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Car sales reopened and clothing you can buy under Level 4 rules

CAPE TOWN – The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel issued directions that a wider range of clothing, footwear and bedding may be sold by retailers during level 4 lockdown as of Wednesday.

The local motor industry will also be allowed to open their doors as a new set of rules allow for new and used car sales and services to resume.

Initially, under the introduction of the level 4 lockdown, only car factories were allowed to open and automotive dealers could only carry out repairs on emergency vehicles with dealers having to wait.


Here are the clothing and bedding items retailers are now allowed to sell:

  • All baby and toddler clothing and footwear
  • All children’s wear
  • All maternity wear
  • All adult sleepwear and gowns
  • All adult underwear


The following adult footwear categories

  • boots
  • slippers
  • closed-toe heels
  • closed-toe flat shoes
  • sneakers and trainers
  • smart closed-toe shoes
  • casual closed-toe shoes


The following adult clothing

  • active wear “including gym, running and other exercise apparel”
  • knitwear
  • jackets and coats
  • dresses
  • long-sleeved tops
  • long-sleeved t-shirts
  • denim jeans and denim jackets
  • pants (with no mention whether long or short)
  • skirts (with no mention of length or thickness)
  • short-sleeved knit tops – “where promoted and displayed as worn under cardigans and knitwear”
  • short-sleeved t-shirts – “where promoted and displayed as undergarments for warmth”
  • leggings
  • “crop bottoms worn with boots and leggings”
  • shirts, both long-sleeved and short-sleeved – “where displayed and promoted to be worn under jackets coats and/or knitwear”
  • golf shirts
  • “one-pieces such as bodysuits”


Adult accessories

  • shawls and scarves
  • beanies
  • gloves
  • socks
  • belts
  • headwear
  • gym and exercise apparel accessories
  • hair accessories – with no limitations or further specification



  • baby bedding and blankets
  • duvets and “duvet inners”
  • blankets, comforters, and quilts
  • mattress protectors
  • pillows
  • throws
  • sheets and pillowcases



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