South Africa's National State of Disaster has been extended until 15 May 2021. Photo of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
South Africa's National State of Disaster has been extended until 15 November 2021. Photo of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by GCIS

South Africa’s Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has gazetted an extension of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 until 15 November 2021.

The Ministry said the decision was taken following consultations with relevant stakeholders and Cabinet approval.

“The extension takes into account the need to continue observing all non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 and increasing vaccinations as part of contingency measures being undertaken to mitigate against its impact,” Dlamini Zuma said.

Dlamini Zuma said the SA government remains committed to saving lives and ensuring that more people get vaccinated, as it is the only way to safely open the economy and go back to normal life. – SAnews.gov.za