17 March 2020 – Banned COVID-19 disinformation

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: Through the National Disaster act, the Government of South Africa made it illegal to publish a statement in any medium with the intention to deceive others about COVID-19, the COVID-19 infection status of any persons, or any measure taken by the Government to address COVID-19.
Full details here: https://openbylaws.org.za/za/act/gn/2020/318/eng/#top