06 June 2022
From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (6 June 2022)
- The Social Assistance Amendment Act, 2020, is now in force, among other things:
- establishing an independent tribunal to deal with internal appeals against decisions of the South African Social Security Agency, and
- empowering the Minister to provide for:
- additional payments linked to social grants
- social relief of distress grants in times of disaster, and
- grants to child-headed households.
- National Treasury has issued a media statement explaining:
- why the 2017 regulations will remain valid until 15 February 2023 (unless replacement regulations released in draft form in March for comment have already been finalised and operationalised), and that
- from 30 May 2022:
- all exemptions granted to deal with the period of uncertainty following the Constitutional Court’s 16 February 2022 judgment have lapsed (in accordance with a condition in the exemption letters)
- ‘all new quotations must be requested and tenders must be advertised, and dealt with, in accordance with the 2017 regulations’
- a quotation requested or a tender advertised before 30 May 2022 ‘must be dealt with in terms of the exemption and the internal procurement policy in place for the duration of the exemption’, and that
- ‘an organ of state may, however, decide to withdraw such a request for a quotation or an advert for a tender and request a new quotation or advertise a new tender that will be subject to 2017 regulations’.
- A joint media statement from National Treasury and the Department of Energy (explaining the process followed in deciding to extend the 150.0 c/l temporary reduction in the general fuel levy) was followed by:
SOUTH AFRICAN LAW REVIEW COMMISSION
- A Maintenance Act discussion paper has been released for public comment as the next step in a review process begun in 2014..
Prepared by Pam Saxby
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