National State of Disaster

National state of disaster regulations for energy crisis published

National state of disaster regulations published on Tuesday allow government to grant exemptions from load-shedding “where technically feasible” to essential infrastructure — if these exemptions will not result in an increased risk of higher stages of load-shedding. The regulations list “essential infrastructure” as health infrastructure, including military health facilities; water[…]

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Declaring energy crisis a national state of disaster is ill-considered: DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, John Steenhuisen, says it was ill considered for President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the electricity crisis a National State of Disaster. Steenhuisen was reacting to Ramaphosa’s announcement that Co-operative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has already gazetted the state of disaster. “Well, I think the big concern for[…]

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National state of disaster extended to April 15

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has signed a document extending the national state of disaster to April 15. The extension was published in the Government Gazette. It was granted “taking into account the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation and contingency arrangements undertaken by organs[…]

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National State of Disaster ends on Saturday midnight

There is just a day left before the one month extension of the Declaration of the National State of Disaster comes to an end. It’s almost five months since the coronavirus was declared a national disaster on March 15. The coronavirus, a global pandemic has seen South Africa declaring a[…]

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