NEW LEGISLATION – July 2010
NEW LEGISLATION (Abstract from CAIA news letter)
The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs has published on 23 July 2010 her intention to make the National Waste Information Regulations under section 69(1)(y) and (ee) of the National Environmental Management Waste Act, 59 of 2009 and has published a set of draft regulations. Interested and affected parties are invited to submit comments within 30 days of publication of regulations.
The draft regulations can be downloaded from: http://www.sawic.org.za/documents/584.pdf
The 2010 EIA regulations that were published on 18 June will come into effect on 2 August 2010, with the exception of mining activities. The notices indicating the date of coming into effect, as well as a correction notice to the regulations has been published in the Government Gazette on 30 July 2010.
Government Gazette 33411 General Notice 664 of 2010.
Publication of Explanatory Summaries of the Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill, 2010, The Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill, 2010 and the Skills Development Levies Amendment Bill, 2010. .
The explanatory summaries have been gazetted to take in account and explain the change brought about by the formation of the Department of Higher Education and Training. Particularly those changes as a result of the move of training and skills development from the Department of Labour.
Government Gazette No 33393 General Notice 720 of 2010.
Draft Amended Tariff Investigations Regulations
These regulations apply solely to applications and investigations with regard to the reduction or increase in the rate of a customs duty and the creation or removal of rebate or drawback provisions with regard to a customs duty. Copy of the relevant Government Gazette can be obtained by members from firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Gazette Notice 7901 of 2010, 16 July 2010, No. 33369.
The deadline for receipt of comments by ITAC is 16 August.
RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET TRANSFORMATION (REMT) PROJECT
The Renewable Energy Market Transformation (REMT) Project is a joint initiative of the World Bank and Department of Energy (DoE), and is being implemented by the REMT Implementation Support Unit (ISU), which is housed at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).
The REMT Project, which was launched to help South Africa eliminate barriers to renewable energy development, has two main components: Renewable Energy Power Generation (REPG) and Solar Water Heating (SWH). For both components the project seeks to provide policy and institutional capacity building support at the national level, as well as offer matching grants (MG) to co-finance eligible pre-investment activities in the development of REPG and SWH projects.
Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits dated May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010, and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the guidelines. Consulting services will be selected in accordance with the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010.
The REMT-ISU is looking for Technical Specialists who are interested in providing advisory services according to a terms of reference that can be accessed from www.dbsa.org, www.energy.gov.za and www.dgmarket.com. Alternatively the terms of reference can be obtained from REMTSpecialist@dbsa.org, or Tracy Nkosi at 011 313 3598. REPG and SWH Project Developers that are interested in applying for grant funding can obtain an expression of interest from the same web-sites or EOIREPG@dbsa.org and EOISWH@dbsa.org or phone Tracy Nkosi.
REPORTING IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT
Section 21 of the Employment Equity Act deals with the submission of employment equity reports to the Department of Labour. This year, being an even number year, all companies irrespective of whether they have more than or less than 150 workers need to submit their returns by the 1 October. The SARS Communications Division has established a Customs Modernisation page. Please follow the link: http://www.sars.gov.za/home.asp?pid=60547