Mzansi's New Level 1 Rules


 In a national address on Sunday (28 February), president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government would move to a level 1 lockdown as the country continues to see a decline in Covid-19 infections.

In an accompanying gazette published by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, government further clarified the exact rules around the relaxed level 1 lockdown and what South Africans can and cannot do.

Among the key changes are new curfew hours and rules around the sale of alcohol. The gazette states that every person is confined to their place of residence from 00h00 until 04h00 daily, unless a person is performing an essential service or has an emergency. People travelling on late-night flights have also been given exemption.

Licensed premises are also allowed to sell alcohol for on-site and off-site consumption, subject to the curfew and existing liquor regulations.

Despite the relaxed restrictions, Dlamini-Zuma has outlined some of the ‘specific exclusions’ which remain prohibited in the country. These include:
  • Night vigils;
  • After-funeral gatherings including “after- tears” gatherings;
  • Night clubs;
  • Most of the country’s land borders remain closed, with some exceptions;
  • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes, excluding small crafts, in line with health and border law enforcement;
  • Attendance of any sporting event by spectators.


The Creative Type... Lifestyle & Entertainment Influencer... Dream ! Believe ! Achieve

Previous Post Next Post

Contact Form