South Africa

Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act

Extension of the Period for Compliance With the Regulations for the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas

Government Notice 629 of 2020

On 11 October 2019, I, Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, extended the period of compliance with the Regulations for the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas, in Government Gazette No. 42762, under Notice No. 1318.Due to the restrictions imposed in terms of the Regulations made in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), as a result of the Covid-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic, I hereby further extend the period of compliance with the Regulations for the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas by six (6) months in terms of Regulation 6 of Schedule A of the Regulations, to allow licencees and licence exempt operators more time to comply with the provisions of the said Regulations. The current due date for compliance with Regulation 3(2) of Schedule A Regulations which is 15 June 2020, is hereby extended by six (6) months and the new due date is now 15 December 2020.Any enquiries regarding this notice may be addressed to Mr. Mere Kgampe at telephone number: (012) 843 6644 or E-mail address: mere.kgampe@dst.gov.zaDR B E Nzimande, MPMinister of higher education, science and technology

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