From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (11 July 2022)
COVID-19 SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS GRANT
- Input is sought on proposals for amending the April 2022 regulations to:
- increase the monthly ‘income threshold for insufficient means’ from R350 to R624, and
- empower the Minister to adjust the threshold ‘from time to time’, in concurrence with the Minister of Finance.
DIGITAL MIGRATION AND SET-TOP BOX APPLICATIONS
- Communication and Digital Technologies Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has issued a media statement:
FILMS, GAMES AND CERTAIN PUBLICATIONS
- revised classification guidelines have been gazetted that:
PRIVATE SECURITY SERVICES
- Two sets of draft regulations have been gazetted for public comment:
PENSION FUNDS ACT REGULATIONS
- National Treasury has published the final amendments to Regulation 28, the details of which are explained in an accompanying media statement among other things confirming that the amended regulation will:
- come into force on 2 January 2023, and
- enable retirement funds to make longer-term investments in infrastructure.
- A draft White Paper on the conservation and sustainable use of South Africa’s biodiversity has been gazetted for public comment.
HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES
- The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has called for public comments on
- Input is sought on draft regulations that, once in force, will:
- domesticate the UN’s 2013 Minamata Convention
- limit anthropogenic emitting mercury-related processes
- phase out mercury added products
- ‘phase down’ the use of mercury in dental amalgam, and
- regulate mercury storage facilities and mercury trade.
PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
- The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has withdrawn and replaced a notice gazetted last month on the implementation of amendments to regulations affecting permission, rights and permit applications.
Prepared by Pam Saxby
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