From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (13 September 2021)
- The disaster management regulations for adjusted lockdown level two have confirmed eased restrictions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Among other things, they:
- reduce curfew hours to between 23:00 and 04:00 the following morning
- raise the cap on gatherings to 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors
- limit venues ‘too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing’ to using ‘no more than 50%’ of their capacity
- slightly ease the restrictions on retail outlets selling alcohol for off-site consumption
- add two more hours to the timeframe within which alcohol may be sold for on-site consumption, but
- the restrictions on attendance at funerals and cremations, and
- continue to prohibit night vigils and after-funeral gatherings.
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE
- The National Minimum Wage Commission has called for input to the process of considering possible adjustments to the prevailing hourly rate.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- The Department of Transport has replaced draft amendments the 1994 maritime occupational safety regulations published in June for public comment. Input is now sought on the new proposals, which include a ‘code of safe working practice for ships working cargo in South African ports’.
- The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued a media statement on the latest developments in the its efforts to proceed with auctioning high-demand radio frequency spectrum.
MATRIMONIAL PR0PERTY LAW
- The South African Law Reform Commission has called for public comment on a ‘revised/supplementary issue paper’ replacing one published in 2018.
LEGAL PRACTICE COUNCIL
- Draft amendments to various rules have been gazetted for public comment. Input is also invited on proposed amendments to rules affecting:
- Amendments have been made to clauses in the code of conduct dealing with:
- changes to a legal practitioner’s contact details, and
- responding to council communications.
FINANCIAL SECTOR REGULATIONS
- The Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority have called for public comment on a draft standard proposing the minimum requirements to be met by an insurer when outsourcing material business functions or activities to third-party service providers.
Prepared by Pam Saxby
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