. GenN1986 GG49183/22-8-2023.

 
Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012
Minister’s notice to exempt the National Gambling Board from establishing a language unit. GN3771 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 

Legislation for comment

 
Competition Act 89 of 1998
Notice in terms of s 10(6) of the Act: The South African Guild of Actors and the Personal Managers Association. GN3820 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Constitution
Invitation for public comments: The Draft White Paper on Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and Online Content Safety: A New Vision for South Africa (July 2023). GenN1934 GG49052/31-7-2023.

 
Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005
Applications for the transfer of ownership of the Individual Electronic Communications Service (I-ECS) and Individual Electronic Communications Network Service (I-ECNS) Licences from Sevenstone Investments 108 (PTY) Ltd t/a Ntelecom to K2022433426 (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. GenN1967 GG49121/15-8-2023.
Application for the renewal of an Individual Commercial Television Broadcasting Service Licence and Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence by eTV (Pty) Ltd. GenN1974 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Application submitted by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in respect of the renewal of its Individual Television Broadcasting Service and Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences for SABC 1, SABC 2 and SABC 3. GenN1975 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Applications for the transfer of control of the I-ECS and I-ECNS Licences from Zazu Internet (Pty) Ltd (the applicant) to the proposed new Shareholders (the transferee). GenN1976 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Application for the renewal of an Individual Subscription Broadcasting Service Licence and a Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence by Electronic Media Network (Pty) Ltd. GenN1977 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Application for amendment of Individual Commercial Television Broadcasting Service Licence by eTV (Pty) Ltd. GenN1978 GG49139/18-8-2023.
Applications for the transfer of ownership of the I-ECS and I-ECNS Licences from Myvoip Communications (Pty) Ltd (the applicant) to Fibre FI (Pty) Ltd (the transferee). GenN1979 GG49139/18-8-2023.

 
Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, 2022
Extension of due date for written comments on proposed Bill. GN3748 GG49073/3-8-2023.

 
Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996
Draft Regulatory Instruments of the Film and Publication Board. GN3798 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
Regulations relating to the evaluation and accreditation of training in educational and training institutions. GN3799 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act 13 of 2005
Regulations framing the institutionalisation of the District Development Model in terms of s 47(1)(b) of the Act. GenN1941 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002
Extension of public comment period on the proposal to further restrict the export of copper semi-finished products, temporarily prohibit the export of used or second-hand rails, and subject rails to export control. GN3789 GG49115/14-8-2023.

 
Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965
General regulations made in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act: Amendment. GN3817 GG49189/25-8-2023.
Regulations regarding fees payable in terms of the provisions of the Act. GN3759 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951
Draft Merchant Shipping (Crew Accommodation) Regulations, 2023. GenN1992 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
Consultation on the intention to amend the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, listing notice 1, listing notice 2 and listing notice 3 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 for activities identified in terms of ss 24(2) and 24D of the Act. GN3773 GG49081/4-8-2023.
Draft National Appeal Regulations, 2023. GN3815 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018
Investigation into the National Minimum Wage: Invitation for written representations. GN R3746 GG49062/1-8-2023.

 
National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999
Notice in terms of s 28 of the Act, on the proposed fees increase for the National Nuclear Regulator. GenN1982 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency Bill, 2023
Notification to introduce the Bill, into Parliament and publication of explanatory summary of the Bill. GN3746 GG49063/1-8-2023.

 
Pharmacy Act 53 of 1974
Regulations relating to the election of members of the South African Pharmacy Council: Amendment. GN3758 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 15 of 1976
Correction of plant breeders’ rights application fee. GN3810 GG49189/25-8-2023.
Various sections. GN3751 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
Call for nominations of suitable candidates to serve as the Chairperson of the National Skills Authority. GN3802 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 

Rules, regulations, fees and amounts

Fertilizer, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947
Regulations relating to Agricultural Remedy. GN3812 GG49189/25-8-2023.

 
Financial and Fiscal Commission Act 99 of 1997
Determination of the salaries and allowances of the members of the Financial and Fiscal Commission: 2021/2022. GenN1969 GG49123/16-8-2023.

 
Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012
Approved Amendments to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Equities Rules, JSE Derivatives Rules and JSE Interest Rate and Currency Derivatives Rules: Recognition of the JSE Ombud Scheme. BN 468 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
Regulations defining the scope of the professions of nutritionists. GN3760 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002
Export control: Extension of the price preference system on the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap: Price Preference System. GN1935 GG49056/31-7-2023.
Extension of the Policy Directive on the exportation of ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal. GN3738 GG49057/31-7-2023.

 
Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014
Amendment of regulations made under s 94(1). GN R3882 GG49193/25-8-2023.

 
Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004
Makana Local Municipality: Resolution on levying property rates in terms of s 14 of the Act. GN R3790 GG49136/18-8-2023.

 
Magistrates Act 90 of 1993
Section 12(5)(a) read with s 12(5)(b) of the Act: Determination of additional remuneration payable to permanent magistrates acting in any other judicial office in terms of the Act. GN3775 GG49082/4-8-2023.

 
Magistrates’ Court Act 32 of 1944
Section 9(7)(a) and (d) of the Act: Determination of benefits of magistrates who have to dispose of cases after vacating the office of magistrate. GN3774 GG49082/4-8-2023.

 
Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 47 of 1996
Establishment of statutory measure and determination of guideline prices: Levies relating to lupins. GN R3744 GG49068/4-8-2023.
Continuation of statutory measure and determination of guideline prices: Levies relating to wheat, barley and oats. GN R3745 GG49068/4-8-2023.

 
Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965
Regulations relating to a transparent pricing system for medicines and scheduled substances: Dispensing fee for pharmacists. GN3816 GG49189/25-8-2023.
Second single exit price increase of medicines and schedule substances for the year 2023. GN3801 GG49140/18-8-2023.

 
Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
Guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Management of Medical Incapacity due to Ill-Health and Injury. Correction Notice: GN3739 and GN3740 GG49059/28-7-2023 replaces GN3733 and GN3734 GG49046/28-7-2023. GN3739 GG49059/28-7-2023.
Guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Selection and Provision of Personal Protective Equipment for Women in the South African Mining Industry. Correction Notice: GN3739 and GN3740 GG49059/28-7-2023 replaces GN3733 and GN3734 GG49046/28-7-2023. GN3740 GG49059/28-7-2023.

 
National Energy Act 34 of 2008
Amendment Regulations for the Mandatory Display and Submission of Energy Performance Certificates for Buildings, 2008. GenN1937 GG49075/3-8-2023.

 
Petroleum Products Act 120 of 1977
Amendment of the regulations in respect of petroleum products. GN R3742 GG49060/1-8-2023.
Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas. GN R3743 GG49060/1-8-2023.
Regulations in respect of the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin. GN R3741 GG49060/1-8-2023.

 
Political Party Funding Act 6 of 2018
Regulations on Political Party Funding, 2018: Multi-Party Democracy Fund. GenN1936 GG49074/3-8-2023.

 
Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998
Determination of salaries and allowances of Traditional Leaders, Members of National House and Provincial Houses of Traditional Leaders: 2022/2023. Proc 134 GG49124/16-8-2023.
Determination of upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of different members of Municipal Councils. GN3807 GG49142/18-8-2023.

 
Statistics South Africa
Statistics South Africa: Consumer Price Index: June 2023. GenN1944 GG49079/4-8-2023.

 
Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith are Editors: National Legislation at LexisNexis South Africa.
This article was first published in De Rebus in 2023 (Oct) DR 42.

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