covid-19 lockdown

  1. Jan

    Talks to ban unvaccinated people in Limpopo from buying alcohol

    No vaccine, no booze Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba wants liquor outlets and tavern owners to stop selling alcohol to customers who have not received a Covid-19 vaccine. In a recent interview with Jacaranda FM, Ramathuba confirmed that her department was in talks with representatives in...
  2. Jan

    South Africa's alcohol restrictions challenged in court

    Alcohol restrictions fight goes to court Wine industry association Vinpro has launched a legal challenge against South Africa's ongoing restrictions against alcohol sales, which is scheduled to be heard in the Western Cape High Court from 23 to 26 August 2021. Vinpro said that despite all of...
  3. Jan

    South Africa may face fourth wave before enough vaccines are rolled out - expert

    Fourth wave warning for South Africa Even if South Africa could administer at least one Covid–19 vaccine dose to 35 million people by year-end, it might be too late to take the teeth out of a fourth wave. This is according to Professor Francois Venter, the director of Ezintsha at Wits health...
  4. Jan

    Adjusted lockdown level 3 regulations published

    New lockdown level 3 regulations — what you can and can't do The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has published updated regulations for South Africa's adjusted alert level 3 lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his national...
  5. Jan

    Ramaphosa announces move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 — alcohol unbanned

    South Africa goes to lockdown level 3 — alcohol unbanned President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that South Africa would return to adjusted level 3 lockdown regulations, relaxing the ban on alcohol and extending the hours of curfew. Alcohol will be allowed for off-site purchase between...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    How Covid-19 lockdowns saved South Africa from more load-shedding

    How Covid-19 lockdowns saved South Africa from more load-shedding Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africans consumed 20 million fewer megawatts than Eskom forecasted it would. Had the country consumed electricity in line with Eskom's predictions, load-shedding would have been rampant...
  7. Jan

    Updated regulations for Level 4 lockdown allowing political leaders to host emergency community gatherings

    Level 4 lockdown rules changed — emergency community gatherings now allowed The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has issued updated regulations for South Africa's extended level 4 lockdown. These latest amendments allow various leaders to travel...
  8. Jan

    Vaccines sites closed in areas hit by riots

    South African Covid-19 vaccines sites closed in areas hit by violence and looting The Gauteng Provincial Government says vaccination sites in those areas affected by sporadic acts of violence and lawlessness have had to be temporarily closed due to safety concerns by both the staff and members...
  9. Jan

    Updated regulations published for lockdown level 4

    New regulations for extended lockdown level 4 — what you can and can't do The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has published updated regulations for South Africa's extended alert level 4 lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his...
  10. Jan

    Ramaphosa extends level 4 lockdown - restrictions relaxed on restaurants and gyms

    Lockdown level 4 extended in South Africa — with some changes President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will remain under an adjusted Alert Level 4 lockdown for at least another two weeks, with some changes. While South Africa's prohibition on the sale of alcohol will remain in...
  11. Jan

    School dropouts up by at least 30% in South Africa's lockdown

    School dropouts increased drastically during lockdown in South Africa Between 650,000 and 750,000 children aged seven to 17 were not attending school as of May this year, compared to the 400,000 to 500,000 figure from before the national lockdown. This is according to the National Income...
  12. Jan

    Satellite broadband deal to connect vaccine centres in rural Mpumalanga

    Boost for Covid-19 vaccine rollout in South Africa Aspen and Eutelsat announced a partnership with the Department of Health to roll out high-speed satellite broadband to vaccination sites in rural Mpumalanga. The announcement comes after acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane...
  13. Jan

    New lockdown rules for network operators and ISPs in South Africa

    New lockdown rules for South African ISPs Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has published new regulations governing the safety measure couriers, postal services, network providers, and film and TV productions must implement to curb the spread of...
  14. Jan

    New lockdown rules for couriers and network operators in South Africa

    New lockdown rules for delivery drivers in South Africa Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has published new regulations governing the safety measure couriers, postal services, network providers, and film and TV productions must implement to curb the...
  15. Jan

    Ster-Kinekor warns that having theatres closed for another lockdown will be "devastating"

    Ster-Kinekor drive-ins forced to close in lockdown level 4 Ster-Kinekor has appealed to the South African government to allow it to reopen its theatres. The cinema chain told MyBroadband that even its drive-ins had to close when South Africa moved to lockdown alert level 4 last week. This...
  16. Jan

    Alcohol bans in South Africa even more effective than curfews at reducing trauma deaths

    Alcohol bans in South Africa extremely effective — research New research published in the South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) has found compelling evidence that a blanket ban on alcohol reduces the number of unnatural deaths related to trauma injuries while curfews have less of an impact...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    10 gadgets for surviving lockdown

    10 gadgets for surviving lockdown Another lockdown has struck due to a surge of Covid-19 cases in South Africa due to the spread of the Delta variant. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to lockdown alert level 4 on 27 June, promising that the restrictions will be reviewed in two...
  18. LCBXX

    Planning for December (Lockdown)

    Given that the ANC government response to the pandemic can only be stricter lockdown regulations as infections rise, would it be unreasonable to assume that the ANC will again close beaches & 100m restrictions around water bodies, come December 2021?
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    Special COVID-19 lockdown measures announced for Easter

    Special COVID-19 lockdown measures announced for Easter President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to South Africa's COVID-19 alert level 1 lockdown measures in preparation for the Easter period. The amendments come after warnings from scientists and government officials that the...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Lockdown level 1 international travel restrictions are nonsense - Tourism body

    Lockdown level 1 international travel restrictions are nonsense - Tourism body There is no rationality in the government's decision over which countries are allowed to travel to South Africa under lockdown level 1. This is according to the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA)...
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