This communication highlights the latest statutory amendments, enactments, case law, notices, and ancillary developments relevant to the SERR Synergy legal compliance products and services. 

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development published the Procedures for the Application, Administration and Allocation of Export Quotas under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Southern African Development Community for 2024 in Government Gazette No. 49588 dated 31 October 2023.

The Information Regulator announced on 6 October 2023 that the prescribed Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Forms were updated and must be utilised for reasonable access to the records of Public and Private Bodies. Public and Private Bodies have been requested to ensure that the following prescribed forms are uploaded on their websites:

  • Form 02: Request for Access to Record [Regulation 7] – Public and Private Bodies;
  • Form 03: Outcome of request and of fees payable [Regulation 8] – Public and Private Bodies;
  • Form 04: Internal Appeal Form [Regulation 9] – Public Bodies only.

Furthermore, the above prescribed PAIA Forms must be uploaded to the websites of all Public and Private Bodies within fourteen (14) days of receipt or publication of the notice.

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