12 April 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (12 April 2021)


  • A new regulatory code has been gazetted on basic standards to be met in facilitating access for the hearing and/or visually impaired to electronic communications and television broadcasting services.


  • The South African Reserve Bank has called for public comment on a discussion document outlining ‘proposed requirements for funding in resolution’.


  • The Competition Commission has published:
    • its final report on a market inquiry into land based public passenger transport, and
    • the terms of reference for a market inquiry into online intermediation platform services, with guidelines for participating.
  • The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has clarified the implications for B-BBEE of a November 2020 Supreme Court of Appeal ruling declaring the 2017 preferential procurement policy framework regulations invalid.


  • The Legal Practice Council has introduced a rule on the requirements to be met when electronic accounting records or files are ‘hosted offsite’.
  • The deadline by which the commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector should complete its work has been extended.


  • The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has explained the rationale behind recent amendments to the integrated environmental management plan for square kilometre array construction phase one.
  • The regulations on plastic carrier and flat bags have been amended.


  • A guidance note on HIV management and control was gazetted on Friday.
  • Guidelines have been published on compiling a mandatory code of practice for preventing flammable gas explosions in non-coal mines.


Prepared by Pam Saxby

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