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SAPS, SANDF outline level 3 lockdown regulations

CAPE TOWN- Ministers in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster briefed the media on Thursday regarding matters related to the enforcement of level 3 lockdown regulations.

This follows a briefing earlier on Thursday led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who outlined the lockdown level 3 regulations which will kick in as of 1 June. 

Here are some of the main points raised by ministers in the JCPS cluster. 

  • Police Minister Bheki Cele clarified that social visiting is not permitted under level 3.
  • Cele said people who need to travel between metros and provinces need to have a permit or evidence on why they are travelling.
  • Roadblocks will be scaled down but will not be stopped altogether. However, hotspot areas will see an increase in roadblocks.
  • Those travelling to funerals would need a permit from the police and a magistrate. Once the funeral is over, they must be back home within 72 hours. 
  • Licensed liquor traders will be permitted to transport liquor to licensed businesses from Friday, 29 May said Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
  • Access to courts will be limited, and those entering courts will be subjected to temperature screenings and sanitation. 
  • South African borders will remain closed, apart from evacuations, repatriations and the transportation of goods. 
  • Home Affairs will be able to issue birth certificates, and those needing to leave the country under special circumstances may apply for a passport. 
  • Asylum and refugee services will remain closed, however, asylum certificates due to expire will be extended to the end of July.
Graphic by Keagan Le Grange.

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