06 September 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (6 September 2021)




  • The recently announced grace period for renewing expired drivers’ and learners’ licences, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits was  formalised on 31 August by notice in the Government Gazette.


  • On 31 August, a Government Gazette notice confirmed a decision by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to extend by three-months the validity of temporarily assigned radio frequency spectrum.


  • The Prudential Authority has called for public comment on:
    • a draft directive proposing an end to credit restructuring for ‘certain borrowers’, and
    • a draft directive proposing the phasing out of temporary measures easing the liquidity coverage ratio for banks.




  • The Department of Social Development has:
  • withdrawn a recently released Green Paper on ‘comprehensive social security and retirement reform’, and
  • issued a media statement:
    • explaining that ‘some … technical aspects’ of the paper ‘were not well understood’ and may have ‘misrepresented’ what is envisaged, and
    • confirming that, ‘as soon as these issues have been addressed’, a revised Green Paper will be published for public comment.




  • The Prudential Authority has called for public comment on a draft directive intended to clarify requirements associated with calculating the consolidated liquidity coverage ratio


  • The South African Reserve Bank has called for public comment on a concept paper proposing implementation principles for a standardised triparty collateral management framework.


  • National Treasury has called for public comment on benchmark setting proposals.




  • The amended regulations for blending biofuels with petrol and diesel have been gazetted.


  • New regulations on petroleum product specifications and standards have been gazetted.



  • The International Trade Administration Commission has called for public comment on draft amendment to the revised guidelines on exporting ferrous and non-ferrous waste and scrap metal.


Prepared by Pam Saxby

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