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By Legalish, Dec 30 2014 10:14AM

To amend the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008, so as to amend certain definitions; to clarify coastal public property and the ownership of structures erected on and in coastal public property; to remove the power to exclude areas from coastal public property; to clarify and expand the provisions on reclamation; to clarify definitions and terminology; to simplify the administration of coastal access fee approvals; to simplify and amend powers relating to coastal authorisations; to replace coastal leases and concessions with coastal use permits; to extend the powers of MECs to issue coastal protection notices and coastal access notices; to limit the renewal of dumping permits; to simplify the composition and functions of the National Coastal Committee; to clarify the powers of delegation by MECs; to revise offences and increase penalties; to improve coastal authorisation processes; to provide for exemptions; to provide for transitional matters; to effect certain textual alterations; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 29 2014 02:59PM

To amend the Rental Housing Act, 1999, so as to substitute and insert certain definitions; to set out the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords in a coherent manner; to require leases to be in writing; to extend the application of Chapter 4 to all provinces; to require MEC’s to establish Rental Housing Tribunals; to extend the powers of the Rental Housing Tribunals; to provide for an appeal process; to require all local municipalities to have Rental Housing Information Offices; to provide for norms and standards related to rental housing; to extend offences; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:05PM

To amend the Financial Management of Parliament Act, 2009 so as to insert further definitions; to deal with the financial management of provincial legislatures; to amend the provisions dealing with the oversight mechanism; to amend provisions dealing with Parliament’s annual budget, appropriations and approvals; to amend the provisions dealing with donor funds; to delete certain provisions dealing with Parliament’s own revenue sources; to align the provisions dealing with reporting and auditing with the Public Finance Management Act, 1999; to repeal certain sections of the Powers and Privileges Act, 1963; to delete certain references to ‘‘provincial legislatures’’ in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999; to include references to performance management; to amend the long title; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:03PM




To appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the require ments of the State for the 2014/15 fi nancial year; to prescribe c onditions for the spending of funds withdrawn for the 2015/16 fi nancial year before the commencement of the Appropriation Act for the 2015/16 fi nancial year; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:02PM

To amend the Customs and Excise Act, 1964, so as to delete all provisions superseded by general provisions of the Customs Control Act applicable to all tax levying Acts; to delete all provisions relating to the customs control of imported goods and goods to be exported; to delete all provisions relating to the imposition, collection and refunding of customs duties and other matters relating to customs duties; to limit the remaining provisions of the Act to excise duties, fuel levies, Road Accident Fund levies, environmental levies, air passenger taxes and matters relating to such duties, levies and taxes; and to change the name of the Act to the Excise Duty Act, 1964; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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By Legalish, Dec 28 2014 03:01PM

To provide for customs control of all vessels, aircraft, trains, vehicles, goods and persons entering or leaving the Republic; to facilitate the implementation of certain laws levying taxes on goods and of other legislation applicable to such goods and persons; and for matters incidental thereto.


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By Legalish, Oct 16 2014 09:42AM

To amend the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004, so as to provide for the amendment and insertion of certain definitions; to delete the provisions dealing with district management areas; to provide that a rates policy must determine criteria for not only the increase but also for the decrease of rates; to delete the provisions of section 3(4) and to provide for a rates policy to give effect to the regulations promulgated in terms of section 19(1)(b); to provide that by-laws giving effect to the rates policy must be adopted and published in terms of the Municipal Systems Act; to provide for the determination of categories of property in respect of which rates may be levied and to provide for a municipality to apply to the Minister for authorisation to sub-categorise property categories where it can show good cause to do so; to regulate the timeframe of publication of the resolutions levying rates and what must be contained in the promulgated resolution; to provide for the Minister to make a decision in terms of section 16(2) with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance; to provide for the exclusion from rates of certain categories of public service infrastructure as well as mining rights or mining permits, to provide that infrastructure above the surface in respect of mining property is rateable and the rates are payable by the holder of the mining right or mining permit; to provide that the exclusion from rates in respect of land belonging to a land reform beneficiary is extended to the spouse and dependants; to provide that an exclusion from rates in respect of the seashore lapses if any part thereof is alienated; to provide that a municipality may levy different rates on vacant residential property; to provide that a municipality may not recover rates in respect of a right of exclusive use registered against a sectional title unit from the body corporate; to provide that a person liable for a rate must furnish the municipality with his or her postal address; to provide that municipalities are not required to value properties fully excluded from rates; to provide for the period of validity of a valuation roll to be four years in respect of a metropolitan municipality and five years in respect of local municipalities; to provide for the MEC for local government to extend the period of validity of valuation rolls by two additional years where the provincial executive has intervened in terms of section 139 of the Constitution and by one financial year and two financial years for metropolitan and local municipalities respectively on request by a municipality in any exceptional circumstances; to provide that a body corporate, share block company or managing association is required to provide information to a valuer; to delete the requirement for the payment of interest in specific instances; to delete the requirement for the establishment of a valuation appeal board in every district municipality; to provide that a professional associated valuer may be appointed to the valuation appeal board if a professional valuer cannot be appointed; to amend the quorum of an appeal board to include the valuer member of the valuation appeal board; to amend the dates on which a supplementary valuation takes effect; to provide for the notification of owners of property affected by a supplementary valuation; to limit condonation by the MEC for local government through the framework to municipalities only; to provide for more effective monitoring and reporting by municipalities and provinces on critical areas of the implementation of the Act; to extend the Minister’s regulatory powers; to provide for the phasing in of certain regulations; to provide for the phasing in of the prohibition on the levying of rates on certain types of public service infrastructure; to provide for transitional arrangements in respect of municipalities that have been affected by a redetermination of municipal boundaries; to provide for transitional arrangements for the implementation of section 8; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


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