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Municipal Property Rates: Revised Guidelines

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What are municipal property rates? Municipal property rates are a cent amount in the Rand rate levied on the market value of the property. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa gives municipalities the power to value and rate property in their area of jurisdiction. Who is liable for the payment of property rates? […]

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Avril Williamson

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DCoG DG - Ms Avril Williamson

Ms. Williamson has been in the field of Human Resources for the past 27 years. Her experience emanates from working in diverse industries including Manufacturing, ICT, Telecommunications, Public and Higher Education Sectors, where she held Senior and Executive Director roles in large corporates such as DaimlerChrysler, SARS, BMW South Africa, Vodacom, DHA, and SRSA. These […]

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Directions on the Once-Off Movement of Persons

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has issued Directions in schedule, in terms of regulation Section 27(2)(f) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). The purpose of these Directions is to regulate the once-off movement of persons who were not at their place of residence […]

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South Africa to Move from Level 5 Lockdown to level 4

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Life in South Africa will gradually begin to return to normal from next month, with government steadily easing the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, albeit under stringent stipulations. From 1 May, government will implement a risk-adjusted strategy aimed at easing the current lockdown restrictions. The decision was taken during a National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) meeting on […]

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Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

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Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. The viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold. A new coronavirus was identified in China associated with an outbreak of pneumonia. This virus is the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), which has resulted […]

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Amendment to Regulations: Essential Goods (Food)

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (CoGTA) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) has in terms of section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 signed and gazetted an amendment to the regulations. Annexure B to the regulations is […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Covid-19

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On Thursday, 26 March 11:59 pm, South Africa’s official nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus kicked in. Here, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about Covid-19 and the lockdown period. Read more: Frequently Asked Questions – Coronavirus Covid-19