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Six things you still can’t do under adjusted level 2 lockdown

There are several activities that South Africans are still not allowed to do under adjusted level 2 lockdown. Here are six of those things you still can’t do.

Six things

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While South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been eased after the country had a recent decline of Covid-19 cases, there are several activities that South Africans are still not allowed to do. 


The government gazette, published on 12 September 2021, details the adjusted level 2 lockdown. 

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that the following activities are prohibited:

  • Night vigils
  • After-funeral and cremation gatherings, including ‘after tears’ gatherings
  • Night clubs
  • SA’s land borders remain closed – with the exception of specific border posts
  • Passenger ships for international leisure purposes – excluding small crafts
  • Attendance of spectators at any sporting event

The two following exclusions were also listed and are specific to the public transport and education sectors, which those respective departments would determine.

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Level 2 lockdown brings with it far more relaxed measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19. The following restrictions, among others, have been amended:

  • Curfew hours now start at 23:00 and end at 4:00;
  • Non-essential establishments like restaurants and bars need to close by 22:00;
  • All gatherings will now be limited to a maximum of 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors;
  • Alcohol sales will now be permitted between 10:00 until 18:00 from Monday to Friday.

The latest COVID-19 figures released by Health Minister Joe Phaala on Monday evening report that cases have increased by 7 338 in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 2 860 835. 

Sadly, over the last 24-hours alone, a further 125 people have died from COVID-19, meaning that a total of 85 002 people have succumbed to the virus since the first death in March 2020. 

A total of 2 671 322 have recovered having tested positive for COVID-19, representing a positivity rate of 10.4%.

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