28 March 2020 – Increased inspections of employers reported to breach health and safety regulations

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa is increasing inspections of such workplaces.

This measure was taken after the government received complaints that employers were not providing a safe workplace for employees, often by failing to provide personal protective equipment.

The Government is planning to publicly publish the names of companies that breach health and safety regulations.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/minister-thulas-nxesi-labour-arrangements-during-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-28-mar-2020