Cabinet statements

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 9 September 2020

10 September 2020

A.     Issues in the environment

1.        Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 

1.1.    Cabinet welcomes the drop in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks and the improved recovery rate that has increased to 87 percent. The number of people requiring admission in our hospitals and the demand for COVID-19 tests have also dropped. 

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 5 August 2020

6 August 2020

A. Focus on Corruption

1. Abuse of resources for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) interventions

1.1. Cabinet reflected with disappointment on recent reports of acts of corruption and theft of the much-needed resources that government has allocated to save lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of Friday, 10 July and 12 July 2020

1. Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Cabinet received a status report from the National Coronavirus Command Council.  It comprised submissions and recommendations from the Ministerial Advisory Council on Coronavirus and the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoint).

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

1. Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

1.1. At its virtual meeting held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, Cabinet received an updated report from the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). The NCCC tabled a number of recommendations pertaining to the enhanced risk adjusted Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown. 

The recommendations are based on submissions made by various sectors and deliberations by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure.  

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 4 June 2020

1. North High Court Judgment of Tuesday, 2 June 2020

1.1. A special virtual Cabinet meeting was held today, Thursday, 4 June 2020, to discuss developments in South Africa’s efforts to save lives and protect livelihoods amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this discussion, Cabinet reflected on the North Gauteng High Court judgment delivered by Justice Norman Davis on Tuesday, 2 June, 2020, which declared the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in levels 3 and 4 unconstitutional and invalid.

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Cabinet to study judgement on Alert Level 4 & Alert Level 3 Regulations

2 June 2020

Government has taken note of the judgement delivered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court today, 2 June 2020, declaring the Alert Level 4 and Alert Level 3 Lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid.

The court suspended the declaration of invalidity for a period of 14 days. This means that the Alert Level 3 regulations remain in operation for now.

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

1.  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in South Africa

1.1.  Cabinet was briefed on the outcome of consultations undertaken by President Cyril Ramaphosa with various civil-society organisations, to ensure that the country’s progression from Level 4 to Level 3 of the national lockdown has the support and inputs of all social partners.

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