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Bronnwyn Schmidt 27 May 2020 News & Events index

Subject index of COVID-19 legislation, guidelines, court directives and notices 

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Bronnwyn Schmidt 26 May 2020 No categories yet level 4 biodiversity conservation
  • To ensure fair processes, especially specified processes relating to permits, registrations, and certificates that cannot be adhered to during the Alert Levels due to the restrictions placed on the movement of people
  • To provide direction in respect of the carrying out of activities by the biodiversity sector in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004, the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 and any applicable provincial conservation legislation in respect of activities and services that have been declared essential or are permitted during Alert Level 4
  • Definitions
  • Purpose
  • Application
  • Extension of timeframes
  • Applications for and issuing of permits, registrations and certificates
  • Activities
  • Commencement and duration
  • Annexure 1: Permitting and Inspection services to be provided by issuing authorities in terms of the National Environmental Management: Blodiversity Act or any applicable provincial conservation legislation in respect of the activities contemplated in Annexure 2 for the duration of Alert Level 4 of the national state of disaster
  • Annexure 2: List of activities with associated restrictions which may be carried out during Alert Level 4
  • Annexure 3: Permit to perform essential services/activities or permitted services/activities for the biodiversity sector

National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry: Extension to Non-parties of the COVID-19 Lockdown II Collective Agreement

  • Directions for UIF regarding payment of benefits to the contributors who have lost income due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • Minimise economic impact of loss of employment because of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Avoid contact and contain the spread of COVID-19 during the process of application for benefit
  • Establish the temporary employee/employer relief scheme
  • Set out the application process for benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Alleviate economic impact of COVID-19
  • Online applications for benefits in order to avoid contact during the national disaster period
Bronnwyn Schmidt 26 May 2020 News & Events medical students

The purpose of the directions is to:

  • Allow for the once off travel of final year medical students studying at public higher education institutions to travel from their homes to the university campus where they are registered for study during the period 8-31 May 2020
  • Permit the recommencement of the academic year for final year medical students at South African public universities with effect from 11 May 2020
  • Permit the travel of final year medical students to and from their place of residence to university campuses and training, sites to allow fortheir academic and clinical work to continue during this period
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