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Essential Services – Coronavirus COVID-19

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All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)  in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown. The registration portal is only for registered companies operating in South Africa. Healthcare professionals registered with the Health […]

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Minister Dlamini Zuma Announces Amendments to the COVID-19 Regulations

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In a quest to reinforce the national response and following extensive consultations with the Ministers responsible for the COVID-19 interventions and the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the Minister of COGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has gazetted further amendments to the Regulations on the COVID-19 lockdown. These amendments will enhance national integrated response measures while […]

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Essential Services – Coronavirus COVID-19

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All businesses that will be allowed to provide essential services are required to seek approval from the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dti)  in order for them to trade during the period of the lockdown. The registration portal is only for registered companies operating in South Africa. Healthcare professionals registered with the Health […]

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State of Disaster Regulations to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Gazetted: Infographics

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With government having declared a national state of disaster amid the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted regulations aimed at containing the spread. This comes after the Minister in recent days consulted her colleagues in Cabinet and the relevant stakeholders, in terms of section 3 of the […]

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Municipal Ward Committees: What You Need to Know

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Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires, among others, that municipalities develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Convenes a Special MINMEC on COVID-19

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Friday, 20 March 2020 convene a meeting with Members of Provincial Executive Councils Meeting (MinMEC). This meeting is part of the ongoing stakeholders engagement following the declaration of the state of national disaster by the President. The MinMec meeting follows […]

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Drought Declared a National Disaster

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The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, declared South Africa a national disaster area. The announcement came through a notice in the Government Gazette issued on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.   Announcing the declaration, the Minister stated that the considering the impact of persisting drought conditions in many parts of […]