14 June 2021

From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (14 June 2021)


  • The State of Disaster has been extended until 15 July.
  • A new consolidated ministerial directive on occupational health and safety measures gazetted on 11 June:
    • replaces one issued in October 2020
    • gives employers 21 days to:
      • decide if they intend making vaccination mandatory and if so,
      • to identify employees who ‘must be vaccinated’ because of:
        • age
        • co-morbidity or
        • the nature of their work
    • includes guidelines on employer obligations in such circumstances.
  • The October 2020 ministerial directive on measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 at sports events and during arts and culture sector activities was amended on 11 June to reflect restrictions imposed last month under the adjusted regulations for lockdown level two, affecting:
    • the numbers of people permitted at indoor and outdoor venues
    • closing times for certain establishments, and
    • cut-off times for sports matches.



  • A revised version of the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill released in 2017 for public comment will make Grade R compulsory for children ‘turning six years of age’ and provide for ‘systematically’ introducing compulsory Grade RR, according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. It is still being finalised.



  • The new 100 MW embedded generation licensing threshold announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 10 June is expected to be gazetted ‘within the next 60 days or sooner’.



  • National Treasury has published a position paper on bringing crypto assets within South Africa’s ‘regulatory purview’.
  • National Treasury has called for public comments on a draft green finance taxonomy.
  • The Financial Sector Conduct Authority and Prudential Authority have released a draft IT risk management standard for public comment.


Prepared by Pam Saxby

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