The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has issued directions about the once-off movement of people.

Regulation 6(5) states that,”Any person who was not at their place of residence, or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between provinces, metropolitan and district areas during the lockdown, will be permitted, on a once-off basis, to return to their places of residence or work and will be required to stay in such place until the end to the Alert Level 4,”.

It is in line with this regulation which the directions, which have been put in place in order to regulate these movements, were issued.

Those who fall into the category of people listed above, and who wish to change their location are only permitted to do so between May 1 and May 7, 2020.

It will not be necessary for people to obtain or produce a permit to cross any boundaries including provincial, metropolitan or district. Of course, the government will ensure that this provision is not being taken advantage of.

“The security structures will however put measures in place to ensure those who make use of the window will do so once-off, and one-way only,” reads the statement.

The Minister has asked that “all South Africans recognise the unprecedented crisis facing the country due to COVID-19 and to use the opportunity provided for once-off travel responsibly by still adhering to the lockdown regulations.”

Find the official document here.

Image: Facebook / Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

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