National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Act 24 of 2001
Government Gazette 22832 THE PRESIDENCY No. 1190 13 November 2001 It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act which is hereby published for general information:- No. 24 of 2001: National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Act, 2001. Act No. 24, 2001 NATIONAL HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE AMENDMENT ACT, 2001 GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE: Words in bold type indicate omissions from existing enactments. (English text signed by the President.) (Assented to 30 October 2001.) ACT To amend the National Health Laboratory Service Act, 2000, so as to provide for pension options to employees of bodies that are to be replaced by the National Health Laboratory Service; and to provide for matters connected therewith. BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:- Addition of item X to Schedule to Act 37 of 2000 1. The following item is hereby added to the Schedule to the National Health Laboratory Service Act, 2000: "Pension options 8. (1) An employee contemplated in item 2 who is a member of- (a) a pension scheme registered in terms of the Pension Funds Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956), must transfer to a pension scheme to be established by the Service and such a transfer takes place in terms of section 14 of that Act; (b) the Government Employees Pension Fund may- (i) become a dormant member of such Fund;
(ii) remain an active member of such Fund; or (iii) become a member of a pension scheme to be established by the Service. (2) For the purposes of the Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No. 58 of 1962), no change of employer is deemed to have taken place when an employee's pension choice changes in terms of this item.". Short title and commencement 2. This Act is called the National Health Laboratory Service Amendment Act, 2001, and comes into operation on a date determined by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.