New level 3 lockdown rules announced

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Klerksdorp Midweek, Klerksdorp - Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma published amendments to the lockdown regulations which took effect immediately.

These changes include new travel regulations related to the opening up of certain land borders following prolonged restrictions on all land border crossings. The new rules also prohibit additional categories of gatherings, namely community political meetings and political events.

The government has reopened 20 of its land border crossings on Monday 15 February.

The regulations state that the 20 land borders which were partially operational will be fully operational and the 33 land borders which were closed will remain closed. Travelling to and from South Africa over these borders is now allowed. International air travel remains restricted to OR Tambo, King Shaka, and Cape Town International Airports.

Certain gatherings related to politics were adjusted. Traditional community meetings and political events are now banned. Gatherings at political events and traditional community meetings (izimbizo) are prohibited. These types of gatherings are now included under the “specific exclusions” table in the regulations, along with all social gatherings, after-funeral gatherings, and night clubs.