Public “hearings” were held by the Provincial Legislatures during the course of February to April 2018. The The AARTO Amendment Bill, 2015 [B38B-2015] was then passed to the National Council of Provinces for further amendment.
The AARTO Amendment Bill, 2015 [B38D-2015] was assented to and signed by the President on 13 August 2019. It is now known as the AARTO Amendment Act, No. 4 of 2019 and will come into effect on a date to be proclaimed by the President in the Government Gazette.