Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Regulations Issued in Terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: South Africa

Pursuant to these regulations, “The National Department of Health shall develop and maintain a national database to enable the tracing of persons who are known or reasonably suspected to have come into contact with any person known or reasonably suspected to have contracted COVID-19.” The regulations note: the categories of information that will be included in the Database, that “information contained in the COVID-19 Tracing Database and any information obtained through this regulation is confidential,” prohibitions on information disclosure unless under particular circumstances, and the parameters of how information in the database can be used.