South Africa

Disaster Management Act, 2002

Directions on the Once-off Movement of Persons and the Transportation of Goods for Purposes of Relocation

Government Notice 513 of 2020

  1. [Repealed by Directions on the Once-off Movement of Persons and the Transportation of Goods for Purposes of Relocation (Government Notice 534 of 2020) on 14 May 2020]

I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, hereby, in terms of section 27(2)(f) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), after consultation with the Ministers of Police and Transport, issue directions in the Schedule hereto relating to the movement of persons and goods.Dr Nkosana Dlamini Zuma, MPMinister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

1. Definitions

In these Directions a word or expression bears the meaning assigned to it in the Regulations and unless the context otherwise indicates—"Regulations" means the Regulations made in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) and published in Government Gazette No. 43258, Government Notice No. R. 480 of 29 April 2020.


2. Purpose

The purpose of these Directions is to facilitate the movement of persons and goods within and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4.(a)The movement of persons and goods, where—(i)new lease agreements were entered into before or during the lockdown period; or(ii)the transfer of immovable property occurred before the lockdown period,requires a change in place of residence, including the transport of goods to a new place of residence, within the Republic.(b)The circumstances in subparagraph (a) require the once-off movement of persons who are relocating to their new place of residence, as permitted in terms of regulation 16(5); and(c)The transport of goods within the Republic is permitted in terms of regulation 22(1)(f).


3. The once-off movement of persons and transportation of goods

(a)A person who needs to travel to his or her new place of residence and to transport goods, which are limited to household furniture and effects, as required by the circumstances in paragraph 2 of these Directions, is permitted to do so between the period 7 May 2020 to 7 June 2020.(b)A person referred to in subparagraph (a) must-(i)obtain a permit to travel across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries from the station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her. The permit must correspond to Form 1 to these Directions;(ii)indicate the persons who are part of the household who will be required to move; and(iii)have in his or her possession the relevant lease agreement indicating the date of expiry of the old lease and the date of commencement of the new lease, or the transfer documents attesting to the change in place of residence or change of ownership of property.


4. Public and private transport

A person referred to in paragraph 3 who makes use of public or private transport must adhere to the relevant Directions issued by the Minister of Transport.


5. Short title and commencement

These Directions are called the Directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation and commence on 7 May 2020.


Form 1

Permit to travel to another province, metropolitan area or district for purposes of relocation

Direction 3(b)

Note:This permit must be issued to the persons relocatingThis permit and any form of identification must be in the possession of the person to whom this permit is issuedI,
Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number:  

*Station commander/person designated by station commander of

 

Hereby issue a permit for *relocation/transportation of persons, household furniture and effects to:

Full names:  
Surname:  
Identity number  
Number of people travelling
* Limited to number of people per vehicle, as per directions of Minister of Transport
 
Address of residence relocating from  
Province relocating from  
Registration number of vehicle/s  
Contact details: Cell nr   Tel No (h)   e-mail address  
Address of residence relocating to  
Province relocating to (if different from current) province:  
Date of travel:  

I have verified that the person requesting the permit *produced the relevant lease agreement, indicating the date of expiry of the old lease and the commencement date of the new lease/ produced proof of purchase of residence and occupation date/produced the transfer documents attesting to the change of ownership of property.Signed at__________________________ this _____ day of _______________________ 2020.Official stamp*Station commander/person designated by him or her*Delete which is not applicable".

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