At all times it is prudent to read this simplified document with the Notice as published by the Minister. For ease of reference and understanding, the Association has simplified the Gazette and highlighted aspects that are specifically of importance to its Members. Focus of these Gazettes:
- Transportation & distribution of liquor
- Validity of licences (driver & vehicle), roadworthy certificates, temporary permits & PrDPs
Government Gazette 43538 Regulation 9: Transportation and storage of liquor The following transportation and storage of liquor is allowed from 22 July 2020:
- from manufacturing plants to storage facilities,
- to ports of exit for export purposes.
Government Gazette 43539 Regulation 6: Validity period of licences The following comes into effect from 22 July 2020:
- All learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits that expire during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 August 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 January 2021,
- All motor vehicle licence discs, temporary permits and roadworthy certificates that expired during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and their validity period is extended for a further grace period ending on 31 August 2020,
- Motor trade number licences that expired during the period that commenced from 26 March 2020 up to and including 31 May 2020 are deemed to be valid and are extended for a further grace period ending on 30 November 2020.
Further updates will be forwarded as received.
The Minister for COGTA published Gazette 43364 yesterday afternoon – which stipulated the permitted activities and services under Alert Level 3 from 01 June 2020. Please note that – whilst the contents of the Gazette refer to Alert Level 3 – the transportation and distribution of alcohol is permitted from 29 May 2020 (i.e. from today).
The Gazette plus the guideline document (and the new Permit for employees – Form 2 – plus the new form for those wishing to move residence – Form 6 – are below). We have also attached word formats of these forms.
At this stage we have not received any communication relating to the requirement of a NEW CIPC Certificate. This may, however, still materialise before 01 June 2020.
Disaster Management Act Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots 28 May 2020
Guideline to Alert Level 3 under the conditions of Government Notice 43364 issued by the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs on 28 May 2020
The President addressed the Nation on the evening of 23 April 2020. The address was primarily focussed on the status of the lock down after 30 April 2020, as well as the policy the Government would follow into the future in terms of the withdrawal of the lock down, the stages this would involve and the focus on getting the economy back on track.
The address by the President on 21 April, as well as the policy document relating the various levels of lock down, how these would take place and what they entailed, have been included in this communication.
Please note that – subject to any gazettes published – the current lock down conditions remain in force until such time as specific directives are published either amending or removing the current restrictions. Whilst we are all suffering under the most severe financial and operational conditions – we have to wait for the relevant gazettes to be published.
Sandile Ntseoane | General Manager | SAVRALA
On 26 March 2020, The Minister of Employment and Labour issued out a directive that determined that it is necessary to implement steps through the Covid19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme to prevent an escalation of the COVID -19 infections funded through the National Disaster Benefit. The purpose of this Directive is to make provision for the:
1) Payment of benefits to the Contributors who have lost income due to the COVID -19 pandemic
2) Minimise economic impact of loss of employment because of the pandemic
3) Avoid contact and contain the spread of COVID -19 during the process of application for benefit
4) Establish the Temporary Employee /Employer Relief Scheme and set out the application process for benefits of the COVID -19 pandemic.
On 8 April 2020, The Minister of Employment and Labour issued out an amendment of the above mentioned directive. Please find attached the Amended COVID-19 Temporary Employee/Employer Relief Scheme directive.
Members with any queries are requested to submit them to Sanelisiwe Jantjies: Sanelisiwe.Jantjies@busa.org.za
Department of Labour COVID-19 TERS Directive
Amended Depratment of Labour COVID-19 TERS Directive