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June 2014

 
 JUTA'S WEEKLY E-MAIL SERVICE 
 

(Bulletin 23 of 2014, based on Gazettes received during the week dated 30 May to 6 June 2014)

ISSN 1022 - 6397

 
 ACTS

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: PROTECTED AREAS AMENDMENT ACT 21 OF 2014 (GG 37710 of 2 June 2014)[1]

Amends ss. 1, 2, 4, 28, 31, 34, 38, 41, 48, 52, 90 & 91 and the Arrangement of Sections, substitutes ss. 14 & 37 and inserts Part 2A (ss. 22A & 22B) & s. 48A in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003

DETERMINATION OF REMUNERATION OF OFFICE-BEARERS OF INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONAL INSTITUTIONS LAWS AMENDMENT ACT 22 OF 2014 (GG 37711 of 2 June 2014)[2]

Date of commencement: to be proclaimed

Amends ss. 1, 2 & 2A of the Public Protector Act 23 of 1994; amends s. 1 and substitutes s. 8 of the Commission for Gender Equality Act 39 of 1996; amends ss. 1 & 7 of the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996; amends ss. 1 & 8 of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office-bearers Act 92 of 1997; amends s. 1 and substitutes s. 10 of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000; amends ss. 1 & 14 of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities Act 19 of 2002; amends ss. 1 & 7 of the Public Audit Act 25 of 2004; and amends s. 1 and substitutes s. 9 of the South African Human Rights Commission Act 40 of 2013

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ACT 23 OF 2014 (GG 37712 of 2 June 2014)[3]

Date of commencement: to be proclaimed

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT LAWS AMENDMENT ACT 25 OF 2014 (GG 37713 of 2 June 2014)[4]

Date of commencement: 2 September 2014, except s. 28: 1 September 2014

Amends ss. 1, 24, 24C, 24L, 24N, 24O, 24P, 24R, 28, 31D, 42A, 43 & 44 and the Arrangement of Sections and inserts ss. 24S, 31BB, 47CA, 47CB & 50A in the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998; amends ss. 1, 4, 43, 67 & 69 and the Table of Contents and inserts ss. 20A, 43A & 79A in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008; and amends ss. 12 & 14 and repeals s. 13 and the Schedule to the National Environmental Management Amendment Act 62 of 2008

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE AMENDMENT ACT 26 OF 2014 (GG 37714 of 2 June 2014)[5]

Date of commencement: 2 June 2014

Amends ss. 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33 & 34 and the Table of Contents, inserts Chapter 3A (ss. 13A & 13B), Part 7A (ss. 34A-L), s. 69A & Schedule 3 and repeals s. 78 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008

NATIONAL WATER AMENDMENT ACT 27 OF 2014 (GG 37715 of 2 June 2014)[6]

Date of commencement: 2 September 2014

Amends ss. 1, 26, 41 & 148 and the Arrangement of Sections and inserts s. 163A in the National Water Act 36 of 1998


[1] nguMthetho Wokwenza Utshintsho KuMthetho Wokulondolozwa Kwendalo Yesizwe: UMthetho Weendawo Zolondolozo Ezikhuselweyo 21 ka 2014

[2] Wysigingswet op Wette Rakende Bepaling van Besoldiging van Ampsbekleërs van Onafhanklike Grondwetlike Instellings 22 van 2014

[3] Wet op Infrastruktuurontwikkeling 23 van 2014

[4] Wysigingswet op Nasionale Omgewingsbestuur 25 van 2014

[5] Molao jwa Tikologo ya Bosetšhaba: Tlhabololo ya Molao wa Matlakala 26 wa 2014

[6] Nasionale Waterwysigingswet 27 van 2014

 PROCLAMATIONS AND NOTICES

Department of Environmental Affairs:

Notice of publication of Draft National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Republic of South Africa published for comment (GenN 391 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p44)

PENSION FUNDS ACT 24 OF 1956

Notice on Valuation Exemption, 2014 published and Notice on Valuation Exemption, 2011 published in BN 61 in GG 34152 of 25 March 2011 replaced (BN 59 in GG 37720 of 6 June 2014) (p3)

HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT 56 OF 1974

Proposed regulations relating to the registration of audiology students published for comment (GN R443 in GG 37706 of 2 June 2014) (p3)

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS ACT 120 OF 1977

Regulations in respect of the single maximum national retail price for illuminating paraffin published with effect from 4 June 2014 (GN R461 in GG 37717 of 3 June 2014) (p3)

Amendment of regulations in respect of petroleum products published with effect from 4 June 2014 (GN R462 in GG 37717 of 3 June 2014) (p4)

Regulations in respect of the maximum retail price of liquefied petroleum gas supplied to residential customers published with effect from 4 June 2014 (GN R463 in GG 37717 of 3 June 2014) (p6)

AGRICULTURAL PESTS ACT 36 OF 1983

Control measures amended (GN R442 in GG 37702 of 6 June 2014) (p4)

SMALL CLAIMS COURTS ACT 61 OF 1984

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Herschel published (GN 433 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p35)

Establishment of small claims courts for the areas of Bethlehem, Reitz and Fouriesburg published and GN 31 in GG 37246 of 24 January 2014 withdrawn (GN 434 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p36)

Establishment of small claims courts for the areas of Kimberley and Boshof published and GN 541 in GG 36707 of 2 August 2013 withdrawn (GN 435 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p37)

Establishment of a small claims court for the area of Polela published (GN 436 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p38)

Alteration of the area for which the small claims court for Pietermaritzburg was established as published in GN 2096 of 20 September 1985 and establishment of a small claims court for the area of Lions River published (GN 437 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p39)

COMPETITION ACT 89 OF 1998

Competition Commission: Certain Built Environment Professional Councils: Application for an exemption published for comment (GenN 393 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p47)

Competition Tribunal:

Notifications of decisions to approve mergers published (GenNs 396 & 398-400 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (pp 52, 53)

Notification of complaint referral published (GenN 397 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p52)

PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT 2 OF 2000

Description submitted in terms of s. 15 (1) by the Drakenstein Municipality published (GN 432 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p32)

PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONS ACT 48 OF 2000

South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP): Notice of proposed Rules and Requirements for the Recognition of Voluntary Associations published for comment (BN 58 in GG 37708 of 3 June 2014) (p3)

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATION ACT 56 OF 2001

Exemption in terms of ss. 1 (2) and 20 (5) of the Act published (GN 444 in GG 37707 of 6 June 2014) (p3)

IMMIGRATION ACT 13 OF 2002

Minimum amounts as payments per month from pension or irrevocable annuity or retirement account in relation to a retired person visa or a permanent residence permit published (GN 451 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p3)

Financial guarantees to be posted by corporate applicant to defray deportation and other related costs in relation to a corporate visa published (GN 452 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p4)

Proof of sufficient financial means published (GN 453 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p5)

Minimum net worth in respect of application for a permanent residence permit published (GN 454 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p6)

Administrative fines published (GN 455 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p7)

Financial assurance in relation to relative's visa published (GN 456 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p9)

Costs of detention and maintenance published (GN 457 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p10)

Amount to be forfeited by person in charge or owner of a conveyance published (GN 458 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p11)

Skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the Republic of South Africa in relation to an application for a critical skills visa or a permanent residence permit published (GN 459 in GG 37716 of 3 June 2014) (p12)

NATIONAL ENERGY REGULATOR ACT 40 OF 2004

National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA): Notice of public hearing for municipalities applying for an average tariff increase above the guideline of 7.39% to be held on 9 June 2014 published (GenN 392 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p45)

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS ACT 36 OF 2005

MTN Amended Universal Service Obligations published with effect from 1 April 2014 (GenN 401 in GG 37718 of 4 June 2014) (p3)

Vodacom Amended Universal Service Obligations published with effect from 1 April 2014 (GenN 402 in GG 37718 of 4 June 2014) (p15)

Cell C Amended Universal Service Obligations published with effect from 1 April 2014 (GenN 403 in GG 37718 of 4 June 2014) (p27)

Neotel Amended Universal Service Obligations published with effect from 1 April 2014 (GenN 404 in GG 37718 of 4 June 2014) (p39)

NATIONAL REGULATOR FOR COMPULSORY SPECIFICATIONS ACT 5 OF 2008

Proposed amendment of the Compulsory Specification for Protective Helmets and of their Visors for Drivers and Passengers of Motor Cycles and Mopeds published for comment (GN 441 in GG 37701 of 6 June 2014) (p41)

TOURISM ACT 3 OF 2014

Date of commencement: 16 June 2014 (Proc 37 in GG 37719 of 6 June 2014) (p3)

Repeals the Tourism Act 72 of 1993, the Tourism Amendment Act 105 of 1996, the Tourism Amendment Act 8 of 2000 and the Tourism Second Amendment Act 70 of 2000

 

 BILLS
 

Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, 2013 [B50C-2013] & [B50D-2013]

 

 PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION

EASTERN CAPE

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality: Draft Bioregional Plan published for comment (PN 30 in PG 3191 of 3 June 2014) (p3)

FREE STATE

Free State Gambling and Liquor Act 6 of 2010: Free State Gambling and Racing Amendment Regulations, 2014 published (PN 35 in PG 21 of 5 June 2014) (p2)

Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004: Metsimaholo Municipality: Estimates and general assessment rate: 2014/2015 financial year published with effect from 1 July 2014 (PG 22 of 6 June 2014) (p8)

GAUTENG

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000; Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004: Midvaal Local Municipality: Property Rates Tariffs for 2014/2015 published with effect from 1 July 2014 (LAN 705 in PG 125 of 4 June 2014) (p183)

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004: Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality: Determination of assessment rates and tariffs for the 2014/2015 financial year published with effect from 1 July 2014 (LAN 713 in PG 134 of 6 June 2014) (p3)

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004: Emfuleni Local Municipality: Determination of property rates levies for the 2014/2015 financial year published (LAN 714 in PG 135 of 5 June 2014) (p3)

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003: Emfuleni Local Municipality: Municipal Tariff By-law published with effect from 1 July 2014 (LAN 715 in PG 136 of 5 June 2014) (p3)

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004: Emfuleni Local Municipality: Rates By-law published with effect from 1 July 2014 (LAN 716 in PG 137 of 5 June 2014) (p3)

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000: Emfuleni Local Municipality: Credit Control and Debt Collection By-laws published (LAN 717 in PG 138 of 5 June 2014) (p3)

KWAZULU-NATAL

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003: KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Board: Intention to declare: Fort Nottingham Nature Reserve; Beaumont Nature Reserve; Bosch Berg Nature Reserve; Thanda Private Game Reserve; Mduna Royal Game Reserve; uMngeni Plateau Nature Reserve; Roosfontein Nature Reserve; additions to Zululand Rhino Reserve; additions to Mount Currie Nature Reserve; and Beacon Hill Protected Environment published for comment (PN 117 in PG 1154 of 5 June 2014) (p9)

MPUMALANGA

Mpumalanga Gambling Act 5 of 1995: Draft amendments to the Mpumalanga Gambling Rules published for comment (GenN 200 in PG 2312 of 4 June 2014) (p3)

NORTHERN CAPE

Local Government: Municipal Demarcation Act 27 of 1998: Boundary re-determinations published under GenN 134 in PG 1760 of 10 December 2013: Effective date set as the date of the 2016 Local Government Elections (ON 10 in PG 1810 of 6 June 2014) (p4)

WESTERN CAPE

Western Cape Provincial Parliament Code of Conduct Act 3 of 2002: Code of Conduct for Members of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 2014 published with effect from a date determined by promulgation in the Provincial Gazette (PN 152 in PG 7272 of 30 May 2014) (p2)

This information is also available on the daily Legalbrief at www.legalbrief.co.za

ABBREVIATIONS:

GG (Government Gazette), GenN (General Notice), GN (Government Notice), BN (Board Notice), Proc (Proclamation), PG (Provincial Gazette), PN (Provincial Notice), PremN (Premier's Notice), ON (Official Notice), LAN (Local Authority Notice), MN (Municipal Notice)

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