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

Intervention Categories: Environmental measures; Legal and policy; Enforcement actions
Level of Jurisdiction: National

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