Infrastructure Development Act

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Infrastructure Development Act
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Government Gazette
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Vol. 588 Cape Town 2 June 2014 No. 37712
THE PRESIDENCY No. 447 2 June 2014 It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
Act No. 23 of 2014: Infrastructure Development Act, 2014

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ACT To provide for the facilitation and co-ordination of public infrastructure development which is of significant economic or social importance to the Republic; to ensure that infrastructure development in the Republic is given priority in planning, approval and implementation; to ensure that the development goals of the state are promoted through infrastructure development; to improve the management of such infrastructure during all life-cycle phases, including plan- ning, approval, implementation and operations; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, asfollows:— Table of Contents
Sections
Part 1
Definitions and objects of Act
1. Definitions 2. Objects and implementation of Act
Part 2
Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission and structures of Commission
3. Structures and composition of Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Com- mission
4. Functions of Council 5. Expropriation of land by Commission 6. Management Committee
Part 3
Strategic integrated projects
7. Requirements for strategic integrated projects and designation of Chairpersons of strategic integrated projects
8. Designation and implementation of strategic integrated projects
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Part 4
Implementing structures of Commission
9. Secretariat of Commission 10. Functions of Secretariat 11. Main purposes of steering committees 12. Appointment and composition of multidisciplinary steering committees 13. Disqualification from membership of steering committees, disclosure and
offences relating thereto 14. Functions of steering committees 15. Approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions and exemptions 16. Steering committees and procedures
Part 5
Processes
17. Processes relating to implementation of strategic integrated projects 18. Environmental assessments
Part 6
General provisions
19. Reporting by Minister 20. Delegation and assignment 21. Regulations, guidelines and targets 22. Transitional provisions and savings 23. Short title and commencement
SCHEDULE 1
(Section 7(1)(a))
Public installations, structures, facilities, systems, services or processes in respect of which projects may be designated as strategic integrated projects
SCHEDULE 2
(Section 17(2))
Process and periods of time
SCHEDULE 3
(Section 22(1))
Strategic integrated projects which exist when this Act commences
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Part 1
Definitions and objects of Act
Definitions
1. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise— ‘‘accounting officer or accounting authority’’ has the meaning assigned to those expressions in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), and the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003); ‘‘applicant’’means a person responsible for submitting to the relevant authority an application for an approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption relating to a strategic integrated project; ‘‘approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption’’ means any approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption which in terms of any relevant law requires one or more of the following— (a) the consideration of jurisdictional facts; (b) the consideration of certain requirements or criteria; or (c) the exercise of a discretion whether or not to grant the approval, authorisation,
licence, permission or exemption; and includes decisions in respect of environmental authorisations, zoning of land or any planning, use or development of land; ‘‘Commission’’ means the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission referred to in section 3(2); ‘‘Council’’ means the Council of the Commission; ‘‘Department’’ means the Economic Development Department; ‘‘designate’’, in relation to a strategic integrated project, means the designation in terms of section 8 by the Commission by notice in the Gazette of a specific project as a strategic integrated project; ‘‘infrastructure’’ means installations, structures, facilities, systems, services or processes relating to the matters specified in Schedule 1 and which are part of the national infrastructure plan; ‘‘local industrialisation’’ means procurement by the State, or a contractor or agency appointed by it, of locally-produced goods or services for an infrastructure project or programme; ‘‘Management Committee’’ means the committee established by section 6; ‘‘Minister’’ means the Minister responsible for economic development; ‘‘national infrastructure plan’’ means a plan adopted by the Commission for the development of public infrastructure; ‘‘person’’ has the meaning assigned thereto in section 2 of the Interpretation Act, 1957 (Act No. 33 of 1957), and includes any organ of state and also any co-operative, non-governmental organisation, community-based organisation or other organisation or association; ‘‘prescribe’’ means prescribe by regulation; ‘‘public infrastructure’’means infrastructure owned by the state or infrastructure in relation to which a public-private partnership or a concession agreement exists; ‘‘regulation’’ means any regulation made under this Act; ‘‘Secretariat’’means the Secretariat established by section 9; ‘‘SIP’’means a strategic integrated project; ‘‘SIP chairperson’’ means the Minister designated by the Council as responsible for a SIP; ‘‘SIP coordinator’’ means a person or agency designated by the Commission to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of a strategic integrated project; ‘‘state’’ includes any organ of state, any public entity listed in Schedule 2 or 3 of the Public Finance ManagementAct (Act No. 1 of 1999), and any body established by statute; ‘‘steering committee’’means a multidisciplinary steering committee appointed in terms of section 12; ‘‘strategic integrated project’’ means a public infrastructure project or group of projects contemplated in section 7 and may comprise of one or more installation, structure, facility, system, service or process relating to any matter specified in
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Schedule 1 or which had been added by the Council in terms of section 7(1)(a); and ‘‘this Act’’ includes any regulation, guideline or target made or issued in terms of this Act.
Objects and implementation of Act
2. (1) The objects of this Act are to provide for— (a) the existence of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission and
its structures which must perform the functions provided for in this Act; (b) the identification and implementation of strategic integrated projects which
are of significant economic or social importance to the Republic or a region in the Republic or which facilitate regional economic integration on the African continent, thereby giving effect to the national infrastructure plan;
(c) the alignment and dedication of capabilities and resources for the effective implementation and operation of strategic integrated projects across the state in order to ensure coherence and the expeditious completion of infrastructure build and maintenance programmes;
(d) the appointment of relevant Ministers to chair strategic integrated projects; (e) the establishment, appointment and functioning of steering committees to
provide technical support and oversight for strategic integrated projects; (f) processes and periods of time applicable to the implementation of strategic
integrated projects; (g) a statutory instrument by which any approval, authorisation, licence,
permission or exemption required in terms of other legislation can be facilitated and expedited;
(h) a statutory instrument by which obstacles to the expeditious implementation of the national infrastructure plan can be unblocked; and
(i) generally, practices and procedures which seek to ensure that infrastructure development is not undertaken merely in a transactional manner, but in a manner which seeks to advance national development goals, including local industrialisation, skills development, job creation, youth employment, small business and cooperatives development, broad-based economic empower- ment and regional economic integration.
(2) Any person exercising a power in terms of this Act must do so in a manner that is consistent with the Constitution and, in particular, with the functional competences of the different spheres of government.
Part 2
Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission and structures of Commission
Structures and composition of Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commis- sion
3. (1) (a) The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission which exists when this Act takes effect continues to exist. (b) The Commission acts through its Council. (2) The Commission has— (a) a Council; (b) a Management Committee; (c) a Secretariat; and (d) a Chairperson, coordinator and steering committee for each strategic
integrated project. (3) The Council has the following members: (a) The President; (b) the Deputy President; (c) Ministers designated by the President; (d) the Premiers of the Provinces; and
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(e) the Executive Mayors of metropolitan councils as well as the chairperson of the South African Local Government Association recognised in terms of the Organised Local Government Act, 1997 (Act No. 52 of 1997), as the national organisation representing municipalities.
(4) The President, or in his or her absence the Deputy President, is the chairperson of the Council. (5)Adecision by the majority of the members present at a meeting of the Commission
is a decision of the Council. (6) The Council may determine its own procedures to be followed at its meetings and
in the pursuance of the objectives of this Act, and may, in respect of any structure of the Commission, determine such procedures. (7) The Commission may secure such services, assistance or advice from any person
as it considers necessary to assist it to perform any of its functions.
Functions of Council
4. The functions of the Council are to— (a) coordinate the development, maintenance, implementation and monitoring of
the national infrastructure plan; (b) coordinate the determination of priorities for infrastructure development; (c) designate strategic integrated projects contemplated in section 7 and designate
SIP Chairpersons and SIP coordinators for them; (d) ensure that infrastructure development in respect of any strategic integrated
project is given priority in planning, approval and implementation; (e) ensure co-operation between organs of state affected by projects undertaken; (f) coordinate the identification of strategic international partners with which to
conclude agreements which seek to promote the objects of this Act; (g) identify—
(i) the current and future needs and related priorities in relation to infrastructure development of the Republic, or in the region as it relates to the Republic;
(ii) any legislation and other regulatory measures that impede or may impede infrastructure development, and advise the executive authority of the relevant sphere of government;
(iii) the direct and indirect impact of any strategic integrated project on job creation, youth employment and economic inclusiveness, including in relation to women and persons with disabilities;
(iv) the direct and indirect impact of any strategic integrated project on economic equality and social cohesion;
(v) financial matters that may impact on infrastructure development and maintenance; and
(vi) the social impact of strategic integrated projects; (h) evaluate existing infrastructure with a view to improving planning, procure-
ment, construction, operations and maintenance; (i) consider proposals for infrastructure development and maintenance; (j) promote investment and identify and develop strategies to cause the removal
of impediments to investment; (k) generally encourage and facilitate economic and industrial development
connected with infrastructure or any strategic integrated project; (l) promote the creation of decent employment opportunities and skills develop-
ment, training and education, especially for historically disadvantaged persons and communities, women and persons with disabilities, in so far as it relates to infrastructure and any strategic integrated project;
(m) address in all phases of a strategic integrated project, including its planning, implementation, operation and maintenance phases, capacity constraints and
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blockages to infrastructure development and improve coordination and integration within strategic integrated projects; and
(n) develop and issue guidelines and frameworks to facilitate and align the implementation of strategic integrated projects.
Expropriation of land by Commission
5. (1) For the purposes of implementing a strategic integrated project, the Commission may expropriate land or any right in, over or in respect of land in terms of the Expropriation Act, 1975 (Act No. 63 of 1975), and, subject to the provisions of this section, the provisions of the Expropriation Act, 1975, apply to any expropriation in terms of this Act.
(2) The Commission may only expropriate land or any right in, over or in respect of land after consultation with the organ of state in whose favour the expropriation is to be made. (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Expropriation Act, 1975, an expropriation
in terms of subsection (1), may be effected— (a) for a public purpose or in the public interest; (b) by the Commission or, at its request, by the Minister of Public Works or by
such other Minister as may be determined by the Commission.
Management Committee
6. (1) The Management Committee of the Commission is hereby established. (2) The Management Committee and its chairperson are appointed by the President
and consist of such members of the Council as the President may determine. (3) (a) The Management Committee must support the Council to carry out its
functions. (b) The functions of the Management Committee include—
(i) ensuring that decisions of the Council are given effect to; (ii) overseeing the functions performed by the Secretariat; (iii) monitoring the implementation of strategic integrated projects, subject to the
guidance and direction of the Council; (iv) ensuring coordinated regulatory approvals; (v) considering reports submitted to it by the Secretariat; (vi) requesting the Secretariat to undertake particular investigations and to provide
analyses of and make recommendations on issues relating to the implemen- tation of infrastructure development;
(vii) reviewing reports and making recommendations to the Council to ensure the harmonisation and improvement of implementation actions, policies, and laws relating to infrastructure development and investment in infrastructure;
(viii) taking such decisions as the Council may assign to it; and (ix) performing any other function of the Council delegated or assigned to it by the
Council. (4) The Council may determine any matter necessary for the proper functioning of the
Management Committee. (5) Subject to subsection (4), the Management Committee may determine its own
procedures to be followed at its meetings. (6) The Management Commission must report regularly to the Council.
Part 3
Strategic integrated projects
Requirements for strategic integrated projects and designation of Chairpersons of strategic integrated projects
7. (1) A project or group of projects qualifies as a strategic integrated project for the purposes of this Act if—
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(a) it comprises of one or more installation, structure, facility, system, service or process relating to any matter specified in Schedule 1 or such additions to that Schedule as the Council may decide and has published by notice in the Gazette;
(b) it complies with any of the following criteria: (i) It would be of significant economic or social importance to the Republic; (ii) it would contribute substantially to any national strategy or policy
relating to infrastructure development; or (iii) it is above a certain monetary value determined by the Commission; and
(c) the Commission has included the project in the national infrastructure plan and has, in terms of section 8, designated the project as a strategic integrated project.
(2) The Commission may for the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(iii) determine different values for different types of strategic integrated projects or for different categories of strategic integrated projects. (3) A strategic integrated project may include infrastructure that is not public
infrastructure, provided it is with the consent of the owner. (4) The Council must designate as Chairperson of a strategic integrated project the
Minister under whose portfolio a strategic integrated project falls or, where different components of a strategic integrated project fall under different portfolios, suchMinister as the Council may determine as principally responsible for the strategic integrated project. (5) The SIP Chairperson shall as soon as possible after the Council has designated a
strategic integrated project— (a) convene and chair a forum of executive authorities that are involved in the
strategic integrated project from the three spheres of government; (b) coordinate implementation of the strategic integrated project that she or he
chairs; (c) ensure that the steering committee of the strategic integrated project provides
information as required by the Secretariat; and (d) promote the alignment of relevant government activities in support of
implementation, operation and maintenance of the strategic integrated project.
Designation and implementation of strategic integrated projects
8. (1) The Commission may, by notice in the Gazette— (a) designate strategic integrated projects for the purposes of this Act; and (b) amend the designation of a strategic integrated project.
(2) If the Commission designates a strategic integrated project which must be implemented, it must determine whether the state has the capacity to implement the project or whether the whole or part of the project must be put out to tender or procured through another form of procurement allowed by the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999). (3) (a) Such Minister as the Commission may determine must, whenever the
Commission decides that a strategic integrated project or any part thereof must be implemented and put out to tender by notice in the Gazette and in at least one national newspaper, request the relevant accounting officers or accounting authorities to call for such tenders. (b) The request to the relevant accounting officers or accounting authorities must be
made in consultation with the Members of Cabinet responsible for the portfolios under which the infrastructure components fall.
(4) (a) Every organ of state must ensure that its future planning or implementation of infrastructure or its future spatial planning and land use is not in conflict with any strategic integrated project implemented in terms of this Act. (b) Paragraph (a) does not derogate from any power of a province or municipality to
implement any infrastructure project which falls outside the ambit of a strategic integrated project.
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(c) Any dispute which arises in the application of paragraph (a) must be resolved in terms of the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, 2005 (Act No. 13 of 2005), subject to any national legislation regulating spatial planning and land use management.
Part 4
Implementing structures of Commission
Secretariat of Commission
9. (1) The Secretariat of the Commission is hereby established. (2) The Secretariat is appointed by the President and consists of— (a) the Minister as chairperson of the Secretariat; and (b) such Ministers and Deputy Ministers as the President may determine.
Functions of Secretariat
10. The Secretariat must— (a) enable and facilitate operations relating to the implementation and long term
operation of any strategic integrated project; (b) coordinate the implementation of any strategic integrated project; (c) appoint members to a steering committee; (d) appoint a SIP coordinator to chair the steering committee for a strategic
integrated project and to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of the strategic integrated project;
(e) ensure that members of a steering committee have the necessary skills and capabilities to properly perform their functions;
(f) issue guidelines relating to the manner in which a steering committee must perform its functions;
(g) drive and direct the work of a steering committee; (h) interact with and ensure coordinated interaction within steering committees; (i) ensure the successful finalisation of the work of a steering committee; (j) manage the implementation of the day to day work of the Commission and
regularly report to the Management Committee and to the Council; and (k) perform such other functions as the Management Committee and the Council
may assign to it.
Main purposes of steering committees
11. The main purposes of a steering committee are, for all phases in the implementation and operation of a strategic integrated project—
(a) to develop mechanisms to identify and determine the different projects which constitute a strategic integrated project, and submit them for approval by the Secretariat;
(b) to identify ways and means of giving effect, in the most effective, efficient and expeditious manner, to the Commission’s decision to implement a strategic integrated project and in so doing, to ensure the prompt compliance with all applicable laws;
(c) within a period specified by the Minister, to develop and adopt a project plan for approval by the Secretariat for the implementation of the strategic integrated project in the most effective and expeditious manner;
(d) to facilitate and monitor the implementation of the strategic integrated project; (e) to coordinate the work of all members of the steering committee; (f) to meet regularly with the SIP Chairperson; and (g) to serve as a one-stop-shop where any matter relating to the implementation of
a strategic integrated project can be resolved.
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Appointment and composition of multidisciplinary steering committees
12. (1) A steering committee consists of the SIP coordinator as described in section 10(d) and of persons representing departments and other organs of state affected by the strategic integrated project, and may consist of, among others—
(a) officials representing departments in the three spheres of government responsible for environment, water, public works, finance, economic devel- opment, spatial planning, land use management or any other relevant portfolio or representing any other person who will be required to grant an approval, authorisation, exemption, licence, permission or exemption necessary for the implementation of the strategic integrated project;
(b) a member of the Construction Industry Development Board established by section 2 of the Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act No. 38 of 2000); and
(c) any other person appointed by the Secretariat based on expert knowledge or skills.
(2) The SIP coordinator is the chairperson of the steering committee. (3) In the event that the SIP coordinator is an entity, that entity shall nominate for
approval by the Secretariat a suitably qualified individual to act as chair of the steering committee. (4) The Director-General or accounting authority of a public entity responsible for an
aspect of infrastructure remains the accounting officer or accounting authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000), or the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003). (5) A member of a steering committee must have the relevant knowledge, skills and
experience in his or her field of work so as to enable the steering committee to perform its functions effectively and expeditiously. (6) A member of a steering committee— (a) has, subject to section 20(4), the authority to take decisions on behalf of the
organ of state he or she represents, excluding any decision to grant an approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption; and
(b) has direct access to the head of the organ of state he or she represents, the Management Committee and the Secretariat and any of its members.
(7) (a)Amember of the steering committee must be available at all times to perform his or her functions as a member of the steering committee. (b) Membership of a steering committee may not be delegated without the approval
of the Council. (8) The Secretariat may, on good cause shown and following a recommendation by a
steering committee— (a) appoint additional members to the steering committee; and (b) secure the services of or assistance or advice from any person who is not a
member of the committee. (9) The Council may at any stage of the implementation of a strategic integrated
project reconstitute the steering committee in order for it to reflect the necessary skills and expertise required for the implementation of the particular stage. (10) The Secretariat must dissolve a steering committee upon completion of its
functions.
Disqualification from membership of steering committees, disclosure and offences relating thereto
13. (1) For the purposes of this section— ‘‘family member’’ means— (a) a person who is related to the member of the steering committee biologically
or by statutory law including affinity by marriage, adoption or foster care, or by customary or religious law or custom, covering a husband, wife, parent, sibling, child, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, first cousin, grandparent and grandchild; or
(b) a life partner;
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‘‘public office’’ means any appointment or position in the service of the state, a public entity or a national or provincial government component contemplated in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), and includes any such appointment or position in any legislative or executive organ of the state in any sphere of government or in any court contemplated in section 166 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.
(2) This section applies to a member of a steering committee who occupies a public office. (3) A person who occupies a public office may not be appointed as a member of a
steering committee or remain a member of such committee— (a) if he or she or his or her family member would benefit financially, in any
manner whatsoever whether directly or indirectly, from the strategic integrated project for which the steering committee was appointed; or
(b) if he or she or his or her family member has any direct or indirect interest in any business or organisation which is not owned by the State and which would in any manner whatsoever benefit financially from the strategic integrated project.
(4) If, after the appointment of a member of a steering committee, it appears that the member or a family member would benefit from or has an interest in any business or organisation which is not owned by the State and which would benefit from a strategic integrated project, as contemplated in subsection (3), the member must without delay—
(a) in writing disclose that fact to the steering committee and the Minister; and (b) resign from the steering committee.
(5) A member of the steering committee may not be present or take part in the discussion of, or the taking of a decision on, any matter before the steering committee relating to the strategic integrated project for which the steering committee was appointed in which that member or his or her family member, business partner or associate has any direct or indirect financial interest. (6) A member of a steering committee or his or her family member, business partner
or associate, or an organisation or enterprise in which a member of the steering committee or his or her family member, business partner or associate has a direct or indirect interest, may not—
(a) offer goods or services or conduct any business in relation to the strategic integrated project for which the steering committee was appointed; or
(b) make improper use, in any manner whatsoever, of the position of member of a steering committee or of any information acquired by virtue of his or her position as a member of a steering committee.
(7) (a) Any member of a steering committee who fails to comply with subsection (4)(a) or (b) or who contravenes subsection (5) is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both a fine and such imprisonment. (b) Any person who contravenes subsection (6) is guilty of an offence and liable on
conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both a fine and such imprisonment. (8) (a) Any former member of a steering committee who failed to comply with
subsection (4)(a) or (b) or who contravened subsection (5) or (6) while he or she was a member of a steering committee commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both a fine and such imprisonment.
(b)Any person, other than the member, referred to in subsection (6), who contravened subsection (6) during the tenure of the former member, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both a fine and such imprisonment.
Functions of steering committees
14. (1)A steering committee must, for projects that fall within the state sector but that may be built or operated by either the public or private sector—
(a) identify the projects required for the implementation of a strategic integrated project;
(b) identify opportunities for local industrialisation, which include local job creation and local procurement of goods and services, as well as other opportunities, to ensure that the strategic integrated project contributes to the objects of this Act;
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(c) develop and adopt one or more project plans, including feasibility, financial, procurement, operational and maintenance plans, setting out actions, targets and periods of time for the strategic integrated project and submit the plans to the Commission for approval;
(d) identify and ensure compliance with the laws applicable to the strategic integrated project;
(e) determine the approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions or exemptions required to implement the strategic integrated project;
(f) ensure that all appropriate persons are appointed as members of the steering committee;
(g) take all reasonable steps that will assist any relevant authority required to decide an approval, authorisation, license, permission or exemption to take such decision;
(h) facilitate the implementation of the strategic integrated project; (i) report on a monthly basis progress on all phases of the planning, development
and implementation of a strategic integrated project to the Secretariat and make such other reports as the Secretariat may request; and
(j) bring to the attention of the Secretariat challenges or matters that it is unable to resolve for resolution or direction, including proposed remedial actions for consideration by the Secretariat.
(2) Each member of the steering committee must evaluate the strategic integrated project from the perspective of his or her area of expertise and—
(a) identify what is required for the expeditious and effective implementation; (b) identify challenges presented by the strategic integrated project that will
impede or delay the implementation of the project, and identify associated remedial actions required;
(c) identify amendments required to the strategic integrated project to ensure proper implementation; and
(d) identify the amendments required to be effected to the strategic integrated project to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
(3) The Secretariat may issue guidelines relating to the manner in which effect must be given to subsections (1) and (2).
Approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions and exemptions
15. (1) (a)When the steering committee has identified the approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions and exemptions required to enable the implementation of the strategic integrated project, it shall inform, without any delay, the applicant to submit all applications simultaneously to allow for concurrent consideration by the persons authorised by the relevant laws to take the applicable decisions. (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an application which cannot be submitted
simultaneously because prior authorisation is required, must be submitted at the earliest opportunity after such authorisation is obtained. (2) A member of the steering committee referred to in section 12(1)(a), must do
everything possible within his or her power to ensure that an application— (a) complies with applicable legislative and other requirements; and (b) includes all relevant information to enable the relevant authority to consider
the application without delay. (3) A member of the steering committee referred to in section 12(1)(a) must monitor
the processing of the application and report to the steering committee any undue delays and regulatory concerns emerging for exploration or consideration of solutions thereto. (4) If the approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption is not granted the
relevant authority must provide reasons for such refusal to the steering committee and the applicant. (5) The steering committee must, without delay, report to the Secretariat the outcomes
of all applications for approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions and exemptions.
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Steering committees and procedures
16. (1) The Council may determine any matter necessary for the proper functioning of steering committees.
(2) Subject to subsection (1), a steering committee may determine its own procedures to be followed at its meetings. (3) (a) The Minister who chairs a strategic integrated project contemplated in thisAct
must cause to provide a steering committee with such secretarial or administrative support and with accommodation and work related facilities as may reasonably be required for the proper functioning of the steering committee or may, by agreement with the Minister, request the Department to provide such facilities and support. (b) The costs relating to the functioning of a steering committee are borne by
the Department of the Minister who chairs unless otherwise agreed as set out in paragraph (a).
Part 5
Processes
Processes relating to implementation of strategic integrated projects
17. (1) Whenever any strategic integrated project is implemented in terms of this Act any processes relating to such implementation, including processes relating to any application for any approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption and processes relating to any consultation and participation required by the relevant laws must, as far as it is possible and in order to expedite the matter, run concurrently. (2) Notwithstanding any other law, the processes set out in Schedule 2 provide a
framework and guide for the implementation of any strategic integrated project, but the time-frames in Schedule 2 may not be exceeded. (3)An executing authority may extend the period for completing any process listed in
Schedule 2 involving public consultation if the relevant official makes a written request to the executing authority, provided that the relevant executing authority shall inform the Council within five days of such decision, with reasons for the extension. (4) No decision made in respect of any matter contemplated by subsection (1) is
invalid merely because it was made outside the relevant period in Schedule 2 or any extended period in terms of subsection (3).
Environmental assessments
18. Whenever an environmental assessment is required in respect of a strategic integrated project, such assessment must be done in terms of the National Environmen- tal Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), with specific reference to Chapter 5.
Part 6
General provisions
Reporting by Minister
19. (1) The Minister must, on a quarterly basis, report to the Council and to the Management Committee on each strategic integrated project. (2) The report contemplated in subsection (1) must be in the form and contain the
information determined by the Council.
Delegation and assignment
20. (1) The Minister may delegate or assign any power granted to or duty imposed upon him or her in terms of this Act to an officer in the Department, except the power to make regulations.
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(2) A power or duty so delegated or assigned must be exercised or performed in accordance with the directions of the Minister, who may at any time withdraw such delegation. (3) A delegation or assignment under subsection (1) does not prevent the Minister
from exercising the power or performing the duty in question himself or herself. (4) (a) Subject to paragraph (c), a member of a steering committee may exercise or
perform any power or duty on behalf of the organ of state he or she represents, if such power or duty is delegated or assigned to the member of the steering committee by virtue of any law. (b) The head of an organ of state may, for the purposes of paragraph (a) and in so far
as legislation administered by that organ of state does not provide for a delegation or assignment of a power or duty contemplated in that paragraph, delegate or assign the power or duty to the relevant member of the steering committee by virtue of this subsection. (c) The power to grant an approval, authorisation, licence, permission or exemption
may not be delegated in terms of this section.
Regulations, guidelines and targets
21. (1) The Minister may, in consultation with the Council, make regulations regarding—
(a) any matter that may or must be prescribed in terms of this Act; (b) the criteria that must be applied in the implementation of a strategic integrated
project, relating to— (i) skills development; (ii) Green Economy; (iii) employment creation; (iv) youth employment; (v) rural development; (vi) Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment, in particular in relation to
women and persons with disabilities; and (vii) local industrialisation;
(c) the monetary values in respect of strategic integrated projects, contemplated in section 7;
(d) subject to section 22, transitional arrangements applicable to strategic integrated projects in existence immediately prior to the date of commence- ment of this Act, which projects are listed in Schedule 3; and
(e) generally, any ancillary or incidental administrative or procedural matter which is necessary or expedient to prescribe for the proper implementation or administration of this Act.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may set guidelines or targets relating to criteria set out in subsection (1)(b). (3) The Minister must consult with the relevant Minister in making regulations
relating to the criteria set out in subsection (1)(b), or in setting guidelines or targets relating to the criteria set out in that subsection.
Transitional arrangements and savings
22. (1) The strategic integrated projects which exist when this Act commences, listed in Schedule 3, are deemed to be strategic integrated projects contemplated in section 8(1)(a) with effect from the commencement date of this Act. (2)Any SIP coordinator, steering or technical committee which had been appointed in
respect of a strategic integrated project prior to the commencement of thisAct and which existed immediately prior to the date of commencement of this Act continues to exist and must be regarded as having been appointed in terms of this Act.
Short title and commencement
23. This Act is called the Infrastructure Development Act, 2014, and takes effect on a date determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.
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SCHEDULE 1
(Section 7(1)(a))
Public installations, structures, facilities, systems, services or processes in respect of which projects may be designated as strategic integrated projects
National and international airports
Communication and information technology installations
Education institutions
Electricity transmission and distribution
Health care facilities
Human settlements and related infrastructure and facilities
Economic facilities
Mines
Oil or gas pipelines, refineries or other installations
Ports and harbours
Power stations or installations for harnessing any source of energy
Productive rural and agricultural infrastructure
Public roads
Public transport
Railways
Sewage works and sanitation
Waste infrastructure
Water works and water infrastructure
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SCHEDULE 2
(Section 17(2))
Process and periods of time
1. Period for submitting application and project plan measured from approval by steering committee of project plan. 7 days
2. Period for public consultation on the application and project plan. 30 days
3. Period for application and project plan to be amended and submitted to the relevant authority for consideration and approval. 52 days
4. Period for submission to the relevant authority of detailed development and mitigation plan based on an approved project plan 60 days
5. Period for public consultation on the development and mitigation plan and review by relevant authority. 44 days
6. Period for relevant authority to consider and assess development and mitigation plan and make final regulatory decision. 57 days
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SCHEDULE 3
(Section 22(1))
Strategic integrated projects which exist when this Act commences
1. SIP 1: Unlocking the northern mineral belt with Waterberg as catalyst
2. SIP 2: Durban-Free State-Gauteng logistics and industrial corridor
3. SIP 3: South-Eastern node and corridor development
4. SIP 4: Unlocking the economic opportunities in the North West Province
5. SIP 5: Saldanha-Northern Cape development corridor
6. SIP 6: Integrated municipal infrastructure project
7. SIP 7: Integrated urban space and public transport programme
8. SIP 8: Green energy in support of the South African economy
9. SIP 9: Electricity generation to support socio-economic development
10. SIP 10: Electricity transmission and distribution for all
11. SIP 11: Agri-logistics and rural infrastructure
12. SIP 12: Revitalisation of public hospitals and other health facilities
13. SIP 13: National school build programme
14. SIP 14: Higher education infrastructure
15. SIP 15: Expanding access to communication technology
16. SIP 16: SKA and Meerkat
17. SIP 17: Regional integration for African cooperation and development
18. SIP 18: Water and sanitation infrastructure
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