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Dlamini ZumaThe Citizen reports that persons who travel to work in the early hours of the morning will need a permit from their employer, in order to avoid falling foul of the curfew conditions in the latest gazetted version of the Disaster Management Act.  

Earlier this week, Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted the lockdown regulations that amended the curfew hours to 9pm-5am, and explained the new rules in a briefing on Tuesday afternoon.  This came President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the country’s level 3 lockdown period and announced that alcohol sales and some gatherings would remain prohibited under the adjusted level 3 strategy.  Moreover, SA’s land borders would be closed until February.  Dlamini-Zuma pointed out that workers’ permits needed to be signed by an employer and reiterated that the movement of people was allowed, however, not during the curfew hours.  The minister highlighted that social, religious, political, traditional council meetings, and other gatherings were still prohibited, but people were allowed to visit libraries and museums.  During the briefing, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed the temporary suspension of services provided by his department, including smart ID card applications (except for matric pupils), passport applications (except for people allowed to travel), registrations of marriages and ID collections.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Molefe Seeletsa at The Citizen

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