02 November 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (2 November 2021)




  • On 28 October, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy withdrew several directives affecting three sectors:
    • biodiversity, especially live auctions
    • marine and freshwater fishing, and
    • waste recycling.




  • On 25 October, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment announced that the total allowable catch for West Coast rock lobster is being reviewed following concerns from small-scale and commercial fishers about ‘recent cuts’.




  • The South African Law Reform Commission has extended the deadline for public comment on its discussion paper, ‘Maternity and parental benefits for self-employed workers in the informal economy’.




  • The regulations on customer care standards for postal services have been amended and will come into force in January, among other things:
    • strengthening complaint resolution procedures
    • reducing queuing times, and
    • where possible, ensuring that customers are served in the language most widely used in their area.




  • The Independent Regulatory Bord for Auditors has published a strategy outlining its key priorities, strategic outcomes and guiding principles.


  • National Treasury has called for public comment on a revised set of proposed amendments to 1956 Pension Funds Act regulation 28. Their purpose is to facilitate investment in infrastructure.




  • The Legal Practice Council has replaced Schedule 8 of its rules, affecting trust account auditing requirements.


Prepared by Pam Saxby


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