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Coronavirus - Disaster Management Act regulations - South Africa

  • South Africa
  • Coronavirus - Country overview
  • Coronavirus - Regulatory issues


The South African briefing sets out a three part memo on COVID-19 where the Government has (i) implemented further extensive regulations issued by it in terms of the Disaster Management Act, relating to funeral attendances, financial services, and transport services and most notably the introduction of Chapter 3 in the regulations pertaining to the establishment of the COVID-19 Tracing Database, (ii) attempted to minimise the economic impact of COVID-19 on certain retail tenant’s businesses by removing restrictive competition law restrictions for the duration of the national state of disaster and (iii) implemented special rules of procedure have been put in place to deal with excessive pricing complaint referrals to the Competition Tribunal during the National State of Disaster.

*In light of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, regulations to the Disaster Management Act were published on 18 March 2020. Subsequent amendments have been made. Please see our link to the consolidated amendments to the Disaster Management Act Regulations.