The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has, in terms of section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), and after consulting the responsible Cabinet members, made the and gazetted regulations to deal with the spread of Regulations in the Schedule.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs issues Disaster Management Act Regulations to curb Corona virus Covid-19
Disaster Management Act, 2002:
Regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002
The regulations are in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus. Government must, for the duration of the declared national state of disaster, within its available resources play an important role in the fight against the virus. The regulations are compiled and released in-terms of section 27(a & b).
a) Existing legislation and contingency arrangements do not adequately provide for the national executive to deal effectively with the disaster;
b) Other special circumstances warrant the declaration of a national state of disaster.
Section 27(2) indicates that if the national state of disaster has been declared, Minister may in consultations with the responsible cabinet member, make regulations or issue directions or authorise the issue of directions concerning the response to dealing with the virus, which includes, but not limited to the following:
a) Release of available resources of the national government.
b) Evacuations to temporary shelters
c) Emergency procurement procedures
See The gazetted regulations to deal with the spread of COVID-19 virus in level 3. The Regulations will also be available on the CoGTA and government websites.
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