Find the latest government news updates, regulations and guidelines.
CTICC Vaccination Centre of Hope opens today
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) mass Vaccination Centre of Hope opens on Wednesday 7 July, and will administer 750 000 vaccinations by December. The CTICC Vaccination Centre of Hope will be one of the biggest vaccination sites in the country. Click here for more details.
South Africa COVID-19 Vaccination Programme registration
South Africa COVID-19 Avccination Programme registration Click here to register
Mayor Dan Plato launches COVID-19 social relief Co-Care Vouchers with the German Development Cooperation
Stemming from the five million Euro funding from the German Development Corporation via the KfW Development Bank, the City’s VPUU is rolling out a collaborative social relief initiative aimed at preventing hunger, but also supporting local businesses. Over the next few months, there will be six cycles of R300 digital vouchers across eight neighbourhoods aimed at assisting those financially affected by COVID-19. Click here for more details.
SOLIDARITY FUND OPENS FUNDING CALL FOR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANISATIONS (CBO) IN THE GBV SECTOR
Johannesburg, 22 October 2020 - Following the Solidarity Fund’s announcement of its second phase of Gender-Based-Violence support on 16 September, the Fund now opens a call for funding applications from community-based organisations (CBO) in the GBV sector who stand to benefit from a once-off grant from the Fund ranging from R50 000 to R250 000. Applicants should be CBOs that perform or support critical activities and services related to addressing gender-based violence (GBV) across the country. Click here for more details.
Regulations and Guidelines – Coronavirus Covid-19
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New dates and details for South Africa’s coronavirus relief funding
The Unemployment Insurance Fund says it will open, and begin processing the July and August Covid-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme Benefits applications, from Monday (17 August). This follows the signing of a new directive on an extended period of benefits by the Labour minister, Thulas Nxesi, on 11 August. According to the new directive, an employer, or employee, can claim Covid-19 TERS benefits for the extension period starting from 1 July 2020 until 15 August 2020. The new directives cover the following categories of employees whose employers are: Click here for more details.
City calls on registered NPOs and PBOs to apply for humanitarian food relief services
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds if not thousands of vulnerable communities continue to be adversely affected. The City’s Urban Management Directorate has secured R25 million for food relief during the 2020/2021 financial year. With this in mind, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Management Directorate is calling on registered NPOs and PBOs within the municipal boundaries of the City of Cape Town to apply to render food relief services to these beneficiaries. ‘Registered NPOs and PBOs must have experience in the preparation and distribution of cooked meals as well as the distribution of raw food products and the direct supervision of community-based organisations for the preparation and the distribution of cooked meals. Click here for more details.
City of Cape Town Corona-virus updates - 17 July 2020
We are operating with reduced services and communication channels as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and national lockdown. Learn more about methods of prevention and information about the virus to keep you and your family safe. Click here for more details.
COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant
Applications for the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant are only electronic. DO NOT VISIT SASSA OFFICES TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT. If you need assistance to apply, SASSA staff and appointed volunteers can assist. The Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress amount is R350 per month, from the date it is approved. The grant will only be paid for a period from May until October. However, if applicants only apply in July, they will be paid from the month in which they apply – there will be no backpay. Click here for more details.
Non-profit organisations: registration and funding
A non-profit organisation is a trust, company or other association of persons that is started to assist the needy or disadvantaged. Being a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) will not only improve your chances of getting funding, it also tells communities that you care about providing quality services. Only registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) are eligible for government funding. An NPO can register with the NPO Directorate in the National Department of Social Development (DSD) Click here for more details.
Corona Virus South African Resource Portal
For information on South Africa's response to COVID-19 please visit the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal. https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
Eastern Cape Province: Coronavirus booklet
Our team of health practitioners provide selfless services to all citizens who are in need of health care services. All these facilities are ready to service you, These include: 768 Primary health care clinics 66 District hospitals 5 Regional hospitals 3 Tertiary/Academic hospitals Click here for more details.
Western Cape: Provincial COVID-19 Response
If you have flu-like symptoms, and have come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus, please contact the national hotline on 0800 029 999 or the provincial hotline on 021 928 4102 for advice on what to do next. Please always get a second opinion if you are at all concerned. Click here for more details.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality: COVID-19 information page
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Disaster Management Advisory Forum: COVID-19 has been established to coordinate the local response to the coronavirus in line with legislation guiding the declaration of a national disaster. Click here for more details.
North West Provincial Government: Information on COVID-19
North West Provincial Government: Information on COVID-19 Click here for more details.
Department of Small Business Development: COVID-19 SMME Relief Funding updates and progress
COVID-19 SMME Relief Funding updates and progress Click here for more details.