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South Africa COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

South Africa

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Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Friday 20 November 2020

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Extension of a National State of Disaster (Covid-19)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued a Notice to extend the national state of disaster to 15 December 2020.

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Published in Terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Notice Number: 1225

Publication Date: 14 November 2020

Effective Date: 14 November 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Sunday 15 November 2020

Labour Relations Act, 1995: National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry: Extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Main Collective Agreement

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has published a notice relating to COVID-19 health and safety standards in workplaces.

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Published in Terms of Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Gazette Number: GG 43872

Notice Number: 642

Publication Date: 6 November 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 29 October 2020

Disaster Management Act: Amendment of directions issued in terms of regulation 4(8) of the Regulations made under section 27(2) of the Act: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs has issued Directions in order to prevent and combat the spread of COVID -19 that amend and repeal certain parts of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19. 

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Published in Terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43843

Notice Number: GN 1142

Publication Date: 23 October 2020

Effective Date: 23 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Mandeni Local Municipality - By-laws Relating to Parks, Open Spaces and Management of Trees, 2020

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The Municipal Council of Mandeni has issued a By-law relating to parks, open spaces, and the management of trees.

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Published in Terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: PG 2232

Notice Number: MN 79

Publication Date: 15 October 2020

Effective Date: 15 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued regulations that amend the Disaster Management Regulations issued in terms of section 27 of the Act. 

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Published in Terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: 43825

Notice Number: 1104

Publication Date: 21 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 15 October 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Extension of a National State of Disaster (Covid-19)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published an Extension of the National State of Disaster (COVID-19). 

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Gazette Number: GG 43808

Notice Number: 1090

Publication Date: 14 October 2020

Effective Date: 14 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 8 October 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Sport, Arts and Culture

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The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture has published amendments to the Directions surrounding the prevention of COVID-19 in sports, arts and culture.  

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Gazette Number: 43776

Notice Number: 1062

Publication Date: 7 October 2020

Effective Date: 7 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to Biodiversity Auctions

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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has issued Directions to minimise the threat of spreading COVID-19 during the conducting of live biodiversity auctions.  

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Gazette Number: 43778

Notice Number: 1064

Publication Date: 7 October 2020

Effective Date: 7 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Disaster Management Act: Amendment of regulations issued in terms of section 27(2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs in South Africa has amended the Disaster Management Act 2002 to permit some sporting and culture events in countries with a low infection rate. 

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Gazette Number: GG 43763

Notice Number: GN 1053

Publication Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 5 October 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Consolidated Direction on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in certain workplaces

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has issued consolidated directions on occupational health and safety measures to be taken in workplaces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Gazette Number: 43751

Notice Number: 1031

Publication Date: 1 October 2020

Effective Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Cross Border Road Transport Services Directions

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The Minister of Transport has issued directions to address, prevent, and combat the spread of the COVID-19 in cross-border road transport. 

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Gazette Number: 43754

Notice Number: 1034

Publication Date: 1 October 2020

Effective Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment to the Sea Ports Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 at Sea Ports for Alert Level 1

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The Minister of Transport has published amendments to the Directions on Sea Ports to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID -19 at sea ports. 

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Gazette Number: 43753

Notice Number: 1033

Publication Date: 1 October 2020

Effective Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment to the Air Services Directions: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services for Alert Level 1

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The Minister of Transport has issued amendments to the Directives On Aviation Transport to respond to the COVID 19 pandemic to regulate international and domestic flights. 

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Gazette Number: 43752

Notice Number: 1032

Publication Date: 1 October 2020

Effective Date: 1 October 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (8) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to prevent and Combat the Spread of Covid-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs has issued a regulation that amends the Directions issued by the Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Gazette Number: 43749

Notice Number: 1029

Publication Date: 30 September 2020

Effective Date: 30 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 24 September 2020

Disaster Management Act: Amendment on risk adjusted strategy for tourism facilities, services and products issued in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the regulations: Guidelines to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Tourism has published amendments to the Directions on Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products. 

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Gazette Number: GG 43731

Notice Number: GN 514

Publication Date: 23 September 2020

Effective Date: 23 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 23 September 2020

Disaster Management Act as amended: Mandating of a short code for the National Emergency Services

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The Independent Communications Authority have issued a notice to mandate a service code for the COVID-19 national emergency services centre during the National State of Disaster.

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Gazette Number: GG 43729

Notice Number: GN 512

Publication Date: 22 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published an amendment to the Regulations to allow gatherings at cinemas and theatres under certain conditions. 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GG 43727

Notice Number: GN 1011

Publication Date: 20 September 2020

Effective Date: 21 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act: Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs announces when Alert Level 1 will apply nationally.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43719

Notice Number: GN 998

Publication Date: 18 September 2020

Effective Date: 21 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 2002 to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43725

Notice Number: GN 999

Publication Date: 18 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 18 September 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (7), 60 of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the Public Transport Services

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The Minister of Transport has issued a Direction that addresses the permitted passenger capacity of game drive vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GG 43716

Notice Number: GN 996

Publication Date: 16 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 17 September 2020

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulations 4 (7) and 60 (2) (a) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the Air Services

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The Minister of Transport has issued directions on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GG 43717

Notice Number: GN 997

Publication Date: 16 September 2020

Effective Date: 16 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 10 September 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of directions on Air Services: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Transport has issued directions on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in Air Services.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GG 43695

Notice Number: GN 969

Publication Date: 9 September 2020

Effective Date: 9 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57:2002)- Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 regulation to National Environmental Management permits and licences

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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has issued Directions, with effect from 9 September 2020, regarding measures to contain and minimise the effects of COVID-19 relating to national environmental management permits and licences by extending the timeframes for actions to be taken on certain decisions and processes.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43696

Notice Number: GN 970

Publication Date: 9 September 2020

Effective Date: 9 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 9 September 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (C19 TERS) Direction, 2020

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has issued a direction that extends COVID-19 TERS benefits for certain categories of employee.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GN 43693

Notice Number: GN 968

Publication Date: 7 September 2020

Effective Date: 16 September 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Amendment of Directions issued in Terms of Regulation 4(7), read with 41(1)(b), of the Regulation made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002): Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 at Sea Ports

Highlight:

The Department of Transport has published changes to the measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the sea ports.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GN 43629

Notice Number: GN 895

Publication Date: 21 August 2020

Effective Date: 20 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 26 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002), as amended: Fifth Amendment Directions issued by Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs has issued a Government Notice with effect from the 25 August 2020 that amends the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (No. 57 of 2002) to include services that are to be rendered under Alert Level 2.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 (GN 416)

Gazette Number: GN 43650

Notice Number: GN 923

Publication Date: 25 August 2020

Effective Date: 25 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Air Services Directions

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The Minister of Transport has published amendments to the Direction on the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GN 43651

Notice Number: GN 924

Publication Date: 25 August 2020

Effective Date: 26 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Public Transport Directions

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The Minister of Transport has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the public transport services.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002

Gazette Number: GN 43652

Notice Number: GN 925

Publication Date: 25 August 2020

Effective Date: 25 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of directions on risk adjusted strategy for tourism facilities, services and products and guidelines to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

Highlight:

The Minister of Tourism has published amendments to the Directions on Risk-Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: GN 43653

Notice Number: GN 452

Publication Date: 25 August 2020

Effective Date: 25 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 18 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued a notice to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that extends the national state of disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GN No 43616

Notice Number: 889

Publication Date: 15 August 2020

Effective Date: 15 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Determination of Alert Level

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued a notice that orders that Alert Level 2 will apply across South Africa from 00h01 on 18 August 2020 and places restrictions on gatherings and economic activity.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GN No 43620

Notice Number: 891

Publication Date: 17 August 2020

Effective Date: 18 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 14 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002: Covid-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (C19 Ters) Direction, 2020

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has issued a notice that provides financial relief of at least R 3500 to employees who cannot work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: No. 43611

Notice Number: R. 878

Publication Date: 13 August 2020

Effective Date: 27 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 10 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment directions in terms of regulation 4(1)(a) Disaster Management: Measures to address, prevent and combat spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Health has issued new directions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that amend the Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: No. 43600

Notice Number: R. 868

Publication Date: 7 August 2020

Effective Date: 7 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 7 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Allowing Sporting Events, Training and Matches to Resume, including Opening of Libraries, Museums, Cinemas, Theatres, Galleries and Archives in Compliance with measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of Covid-19

Highlight:

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture has issued directions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that allow sports events and training to resume and museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres and libraries to open subject to certain conditions.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: No. 43584

Notice Number: 852

Publication Date: 6 August 2020

Effective Date: 6 August 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 4 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued regulations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that amend the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: No. 43577

Notice Number: 846

Publication Date: 31 July 2020

Effective Date: 31 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 3 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Fourth Amendment Directions issued by Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa has issued directions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that extend the period of validity of visas and permits.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: No. 43572

Notice Number: 843

Publication Date: 31 July 2020

Effective Date: 31 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of Covid-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector

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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has issued directions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by amending the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480)

Gazette Number: No. 43564

Notice Number: 822

Publication Date: 28 July 2020

Effective Date: 28 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 24 July 2020

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (130/1993): Directive on compensation for workplace acquired novel corona virus disease (COVID 19)

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has published a directive that replaces the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993: Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) under Act as amended, on which you were notified on 24 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993 (COIDA)

Gazette Number: No. 43540

Notice Number: 387

Publication Date: 23 July 2020

Effective Date: 23 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 14 July 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Further Extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has a Notice that extends the national state of disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43524

Notice Number: GN 765

Publication Date: 13 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 13 July 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued regulations with effect from 12 July 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that require people to wear face masks in public places and prohibit the sale of liquor and tobacco among other measures.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG 43521

Notice Number: GN 763

Publication Date: 12 July 2020

Effective Date: 12 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Labour Relations Act (66/1995 as amended): Notice published by the Essential Services Committee (‘the Committee’) in terms of section 71, read with section 70 (2) (a) of the Act

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The Essential Services Committee of South Africa has issued a notice to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that launches an investigation into whether certain services are essential services and invites representations from interested parties. Interested parties must indicate their intention to make representations on or before 3 August 2020.

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Published in terms of Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

Gazette Number: GG 43514

Notice Number: GN 374

Publication Date: 10 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 7 July 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Third Amendment Directions issued by Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs of South Africa has issued directions to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that provides for certain services to be offered by the Department of Home Affairs during Alert Level 3.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43504

Notice Number: GN749

Publication Date: 3 July 2020

Effective Date: 3 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued directions that require municipalities to carry out their functions while implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and require municipalities to recommence certain activities.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43503

Notice Number: GN748

Publication Date: 3 July 2020

Effective Date: 3 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Allowing Sporting Events, Training and Matches to Resume, including opening of Libraries, Museums, Cinemas, Theatres, Galleries and Archives in Compliance with Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Highlight:

The Minister of Sports, Art and Culture of South Africa has issued directions to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that allow the reopening of certain sporting facilities.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43507

Notice Number: GN751

Publication Date: 6 July 2020

Effective Date: 6 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 3 July 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of the Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (5) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Social Development has published directions to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that amend the Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (5) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43494

Notice Number: GN727

Publication Date: 2 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (7) (b), read with Regulation 43 (1) (a), of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services

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The Minister of Transport of South Africa has issued directions with effect from 2 July 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that prohibit all international passenger flights without authorization from the Minister and permit domestic passenger flights for specified purposes to and from specified airports.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43493

Notice Number: GN726

Publication Date: 2 July 2020

Effective Date: 2 July 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 29 June 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The authority has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2) of the Act.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43476

Notice Number: GN714

Publication Date: 25 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 (GN 697)

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The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa has issued directions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 19 June 2020 that allow maintenance and construction work on energy projects to resume following strict safety, hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing protocols.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43460

Notice Number: GN697

Publication Date: 19 June 2020

Effective Date: 19 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 15 June 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Highlight:

The Minister of Home Affairs has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002.

The amendments:

-substitute Paragraph 15, detailing travel restrictions for citizens and permanent residents
-insert Paragraoh 17E, providing for services to be rendered by the Department of Health under Alert Level 3; and
-insert Sections 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, detailing visa requirements and special permits.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43420

Notice Number: GN664

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

Effective Date: 10 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 8 June 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to National Environmental Management Permits and Licences (GN 650)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions to curtail the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster, and in particular to provide directions to ensure fair licensing processes and public participation processes.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43412

Notice Number: GN650

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions for Alert Level 3 Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Forestry Sector

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions to curtail the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster, and to ensure fair processes, especially with regard to specified licencing, evaluation of licence applications, inspections and issuing of licenses in terms of the National Forests Act.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43411

Notice Number: GN649

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector (GN 647)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions that intend to:

-ensure fair processes relating to permits, registrations, and Certificates during Alert Level 3; and
-provide direction in respect of the carrying out of certain activities by the biodiversity sector in ternis of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 and any applicable provincial conservation legislation during Alert Level 3.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43409

Notice Number: GN647

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors (GN 648)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions which apply to:

-mariculture, commercial and small-scale fishing rights, permits and exemptions
-commercial and small-scale fishing vessel licences
-fish-processing establishments' rights, permits and exemptions
-permits or exemptions to import or export fish; and
-recreational fishing.

Cognisant of the health risks associated with COVID-19, all fishing is allowed during Alert Level 3, including recreational fishing, except for charter fishing.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43410

Notice Number: GN648

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has extended the national state of disaster to 15 July 2020, taking into account the need to continue augmenting the existing mitigation measures undertaken by organs of state to address the impact of the disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43408

Notice Number: GN646

Publication Date: 5 June 2020

Effective Date: 5 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 5 June 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Consolidated COVID-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace (GN 639)

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labour has published a consolidated Direction that applies to employers and workers in respect of:

-the manufacturing, supply or provision of essential goods or essential services; and

-any workplace permitted to continue or commence operations before the expiry of the Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act.

Every employer must check regularly on the websites of the National Department of Health, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, and the National Institute for Occupational Health whether any additional PPE is required or recommended in any guidelines, given the nature of the workplace or the nature of a worker’s duties.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43400

Notice Number: GN639

Publication Date: 4 June 2020

Effective Date: 4 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 2 June 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (7)(b) read with Regulations 43 of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published amendments to a Direction on which you were previously notified, which are applicable to all air service operators, foreign nationals, and crew in respective of the risk category of the country of origin as well as South African citizens and permanent residents.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43375

Notice Number: GN615

Publication Date: 30 May 2020

Effective Date: 1 June 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 29 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots

Highlight:

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published amendments to Directions.

The amendments deal with the insertion of Chapter 4, detailing Alert Level 3, which will apply nationally from 1 June 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43364

Notice Number: GN608

Publication Date: 28 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 28 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of the Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published amendments.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43355

Notice Number: GN596

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme Benefit (C19 Ters), Direction 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labor has amended Directions.

The amendments make provisions for the payment of benefits to workers who have lost income or have been required to take annual leave in terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43353

Notice Number: GN595

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Effective Date: 26 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 25 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions on the determination of the commencement of services and extension for the validity period of learner's licenses, driving license cards, licence discs, professional driving permits and the registration of motor vehicles (GN 544)

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

These Directions are applicable to all holders of learner's licences, driver's licences, motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permit and roadworthy certificates and professional driving permits issued with a safety permit in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 93 of 1996.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43339

Notice Number: GN544

Publication Date: 20 May 2020

Effective Date: 20 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 20 May 2020

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996: Guidelines for a Mandatory Code of Practice on the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak (GN 280)

Highlight:

The Chief Inspector of Mines has published guidelines to assist employers as far as reasonably practicable to establish and maintain a COVID-19 prevention, mitigation and management programme at mines.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43335

Notice Number: GN280

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

Effective Date: 25 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 18 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 (GN 542)

Highlight:

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has published Directions to provide for the continuous supply of energy and petroleum products to society, and to allow maintenance and construction work for energy projects to resume under strict safety, hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing protocols.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43331

Notice Number: GN542

Publication Date: 15 May 2020

Effective Date: 15 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme (C19 Ters), 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labour has published amendments to a Directive that you were previously notified on. 

The amendments detail that an employer whose employees are entitled to receive Covid-19 benefits provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund during the period of lockdown from a bargaining council or entity, may not make an application in terms of the Scheme and the employees of that employer may not receive any payment in terms of the Scheme other than through the bargaining council or entity.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43330

Notice Number: GN541

Publication Date: 15 May 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Relation to Recycling of Waste (GN539)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions that intend to ensure fair processes, and related procedures during Alert Level 4 for the recycling of glass, paper, plastic, metal and tyres and other waste streams as contemplated in Annexure 3 and 4 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008 - National Waste Information Regulations, 2012.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43325

Notice Number: GN539

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19, in particular relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors (GN 538)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions to provide information for the freshwater and marine fishing sectors in terms of the alleviation provided in Part A of Table 1 of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480) as it pertains to fishing activities.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43324

Notice Number: GN538

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector (GN 537)

Highlight:

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published Directions to provide clarity in respect of the carrying out of activities by the biodiversity sector in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 10 of 2004, the National Environmental Management - Protected Areas Act, 57 Of 2003 and any applicable provincial conservation legislation in respect of activities and services that have been declared essential or are permitted during Alert Level 4.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43323

Notice Number: GN537

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulations 4(7), 20 (1) and 20 (2) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Railway Operations

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published amendments to Regulations that you were previously notified on that are applicable to all rail operators issued with a safety permit in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act, 16 of 2002.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43322

Notice Number: GN536

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 15 May 2020
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions Regarding e-Commerce Sales during Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster

Highlight:

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has published Directions to provide instruction on the goods which may be transacted through e-Commerce platforms and the protocols which must be observed by retailers, couriers or delivery services and customers in respect of goods transacted through e-Commerce.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43321

Notice Number: GN535

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation

Highlight:

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Directions to facilitate the movement of persons and goods across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43320

Notice Number: GN534

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (9) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Highlight:

The Minister of Small Business Development has issued Directions in order to assist micro and small businesses trading in permitted services, to comply with the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 480).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43306

Notice Number: GN522

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Effective Date: 12 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 14 May 2020

Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996: Mine Health & Safety Inspectorate: Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Mitigation and Management of COVID-19 Outbreak

Highlight:

The Chief Inspector of Mines intends to publish guidelines to prepare and implement a code or codes of practice, to mitigate the effect of the outbreak of Covid-19 on the health and safety of employees and persons who may be directly affected by the disease at mines.

Interested and affected persons are invited to submit written comments on the draft guidelines, which must reach the Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines by 14 May 2020.

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Published in terms of Mine Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996

Gazette Number: GG43304

Notice Number: GN262

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations made under the Act

Highlight:

The Acting Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions Issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act (GN 417).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43299

Notice Number: GN516

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Effective Date: 8 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 11 May 2020

National Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation

Highlight:

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued Directions relating to the movement of persons and goods.

The purpose of the Directions is to facilitate the movement of persons and goods within and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43293

Notice Number: GN513

Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Effective Date: 7 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Wednesday 6 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Direction by the Minister of Finance in terms of the Regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of section 27 (2) of the Act

Highlight:

The Minister of Finance, under the Alert Level 4, has determined that essential financial services include services required to comply with an obligation imposed by or to exercise a right afforded in terms of a tax Act, whether provided by an external service provider or directly by a taxpayer, trader or an employee of a taxpayer or trader in respect of the taxpayer or trader’s affairs. 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43266

Notice Number: GN487

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Competition Act 89 of 1998: Expansion of the Scope of COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published amendments to the Competition Act 89 of 1998: Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020 (GN 355).

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Published in terms of Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number: GG43208

Notice Number: GN502

Publication Date: 5 May 2020

Effective Date: 5 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005: the ICT COVID–19 National Disaster Amendment Regulations

Highlight:

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has published amendments to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000: Information and Communications Technology ("ICT") COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (GN 238).

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Published in terms of Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Gazette Number: GG43279

Notice Number: GN252

Publication Date: 5 May 2020

Effective Date: 5 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Tuesday 5 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Sea Ports Directions, 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

These Directions are applicable to all nine commercial ports in terms of the National Ports Act, 12 of 2005.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43275

Notice Number: GN496

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Preventative Measures in the Railway Operations (COVID19 Control Measures on the Operations by Rail) Directions, 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

These Directions are applicable to all rail operators issued with a safety permit in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act, 16 of 2002 and are valid for the duration of the declared national state of disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43273

Notice Number: GN494

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID19: Air Freight Operations Directions, 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 that are appilcable to all Air Services Operators and Air Services Facilities.

These directions are valid for the duration of the declared national state of disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43271

Notice Number: GN492

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Preventative Measures in the Railway Operations (COVID19 Control Measures on the Operations by Rail) Directions, 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Transport has published Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19.

These Directions are applicable to all rail operators issued with a safety permit in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act, 16 of 2002 and are valid for the duration of the declared national state of disaster.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43273

Notice Number: GN494

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (C19 TERS), 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labour has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (GN 215).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43265

Notice Number: GN486

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Monday 4 May 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions on the once-off movement of person

Highlight:

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Directions in order to regulate the once-off movement of persons who were not at their place of residence or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between provinces, metropolitan and district areas during the lockdown, and are permitted, on a once-off basis, to return to their places of residence or work.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43621

Notice Number: GN482

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 1 May 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Friday 1 May 2020

Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965: Exclusion of Schedule 2, Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 Substances from the Operation of Certain Provisions of the Act

Highlight:

The Minister of Health has published the exclusion, which excludes Schedule 2, Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 substances from the requirement in section 22A(6)(f) of the Act that such substances may be dispensed for no longer than six months.

The exemption is effective immediately for a period not exceeding eighteen months from the date of signature of the Notice (24 April 2020).

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Published in terms of Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965

Gazette Number: 43260

Notice Number: 481

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 24 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Thursday 30 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 and Measures for the Protection and Safety of Persons

Highlight:

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has published Directions which intend to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 and alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster for the protection and safety of persons.

In inserting section 11K within the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318), every employer conducting mining operations and activities at a mine, must implement appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of workers in respect of COVID-19.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43256

Notice Number: GN250

Publication Date: 29 April 2020

Effective Date: 29 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Covid-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covid-19 (C19 OHS), 2020

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labour has published a Directive that applies to employers and workers in respect of:

-the manufacturing, supply or provision of essential goods or essential services; and
-any workplace permitted to continue or commence operations before the expiry of the Regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act.

Every employer must check regularly on the websites of the National Department of Health, National Institute of Communicable Diseases, and the National Institute for Occupational Health whether any additional PPE is required or recommended in any guidelines, given the nature of the workplace or the nature of a worker’s duties.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43257

Notice Number: GN479

Publication Date: 29 April 2020

Effective Date: 29 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


 

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2) of the Act

Highlight:

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published Regulations that repeal the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318).

The Regulations (published on 29 April 2020 (GG43258, GN480)) detail:

-general measures that must be taken to contain the spread of COVID-19
-obligations of employers to provide every employee who may come into direct contact with members of the public as part of their duties with a cloth face mask
-prohibition on the refusal of medical examination, prophylaxis, treatment, isolation and quarantine
-isolation or quarantine of persons
-contact tracing procedures
-release of resources by the Department of Defence
-shelters and sites identified by the State during the national state of disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020
-Emergency Procurement Procedures
-resolution of disputes.
-Lockdown Alert Level 4

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43258

Notice Number: GN480

Publication Date: 29 April 2020

Effective Date: 29 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

Copyright: © 2014 Government Printing Works


Last Updated: Saturday 25 April 2020

Draft Framework for Consultation on COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy

Highlight:

The South African Government has published a draft framework that intends to bring different sectors of the economy under the various levels of the Lockdown back to work as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Note that the classification of sectors in the draft framework follows the Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) as published by Statistics South Africa. Where an entire division is permitted, it should be assumed that all sub-groupings are permitted as well. Where only certain sub-groupings are specifically permitted within a division, it should be assumed that other sub-groupings are not.

In the document, when moving between levels, the green text means additions or changes from the prior level. For example, Level 4 will add forestry and related services to Agriculture.

Sectors and business organisations / trade unions and members of the public are invited to submit comments on the schedule of services to be phased in as per the COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy to be implemented with effect from 1 May 2020.

Feedback and / or comments should be submitted in via email to lockdowncomments@cogta.gov.za by 12h00, on Monday, 27 April 2020.

South Africa will be moving to level 4 economic activity as of 1 May 2020 therefore comments particularly on the proposals as contained in Level 4 are encouraged.

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Published in terms of Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Publication Date: 25 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-25-Permitted-goods-services-and-movement-Public-Comments-Version-1.pdf

Copyright: © COVID-19 South African Online Portal. All Rights Reserved


Last Updated: Friday 24 April 2020

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa's Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Highlight:

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, South African President Ramaphosa gave a statement on South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Amongst other things, the statement declares that beyond 30 April 2020, South Africa will begin a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity.

A risk adjusted strategy will be implemented, through which a deliberate and cautious approach to the easing of current lockdown restrictions will be taken. This approach is guided by the advice from scientists who have advised that an abrupt and uncontrolled lifting of restrictions could cause a massive resurgence in infections.

To ensure that the response to the pandemic is as precise and targeted as possible, there will be a national level and separate levels for each province, district and metro in the country.

As part of this approach, there will be five coronavirus levels: 

-Level 5 means that drastic measures are required to contain the spread of the virus to save lives
-Level 4 means that some activity can be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions required to limit community transmission and outbreaks
-Level 3 involves the easing of some restrictions, including on work and social activities, to address a high risk of transmission
-Level 2 involves the further easing of restrictions, but the maintenance of physical distancing and restrictions on some leisure and social activities to prevent a resurgence of the virus; and
-Level 1 means that most normal activity can resume, with precautions and health guidelines followed at all times.

The National Coronavirus Command Council has determined that the national coronavirus alert level will be lowered from level 5 to level 4 with effect from 1 May 2020. This means that some activity will be allowed to resume subject to extreme precautions to limit community transmission and outbreaks. Some businesses will be allowed to resume operations under specific conditions. Every business will have to adhere to detailed health and safety protocols to protect their employees, and workplace plans will be put in place to enable disease surveillance and prevent the spread of the infection.

All businesses that are permitted to resume operations will be required to do so in a phased manner, first preparing the workplace for a return to operations, followed by the return of the workforce in batches of no more than one-third. In some cases, a sector will not be able to return to full production during Level 4 while the risk of infection remains high.

These will be spelt out next week following a final round of consultations and the relevant Ministers will provide a detailed briefing on the classification of industries and how each is affected at each level.

All industry bodies will be given an opportunity to consider these details and, should they wish, to make submissions before new regulations are gazetted.

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020, has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318).

The amendments create changes to Annexure B, dealing with the categorisation of essential goods and services during lockdown.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43240

Notice Number: GN471

Publication Date: 20 April 2020

Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Friday 17 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020, has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318).

The amendments deal with the:

-closure of schools and partial care facilities
-suspension of visits
-limitation on the sale, dispensing or transportation of liquor
-authority to issue directions
-restriction on the movement of persons and goods
-prohibition on evictions
-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

Additionally the amendments insert Chapter 4, dealing with Energy and petroleum products supply and Mining Operations.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43232

Notice Number: GN465

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

Effective Date: 16 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has published Directions in order to ensure fair processes, relating to licensing, consultation, appeals and compliance processes and reporting requirements during the lockdown period.

The Directions apply to:

-various functionaries exercising powers or performing functions relating to the processes listed in paragraph 5 of the Notice
-all applicants, appellants, holders of rights in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002, companies and interested and affected parties involved in various processes; and
-any other party involved in the processes listed in paragraph 5 of the Notice.

These Directions are effective from 11 April 2020 (the date of publication in the Government Gazette). 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43227

Notice Number: GN462

Publication Date: 11 April 2020

Effective Date: 11 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993: Increase of Maximum Amount of Earnings on which the Assessment of an Employer shall be calculated

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has increased the amount of earnings on which the assessment of the employer is to be calculated in terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993.

R484 200.00 per annum has been prescribed as the maximum amount on which an assessment of an employer is to be calculated on, with effect 01 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993 (COIDA)

Gazette Number: GG43220

Notice Number: GN243

Publication Date: 9 April 2020

Effective Date: 1 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Nursing Act 33 of 2005: Notice regarding Fees payable to the Council in terms of the Regulations regarding Fees and Fines payable to the South African Nursing Council

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The Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council has published amendments to the Regulations Regarding Fees and Fines Payable to the South African Nursing Council, 2013 by including a paragraph detailing that any Nurse Practitioner who wishes to be restored to the register for the sole purpose of rendering health services during the COVID-19 National State of Disaster in the:

-Prevention of COVID-19 and/or
-Prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and/or
-Treatment of patients affected by COVID-19

for the period of the declared National State Disaster shall pay a restoration fee of R 0.00.

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Published in terms of Nursing Act, 33 of 2005

Gazette Number: GG43223

Notice Number: GN52

Publication Date: 9 April 2020

Effective Date: 9 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Friday 9 April 2020
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 (1) (a) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Health has issued Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

The Directions deal with the:

-recruitment and training of Human Resources
-deployment of Human Resources
-provision of health equipment, sanitation materials and medical supplies; and
-waste disposal and sanitation of equipment from quarantine or treatment facility.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43217

Notice Number: GN457

Publication Date: 8 April 2020

Effective Date: 8 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Wednesday 8 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Directive by the Minister of Employment and Labour in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of section 27 (2) of the Act

Highlight:

The Minister of Employment and Labour has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (GN 215) ("the Amendments") on your Libryo.

The Amendments deal with the provisions for the payment of benefits to the Contributors who have lost income due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43216

Notice Number: GN240

Publication Date: 8 April 2020

Effective Date: 8 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act 13 of 2000: Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ("the Authority") has published the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations ("the Regulations"), having given consideration to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions Issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act (GN 417).

The Regulations apply to all authorisations, certificates, applications and registrations made and / or issued in terms of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005, Broadcasting Act and the Postal Services Act.

Amongst others, the Regulations intend to:

-facilitate the dissemination of information required for dealing with the National Disaster
-enable the facilitation of the national response to the National Disaster and post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation
-enable implementation of measures that may be necessary to prevent an escalation of the National Disaster or to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the National Disaster; and
-ensure that there is continuation of the provision of services in the Republic.

The Regulations are effective from 06 April 2020, and remain in effect until termination of the National State of Disaster.

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Published in terms of Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005

Gazette Number: GG43207

Notice Number: GN238

Publication Date: 6 April 2020

Effective Date: 6 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Tuesday 7 April 2020
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of the Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 (7) of the Regulations made in under Section 27 (2) of the Act

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The Minister of Transport has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: National Ports Act (COVID -19 Restrictions on the Movement of Persons and Crew) Directions, 2020 (GN 216) ("the Amendment Regulations") on your Libryo.

The Amendment Regulations deal with the insertion of Section 5A, detailing the:

-prohibition of Passenger Vessels visiting South African Sea Ports
-repatriation of South African Seafarers; and
-evacuation procedures.

This amendment Notice shall come into effect on 07 April 2020 (the date of publication in the Government Gazette).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43211

Notice Number: GN453

Publication Date: 7 April 2020

Effective Date: 7 April 2020

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Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions Issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act (GN 417) ("the Amendment Regulations") on your Libryo. 

The Amendment Regulations deal with the obligation to provide support to the education and health sectors.

The Amendment Regulations are effective from 06 April 2020  (the date of publication in the Government Gazette).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43209

Notice Number: GN451

Publication Date: 6 April 2020

Effective Date: 6 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Competition Act 89 of 1998: Regulations on Competition Tribunal Rules for COVID-19 Excessive Pricing Complaint Referrals

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The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has published the Regulations on Competition Tribunal Rules for COVID-19 Excessive Pricing Complaint Referrals ("the Regulations").

The purpose of the Regulations is to provide for Competition Tribunal rules regulating complaint referrals for alleged contraventions of the Competition Act, 80 of 1998 read with Regulation 4 of the Competition Act 89 of 1998: Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions (GN 350).

The Regulations will apply to any complaint referral that has commenced before the COVID-19 outbreak is declared to no longer be a national disaster.

The Regulations deal with:

-urgent complaint referral procedures
-urgent hearings
-remedies; and
-consent orders.

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Published in terms of Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number: GG43205

Notice Number: GN448

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Monday 6 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Tourism has issued the Measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 ("the Directions").

The Directions provide guidance on the implementation of the provisions relating to the rendering of essential services referred to in Annexure B of the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318) ("the Regulations").

Annexure D of the Regulations provide places and premises that must remain closed to the general public. All establishments falling thereunder must adhere to the following:

-Employers must ensure that all employees at such establishments are trained on the COVID -19 health protocols
-Employers must ensure that the employees have personal protective equipment (PPE) and that all workplace health and safety legal requirements are observed
-Employers must provide all employees rendering essential services with accommodation onsite to enable them to remain in the establishments for the entire duration of the lockdown period
-All the establishments rendering services related to the lockdown, other than quarantine or isolation, must, in writing, obtain approval from the Department of Tourism
-All establishments rendering services in relation to quarantine or isolation are to be confirmed as such by the Health Authorities under the Department of Health working with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure
-An accommodation establishment confirmed or designated as a quarantine or isolation facility, is not permitted to render essential services to any other person besides the people quarantined, isolated or essential service employees therein.

Only approved hotels which provide services related to the lockdown, other than quarantine or isolation, within airport precincts of OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airports, will be allowed to host airline crew for cargo flights bringing essential supplies or flights that are authorised for the evacuation of international tourists.

The Directions come into operation on 02 April 2020 (the date of publication in the Government Gazette).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43200

Notice Number: GN235

Publication Date: 2 April 2020

Effective Date: 2 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Thursday 2 April 2020
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020 has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318) ("the Amendment Regulations") on your Libryo.

The Amendment Regulations deal with the:

-restriction on the movement of persons and goods
-prohibition of public transport
-offences and penalties for non-compliance
-insertion of Chapter 3, detailing Contact Tracing and the establishment of the COVID-19 Tracing Database
-categorisation of essential goods and services during lockdown
-addition of Form 2, providing for the permit to travel to another metropolitan area, district or province; and
-places and premises closed to the public.

The Amendment Regulations are effective from 2 April 2020 (the date of publication in the Gazette).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43199

Notice Number: GN446

Publication Date: 2 April 2020

Effective Date: 2 April 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in terms of Regulation 10 (8) of the Regulations issued in terms of section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to address, prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has issued Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster ("the Directions")

The Directions intend to ensure fair processes, especially relating to licensing processes, public participation processes, appeals processes, reporting requirements and the provision of waste management services during the lockdown period.

The following Directions will apply:

-Directions relating to licences and environmental authorisations as contemplated in the National Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998 (NEMA), the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008 and the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 39 of 2004
-Directions relating to exemptions contemplated in sections 74 to 77 and transfers of waste management licences contemplated in section 52 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008, authorisations issued for the export of waste tyres contemplated in regulation 4(e) of the Waste Tyre Regulations, 2017, and applications for the amendment of orders to remediate contaminated land issued in terms of section 38 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 59 of 2008; and
-Directions relating to reporting as contemplated in regulation 8 of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 - National Atmospheric Emission Reporting Regulations, 2015 and in regulation 7(1) and (2) of the National Environmental Management, 39 of 2004: National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations read with section 53(aA), (o) and (p) of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 39 of 2004.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43190

Notice Number: GN439

Publication Date: 31 March 2020

Effective Date: 31 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of the Directions issued in terms of Regulations 10 (7) of the Regulations made in under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Measures to prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Public Transport Services

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The Minister of Transport has issued amendments to the Measures to prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Public Transport Services (Government Notice No. 412 published in Government Gazette No.43157 of 26 March 2020).

Amongst others, the amendments insert provisions for employers to make arrangements for the transportation of workers who are rendering essentials services as listed in Annexure B of the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318) in line with the operating shifts, work time schedules as determined by the responsible head of operations, Manager, Head of the Department or a person with responsible authority within such institution. 

The operating shifts, work schedules or time table should be stamped and signed by such person with authority.

The amendments are effective from 31 March 2020 (the date of publication in the Gazette).

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43186

Notice Number: GN436

Publication Date: 31 March 2020

Effective Date: 31 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Monday 30 March 2020
Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment Of Directives On Aviation Transport (Disaster Management Act, 2002)

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The Minister of Transport has amended the Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services ("the Amendments"). 

The Amendments add "Cape Town" to the International Airports Designated as Ports of Entry and are ready to handle air cargo and services, under section 6. 

The Amendments are effective from 27 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number GG43176

Notice Number GN423

Publication Date 27 March 2020

Effective Date 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002: Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions Issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has published the Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002: Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions Issued under Regulation 10 (8) of the Act (the "Directions").

The Directions intend to facilitate the availability and use of digital technologies to combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, by, amongst others:

-ensuring the smooth operations of the electronic communications industry as essential services during the disaster period
-imposing social compact obligations on broadcasting service licensees to broadcast public service announcements related to the national effort to combat the spread of COVID -19 and its impact and
-removing obstacles associated with the rapid deployment of electronic communications services.

The Directions are effective as from 26 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number GG43164

Notice Number GN 417

Publication Date 26 March 2020

Effective Date 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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National Ports Act (12/2005): Repealing of the National Ports Act, 2005 (Act No. 12 of 2005); Regulations in terms of section 80 (1) (g) 2020

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The Minister of Transport has repealed the National Ports Act 12 of 2005: National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020 (GN 173) on your Libryo. 

The repeal is effective from 26 March 2020.

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Published in terms of National Ports Act, 12 of 2005

Gazette Number GG43165

Notice Number GN217 of 2020

Publication Date 26 March 2020

Effective Date 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Airport Company Act 44 of 1993: Repeal of the Ministerial Order Regarding International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the Movement of Air Travel) Regulations, 2020

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The Minister of Transport has repealed the International Air Services Act 60 of 1993 and various other Acts: International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the Movement of Air Travel) Regulations, 2020 and other Regulations (GN 175) on your Libryo.

The repeal is effective from 26 March 2020.

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downloadGazette Number: GG43166

Notice Number: GN218

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020 has published amendments to the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318) ("the Amendment Regulations") on your Libryo.

The Amendment Regulations deal with the:

-restriction on the movement of persons and goods
-prohibition of public transport
-deletion of Regulation 11E, detailing the compensation for any loss or damage
-updating of Annexure A, by the substitution for the word "warrant" wherever it appears with the word "order"
-amendment of Annexure B, detailing the categorisation of essential goods and services during lockdown; and
-updating of Annexure D, dealing with the places and premises closed to the public.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43168

Notice Number: GN419

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002: Regulations 10 (7) of the Directions made under sections 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19 in the sea ports

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The Minister of Transport for the Republic of South Africa has published the Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Regulations 10 (7) of the Directions made under sections 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19 in the sea ports (the "Directions").

The Directions intend to provide for the:

-prohibition on cruise ships calling at any of the sea ports
-improvement of hygiene control and sterilization facilities on ships, sea ports and the locations and facilities related thereto and
-implementation of a tracking, tracing and monitoring system at sea ports and reporting thereof.

The Directions also state offences and penalties for non-compliance therewith.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43163

Notice Number: GN216

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions issued by Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

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The Minister of Home Affairs has issued the Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 ("the Directions").

The Directions intend to prescribe temporary measures or steps currently necessary to manage COVID-19 in order to reduce its impact in the Republic by preventing the importation of, and minimising the local transmission of the virus.

The Directions apply to citizens, permanent residents and other foreign nationals to whom the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 applies during the national state of disaster.

Amongst others, the Directions deal with the:

-withdrawal of visas
-suspension of visa exemptions
-refusal of visas
-refusal of admission for foreigners
-admission of citizens and permanent residents
-transit of foreigners through the Republic
-departure of foreigners from the Republic
-visa concessions for foreigners inside the Republic
-airline crew members and emergency medical rescue situations
-travel restrictions for citizens and permanent residents; and
-closure of some Ports of Entry.

The provisions of paragraph 17, relating to the National Lock-Down in the Republic, apply for the duration of the period of the National Lock-Down, and will include any period of extension thereto.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43162

Notice Number: GN416

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has determined that it is necessary to implement steps in respect of the administration of the COVID-19 through the COVID-19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme ("the Directive") to prevent an escalation of the COVID-19 infections funded through the National Disaster Benefit.

During this period of lockdown, companies will have to shut down and employees laid off temporarily. The Government has anticipated that employees may lose income. However, employers are encouraged to continue to pay employees, but where this is not economically possible; a special benefit has been created under the Unemployment Insurance Fund as per the Directive.

Amongst other, the Directive intends to:

-make provision for the payment of benefits to the Contributors who have lost income due to COVID-19 pandemic
-minimise the economic impact of loss of employment because of the COVID-19 pandemic
-contain the spread of COVID-19 during the process of application for benefit
-establish the Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme and set out the application process for benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
-make provision for online applications for benefits.

This Directive shall commence immediately from the date of publication by Minister of Employment and Labour notice in the Gazette (26 March 2020), and remains in operation for a period of 3 (three) months or until they are withdrawn by the Minister, whichever comes first.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43161

Notice Number: GN215

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services

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The Minister of Transport has published the Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Air Services ("the Directions").

The Directions are applicable to all air service operators, foreign nationals, and crew in respective of the risk category of the country of origin as well as South African citizens and permanent residents.

The Directions deal with:

-the prohibition of all international and domestic passenger flights
-designated airports as Ports of Entry for the handling of air cargo
-the provision of improved access, hygiene and disinfection control in international airports designated as Ports of Entry
-the responsibilities of the Airport Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA)
-the responsibilities of the Air Traffic and Navigation Services; and
-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

These Directions are effective from 26 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43160

Notice Number: GN415

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Railway Operations

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The Minister of Transport has issued the Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Railway Operations ("the Directions").

The Directions are applicable to all rail operators issued with a safety permit in terms of the National Railway Safety Regulator Act, 16 of 2002.

The Directions deal with the:

-development and submission of a COVID-19 Management plan
-implementation of a health and awareness campaign
-procedures to be followed at hand-over points, loading points and terminal depots
-provision of hygiene, screening equipment and disinfection control at the train stations, terminals and hand-over facilities
-prohibition of overcrowding and overloading of trains
-provision of regular reports regarding suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections together with implemented measures for each reported case
-ceasing of passenger and commuter Rail Operations; and
-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

These Directions are effective from 26 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43159

Notice Number: GN414

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Cross-Border Road Transport

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The Minister of Transport, has issued the Measures to address, prevent and combat the Spread of COVID-19 in the Cross-Border Road Transport ("the Directions"), in order to address, prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19.

The Directions provide for measures relating to cross-border road transport to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and are applicable to all cross-border road passenger transport within the Republic and from a foreign carrier of any member state conveying passengers to the Republic. 

The Directions deal with:

-the prohibition to provide cross-border Road Passenger transport, despite any permit issued in terms of the Cross-Border Road Transport Agency Act, 4 of 1998; and
-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

The Directions are effective from 26 March 2020.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43158

Notice Number: GN413

Publication Date: 26 March 2020

Effective Date: 26 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Thursday 26 March 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Directions made in terms of Section 27(2) by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued the Directions made in terms of Section 27(2) by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs ("the Directions"), to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.

The Directions apply to all provinces, municipalities, and where indicated, institutions of Traditional Leadership.

The purpose is the Directions is to assist municipalities and provinces in respect of the following matters in response to COVID-19:

-Provision of water and sanitation services
-Hygiene education, communication and awareness
-Waste management, cleansing and sanitisation
-Municipal public spaces, facilities and offices
-Customary initiations and cultural practices
-Isolation and quarantine
-Monitoring and enforcement
-Municipal operations and governance
-Institutional arrangements and development of COVID-19 response plans; and
-Precautionary measures to mitigate employee health and safety risks.

This notification has been included for information purposes only, despite the fact that the Directions do not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43147

Notice Number: GN399

Publication Date: 25 March 2020

Effective Date: 25 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za

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Last Updated: Wednesday 25 March 2020

Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020, has published the Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (the "Amendment Regulations").

The Amendment Regulations create changes to the Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act (GN 318) on your Libryo, through updating the applicability thereof and amending / inserting various sections.

Amongst other, the Amendment Regulations deal with the:

-refusal of medical examination, prophylaxis, treatment, isolation and quarantine

-places of quarantine and isolation

-offences and penalties for non-compliance

-restrictions on the movement of persons and goods

-prohibition of public transportation

-resources by the State during lockdown

-categorisation of essential goods and services during lockdown; and

-places and premises closed to the public.

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Published in terms of Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number GG43148

Notice Number GN398

Publication Date 25 March 2020

Effective Date 25 March 2020

Source: http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Pages/Published-Separate-Gazettes.aspx

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Competition Act 89 of 1998, as amended: Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020

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The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition has published the Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020 ("the Regulations")

The Regulations exempt a category of agreements or practices between designated retail tenants and the retail property landlords from the application of sections 4 and 5 of the Competition Act, 80 of 1998 in response to the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002, for the purpose of: 

-promoting concerted conduct to prevent an escalation of the national disaster and to alleviate, contain and minimise the economic and social effects of the national disaster; and

-enabling the retail property sector to minimise the negative impact on the ability of designated retail tenants, including small independent retailers, to manage their finances during the national disaster and be in a position to continue normal operations beyond the national disaster.

 

The Regulations deal with the category of agreements or practices exempted, including clothing, footwear, home textile retailers, personal care services and restaurants.

Given the unpredictability of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the areas of collaboration and designated retail tenant list exempted in these Regulations may be expanded or reduced by the Minister by notice published in the Government Gazette in terms of these Regulations.

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Published in terms of Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number GG43134

Notice Number GN358

Publication Date 24 March 2020

Effective Date 24 March 2020

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Last Updated: Tuesday 24 March 2020

Competition Act 89 of 1998, as amended: Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020

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The Minister of Trade and Industry has published the Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020. The Regulations exempt a category of agreements or practices between Banks, Banking Association of South Africa and/or Payments Association of South Africa from the application of sections 4 and 5 of the Competition Act, 80 of 1998 in response to the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002, for the purpose of:

-promoting concerted conduct to prevent an escalation of the national disaster and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national disaster

-enabling the banking sector to minimise the negative impact on the ability of customers, including both business and private individuals, to manage their finances

-during the national disaster, and be in a position to continue normal operations beyond the national disaster; and

-enabling the banking sector to manage the banking infrastructure, including the payment infrastructure, ATMs and branches.

The Regulations deal with the category of agreements or practices exempted, including payment systems and debtor and credit management.

Given the unpredictability of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, the areas of collaboration exempted in these Regulations may be expanded or reduced by the Minister by notice published in the Government Gazette in terms of these Regulations.

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Published in terms of Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number GG43127

Notice Number GN355

Publication Date 23 March 2020

Effective Date 23 March 2020

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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993: Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) under Act as amended

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The Compensation Commissioner has published the Notice on Compensation for Occupationally-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) ("the Notice"). Amongst other, the Notice deals with:

-occupationally-acquired COVID-19 diagnosis -very high exposure risk occupations

-high exposure risk occupations -medium exposure risk occupations

-low exposure risk occupations -assessment and degrees of impairment

-temporary total disablement payments

-liability for suspected, unconfirmed and confirmed cases

-medical aid provision

-death benefits

-reporting documents; and

-claims processing.

All employers and Medical Service Providers must follow the stipulated prescripts when submitting claims and supporting medical reports for COVID-19.

When submitting reports online through the CompEasy system or Mutual Association Claims systems, Medical Service Providers must use the emergency Covid-19 ICD-10 code: U07.1 as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Notice comes into effect on the date of publication (23 March 2020) and is implemented with immediate effect.

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Published in terms of Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993 (COIDA)

Gazette Number GG43126

Notice Number GN193

Publication Date 23 March 2020

Effective Date 23 March 2020

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Last Updated: Friday 20 March, 2020

Competition Act 89 of 1998, as amended: Covid-19 block exemption for the Healthcare Sector, 2020

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The Minister of Trade and Industry has published the COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Healthcare Sector, 2020 ("the exemption Regulations").

The exemption Regulations intend to strengthen the Government's health programs designed to fight COVID-19, after having declared a National State of Disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020.

Amongst other, the exemption Regulations deal with:

-the category of agreements of practices exempted, including, Hospitals and healthcare facilities, Medical Suppliers, Medical specialists and radiologists,

-pathologists and laboratories, Pharmacies, and Healthcare funders

-agreements or practices to support the public healthcare sector

-cost reduction measures relating to diagnosis, tests, treatment and other preventative measures including vaccines; and

-record keeping obligations.

Any person may make written representations regarding the exemption Regulations by 02 April 2020. Representations should be submitted by email to ministry@economic.gov.za.

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Published in terms of: Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number: GG43114

Notice Number: GN349

Publication Date: 19 March 2020

Effective Date: 19 March 2020

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Competition Act 89 of 1998: Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions

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The Minister of Trade and Industry has published the Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions ("the Regulations").

The intention of these Regulations is to protect consumers from excessive, unfair, unreasonable or unjust pricing of goods and services during the national state of disaster as declared in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020.

Amongst other, the Regulations deal with:

-excessive pricing and the prohibition thereof

-unconscionable, unfair, unreasonable and unjust prices

-the supply and stock of goods; and

-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

The Regulations allow the Minister to take firmer measures if necessary, including setting limits on the number of items a consumer or customer may purchase in a defined period of time.

Any person may make written representation regarding these regulations and directions, no later than 02 April 2020. Representations should be submitted by email to ministry@economic.gov.za.

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Published in terms of: Competition Act, 80 of 1998

Gazette Number: GG43116

Notice Number: GN350

Publication Date: 19 March 2020

Effective Date: 19 March 2020

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National Ports Act 12 of 2005: National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020

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The Minister of Transport has published the National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020 ("the Regulations").

Amongst other, the Regulations:

-prohibit the embarkation and disembarkation of certain persons at South African sea ports

-improve hygiene control and sterilization facilities on ships, sea ports, port facilities operated by licensed operator, off-shore cargo handling facility, port

-repair facilities, provider of port services, port terminals, terminal operations and in licensed port operations

-implement a tracking, tracing and monitoring system at sea port -prohibit the holding of mass gatherings of more than 100 people in sea ports; and

-provide offences and penalties for non-compliance.

The Regulations are effective from 18 March 2020.

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Published in terms of: National Ports Act, 12 of 2005

Gazette Number: GG43103

Notice Number: GN173

Publication Date: 18 March 2020

Effective Date: 18 March 2020

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Disaster Management Act, 2002: Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, having declared a national state of disaster as published in GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020, has published the Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Act ("the Regulations").

Amongst other, the Regulations deal with the:

-release of resources

-prevention and prohibition of gatherings

-refusal of medical examination, prophylaxis, treatment, isolation and quarantine

-places of quarantine and isolation -closure of schools and partial care facilities

-suspension of visits by all members of the public to various facilities and centres

-limitation on the sale, dispensing or transportation of alcoholic beverages

-Emergency Procurement Procedures; and

-offences and penalties for non-compliance.

The Regulations are effective from 18 March 2020.

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Published in terms of: Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43107

Notice Number: GN318

Publication Date: 18 March 2020

Effective Date: 18 March 2020

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International Air Services Act 60 of 1993 and various other Acts: International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the Movement of Air Travel) Regulations, 2020 and other Regulations

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The Minister of Transport has published the International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Regulations, 2020 ("the Regulations").

Amongst other, the Regulations:

-prohibit the embarkation and disembarkation of foreign nationals at international airports designated as ports of entry

-improve hygiene control and disinfection facilities on international airports designated as ports of entry operated by licensed airport operator, cargo handling facility, airports repair facilities, provider of airports maintenance or services, airport terminals, terminal operations and in licensed airports operations

-implement a tracking, tracing and monitoring system at airports

-prohibit the holding of mass gatherings in and around airports; and

-provide for offences and penalties for non-compliance.

The Regulations are effective from 18 March 2020.

The Minister of Transport has additionally published various Ministerial Orders that detail the compliance and implementation of the International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Regulations, 2020.

The Ministerial Orders remain in force until further notice.

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Gazette Number: GG43105

Notice Number: GN175

Publication Date: 18 March 2020

Effective Date: 18 March 2020

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Last Updated: Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Department of Employment and Labour unveils guidelines dealing with Covid-19 at workplaces

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The Department of Employment and Labour (the "Department") have published Guidelines to deal with Covid-19 at the workplace (the "Guidelines").

The Guidelines, which focus on the following areas, should be used by employers and workers to assist in identifying risk levels in the workplace and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement:

-engineering controls

-administrative controls

-safe work practices

-personal protective equipment (PPE)

The Department noted further that employers are to use the prescriptions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, specifically section 8(2)(b) and (d), read with the Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents, 2001, in managing workplaces in relation to the growing coronavirus pandemic.

An appeal has been made to employers to prepare themselves and their workers as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions.

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Publication Date: 17 March 2020

Effective Date: 17 March 2020

Source: https://www.gov.za/speeches/department-employment-and-labour-unveil-guidelines-deal-covid-19-workplaces-17-mar-2020 

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Last Updated: Monday 16 March, 2020

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002: Declaration of a National State of Disaster and Classification of a National Disaster

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Classification of a National Disaster GG43096, GN312 of 15 March 2020

The Head of the National Disaster Management Centre has classified the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster.

All organs of state have been called upon to strengthen and support the existing structures, to implement contingency arrangements and ensure that measures are put in place to enable the national executive to effectively deal with the effects of this disaster.

Organs of state are required to prepare and submit reports, as required by the National Disaster Management Centre and as outlined in Section 24(4)-(8) of the Act, to the respective intergovernmental forums as listed therein.

Declaration of a National State of Disaster GG43096, GN313 of 15 March 2020 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has declared a national state of disaster, and, may when required, make regulations, issue directions or authorise the issue of directions, only to the extent that it is necessary for the purpose of -

-assisting and protecting the public

-providing relief to the public

-protecting property

-preventing or combatting disruption; or

-dealing with the destructive and other effects of the disaster.

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Published in terms of: Disaster Management Act 57 Of 2002

Gazette Number: GG43096

Notice Number: GN312; GN313

Publication Date: 15 March 2020

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Effective Date: 15 March 2020

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