South Africa COVID-19 RESOURCES

We track South Africa's legislation, regulations, gazettes, circulars and other legal and regulatory resources relating to the Coronavirus pandemic and the spread of COVID-19. Be in touch to suggest other resources.

Judgments and orders

Case name

Judgment date

PDF icon Moela and Another v Habib N.O. and Another (2020/9215)  Gauteng Local Division 19 March 2020

Ex parte: van Heerden (1079/2020) [2020] ZAMPMBHC 10 (27 March 2020)

27 March 2020

  Order dismissing application for direct access to the Constitutional Court  (For background see Carmel Rickard reporting on this application) 30 March 2020

C D and Another v Department of Social Development (5570/2020) [2020] ZAWCHC 25 

14 April 2020

 

Regulations (as maintained by Laws.Africa on OpenByLaws)

Title

Published

Updated

Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Act, 1993

Ministerial Order: Air Traffic and Navigation Services

2020-03-18

 

Airports Company Act, 1993

Ministerial Order: Airport Company South Africa (ACSA)

2020-03-18

 

Civil Aviation Act, 2009

Ministerial Order: South African Civil Aviation Authority

2020-03-18

 

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993

Compensation for Occupationally-acquired COVID-19

2020-03-23

 

Competition Act, 1998

COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Banking Sector, 2020

2020-03-23

 

COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Healthcare Sector, 2020

2020-03-19

 

COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector, 2020

2020-03-24

 

Competition Act: Regulations related to COVID-19

2020-03-19

 

Regulations relating to COVID-19 Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry, 2020

2020-03-27

 

Disaster Management Act, 2002

COGTA COVID-19 Disaster Response Directions, 2020

2020-03-25

 

Classification of a National Disaster

2020-03-15

 

Cross-Border Road Transport Special Dispensation (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of Cross-Border Road Transport Passengers) Directions, 2020

2020-03-26

 

Declaration of a National State of Disaster

2020-03-15

 

Directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 in all courts, court precincts and justice service points

2020-03-26

Repealed
31 March 2020
2020-03-31  

Directions to facilitate the availability and use of digital technologies to combat the spread of COVID-19

2020-03-26

 

Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

2020-03-18

2020-03-26

National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the Movement of Persons and Crew) Directions, 2020

2020-03-26

 

Preventative Measures in the Railway Operations (COVID-19 Control Measures on the Operations by Rail) Regulations, 2020

2020-03-26

 

Public Transport Services Directions, 2020

2020-03-26

 

Temporary measures in respect of entry into or exit out of the Republic in order to prevent and combat the spread of the COVID-19

2020-03-26

 

Disaster Management Act: Regulations relating to COVID-19

Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme, 2020

2020-03-26

 

International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Directions, 2020

2020-03-26

2020-03-27

International Air Services Act, 1993

International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Regulations, 2020

2020-03-18

 

Labour Relations Act, 1995

National Bargaining Council for the clothing manufacturing industry: extension to non-parties of the COVID-19 lockdown collective agreement

2020-03-26

 

National Ports Act, 2005

National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020

2020-03-18

 

Superior Courts Act, 2013

Directives issued by the Chief Justice regarding COVID-19

2020-03-20

 

Repealed

Title

Published

Repealed

National Ports Act (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of persons and crew) Regulations, 2020

2020-03-18

2020-03-26

International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Regulations, 2020

2020-03-18

2020-03-26

 

 

Chief Justice and Judiciary Directives and Circulars

TITLE

FIRST PUBLISHED

Directives issued by the Chief Justice re COVID-19

20 March 2020

Directives issued by the Chief Justice re COVID-19

25 March 2020

Practice Directive: Special Arrangements to Address Covid-19 Implications for all Litigation in the Pretoria
and Johannesburg High Courts

18 March 2020

Media Statement: Measures Adopted By The Heads Of Court To Curb The Spread Of COVID-19 In All Courts Act, 2013

17 March 2020

Amended Directives for Magistrates

18 March 2020

Further Directives Issued by the Head of Court, Administrative Region 4 (Welkom) as Delegated by
the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa in Terms of Section 8(3) of the Superior Courts Act, No 10 of 2013
for the Period 27 March 2020 to 16 April 2020

26 March 2020

Further Directive in Respect of Access to the Labour Court During the Period of Lockdown

25 March 2020

Media Statement: Courts To Be Operational To A Limited Extent During The Lockdown Period
From 27 March to 16 April 2020

25 March 2020

Media Release: Minister issues Directions for courts for lockdown period

26 March 2020

30 March 2020
26 March 2020
2 April 2020

 

 

 

High Courts

TITLE

FIRST PUBLISHED

Urgent Directive In Respect of Restricting Access To Court in Light of COVID-19 (KwaZulu-Natal)

18 March 2020

Memorandum: Disaster Management: Eastern Cape Courts  

24 March 2020

Court Directives: Regarding Management of Cases During the Lockdown Period: Eastern Cape Courts

24 March 2020

25 March 2020

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25 March 2020

President's Directive: Re: Special Arrangements to Address COVID-19 Implications for All Litigation in the Pretoria and Johannesburg High Courts (Gauteng Division)

25 March 2020

Directive (Free State High Court)

26 March 2020

20 March 2020
24 March 2020
26 March 2020
25 March 2020
Judge President's Directive: Re: Supllementary Directive (dies non) in re Special Arrangements to Address COVID-19 Implications for All Litigation In The Pretoria and Johannesburg High Courts (Gauteng Division) 2 April 2020
PDF icon Supplemented Directives: Western Cape High Court 6 April 2020


Chapter 9 Institutions

TITLE

FIRST PUBLISHED

Walk-in services suspended indefinitely at all Public Protector offices across the country

17 March 2020

Media Statement: SAHRC Urges All Within South Africa to Take All Necessary Steps to Minimise the Spread of COVID-19

17 March 2020

Public Protector closes service centers temporarily as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus

23 March 2020

Media Statement: SAHRC Responds to the COVID-19 National Lockdown

25 March 2020

Public Protector Infogram

25 March 2020