Red Tape Assessment Draft Bill [PMB-2016]

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Submissions are now closed (since 17 May 2016)

Small Business Development

Notice is given that Heno Krüger MP intends introducing a private member’s bill shortly to provide, inter alia, for the assessment of regulatory measures developed by the executive, legislatures and self-regulatory bodies, in order to determine and reduce red tape and the cost of red tape for businesses.

The draft Red Tape Impact Assessment Bill and a memorandum setting out its objectives are included in fulfillment of the requirements of Rule 241(1)(c) of the Rules of the National Assembly.

The Bill seeks to:
▪ provide for the assessment of regulatory measures developed by the executive, the legislatures and self-regulatory bodies in all three spheres of government, so as to detect and reduce red tape and the cost of red tape for businesses;
▪ provide for the establishment of administrative units to assist in the red tape impact assessment process and to prepare red tape impact statements; to provide for assistance to businesses in overcoming red tape challenges;
▪ provide for the functions and powers of the administrative units; to provide for mapping and the preparation of red tape impact statements;
▪ provide for the evaluation of existing regulatory measures by the executive and self-regulatory bodies in all three spheres of government.

Interested parties and institutions are invited to submit written representations on the draft bill.

Comments can be emailed to Mr G Mgidlana at gmgidlana@parliament.gov.za and copied to stuartg@da.org.za by no later than Tuesday, 17 May 2016.