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Legislative updates for the week of 20-24 May 2024



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Attorney Alert: 20 May 2024

Content in this week's edition includes the following new legislation:

 

The Children’s Amendment Bill (GenN2493 GG 50648 p3 14May2024) and Local Government: General Laws Amendment Bill (GenN2494 GG 50650 p3 14May2024) were published.

 

Parliament passed the following Bills and submitted it to the President for assent: Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill 2D of 2022; Public Procurement Bill 18D of 2023; Statistics Amendment Bill 31D of 2023; Pension Funds Amendment Bill 3D of 2024; Plant Health (Phytosanitary) Bill 14B of 2021; Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Amendment Bill 5 of 2022; Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 23B of 2023; South African National Water Resources Infrastructure SOC Ltd Bill 24B of 2023; General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill 40B of 2023 and the Railway Safety Bill 7B of 2021.

 

Details on the new third edition of Allen West’s The Practitioner’s Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice, published by LexisNexis, are also available in this week’s edition of Attorney Alert.

 

References to articles from the most recent issues of African Public Procurement Law Journal, Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa, LitNet Akademies (Regte) and South African Mercantile Law Journal are included, such as:

  • Marais, Rammila, Davy and Manamela, Ernest. Hiding behind the veil: On whom does liability for discriminatory practices by recruitment agencies fall? – 2023 35(2) South African Mercantile Law Journal p162

  • Moroeng, Tsukudu. A constitutional review of the pre-qualification provisions under the Public Procurement Bill. – 2023 10(1) African Public Procurement Law Journal p14

 

This edition also refers to the following Supreme Court of Appeal judgments:

 

Employment and Labour Law Alert: 20 May 2024

This week's edition features references to the following Labour Appeal Court judgments:

 

The following Labour Court judgments are also included:

 

Insurance Law Alert: 21 May 2024

This week’s edition features the latest news and commentary regarding the NHI Act. The Act was gazetted last week (GN4826 GG 50664 p1 16May2024) and will come into effect on a date to be proclaimed by the President.

 

The Pension Funds Amendment Bill B3D of 2024 was passed by Parliament and submitted to the President for assent.

 

Also included is the following High Court judgment concerning a claim for damages pursuant to a veld fire:

 

Health Law Alert: 22 May 2024

This week’s edition features the latest news and commentary regarding the NHI Act. The Act was gazetted last week (GN4826 GG 50664 p1 16May2024) and will come into effect on a date to be proclaimed by the President.

 

Also included are references to the following High Court judgments:

 

Energy Law Alert: 23 May 2024

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 23B of 2023 has been passed by Parliament and submitted to the President for assent.

 

An adjustment of levies paid by controlled mines and works under the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act 78 of 1973 was published in the Government Gazette (GN4823 GG 50656 p3 15May2024).

 

This week’s edition also contains references to the following High Court judgments:

 

 

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Date posted: 24 May 2024


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