We may finally be waving goodbye to advanced alert level 3 in the coming days, and ushering in the era of level 2.
The continued ban on the sale of alcohol is costing both the alcohol industry and external suppliers millions per day.
A beach day was cut short in Durban over the weekend when law enforcement showed up and gave chase.
Now that the reinstated alcohol sales ban has effectively reduced pressure on the healthcare system, medical experts are calling on government to review the latest data.
After another 8PM address, where Ramaphosa announced the closure of public schools and promised to fight corruption (heard this one before), patience is wearing thin.
Restaurant owners, workers, and industry affiliates have taken to the streets to protest the stringent lockdown rules impacting their businesses.
The Restaurant Collective (R|C) has penned an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, outlining ways in which the industry can work with government going forward, and asking for increased assistance.
The latest Stats SA release, focused on non-retail food and beverages data for April and May 2020, is perhaps best described as a bloodbath.
Whilst we are still very much in the middle of the pandemic, there will come a time when lockdown measures are further eased, and then dropped altogether.
One of the more infuriating aspects of South Africa’s national lockdown, as we near the completion of 110 full days, is the seemingly arbitrary nature of many of the regulations.
Last night’s address by President Cyril Ramaphosa saw the reinstatement of a national curfew between 9PM and 4AM.
Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a number of changes to our lockdown regulations, including a few related specifically to face masks.
Bheki Cele has revealed the number of arrests for contravening lockdown regulations under the various alert levels.
Late last night, without much fanfare, the South African government gazetted some amendments to our lockdown rules.
Tomorrow, the government will face the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association in court, in a very hotly anticipated legal showdown.
It will take years, if not longer, for the full effect of the lockdown on South Africa’s, and the world’s, economic outlook to become clear. Some businesses have already been brought to their knees.
The South African government is facing a number of legal challenges at present, set to play out in courtrooms across the country.
As South Africans flock en masse to liquor stores across the country, some may find that their hopes of stockpiling have been dashed.
Following a media briefing this afternoon by co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, we now have some clarity regarding certain alert level 3 regulations.
Will beaches and parks be open for exercise? Are you still limited to within five kilometres of your residence? What hours will alcohol be sold? Those, and many other issues, still need clarifying.