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State of Disaster will end soon – NDZ – POLITICS


Minister, however, gazettes minimal and confined regulations dealing with post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation

Disaster Regulations for public comment 

30 March 2022

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted the draft post national state of  disaster regulations pertaining to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) for public comment for a period of 48 hours ending on Friday, 1 April 2022. 

The Minister gazetted the  Regulations following recommendations from the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre as well as a decision by a special Cabinet meeting held last night to receive further reports and advice regarding the management of the ongoing effects of the disaster and ongoing management of the pandemic.

The Minister will, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, leave in place minimal and confined regulations dealing with post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation as defined in the Act, whilst the remaining regulations will be repealed.

These minimal and confined regulations left in place will only be in place for 30 days from 5 April 2022, thereafter they will automatically lapse.  While the ambit of these provisions to remain in place will be informed by a consideration of the public comments received, it is envisaged that they will likely include the provisions relating to mask wearing (parts of the current Regulation 67), the regulations relating to gatherings (parts of the current Regulation 69), Regulation 75 dealing with travellers and South Africa’s borders, the no fault compensation scheme and the payment of the social grant of R 350. 





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