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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 improved […]

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IEC seeks to Postpone By-Elections

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The Electoral Commission has once again approached the Electoral Court to postpone a series of scheduled by-elections following the implementation of COVID-19 level 3 lockdown restrictions. In a statement, the commission said this was because the lockdown regulations include prohibitions on political activities. The commission said it is seeking the court’s approval to postpone by-elections […]

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

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Following a review of the latest available data on infections and hospitalisations, and consultations with affected provinces, Cabinet has decided that further areas be declared as Coronavirus hotspots. In the Eastern Cape, the following areas have been declared as hotspots: Chris Hani District, Buffalo City, Amathole District, Alfred Nzo District and the OR Tambo District. […]

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NCCC Media Briefing on Covid-19 Regulations

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Following the address by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 28 December 2020, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic; Minister Nkosazana Dlamini, Minister Mkhize and Minister Cele will on Tuesday, 29 December 2020, lead a media briefing on the COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and enforcement. Details of the briefing […]

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South Africa Moves to Level 3 of Lockdown

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In a move to curb the spread of COVID-19, South Africa has moved to adjusted level 3 from level 1 with immediate effect, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. The President’s announcement comes after South Africa breached the one million mark of confirmed COVID-19 cases after 9 502 cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the […]

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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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Amended Regulations Under Covid-19 Alert Level 1: Clarification of Curfews and Closing Times

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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 issued and gazetted amendments to regulations after consultation with relevant Cabinet members.    These […]