Following a recent Cabinet meeting, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has announced that there are plans in place to bring the National State of Disaster to an end as early as next week!
According to a recent report, the Minister will, in terms of the National Disaster Management Act, leave certain regulations in place in order to deal with the post-disaster recovery. These regulations, will however, only be in place for 30 days, and will then automatically lapse.
It is suspected that these regulations will include:
1. The provisions relating to mask wearing (Regulation 67),
2. The regulations relating to gatherings (Regulation 69),
3. The regulations relating to travellers and South Africa’s borders (Regulation 75)
4. The no fault compensation scheme and the payment of the social grant of R 350.
The President will announce the end of the National State of Disaster, which will be before the 15th of April. Depending on the public comments, we can expect to hear from the President by the 5th of April.
Are you a citizen of South Africa? Have you had your say?
Any person may make written representations regarding the Disaster Management Amendment Regulations (Draft Post National State of Disaster Regulations) published on 29 March 2022.
Representations may be submitted online following the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/tMMP6WLEf2 by no later than 17h00 on 01 April 2022.
Please Click Here to access the draft post National State of Disaster Regulations: