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The last National State of Disaster in South Africa was declared in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and lasted around 750 days. Just 14 days after its conclusion, another National State of Disaster has been declared in the country.


On 4 April 2022, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (“the Minister”) terminated the national state of disaster. 

In my previous article I explained that the New Code of Practice: Managing Exposure To Covid In The Workplace, 2022 requires employers to conduct a special health risk assessment (HRA) and to implement a plan to protect its employees from contracting Covid.

Earlier this week, President Ramaphosa terminated the National State Of Disaster (NSD). This will see many restrictions related to the NSD be phased out.

A South African university is set to begin with trials that will test the effectiveness of plant-based treatments and traditional medicine for Covid-19.

During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Tuesday evening, he revealed that only 35% of South Africa’s youth have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Several rules have changed with regards to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Tuesday.

During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments introduced lockdowns to stop or slow down the spread of the virus, however the financial impact of this weighed heavily on citizens.

The number of people expected to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in the coming days is set to increase after the Health Department announced these changes to the country's vaccine rollout program. 

The Minister of Health has announced that government officials are ready to present their recommendations on the topic of mandatory vaccinations in the country.

The Department of Health (DOH) has announced several changes made to South Africa’s national vaccination roll-out plan. The announcement made by the DOH will have an impact on the way citizens access the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. 

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has found that there is a high percentage of people who have antibodies to fight Covid-19 in South Africa. 

The National State of Disaster will be coming to an end declared President Cyril Ramaphosa during his sixth State Of The Nation Address. 

South Africa’s Covid-19 Alert Level 1 regulations have been adjusted which sees the relaxation of several laws regarding social distancing.

On Friday 21 January 2022, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) delivered a much anticipated first pronouncement on the fairness of a dismissal following an employee’s refusal to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

For more than 21 months, South Africa has been under a National State of Disaster. Now President Cyril Ramohosa is being urged to end it by various quarters of society.

As the South African government looks to ramp up its vaccination rollout plan, Gauteng will be vaccinating citizens at their place of work. 

New years often mean new beginnings with new years’ resolutions. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay and challenges it brings will remain for many.

As Covid-19 vaccines became readily available in the country, the South African government set a target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population before the end of 2021. 

It's been approximately two years ever since the Covid-19 virus has emerged, restrictions and lockdowns became a norm. Recently, the Health Department has changed a number of Covid 19 protocols.