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View the latest Air Services gazette here

View the latest public transport services gazette here

View the latest Basic Education gazette that covers special needs learners, exemption applications etc

View the gazette extending the state of disaster to 15 October

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This gazette provide directions to ensure fair licensing processes and public participation processes, view here

View amendments regarding flights, opening up recreational local flight, certain international travel(very limited) and certain airports for international cargo.

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

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View the latest gazette dealing with Sports and arts, etc. Concerts and live sports are back subject to certain conditions.

View the COIDA Amendment Bill here 

A further opening of the tourism sector attached. View here

View the gazette covering the capacity of long distance vehicles and the permitting of the transport of liquor.

Click here to view the latest gazette covering Air Services. International flights still prohibited, except those authorized by the Min of Transport. Domestic flights permitted

View the gazette setting out the updated services of Home Affairs under Level 2

This gazette brings in ability to have more than 50 in a school hall and other specifics. View here

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View the detailed gazette on Alert Level 2

Click here for the gazette highlighting the extending of the state of disaster to 15 September

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View the gazette dealing with botanical gardens, hunting etc

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Disaster Management Act guide to determination of alert levels. View here

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View the Tourism Gazette which includes the Directions on Risk Adjusted Strategy for Tourism Facilities, Services and Products including directions for guided tour operators

View the gazette covering regulations in respect of sport as well as including Opening of Libraries, Museums, Cinemas, Theatres, Galleries and Archives

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View the extension of curfew hours from 9 to 10 pm

View the latest gazette from Home Affairs extending visa and permits to 31 October with conditions

Amendments regarding zoos, wildlife auctions etc view here

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Click here to view the transport gazette that includes local flights and more airports opening

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Directive on compensation for workplace acquired novel corona virus disease (covid 19) view here

Click here to view the extensive Health gazette from quarantine costs to mortal remains

View the Gazette which extends the State of disaster to August

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View the protocols for the Phased Return of Children to Early Childhood Development Programmes and Partial Care Facilities

Click here to view the latest education gazette attached with revisited return dates

View the latest gazette amending directions regarding sports and rec incl 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.

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Click here to view the latest gazette containing the collective agreement in Clothing and Textile re PPE

View the gazette dealing with the services to be rendered by the department of home affairs under alert level 3.

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Click here to view the Gazette dealing with the Health and Safety measures at facilities and centres managed by the Department of Social Development

Domestic flights allowed subject to certain protocols, view here

View the latest amendments to the re-opening of schools

This gazette sets out the Directions for reopening of institutions offering qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). View here

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Click here to view the latest on Correctional Services. Included herein are rules around visitation, movement and release of prisoners as well as general safety rules.

The categories of services that are deemed safe to resume operations are the following –

  1. a) Hairdressing;
  2. b) Barbering;
  3. c) Nail and toe treatment;
  4. d) Facial treatment and make – up;
  5. e) Body massage; and
  6. f) Tattooing and body piercing.

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This latest gazette provides 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. View here

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The purpose of these Directions is to provide further information regarding which sectors and sub-sectors of the communications and digital technologies sector are allowed to operate at Alert level 3. View here

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View the Amendment of Directions issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Suspension of Sport, Arts and Cultural Events as measures to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19

View the Amendment of Regulations and Withdrawal of Directions Relating to the COVID-19 National State of Disaster.

View the latest gazette covering a number of topics under Home Affairs incl amongst others, Home Affairs Services available under level 3, international travel and more

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This gazette lists zero rating for Basic and Higher Education as well as the Health Sector together with the application process which is set out in the annexures thereto. View here

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Click here to view the latest gazette for the Forestry Sector

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Click here to view the latest gazette relating to the Biodiversity Sector

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View the amendments to Railway Operations here

View the amendments to Public Transport Services here

View the amendments on Air Services here

Level 3: Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots. Click here

Notice of Expiration of Rebate Certificates issued under Rebate Item 412.11/00.00/01.00 of the Fourth Schedule to the Act. Click here

View the activities and restrictions here

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View the details here regarding the opening and operations of the Post Offices

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The purpose of these Directions is to-

2.1 provide for the continuous supply of energy and petroleum products to society provided for in regulation 29 of the Regulations; and

2.2 allow maintenance and construction work for energy projects to resume under strict safety, hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing protocols.

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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. Click here

View the Department of Environment, Forestry And Fisheries Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 in Relation to Recycling of Waste here

View the Department of Environment, Forestry And Fisheries Directions Regarding measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19, in particular relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors here

View the Department of Environment, Forestry And Fisheries Directions Regarding Measures to Address, Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 Relating to the Biodiversity Sector here

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Click here to view the Directions Regarding e-Commerce Sales during Alert Level 4

Click here to view the gazette on the Directions to Permit Travel and Recommencement of Studies for Final Year Medical Students Registered at South African Public Universities during the Academic Year 2020

Click here for a Quick Guide to Business Relief Scheme (Updated)