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South Africa’s state of disaster extended

In a statement made following a cabinet meeting on Thursday (13 May), it said that the state of disaster will now be extended until 15 June 2021.

South Africa’s state of disaster extended

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet have extended South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month.

15 June 2021

In a statement made following a cabinet meeting on Thursday (13 May), it said that the state of disaster will now be extended until 15 June 2021.

The statement said that, “The extension considers the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation and contingency arrangements undertaken by organs of state to mitigate against the impact of the disaster on lives and livelihoods,”

It is expected that Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will officially publish the extension in the Government Gazette within the next couple of days.

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