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:
- 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’.
- 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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