New website rules for South Africa during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dated 26 March 2020, in a government gazette [View PDF] the Department of Communications detailed interventions around the “dissemination of information” in the country.
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has approved new requirements for South African ISPs and website owners as part of the government’s plan to fight the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Every website in South Africa with a domain name that ends in .za – like: .co.za / .org.za .ac.za. All company websites, government portals, private blogs, travel blogs and every academic institution in .ac must now have a visible link to the government’s main COVID-19 page on its front/landing page.
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