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Electricity Regulation Act, 2006 (Act No. 4 of 2006)

Chapter VII : General Provisions

36. Repeal of laws and savings


(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the laws specified in Schedule 1 are hereby repealed or amended to the extent set out in the third column of that Schedule.


(2) Anything done by the National Electricity Regulator in terms of the Electricity Act, 1987, prior to the commencement of this Act, and which may validly be done by the Regulator in terms of this Act, is deemed to have been done in terms of this Act.


(3) Licences issued in terms of the Electricity Act, 1987, or that are deemed to have been issued in terms thereof prior to the commencement of this Act, continue in force as if they had been issued in terms of this Act: Provided that—
(a) such licences lapse on a date determined by the Minister by notice in the Gazette;
(b) the Regulator is obliged to issue substituting licences to the licensees concerned, in accordance with this Act, prior to such licences lapsing; and
(c) conditions imposed in terms of substituting licences issued under paragraph (b) may not be more onerous in their application than those of the licences they replace.


(4) The Minister may, after consultation with the Regulator and any person who may be affected thereby, amend Schedule 2 by notice in the Gazette.


[Section 36, previously section 48, renumbered by section 16(c) of Act No. 28 of 2007]