On Saturday, May 29, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that tighter restrictions are on the cards for South Africans as we enter into the third wave of the pandemic. Ramaphosa made the announcement while speaking at the Northern Cape’s ninth provincial conference.
As part of a move to lockdown level 2, harsher restrictions are on the cards for South Africans, including tougher enforcement of mask-wearing in public and social distancing and further limits on gatherings, as well as an earlier curfew, as per News24.
There has also been speculation around another “booze ban,” as reported by The Citizen.
The details of Ramaphosa’s confirmation are set to be addressed in a “family meeting” this coming week.
Meanwhile, here’s a summarised list of level 2 restrictions, according to ENCA.
- Night vigils
- Night clubs
- Male and female initiation practices
- Bus and taxi services may not carry more than 70-percent of the licensed capacity for long-distance travel.
- International travel
- Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.
- Inter-provincial traveling around South Africa
- Sale of alcohol at off-sale and retail outlets
- Sale of tobacco products
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Beaches and parks
- Museums, galleries, libraries and archives
- Water-based tourism activities (boat-based whale watching, scuba diving, shark cage diving, kayaking, river rafting, and speed boat rides)
- Zoos, Aquaria, animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres
- Swimming pools
- Accommodation establishments
- Tour operators
- Theatres and cinemas
- Social events at places of residence (visits to friends and family restricted to 10 visitors at a time)
- Social gatherings (funerals and weddings limited to 50 people)
- Sporting activities
- Personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty treatments, make -up and nails salons and piercing and tattoo parlours
- Bus and taxi services may carry 100-percent of the licensed capacity for any trip not regarded as long-distance travel in terms of sub-regulation.