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COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – Photo: GCIS / FLICKR

Inter-provincial travel: Some drivers WILL be stopped for proof of residence

Listen up travellers. Some of those crossing provincial borders will need to produce proof of residence in roadblocks, says Dlamini-Zuma.

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COGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – Photo: GCIS / FLICKR

With spiking COVID-19 infections, came a move to Level 4 lockdown and with that, came a list of what to do and what not to do. The restrictions which came into play earlier this week will last until 11 July and one of those was that inter-provincial travel, such as leisure travel between Gauteng, would be prohibited due to the high infection rate but one begs the question, what about those who were in another province during the implementation of Level 4 lockdown? Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gave some pretty clear instructions saying that one would most probably need proof of residence.

This came during a National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) briefing on Tuesday, just two days after President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation. 


Both Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma made it pretty clear that leisure travel between Gauteng will not be allowed for the next two weeks. 

“Travelling to gauteng and out of gauteng for leisure is prohibited. Only for business, commercial, work, cargo but not for leisure,” she said during the NCCC briefing. 

She went on to repeat what Ramaphosa said, which is that those in other provinces can travel home BUT….they would need to show police proof of residence during roadblocks that they are actually on their way home. 

“In terms of people who are not at home, I think we would probably have to have directions where people could show where their homes are and show police in a roadblock that their home is where they are going,” she said. 

So for anyone who needs to travel home to another province in the next 14 days, we suggest you print out your proof of residence and keep it with you as roadblocks will be intensified. Minister of Police Bheki Cele said they would be highly common in Gauteng especially. 


As many of us now know, alcohol has been banned for the next two weeks under Level 4 lockdown due to high infection rates and immense pressure of the healthcare system. We heard this from Ramaphosa on Sunday, however, on Tuesday Dlamini-Zuma added some clarity. 

She explained that alcohol contributes to the crowding at hospitals due to accidents and other incidents. 

Alcohol is prohibited for on-site and off-site consumption but transportation is also prohibited except for industries producing sanitisers. It is permitted for warehousing and storage only,” she added.