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South Africa’s Population at 59.6 Million

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Statistics South Africa says South Africa’s mid-year population is estimated at 59.6 million in 2020. According to the StatsSA report, Gauteng continues to record the largest share of South Africa’s population, with approximately 15.5 million people (26%) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with an estimated 11.5 million […]

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Amendment of Regulations Issued in Terms of Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act Gazetted

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations for the advanced COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Lockdown. The regulations are amended and gazetted after the declaration of a national […]

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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)

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  The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and […]

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Cabinet to Appeal Ruling on COVID-19 Regulations

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Cabinet has resolved to appeal the North Gauteng High Court judgment that declared COVID-19 regulations under levels 3 and 4 invalid and unconstitutional. Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, announced this during a media briefing on the outcomes of a Cabinet virtual meeting held earlier on Thursday. According to Judge Norman Davis’s ruling handed down […]

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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1.  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa 1.1.  Cabinet was briefed on the outcome of consultations undertaken by President Cyril Ramaphosa with various civil-society organisations, to ensure that the country’s progression from Level 4 to Level 3 of the national lockdown has the support and inputs of all social partners. 1.2. Accompanied by various […]