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CONSOLIDATED ACT

Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002


CONSOLIDATED REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 57 OF 2002

COGTA COVID – 19 Disaster Response Directions, 2020 published in GG 43147 NN 399 on 25 March 2020 and amended by GG 43184 NN 432 on 30 March 2020; GG 43291 NN 510 on 7 May 2020; and GG 43503 NN 748 on 3 July 2020 GG 43577 NN 846 on 31 July 2020.

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 in the Air Services published in GG 43160 NN 415 on 26 March; amended by GG 43176 NN 423 on 27 March 2020; GG 43189 NN 438 on 31 March 2020; GG 43375 NN 615 on 30 May; and GG 43493 NN 726 on 2 July 2020 and GG 43550 NN 814 on 27 July 2020 and amended by GG 43578 GG 411 on 2 August 2020.

Electronic Communications, Postal and Broadcasting Directions published in GG 43164 NN 417 on 26 March 2020 and amended by GG 43209 NN 451 on 7 April 2020 and amended by GG 43299 NN 516 on 8 May 2020..

Directions issued by the Minister of Social Development: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43182 NN 430 on 30 March 2020; amended by GG 43213 NN 455 on 7 April 2020; GG 43300 NN 517 on 9 May 2020; and GG 43494 NN 727 on 2 July 2020 and GG 43588 NN 853 on 6 August 2020. 

Directives issued by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG43237 NN468 on 17 April 2020 and amended by GG43255 NN478 on 29 April 2020

Preventative measures in the railway operations (COVID-19 control measures on the operations by rail) directions published in GG 43273 NN 494 on 4 May 2020 and amended by GG 43322 NN 536 on 14 May 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Transport: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the public transport services published in GG 43262 NN 483 on 1 May 2020 and amended in GG 43274 NN 495 on 4 May 2020 and amended by GG43189 NN438 on 31 March 2020.

COVID-19 Temporary Relief Scheme amended by GG43161 NN215 on 26 March 2020; GG43216 NN240 on 8 April 2020; GG 43265 NN 486 on 4 May 2020; GG 43330 NN 541 on 14 May 2020 and GG 43353 NN 595 on 26 May 2020.

Directive issued by the Minister of Home Affairs: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 published in GG 43162 NN 416 on 26 March 2020, amended by GG 43301 NN 518 on 9 May 2020, and amended by GG 43420 NN 664 on 10 June 2020; and GG 43504 NN 749 on 3 July 2020 and GG 43572 NN 843 on 31 July 2020.

Directions on the risk-adjusted strategy for the Communications and Digital Technologies Sector published in GG 43263 NN 484 on 3 May 2020 and amended by GG 43351 NN 590 on 26 May 2020 and by GG 43439 NN 671 on 12 June 2020..

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector published in GG 43323 NN 537 on 14 May 2020 and amended by GG 43355 NN 596 on 26 May 2020..

Regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 published under GG43258 NN480 on 29 April 2020 and amended by GG 43364 NN608 on 28 May 2020; and GG 43476 NN 714 on 25 June 2020 and GG 43521 NN 763 on 12 July 2020.

Public transport service directions published in GG 43272 NN 493 on 4 May 2020; amended by GG 43284 NN 504 on 6 May 2020; amended by GG 43348 NN 587 on 22 May 2020; and amended by GG 43374 NN 614 on 30 May 2020.

Preventative measures in the railway operations (COVID-19 control measures on the operations by rail) directions published in GG 43273 NN 494 on 4 May 2020; amended by GG 43322 NN 536 on 14 May 2020 and GG 43374 NN 613 on 30 May 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture. Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 published in GG 43226 NN 461 on 9 April 2020 and amended by GG 43434 NN 669 on 11 June 2020 and GG 43507 NN 751 on 6 July 2020 and GG 43584 NN 852 on 6 August 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture: Live streaming of the creative sector services in support of COVID-19 published in GG 43269 NN 490 on 4 May 2020 and amended by GG 43433 NN 668 on 11 June 2020.

Directions regarding the re-opening of schools and measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the National Department of Basic Education, and Provincial Departments of Education, and all schools in the Republic of South Africa published in GG 43465 NN 343 on 23 June 2020 and amended by GG 43488 NN 357 on 29 June 2020 and GG 43510 NN 370 on 7 July 2020 and corrected by GG 43511 NN 371 on 8 July 2020.

Directions on the determination of the commencement of services and extension for the validity period of learner’s licences, driving licence cards, licence discs, professional driving permits and the registration of motor vehicles published in GG 43339 NN 544 on 20 May 2020 and amended by GG 43539 NN 802 on 22 July 2020.

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector published in GG 43409 NN 647 on 5 June 2020 and amended by GG 43564 NN 822 on 28 July 2020 and GG 43602 NN 870 on 7 August. 

Directions on risk adjusted strategy for tourism facilities, services and products issued in terms of Regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under Section 27 (2) of the Act: Guidelines to Prevent and Combat the Spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43487 NN 356 on 29 June 2020 and amended by GG 43585 NN 414 on 6 August 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Health: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43533 NN 796 on 17 July 2020 and amended by GG 43600 NN 868 on 7 August 2020.


RELATED REGULATION GAZETTE NOTICES IN TERMS OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 57 OF 2002

Declaration of a National State of Disaster published under GG 43096 NN 313  on 15 March 2020

Classification of a National Disaster published under GG 43096 NN 312  on 15 March 2020

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 in the Cross-Border Road Transport published under GG43158 NN413 on 26 March 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 published in GG 43190 NN 439 on 31 March 2020 

Directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy to provide guidance on the implementation of the provisions for essential goods and services published in GG43227 NN462 on 11 April 2020

Water and Sanitation Emergency Procurement COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions published in GG43231 NN464 on 15 April 2020

Directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 and measures for the protection and safety of persons published in GG43256 NN250 on 29 April 2020

COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces COVID-19 (C-19 OHS) published in GG43257 NN479 on 29 April 2020

Directions on the once-off movement of person published in GG 43261 NN 482 on 30 April 2020.

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Determination of extension for the validity period of a learner’s licence, driving licence card, licence disc, professional driving permit and registration of a motor vehicle directions, 2020 published in GG 43270 NN 491 on 4 May 2020.

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: Air freight operations directions, 2020 published in GG 43271 NN 492 on 4 May 2020.

Directions on the risk-adjusted strategy for the Communications and Digital Technologies Sector published in GG 43263 NN 484 on 4 May 2020.

Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the sea ports directions published in GG 43275 NN 496 on 4 May 2020.

Direction issued by the Minister of Finance published in GG 43266 NN 487 on 4 May 2020.

Court order handed down by the Labour Court and standard operating procedure for South African mines following COVID-19 lockdown published in GG 43282 NN253 on 5 May 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Small Business Development: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43306 NN 522 on 12 May 2020

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19, in particular relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors published in GG 43324 NN 538 on 14 May 2020.

Directions regarding e-commerce sales during Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster published in GG 43321 NN 535 on 14 May 2020

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in relation to recycling of waste published in GG 43325 NN 539 on 14 May 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43331 NN 542 on 14 May 2020.

Directions to permit travel and recommencement of studies for final year medical students registered at South African public universities during the academic year 2020 published in GG 43352 NN 591 on 26 May 2020.

Directions related to norms and standards for religious gatherings published in GN 43365 NN608 on 29 May 2020.

Directions for the resumption of construction and related services in post school education and training institutions published in GG 43378 NN 617 on 1 June 2020

Directions issued by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points published in GG 43383 NN 623 on 2 June 2020

Consolidated COVID-19 direction on health and safety in the workplace published in GG 43400 NN 639 on 4 June 2020

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to the Freshwater and Marine Fishing Sectors published in GG 43410 NN 648 on 5 June 2020.

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector published in GG 43409 NN 647 on 5 June 2020.

Directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to national environmental management permits and licences published in GG 43412 NN 650 on 5 June 2020.

Directions on zero-rating of websites for education and health issued under regulation 4 (10) of the Regulations made under the Act published in GG 43413 NN 651 on 5 June 2020.

Directions for Alert Level 3 regarding measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 relating to the Forestry Sector published in GG 43411 NN 649 on 5 June 2020.

Directions for criteria to return to public university and private higher education campuses as part of a risk-adjusted strategy for a phased-in return from Level 3 published in GG 43414 NN 652 on 8 June 2020.

Amendment of Regulations and withdrawal of Directions relating to the COVID-19 National State of Disaster published in GG 43432 NN 667 on 11 June 2020.

Protocols for the personal care services (COVID-19) published in GG 43459 NN 696 on 19 June 2020

Directions issued by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43460 NN 697 on 19 June 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all Correctional Centres and Remand Detention Facilities published in GG 43463 NN 698 on 22 June 2020.

Directions for reopening of institutions offering qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) as part of a risk-adjusted strategy for a phased-in return of skills development activities published in GG 43486 NN 355 on 26 June 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Social Development: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19: phased return of children to early childhood development programmes and partial care facilities published in GG 43520 NN 762 on 10 July 2020.

Further extension of a National State of Disaster (COVID-19) published in GG 43524 NN 765 on 13 July 2020.

Directions on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the public transport services published in GG 43538 NN 801 on 22 July 2020.

Directions regarding auctions and sales in execution conducted by Sheriffs of the Court published in GG 43553 NN 816 on 27 July 2020.

Directions regarding livestock auctions published in GG 43571 NN 85 on 31 July 2020.

Directions relating to spatial planning, land use management and land development processes published in GG 43598 NN 431 on 7 August 2020.

Directions by the Minister of Health: Criteria to guide the determination of alert levels published in GG 43599 NN 867 on 7 August 2020.


REPEALED REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT 57 of 2002

Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 in courts, court procincts and justice services points published in GG 43167 NN 418 of 26 March 2020 repealed by GG 43191 NN 440 on 31 March 2020 

Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 published under GG 43107 NN 318 on 18 March 2020;  amended by GG 43148 NN 398 on 25 March 2020; GG 43168 NN 419 on 26 March 2020; GG 43199 NN 446 on 2 April 2020; GG43232 NN465 on 16 April 2020 and GG43240 NN471 on 20 April 2020 repealed by GG43258 NN480 on 29 April 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points – GN R440/2020 (Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002) withdrawn in GG 43268 NN 489 on 4 May 2020.

Declaration of Essential Services for Purposes of COVID – 19 published under GG 43183 NN 431 on 30 March 2020 and repealed by GG 43270 NN 491 on 4 May 2020  

Measures to Address Prevent and Combat the spread of COVID – 19 in the Railway Operations published under GG 43159 NN 414 on 26 March 2020

National Ports Act (COVID – 19 restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) published in GG43163 NN216 on 7 April 2020.

Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID – 19 in the Public Transport Services published in GG 43157 NN 412 on 26 March 2020 and amended by GG 43183 NN 431 on 30 March 2020; GG 43186 NN 436 on 31 March 2020; GG43212 NN454 on 7 April 2020

Directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation repealed in GG 43320 NN 534 on 14 May 2020 

Directions determining the extension for the validity period of operating licence and accreditation certification for the public transport operators for purposes of lockdown (COVID – 19) published in GG43212 NN454 on 8 April 2020 and repealed by GG 43339 NN 544 on 20 May 2020.

Directions to permit travel and recommencement of studies for final year medical students registered at South African public universities during the academic year 2020 published in GG 43319 NN 533 on 13 May 2020

Directions issues by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in terms of Regulations 10(8) of the Regulations issued in terms of section 27 (2) of the Act published in GG 43190 NN 439 on 31 March 2020 and repealed by GG 43412 NN 650 on 5 June 2020.

Directions regarding the sale of clothing, footwear and bedding during Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster published in GG 43307 NN 523 on 12 May 2020 and expired on 31 May 2020 GG 43432 NN 667 on 11 June 2020.

Directions regarding the sale of cars and emergency automobile repairs during Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster published in GG 43308 NN 524 on 12 May 2020 and withdrawn by GG 43432 NN 667 on 11 June 2020.

Directions regarding call centres providing Essential Services published in GG 43224 NN 459 on 9 April 2020 and withdrawn by GG 43432 NN 667 on 11 June 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points published in GG 43268 NN 489 on 4 May 2020 and repealed by GG 43463 NN 698 on 22 June 2020.

Directives for the Re-Opening of Schools published in GG 43372 NN302 on 29 May 2020 repealed by GG 43465 NN 343 om 23 June 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Tourism: Measures to prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43200 NN 235 on 2 April 2020 and repealed by GG 43487 NN 356 on 29 June 2020.

Determinations of Alert Levels of Hotspots published in GN 43364 NN 608 on 29 May 2020 and repealed by GG 43521 NN 763 on 12 July 2020.

Directions issued by the Minister of Health: Measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 published in GG 43217 NN457 on 8 April 2020; and amended by GG 43350 NN 589 on 25 May 2020; and GG 43479 NN716 on 26 June 2020; and repealed by GG 43533 NN 796 on 17 July 2020.

Public transport service directions published in GG 43272 NN 493 on 4 May 2020 and amended by GG 43284 NN 504 on 6 May 2020; GG43348 NN587 on 22 May 2020; and repealed by GG 43538 NN 801 on 22 July 2020.