COVID-19 Requirements

Legally required updates for all .za website/domain owners i.r.o Covid-19

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies has issued directions that need to be

complied with by  .za website/domain owners, and certain other stakeholders in the digital space.


This has been gazetted(Vol. 657, 26 March 2020,  No. 43164), and can be viewed online


These directions must be read together with regulations in the DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002.

Relevant excerpts for .za website/domain owners can be viewed at the bottom of this page.


The requirement for .za website/domain owners, is that their website must have a

notice on the landing pages with a visible link to


This seems to apply to .za domains, even if there is no active website on that domain.


To assist in this regard, and given the time constraints to fulfil these requirements, Mplanet has

created an automated ordering process to speed up client applications, and fulfilment of orders.


We are charging a nominal fee to set up these notices:-

Cost:  Websites hosted with Mplanet:  R149

iiiiiiiiiiiWebsites not hosted with Mplanet:  R189


Please click the link below to start the application process,

Excerpt from Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies directions…


5.1.4  All Internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a

landing page with a visible link to


Excerpt from the DISASTER-MANAGEMENT-ACT, 2002…


60. (1) A person is guilty of an offence if that person fails to comply with a request
made by the National Centre in terms of section 18(1) or by a provincial or municipal

disaster management centre in terms of section 32(2)(a) or 46(2)(a).

(2) A person convicted of an offence mentioned in subsection (1) is liable on

conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both a fine and

such imprisonment.

Thank you for assisting in the fight against Covid-19


Please click the link below to start the application process,

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