From the Government Gazette and Media Statements (29 March 2021)
COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER
- A ministerial directive gazetted on 26 March for schools has clarified the measures applicable under lockdown level one to all:
- sports activities and tournaments
- physical education, and
- extra-curricular activities.
- On 26 March, a ministerial directive on Home Affairs services under lockdown level one:
- extended the validity of concessionary visas
- prescribed the deadline for renewing any other visas
- updated services now available at Home Affairs offices
- updated the list of closed ports of entry, and
- confirmed the Covid-19 test-related requirements to be met by anyone entering SA.
- A ministerial directive gazetted on 25 March has confirmed that liquor may be transported under lockdown level one.
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has:
- called for comment on its draft mobile broadband services regulations
- released proposed amendments to the subscription broadcasting ‘must carry’ regulations for public comment
- gazetted a discussion document as the first step in an inquiry into the effectiveness of the prevailing advertising, infomercial and programme sponsorship regulations, and
- finalised amendments to the class licensing processes and procedures regulations affecting community broadcasting services.
- The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has called for comment on a draft Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill.
- The South African Law Reform Commission has invited stakeholder input on an issue paper proposing a process for domesticating the 2006 UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
- The commencement date of sections in the Financial Sector Regulation Act dealing with fees, levies and finances has been postponed until 1 April 2022, along with provisions in its schedule expected to have affected various related Acts from 1 April 2021.
TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COMPETITION
- The Competition Commission has called for public comment on:
- On 26 March, regulations came into effect prescribing the obligations to be met when continuing to operate any ageing nuclear installation beyond its licensed life span.
Prepared by Pam Saxby
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