Weekly Advocacy Alert-11-2020

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ENERGY

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Department of Mineral Resources and Energy

Electricity Regulation Act

National Energy Regulator of South Africa

Invitation to Comment on the Concurrence with the Ministerial Determination on the Procurement of 2000MW Generation Capacity from the Range of Energy Technologies

Summary of Intent
On 21 February 2020 the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) received a Section 34 determination from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for the procurement of 2000MW from a range of energy source technologies for the years 2019 to 2022. This is to minimise the risk of load shedding and/or extensive usage of diesel peaking plants. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY

02

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Study to Understand the Value Chain Within the Chemical Sector and Identify Opportunities for Small Business Enterprises

Summary of Intent
The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has appointed Jupilog Consulting to conduct a study to understand the value chain within the chemical sector and identify viable opportunities for small business enterprises to enable small and medium business participation in the main stream of the economy. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

GUIDELINES DEALING WITH COVID-19

03

Department of Employment and Labour

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Guidelines Dealing with COVID-19 at Workplaces

Summary of Intent
The Department of Labour (DEL) has developed guidelines dealing with COVID-19 at workplaces. The DEL appeals to employers to use the prescriptions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act in governing workplaces in relation to COVID–19. The OHS Act read with the Hazardous Biological Agents Regulations requires the employer to provide and maintain as far as is reasonably practicable a working environment that is safe and without risks to the health of employees. The guidelines require the employer to implement the following: Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

04

Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Disaster Management Act

Classification of a National Disaster – COVID-19

Summary of Intent
The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published a Notice classifying the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster, effective from 15 March 2020. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

05

Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

Disaster Management Act

Regulations Issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act

Summary of Intent
The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Regulations in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act. This follows the Department’s classification of the COVID-19 a national disaster. The Regulations provide steps necessary to prevent an escalation of the disaster or to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the disaster. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

CONFERENCE POSTPONEMENT

06

CAIA

Durban Chemicals Cluster

Africa Chemicals Imbizo

Summary of Intent
In Weekly Advocacy Alert 5/2020 CAIA alerted members to the Africa Chemicals Imbizo that was scheduled for 18 – 20 May 2020. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS BILL

07

Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa

Rules of the National Assembly

Notice of Intention to Introduce a Private Member’s Bill and Invitation for Comment on the Draft Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2020

Summary of Intent
A Member of Parliament intends introducing the Draft Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2020 in Parliament for public comment. The Draft Bill provides for:Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

WATER MATTERS

08

South African Institute of Race Relations

South Africa’s Water Crisis and How to Overcome it

Summary of Intent
The South African Institute of Race Relations has published a paper titled: South Africa’s Water Crisis and How to Overcome it. The first chapter of the paper describes the current sources of water in South Africa and how that water is used and by whom. Current and future needs and plans are then discussed, along with the legal and policy framework governing the supply and use of water. A brief section on management follows, before the numerous problems surrounding the supply of water are described.Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

INTERNATIONAL AIR SERVICES REGULATIONS

09

Department of Transport

International Air Services Act

International Air Services Regulations

Summary of Intent
The Department of Transport has published the International Air Services Regulations. The Regulations are applicable to all foreign nationals and travellers from High and Medium Risk Countries as well as South African citizens and permanent residents. The purpose of the Regulations is to provide for the:Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

10

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

National Environmental Management Act

Minamata Convention on Mercury

Minamata Convention Mercury Initial Assessment Inventory for South Africa

Summary of Intent
CAIA attended a part of the Mercury Initial Assessment Validation Workshop that was held from 24 – 26 February 2020. The Department is consulting stakeholders on the development and finalisation of the mercury inventory for South Africa as a part of its commitment towards the Minamata Convention that it ratified last year.Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

11

European Union Regulations

Proposed additions to the REACH List

Summary of Intent
The following five substances have been proposed to be added to the European Union’s REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List:Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

NATIONAL PORTS REGULATIONS

12

Department of Transport

National Ports Act

Regulations in terms of the National Ports Act

Summary of Intent
The Department of Transport has published Regulations in terms of Section 80(1)(g) of the National Ports Act. The purpose of the Regulations is to provide for the:Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

13

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

National Environmental Management Act

Procedures for the Assessment and Minimum Criteria for Reporting Identified Environmental Themes when Applying for Environmental Authorisation

Summary of Intent
In Weekly Advocacy Alerts 1/2020 and 8/2020 CAIA alerted members to the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DEFF) publication of Procedures for the Assessment and Minimum Criteria for Reporting Identified Environmental Themes when Applying for Environmental Authorisation, for public comment. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

COMPENSATION FUND

14

Department of Employment and Labour

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

Compensation Fund

Period on Which the Return of Earnings Should be Submitted

Summary of Intent
The Department of Employment and Labour has published a Notice to employers registered with the Compensation Fund to submit Return of Earnings on 1 April 2020 to 31 May 2020. All employers are required to submit before the deadline to avoid penalties and interest charges.Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

RAILWAY SAFETY REGULATOR

15

Department of Transport

Railway Safety Regulator

Determination on Verbal Safety-Critical Communication Protocol

Summary of Intent
The Railway Safety Regulator has published a Determination on Verbal Safety-Critical Communication Protocol document. The document has been developed primarily with a view to achieving uniform and seamless verbal safety critical communication (VSCC) within the railway operations in South Africa. The VSCC is a crucial component of safe railway operations, and consequently non adherence to it may contribute to occurrences. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

NEWS

16

United Nations Environment Programme

South Africa

South Africa Set to Tackle Emerging Contaminants

Summary of Intent
South Africa is partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals and Waste Management Programme on an ambitious two-year project to strengthen the country’s institutional approach towards sound management of chemicals and wastes. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

17

CAIA

Government News and Information

Summary of Intent
As a part of CAIA’s information management and awareness raising activities, and in the interest of keeping members informed of developments within national Government, CAIA now releases selected relevant information weekly, each Friday, on the website at:
https://www.caia.co.za/news/government-news/. Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

18

CAIA
Tutwa Consulting Group

Tutwa News

Summary of Intent
CAIA has agreed that it will share the Weekly News Brief of Tutwa Consulting Group with its members, by adding it to its website (www.caia.co.za/weekly-advocacy-list/) on a Monday. The News Brief contains information on: Your membership level does not allow you access to this content. If you feel you should have access on the below document, please log-in or Contact Us

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