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December 2011

JUTA'S WEEKLY E-MAIL SERVICE 

(Bulletin 51 of 2011, based on Gazettes received during the week dated 9 to 15 December 2011)

ISSN 1022 - 6397

ACTS

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PENSION LAW AMENDMENT ACT 19 OF 2011 (GG 34864 of 14 December 2011)[1]

Date of commencement: 14 December 2011, unless otherwise indicated

Amends ss 1, 21, 29 & 30A and inserts ss 24A & 33A in the Government Employees Pension Law, 1996 (Proclamation 21 of 1996) and amends s. 14 of the Special Pensions Act 69 of 1996

HIGHER EDUCATION LAWS AMENDMENT ACT 21 OF 2011 (GG 34865 of 14 December 2011)[2]

Date of commencement: 14 December 2011

Amends ss 27, 34 & 47 of the Higher Education Act 101 of 1997 and inserts s. 4A & Chapter 2A (ss 17A-D) and repeals s. 23 of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act 56 of 1999

ADJUSTMENTS APPROPRIATION ACT 23 OF 2011 (GG 34866 of 14 December 2011)[3]

Date of commencement: 14 December 2011

TAXATION LAWS SECOND AMENDMENT ACT 25 OF 2011 (GG 34867 of 14 December 2011)[4]

Date of commencement: 14 December 2011, unless otherwise indicated

Amends ss 11D & 12G of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962; and amends ss 4 & 119A of the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964


[1] UmTsetfo wetiFikinamtfwalo, 2011

[2]Wysigingswet op Wette op Hoër Onderwys 21 van 2011

[3]Molao wa Dipeakanyetšo tša Tekanyetšo, 2011

[4]Tweede Wysigingswet op Belastingwette 25 van 2011

PROCLAMATIONS AND NOTICES

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE ACT 91 OF 1964

Schedule 1 amended with effect from 1 July 2009 (GN R1040 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p29)

Schedule 3 amended with effect from 1 January 2012 (GN R1037 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p15)

Schedule 6 amended with effect from 1 September 2010 (GN R1036 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p13)

Rules published in GN R1874 in GG 16860 of 8 December 1995 (DAR/76) amended by GN R987 in GG 33699 of 29 October 2010 corrected (GN R1038 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p17)

Rules published in GN R1874 in GG 16860 of 8 December 1995 (DAR/93) amended with effect from 1 July 2009 (GN R1039 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p19)

Rules published in GN R1874 in GG 16860 of 8 December 1995 (DAR/94) amended with effect from 1 September 2010 (GN R1035 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p12)

BANKS ACT 94 OF 1990

Regulations relating to Banks published with effect from 1 January 2012 (GN R1033 in GG 34838 of 15 December 2011) (p3)

SPECIAL INVESTIGATING UNITS AND SPECIAL TRIBUNALS ACT 74 OF 1996

Appointment of new head of existing Special Investigating Unit and removal of present head of existing Special Investigating Unit published (GenN 899 in GG 34849 of 9 December 2011) (p3)

SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS ACT 84 OF 1996

Regulations Relating to the Prohibition of the Payment of Unauthorised Remuneration or the Giving of Financial Benefit or Benefit in Kind to Certain State Employees published (GN R1043 in GG 34840 of 15 December 2011) (p4)

REMUNERATION OF PUBLIC OFFICE BEARERS ACT 20 OF 1998

Determination of upper limits of salaries, allowances and benefits of different members of municipal councils published and GN 1196 in GG 33867 of 10 December 2010 repealed with effect from 1 July 2011 (GN 1064 in GG 34869 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MUNICIPAL STRUCTURES ACT 117 OF 1998

Policy framework for the designation of full-time councillors published (GenN 904 in GG 34868 of 14 December 2011) (p2)

FIREARMS CONTROL ACT 60 OF 2000

Extension of period for application for competency certificates for muzzle loading firearms until 31 July 2012 in terms of item 1A (3) of Schedule 1 published (GN 1059 in GG 34855 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES ACT 37 OF 2001

Recognition of the sixteenth meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board published (GN 1032 in GG 34844 of 9 December 2011) (p3)

BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACT 53 OF 2003

Denel (Pty) Ltd granted B-BBEE facilitator status (GenN 897 in GG 34839 of 15 December 2011) (p31)

PROTECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY AGAINST TERRORIST AND RELATED ACTIVITIES ACT 33 OF 2004

Entities identified by the United Nations Security Council published (Proc 70 in GG 34856 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

NURSING ACT 33 OF 2005

Draft Regulations Relating to Keeping, Supply, Administering, Prescribing or Dispensing of Medicine by Registered Nurses, made in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act 33 of 2005) published for comment (GN R1044 in GG 34851 of 14 December 2011) (p2)

Draft regulations relating to the accreditation of institutions as nursing education institutions published for comment (GN R1045 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

Draft regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a nurse leading to registration as a professional nurse published for comment (GN R1046 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p20)

Draft regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a nurse leading to registration as a staff nurse published for comment (GN R1047 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p58)

Draft regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a nurse leading to registration as an auxiliary nurse published for comment (GN R1048 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p67)

Draft regulations regarding fees and fines payable to the South African Nursing Council published for comment (GN R1049 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p78)

Draft amendment regulations relating to the particulars to be furnished to the Council for keeping of the register for nursing practitioners, the manner of effecting alterations to the register, and certificates that may be issued by the Council published for comment (GN R1050 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p89)

Draft regulations relating to the institution and conduct of inquiries into alleged unprofessional conduct of persons registered with the South African Nursing Council published for comment (GN R1051 in GG 34852 of 14 December 2011) (p91)

SOCIAL HOUSING ACT 16 OF 2008

Provisional restructuring zones published in GenN 848 in GG 34788 of 2 December 2011 corrected (GenN 900 in GG 34839 of 15 December 2011) (p32)

MERCHANT SHIPPING (SAFE CONTAINERS CONVENTION) ACT 10 OF 2011

Date of commencement: 15 December 2011 (Proc 70 in GG 34857 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

Repeals the International Convention for Safe Containers Act 11 of 1985

BILLS

Implementation of the Geneva Conventions Bill, 2011 [B10A-2011]

Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill, 2011 [B13C-2011] & [B13D-2011]

General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, 2011 [B25-2011]

Traditional Courts Bill, 2012 publication of explanatory summary (GenN 901 in GG 34850 of 13 December 2011) (p3)

PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION

EASTERN CAPE

House of Traditional Leaders Act 1 of 1995: Nomination of a member to the House of Traditional Leaders (Eastern Cape) and filling of vacancy in the House of Traditional Leaders (Eastern Cape) published (PNs 52 & 53 in PG 2676 of 14 December 2011) (pp 3 & 6)

Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998: Lukhanji Local Municipality: Designation of full-time councillor published (PN 54 in PG 2677 of 14 December 2011) (p3)

GAUTENG

Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000: Mogale City Local Municipality: Credit Control and Debt Collection By-laws published and previous by-laws repealed (LAN 1619 in PG 293 of 15 December 2011) (p3)

NORTHERN CAPE

Nature Conservation and Environmental Ordinance 19 of 1974: Hunting Seasons, daily bag limits and hunting by prohibited hunting methods published with effect from 1 Jan 2012 (Proc 9 in PG 1565 of 15 December 2011) (p3)

WESTERN CAPE

South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 and Western Cape Provincial School Education Act 12 of 1997: Draft Regulations relating to Serious misconduct of learners at a public school (excluding public schools for learners sent or transferred thereto in terms of the Childrens’ Act, 2005 (Act 38 of 2005), and/or the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) read with the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act 75 of 2008) in the Province of the Western Cape; Disciplinary procedures to be followed in such case; and Provisions of due process safeguarding the interests of learners and any other party involved in disciplinary proceedings published for comment (PN 324 in PG 6962 of 18 November 2011) (p2)

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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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