New legislation – September 2023

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Legislation published from 3 – 28 July 2023

By Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith

 

Acts

Appropriation Act 8 of 2023
Date of commencement: 7 July 2023. GN3650 GG48916/7-7-2023.
Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Act 3 of 2023
Amends s 6 of the Constitution. Date of commencement: 27 July 2023. GN3730 GG49041/27-7-2023.

Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964
Amendment to part 1 of sch 2 (no 2/1/72). GN R3735 GG49047/28-7-2023.
Amendment to part 3 of sch 6 (no 6/3/63). GN R3669 GG48959/14-7-2023.
Amendment to part 3 of sch 2 (no 2/3/69). GN R3696 GG49013/21-7-2023.
Amendment to part 3 of sch 2 (no 2/3/70). GN R3697 GG49013/21-7-2023.
Amendment to part 3 of sch 2 (no 2/3/71). GN R3698 GG49013/21-7-2023.

Eskom Debt Relief Act 7 of 2023
Date of commencement: 7 July 2023. GN3649 GG48915/7-7-2023.

Financial Matters Amendment Act 9 of 2023
Amends s 1, s 2, s 3bis, s 4 and s 21 of the Associated Institutions Pension Fund Act 41 of 1963. Substitution of s 6A of the Associated Institutions Pension Fund Act. Amends s 21 of the Military Pensions Act 84 of 1976.
Amends s 1, s 5, s 7 and s 8 of the Temporary Employees Pension Fund Act 75 of 1979.
Amends ss 1, 4, 5, 15, 20 and 30 of the Government Employees Pension Law Proclamation 21 of 1996.

Substitution of s 16 of the Government Employees Pension Law.
Amends s 1 of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank Act 15 of 2002. Substitution of s 45 of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank Act.
Amends s 49 of the Auditing Profession Act 26 of 2005. Date of commencement: 7 July 2023. GN3651 GG48917/7-7-2023.

Financial Matters Amendment Act 9 of 2023
Date of commencement: 14 July 2023. GN3683 GG48962/14-7-2023.

 

Bills and White Papers

Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions Bill, 2023
Draft Intergovernmental Monitoring, Support and Interventions Bill, 2023 for comment. GenN1915 GG48932/10-7-2023.

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act 24 of 2008
Coastal Management Line for Garden Route National Park in terms of s 25(1) read with s 25(5)(a). GN R3668 GG48959/14-7-2023.

National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999
Publication of explanatory summary National Nuclear Regulator Amendment Bill, 2021. GN3705 GG49026/26-7-2023.

Marriage Bill, 2022
Draft Marriage Bill for comment. GenN3648 GG48914/7-7-2023.

 

Government, General and Board Notices

Banks Act 94 of 1990
Consent granted in terms of s 34 of the Banks Act for a foreign institution to establish a representative office within South Africa: Capital International Bank Ltd. GenN1918 GG48960/14-7-2023.
Withdrawal of consent granted in terms of s 34 of the Act to maintain a representative office of a Foreign Institution in South Africa: Swedbank AB (publ). GenN1908 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 46 of 2013
Withdrawal of GN R102 GG44172/19-2-2021. GN R3702 GG49018/25-7-2023.
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993
Notice of withdrawal of items (b) and (c) of the GenN189 GG44422/7-4-2021. GenN1924 GG49020/25-7-2023.

Co-Operative Banks Act 40 of 2007
Registration – GIG Co-operative Bank. GenN1909 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996
Registration of political parties (registered between 20 March to 29 June 2023). GenN1887 GG48898/6-7-2023.

Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006
Amendment of sch 2 to remove the threshold for generation facilities. GN3656 GG48923/7 July 2023.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
List of classified and certified psychological tests. BN457 GG48960/14-7-2023.

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
Amendment of the definition on the language policy framework for public higher education institutions, determined in terms of s 27(2) of the Act. GN3654 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
Cancellation of Government Notices: Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope). GN R3665 GG48959/14-7-2023.
Bargaining Council for the Furniture Manufacturing Industry KwaZulu-Natal: Extension to Non-Parties of the Main Collective Amending Agreement. GN R3666 GG48959/14-7-2023.
Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope): Extension to Non-Parties of the Main Consolidated Agreement. GN R3667 GG48959/14-7-2023.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
Cancellation of registration of a bargaining council: Bargaining Council for the Laundry, Cleaning and Dyeing Industry (Cape) (LR2/6/6/43). GN3637 GG48883/4-7-2023.

Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941
Declaration of the 2023 Netball World Cup as a protected event. GenN1924 GG49015/24-7-2023.
Final notice on the prohibition on the use of certain words and emblems associated with the 2023 Netball World Cup to be hosted in South Africa. GenN1925 GG49015/24-7-2023.

National Environment Management Act 107 of 1998
Extension of the period for establishment of the National Environmental Consultative and Advisory Forum period of 12 months from 18 August to 17 August 2024. Proc N126 GG48921/7-7-2023.

Pan South African Language Board Act 59 of 1995
Recommendation to sign the Los Pinos Declaration for International Decade of Indigenous Languages. BN461 GG49011/21-7-2023.

Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000
Publication of the manual in terms of s 14 of the Act. BN453 GG48923/7-7-2023.

School Governing Bodies Elections 2024
Announcing the period for the 2024 School Governing Bodies (SGB) elections and the time for the assumption of duties for the newly elected SGB. GenN1914 GG48952/13-7-2023.

South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995
Withdrawal of GN3535 GG48777/12-6-2023 amendment regulations on the South African Citizenship Act. GN R3657 GG48924/7-7-2023.

South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession Act 49 of 2000
Erratum to address errors in the GN443 of 2023 in respect of the term of the council and the titles of some of the appointed council members. BN455 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act 74 of 1996
Referral of matters to existing Special Investigating Unit. Proc R130 GG49029/28-7-2023.

Use of Official Languages Act 12 of 2012
Compliance with the use of the Official Languages Act. BN460 GG49011/21-7-2023.

Water Services Act 108 of 1997
Name change of Bloem Water to Vaal Central Water Board. GN3664 GG48954/13-7-2023.

 

Legislation for comment

Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act 21 of 2007
Notice of intention to amend the regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas in terms of the Act. GN3688 GG49006/18-7-2023.

Civil Aviation Act 13 of 2009
Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. GN3652 GG48920/7-7-2023 and GN3736 GG49048/28-7-2023.

Critical Infrastructure Protection Act 8 of 2019
Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulations, 2023. GN3732 GG49045/28-7-2023.

Electoral Act 73 of 1998
Invitation to make representations. GenN1933 GG49050/28-7-2023.
Proposed amendments to the regulations published under the Act. GenN1934 GG49051/28-7-2023.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012
Proposed amendments to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listing requirements and the JSE debt listing requirements – accreditation of auditors. BN465 GG49028/28-7-2023.

Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017
Draft Deposit Insurance Regulations for comment. GN3645 and GN1782 GG48888/4-7-2023.

Health Professions Act 56 of 1974
Health Professions Council of South Africa: Rules relating to the registration by medical practitioners and dentists of additional qualifications: Amendment. BN458 GG48960/14-7-2023.

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
Notice of intent to cancel the registration of CityVarsity (Pty) Ltd, Damelin (Pty) Ltd, ICESA City Campus (Pty) Ltd and Lyceum College (Pty) Ltd as registered private higher education institutions. GN3718 GG49028/28-7-2023.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000
Request of further information from stakeholders with respect to the signal distribution services market inquiry. GenN1932 GG49049/28-7-2023.

International Trade Administration Act 71 of 2002
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 for comment. GN R3703 GG49019/25-7-2023 and GN3706 GG49027/26-7-2023.

Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
Cancellation of Government Notice: Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI): GN R581 of 22 May 2020. GN R3724 GG49029/28-7-2023.
Cancellation of Government Notice: BCCEI: GN R1106 of 19 October 2018 and GN R1482 of 15 November 2019. GN R3725 GG49029/28-7-2023.
BCCEI: Extension of dispute resolution collective agreement to non-parties. GN R3726 GG49029/28-7-2023.
National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry: Extension of period of operation of the main collective agreement. GN R3727 GG49029/28-7-2023.
BCCEI: Extension of registration and administration expenses collective agreement to non-parties. GN R3729 GG49029/28-7-2023.

Marine Living Resources Act 18 of 1998
Consultation on the intention to amend the Regulations for the Protection of Wild Abalone, 2008. GN3653 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 47 of 1996
Application for the continuation of statutory measures on pomegranate for comment. GenN1916 GG48960/14-7-2023.

Marketing of Agricultural Products Act 47 of 1996
Request for the renewal of statutory measures in the South African milk industry (registrations and records and returns) in terms of the Act. GN R3723 GG49029/28-7-2023.

Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941
Netball World Cup 2023 as a protected event for comment. Prohibition on the use of certain words and emblems associated with the Netball World Cup 2023 for comment. GenN1913 and GenN1914 GG48931/10-7-2023.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
Procedures to be followed on the assessment and minimum criteria for reporting on identified environmental themes. GN3715 GG49028/28-7-2023.
Consultation on the intention to amend certain requirements for an application for environmental authorisation for renewable energy. GN3716 GG49028/28-7-2023.

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003
Notice of intention to withdraw portion 6 of the farm Weilkrans 539KQ as part of Duplessis no 1 Nature Reserve. GN3711 GG49028/28-7-2023.
Withdrawal: Correction Gazette Notice of intention to withdraw for the Limpopo PG371 PG3386/31-3-2023. GN3712 GG49028/28-7-2023.
Notice of intention to declare additions to Lapalala Nature Reserve. GN3713 GG49028/28-7-2023.
Notice of intention to declare Makgokolo Nature Reserve. GN3714 GG49028/28-7-2023.

National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008
Notice of intention to take a decision on applications for the exclusion of a waste stream or a portion of such a waste stream for beneficial use, from the definition of waste. GN3663 GG48953/13-7-2023.

National Qualifications Framework Act 67 of 2008
Proposed 12 Occupational Qualifications for registration by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations for comment. GN3639 GG48885/4-7-2023.

Special Economic Zones Act 16 of 2014
Intention to designate the Namakwa Special Economic Zone. GN3660 GG48930/10-7-2023.

Transport Appeal Tribunal Act 39 of 1998
Nominees eligible for appointment as members of the Transport Appeal Tribunal (TAT). GN3636 GG48882/3-7-2023, GN3646 GG48889/3-7-2023 and GN3647 GG48897/3-7-2023.
TAT Regulations, 2024. GenN1919 GG48960/14-7-2023.

World Heritage Convention Act 49 of 1999
Intention to declare management authority for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. GN3681 GG48960/14-7-2023.

 

Rules, regulations, fees and amounts

Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities Act 19 of 2002
Determination of the salaries and allowances of the members of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities: 2021/2022. GN3684 GG48992/17-7-2023.

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005
Consumer Advisory Panel Regulations. GenN1917 GG48960/14-7-2023.

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. GN3685 GG48992/17-7-2023.

Financial Markets Act 19 of 2012
Amendments to the Rules of Strate. BN454 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000
Determination of the salary and allowances of the chairperson and other councillors of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for 2021/2022 financial year. GN3687 GG48992/17-7-2023.

Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act 47 of 2001
Amendment of regulations pertaining to judges’ conditions of employment: Judges’ leave and allowances. GN R3690 and GN R3691 GG49010/21-7-2023.

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; selection and provision of personal protective equipment for women in the South African mining industry. GN3733 and GN3734 GG49046/28-7-2023 and GN3739 and GN3740 GG49059/28-7-2023.

National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
Amendment to the protocols for specialist assessment and minimum report content requirements for environmental impacts. GN3717 GG49028/28-7-2023.

Natural Scientific Professions Act 27 of 2003
South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions: Recommended consultation fees. BN456 GG48960/14-7-2023.

Pan South African Language Board Act 59 of 1995
Board Notice on the revised spelling and orthography rules. BN464 GG49028/28-7-2023.

Petroleum Products Act 120 of 1977
Maximum retail price for liquefied petroleum gas. GN R3642 GG48887/4-7-2023.
Amendment of the regulations in respect of petroleum products. GN R3643 GG48887/4-7-2023.
Regulations in respect of the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin. GN R3644 GG48887/4-7-2023.

Project and Construction Management Act 48 of 2000
Fees and charges for Project Management Institute and the Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa for the period of 1 July 2023 to 31 March 2024 in terms of the Act. BN459 GG48963/14-7-2023.

Public Audit Act 25 of 2004
Determination of the salary and allowance of the Auditor-General: 2021/2022. GN3686 GG48992/17-7-2023.

Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999
Rate of interest on government loans. GenN1907 GG48923/7-7-2023.

Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act 20 of 1998
Determination of salaries and allowances of the Deputy President, ministers and deputy ministers for 2022/2023. Proc N127 GG48929/10-7-2023.
Determination of salaries and allowances of members of the National Assembly and permanent delegates to the National Council of Provinces. Proc N128 GG48929/10-7-2023.
Determination of the upper limit of salaries and allowances of premiers, Members of the Executive Councils and Members of the Provincial Legislatures: 2022/2023. Proc N129 GG48929/10-7-2023.

Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996
Adjustment of statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and loss of support. BN462 GG49028/28-7-2023.

South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995
First amendment of the regulations on the South African Citizenship Act. GN R3658 GG48924/7-7-2023.

Statistics South Africa
Consumer Price Index. GenN1910 GG48923/7-7-2023.

 

Shanay Sewbalas and Keagan Smith are Editors: National Legislation at LexisNexis South Africa.
This article was first published in De Rebus in 2023 (Sep) DR 35.

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