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Disaster Management Act Regulations: Alert Level 1 During Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown: Eviction and Demolition of Places of Residence

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: South Africa

According to the “Disaster Management Act Regulations,” “[a] person may not be evicted from his or her land or home or have his or her place of residence demolished for the duration of the national state of disaster unless a competent court has granted an order authorising the eviction or demolition.” The regulations also note that “[a] competent court may suspend or stay an order for eviction or demolition . . . until after the lapse or termination of the national state of disaster” unless the court determines otherwise for a range of reasons listed in the regulations.