South Africa

Currency: South African rand (ZAR)

Timezone: South African Standard Time (UTC+2)

South Africa is a Southern Africa country located at the tip of the continent, sharing its borders with Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe. The climate of the country is mostly sub-tropical along the coast and semi-arid inthe other parts of the country with a terrain that is mostly plateau with rugged hills. With a population of approximately 60 million people, South Africa is the most populous country in Southern Africa and contains a diverse ethnic group, including Black African, Whites, and Indian/Asian.

The official languages of the country are English, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swazi, Southern Ndebele. The country operates a parliamentary republic system of government which is administratively divided into nine (9) provinces, and Pretoria —the country’s capital. The South Africa economy is the second-largest economy in Africa by GDP and is widely regarded as a middle-income emerging economy that is rich in natural resources. The major source of foreign exchange for the country comes from the export of gold, diamond, wines, iron ore, platinum, non-ferrous metals. The major challenges facing the country are the prevalence of HIV/AIDs and public sector corruption.

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National Infection Prevention and Control Strategic Framework

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The purpose of this document is to outline the strategic framework to prevent, reduce and control the development of HAIs and AMR, ultimately improving patient safety and health outcomes. The objectives of the strategic framework...

South Africa 2020 Health

Exemption in Terms of Section 81 of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 All Holders of Licences, Permit and Authorisations Issued in Terms of the Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 to Operate Without Valid Permits for the Next Ninety Days.

Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Forestry,Ministry of Fisheries, South Africa

The notice provides for extension of the existing fishing rights that were set for renewal during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The exemption is granted for all fishing grants.

South Africa 2020 Agriculture and Rural Development

Tribunal Rules for Covid -19 Excessive Pricing Complaint Referrals

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa

The rules in the notice applies to complaint referrals for contraventions related to the regulations of the consumer protection regulations for the COVID-19; the rules shall cease to be in force when the COVID-19 outbreak...

South Africa 2020 Trade, Industry, and Investment

National Environmental Management Act: Procedures for Assessment and Minimum Criteria for Reporting on Identified Environmental Themes when Applying for Environmental Authorisation

Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa

“The notice serves as the minister’s prescription for the general requirements for undertaking site sensitivity verification, and for protocols for the assessment and minimum report content requirements of environmental impacts for environmental themes for activities...

South Africa 2020 Environment and Climate Change

Disaster Management Act: Amendment of Regulations

Ministry of Health, South Africa

The regulations are relevant to the disaster management act of 2002, and the declaration of national disaster published in the government gazette on March 2020. The regulations amend the national disaster publication; it inserts chapter-specific...

South Africa 2020 Health

Department of Higher Education and Training Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Ministry of Education, South Africa

The strategic plan of the department of higher education and training (DHET) follows from the second national priority of the national development plan (NDP); education, skills, and health. It charts the course of the DHET...

South Africa 2020 Education

Coronavirus Orientation Guidelines for Schools

Ministry of Education, South Africa

The guidelines are consequent on the institution of national lockdown and declaration of emergency, resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic. There is a background of the development of the pandemic, South Africa’s response, and measures...

South Africa 2020 Education

Higher Education in a Time of Coronavirus

Ministry of Education, South Africa

This represents a guide on the happenings in the post school education and training sector, as a means of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

South Africa 2020 Education

Transport Appeal Tribunal Amendment Bill

Department of Transport, South Africa

This Bill amends the Transport Appeal Tribunal Act, 1998. It amends certain definitions to bring the Act in line with the developments since the implementation of the Act, to provide for certain powers of the...

South Africa 2020 Transportation

National Road Traffic Amendment Bill

Department of Transport, South Africa

This Bill amends the National Road Traffic Act, 1996. It provides for the suspension and cancellation of the registration of an examiner for driving licences or an examiner of vehicles. It provides for the registration...

South Africa 2020 Transportation

Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Amendment Bill

Ministry of Human Settlements,Ministry of Water and Sanitation, South Africa

This bill amends the Upgrading of Land Tenure Rights Act, 1991. It provides for the application for conversion of land tenure rights to ownership; it provides for the notice of informing interested persons of an...

South Africa 2020 Democracy and Governance

Fiscal Responsibility Bill

Ministry of Finance, South Africa

A bill to promote fiscal responsibility by obligating the Republic of South Africa to reduce its debt levels and its exposure to debt; to introduce fiscal rules for the management of debt and government guarantees;...

South Africa 2020 Economy

Appropriation Bill

Ministry of Finance, South Africa

A bill to appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the state for the 2020/21 financial year; to prescribe conditions for the spending of funds withdrawn for the 2021/22 financial year...

South Africa 2020 Economy

Division of Revenue Bill

Ministry of Finance, South Africa

A bill to provide for the equitable division of revenue raised nationally among the national, provincial and local spheres of government for the 2020/21 financial year; the determination of each province’s equitable share; allocations to...

South Africa 2020 Economy