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A special Cabinet meeting held today, 31 January 2022, has approved changes to the Adjusted Alert Level 1 COVID-19 regulations.

This follows meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) which received updates on the management of COVID-19 in South Africa.

The information gathered through the system used by the Department of Health has reported that South Africa has exited the fourth wave nationally.

Based on the trajectory of the

Dear GBS Stakeholder,


Thank you as always for taking the time to submit your weekly COVID Report. As you are aware, not only is this a mandatory requirement as part of the Disaster Management Act regulations, but the data is exceptionally important for the sector to have as a reference point around how industry is handling the pandemic and protocol adherence.

It is equally important to report whether you are managing all staff from home, on site or a hybrid solution.

Last week we

While no official date and time has been set for the president’s address to the nation, stakeholders who met with Ramaphosa this week said a move to level 2 could come as early as Sunday evening (12 September).

The updated restrictions are expected to include:

Increase the number of people allowed at outdoor venues from 100 to 250, and from 50 to 100 for indoor venues;

The curfew is expected to be pushed back to between 23h00 and 04h00;

Fewer restrictions on the sale of alcohol.


Dear Call Centre Operators,

With regards to weekly reporting of your call centre/s. Please note that on the 11th June Minister Patel of the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (dtic) withdrew the Level 5 and 4 Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Directions regarding call centres providing Essential / Permitted Services, Gazette no. 43224 as well as Sector Directive where any organisation currently offering an Essential / Permitted Service through a call centre – addressing either

Dear Call Centre Operators

The Minister of the dtic has issued a withdrawl of Directions regarding Call Centres providing Essential Services published in Government Gazette No. 43224; Government Notice No. R. 459 on 9 April 2020. These Directions were issued specific to allow for essential and permitted call centre (GBS) services to operate under Levels 5 and 4.

The withdrawl has been issued subject to organisations continuing to adhere to the sector specific Health & Safety Protocols health

Business for South Africa: Daily Member Update, 04 May 2020


Business for South Africa (B4SA) is urging employers to be meticulous in their implementation of the Level 4 restrictions that came to effect on 1 May 2020, as South Africa enters a new phase of its response to COVID-19 in terms of further regulations promulgated under the Disaster Management Act, 2002. The Regulations repeal and replace the previous lockdown regulations of 18


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