New legislation published from 3 – 31 August 2015

September 30th, 2015
Philip Stoop BCom LLM (UP) LLD (Unisa) is an associate professor in the department of mercantile law at Unisa.

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












Criminal Matters Amendment Bill B20 of 2015.

Public Service Commission Amendment Bill B21 of 2015.

Refugees Amendment Bill B19 of 2015.


Geomatics Profession Act 19 of 2013. Commencement: 1 August 2015. Proc29 GG39052/3-8-2015.

Property Valuation Act 17 of 2014. Commencement: 1 August 2015. Proc30 GG39052/3-8-2015.


Agricultural Product Standards Act 119 of 1990

Amendment of standards and requirements regarding the export of dairy products. GN713 GG39099/14-8-2015.

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission

Accreditation of the Independent Music Performance Rights Association as a representative collecting society. GN680 GG39066/7-8-2015.

Construction Industry Development Board Act 37 of 2000

Best practices for contractor enterprises in Grades 5 to 9. BN163 GG39101/14-8-2015.

Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006

Renewable energy IPP procurement programme 2015 in terms of the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity. GN733 GG39111/18-8-2015.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012

Amendment to the Strate Rules. BN174 GG39139/28-8-2015.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974

Amendment of rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications. BN164 GG39127/21-8-2015.

Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998 and Short-term Insurance Act 53 of 1998

Fit and proper requirements. BN158 GG39095/14-8-2015.

Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1994

Creation of magisterial districts and establishment of district courts in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces (coming into effect on 1 December 2015). GN669-672 GG39055/4-8-2015.

Medicines and Related Substances Act 101 of 1965

Declaration of undesirable medicine. GN734 and GN735 GG39114/19-8-2015 and GN739 GG39121/20-8-2015.

National Credit Act 34 of 2005

Suspension of the implementation and enforcement of the Affordability Assessment Regulations for six months effective from 13 March 2015. GN756 GG39127/21-8-2015.

National Land Transport Act 5 of 2009

National Land Transport Strategic Framework in terms of s 34. GenN823 GG39092/13-8-2015.

Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993

Guidelines for Lift, Escalator and Passenger Conveyor Regulations, 2009. GN R763 GG39132/28-8-2015.

Petroleum Pipelines Act 60 of 2003

Amendment of regulations. GN R764-765 GG39142/28-8-2015.

Quantity Surveying Profession Act 49 of 2000

Amendment of guideline tariff of professional fees. BN170 GG39134/28-8-2014.

Rules Board for Courts of Law Act 107 of 1985

Amendment of the rules relating to the conduct of the proceedings of the several provincial and local divisions of the High Court of South Africa (rules 44 and 70). GN781 GG39148/31-8-2015.

Small Claims Courts Act 61 of 1984

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Ndwedwe. GN745 GG39127/21-8-2015.

Establishment of a small claims court for the areas of Newcastle and Utrecht. GN747 GG39127/21-8-2015.

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Port St Johns. GN746 GG39127/21-8-2015.

Superior Courts Act 10 of 2013

Proclamation of Phuthaditjhaba Circuit Court as one of the circuit court venues of the Free State Division. Proc35 GG39106/14-8-2015.

Value-added Tax Act 89 of 1991

Amendment of para 8 of sch 1 to the Act. GN R723 GG39100/14-8-2015.

Water Research Act 34 of 1971

Increase of rates and charges. GN719 GG39099/14-8-2015.

Draft legislation

Draft Public Service Regulations, 2015 in terms of the Public Service Act 103 of 1994. GenN800 GG39051/3-8-2015.

Draft Refugees Amendment Bill, 2015. GenN806 GG39067/6-8-2015.

Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011 in terms of the Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009 for comments. GN R706 GG39086/14-8-2015.

Draft Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill, 2015. GenN826 and GN712 GG39099/14-8-2015.

Amendment of the regulations relating to the registration by emergency care practitioners of additional qualifications in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974. GN738 GG39120/20-8-2015.

Draft Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Amendment Regulations, 2015 in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act 57 of 1951. GenN875 GG39149/31-8-2015.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2015 (Oct) DR 53.

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