• Lidia Meyer


The President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the following restrictions during his address to the nation on Monday, the 11th of January 2021:

* Most indoor and outdoor gatherings will be banned including social gatherings, religious gatherings, political events, traditional council meetings and gatherings at sports grounds.

* Funerals may not be attended by more than 50 people.

* The hours of curfew will begin at 9 pm and at 5 am.

* It is compulsory for every person to wear a mask in a public space.

* The sale of alcohol from retail outlets and the on-site consumption of alcohol is not permitted.

* All beaches, dams, lakes, rivers, public parks and public swimming pools in hotspot areas will be closed.

* Botanical gardens, national parks, and other parks where access control measures & entry limitations are in place may remain open to the public

* The 20 land ports of entry that are currently open will be closed until 15 February for general entry and departure.

People will still be allowed to enter or depart the country for:

* The transportation of fuel, cargo, and goods

* Emergency medical attention for a life-threatening condition

* The return of South African nationals, permanent residents or persons with other valid visas, diplomats

* The departure of foreign nationals

* Daily commuters from neighbouring countries who attend school in South Africa.

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