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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 09:30PM

To amend the South African Weather Service Act, 2001, so as to substitute and insert certain definitions; to provide the Minister with policy determination and supervisory powers; to extend the powers, functions and objectives of the Weather Service so as to provide the Weather Service with a legal mandate to provide ambient air quality services and to act as custodian of the South African Air Quality Information System; to provide for the appointment and removal of the Chief Executive Officer; to align the Act with the Public Finance Management Act, 1999, by providing for the Board to be the accounting authority for the Weather Service; to delete certain obsolete provisions; to provide for the limitation of liability of the Weather Service; to provide for offences and penalties; to amend the Schedules to the Act; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 09:28PM

To amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998, so as to substitute or amend certain definitions; to further regulate the prohibition of unfair discrimination against employees; to further regulate the certification of psychometric testing used to assess employees; to provide for the referral of certain disputes for arbitration to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration; to make further provision regarding the evidentiary burden of proof in allegations of unfair discrimination; to further regulate the preparation and implementation of employment equity plans and the submission of reports by designated employers to the Director-General; to further regulate undertakings by designated employers to comply with requests by labour inspectors; to further regulate the issuing of compliance orders; to provide afresh for the assessment of compliance by designated employers with employment equity and the failure of those employers to comply with requests and recommendations made by the Director-General; to extend the powers of commissioners in arbitration proceedings; to provide for that fines payable in terms of the Act must be paid into the National Revenue Fund; to extend the Minister’s power to issue a code of good practice and to delegate certain powers; to increase and provide for the increase by the Minister of certain fines which may be imposed under the Act; and to amend and to provide for the amendment by the Minister of annual turnover thresholds applicable to designated employers; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 09:27PM

To amend the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003, so as to insert certain definitions and to amend others; to clarify interpretation; to provide for the remuneration of Council members; to promote compliance by organs of state and public entities and to strengthen the evaluation and monitoring of compliance; to include the creation of incentive schemes to support black owned and managed enterprises in the strategy for broad-based black economic empowerment; to provide for the cancellation of a contract or authorisation; to establish the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission to deal with compliance of broad-based black economic empowerment; to provide for offences and penalties; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 09:25PM

To amend and update the Pension Funds Act, 1956, the South African Reserve Bank Act, 1989, the Financial Services Board Act, 1990, the Long-term Insurance Act, 1998, the Short-term Insurance Act, 1998, the Inspection of Financial Institutions Act, 1998, the Financial Institutions (Protection of Funds) Act, 2001, the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002, the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002, the Co-operative Banks Act, 2007, and the Financial Services Laws General Amendment Act, 2008, in order to close regulatory gaps, to effect improvements to certain provisions, to provide for increased supervisory capabilities, to rationalise and align the supervisory functions afforded to the Registrar; and to align the aforementioned Acts with the Companies Act, 2008; to amend the National Payment System Act, 1998, the Medical Schemes Act, 1998, and the Co-operatives Act, 2005, to the extent that those laws impact on the stability of the financial services sector and impede on a holistic regulatory approach and effective supervision; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Oct 14 2014 09:22PM

To amend the Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944, so as to bring the Afrikaans text relating to causes of action over which magistrates’ courts have jurisdiction in line with that of the English text; to further regulate the jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts in line with a decision of the Constitutional Court; the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977, so as to effect certain textual corrections; and to further regulate the provisions relating to the expungement of certain criminal records; the Attorneys Act, 1979, so as to further regulate the constitution and the powers of the board of control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund; the Small Claims Courts Act, 1984, so as to further regulate the appointment of commissioners; the Judicial Service Commission Act, 1994, so as to allow the Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee to delegate certain powers or functions to an acting Chairperson; to further regulate the election of an acting Chairperson of the Judicial Conduct Committee; to provide for the referral of a complaint to the Deputy Chief Justice; to provide that the Minister may make regulations regarding witness fees; and to effect certain textual corrections; the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997, so as to exclude persons under the age of 18 years from the operation of that Act; the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, so as to extend the time periods within which to bring court applications; the Children’s Act, 2005, so as to allow for information in the National Child Protection Register to be made available in the case of applications for the expungement of certain criminal records; the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007, so as to effect certain textual corrections; to allow for information in the National Register for Sex Offenders to be made available in the case of applications for the expungement of certain criminal records; and to further regulate the issuing of directives by the National Director of Public Prosecutions; the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to further regulate the reporting of any injury sustained or severe psychological trauma suffered by a child while in police custody; to further regulate the holding of preliminary inquiries; to effect certain textual corrections; to further regulate the automatic review of children in certain cases; and to further regulate the expungement of records of certain convictions of children; and the Reform of Customary Law of Succession and Regulation of Related Matters Act, 2009, so as to effect certain textual corrections; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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