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Regulation on Wearing of Face Masks Repealed

Regulation on Wearing of Face Masks Repealed


Department of Health The wearing of face masks to contain the spread of Covid-19 is no longer required. The health department announced the repeal of Regulation 16A of the Regulations…

Universal Health Coverage Under the Spotlight


Department of Health Government remains committed to achieving universal health coverage for all South Africans. Speaking in parliament during the health department’s 2022/23 budget vote, the health minister, Dr Joe…

DOH Clarifies Wearing of Face Masks at School


Department of Health The health department has confirmed that children must continue complying with Regulation 16A on face masks in classrooms and general indoor gatherings. A recent statement had erroneously…

Comment on Draft Health Regulations Extended


Department of Health Comment on draft health regulations designed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic and future pandemics going forward has been further extended. In a statement, the health department announced…

Directions to Combat Covid-19 in Home Affairs Amended


Department of Home Affairs Directions to combat Covid-19 in home affairs have been amended. The home affairs department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 46260 in terms of the…

Comment Period for Health Regulations Extended


Department of Health The extension notice on the comment period for draft health regulations designed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic and future pandemics going forward has been republished. The health…

Draft Health Regulations Under the Microscope


Department of Health The health minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has urged South Africans to comment on the Draft Health Regulations. The minister made the call at a media briefing on…

Directions on Full-Time Return of Learners to Schools Amended


Department of Basic Education Directions on the full-time return of learners to schools have been amended. The basic education department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 46172. A new…

Validity of Driving Licences Extended


Department of Transport The validity of driving licences has been extended. The transport department published an amendment to Directions to combat Covid-19 in Government Gazette 46143. The Directions were drawn…

Amendments Proposed to Disaster Management Act Regulations


Department of Cooperative Governance Amendments are proposed to Disaster Management Act Regulations. The cooperative governance department published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 46127 for comment. A new Regulation 67…