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What is the Western Cape C-19 Business Relief Fund


What is the Western Cape C-19 Business Relief Fund? The purpose of the Fund is to alleviate the economic impact on small and micro enterprises operating in the Western Cape caused by COVID-19. The Fund will provide relief in the form of...

AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK DURING ALERT LEVEL 1 IN South Africa?


Am I permitted to be outside my house during curfew hours for work during Alert Level 1 in South Africa? Yes, you are. According to the Level 1 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between 12pm and 4am if you have...

WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1?


 WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 12PM CURFEW UNDER ALERT LEVEL 1? If you need to be outside your place of residence between 12pm and 4am to perform a service permitted under Alert Level 1, then you need to carry a permit with...

Which activities are specially prohibited under Alert Level 1 in South Africa?


Which activities are specially prohibited under Alert Level 1 in South Africa? Night vigils. Night clubs. The 35 land borders that remain closed. Initiation practices. Passenger ships for international leisure purposes. ...

What personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 1?


The following personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 1 No limitation on personal movement but persons are encouraged to limit movement to essential travel Mandatory use of cloth masks (including home-made ones to cover nose and...

What businesses may operate under Alert Level 1?


All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks, as determined...

Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1?


Can I travel to South Africa under Alert Level 1? The Government of South Africa has announced that it will begin to partially open its borders from 1 October 2020. Foreign travellers from countries listed below as high risk are not allowed...

WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 10PM CURFEW?


 WHAT PERMIT DO I NEED IF I HAVE TO WORK AFTER THE 10PM CURFEW? If you need to be outside your place of residence between 10pm and 4am to perform a service permitted under Alert Level 2, then you need to carry a permit with you. Click here to...

DO I NEED ANY DOCUMENTATION IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2?


DO I NEED ANY DOCUMENTATION IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2? To return to work under Alert Level 2 you do not require a permit unless you need to be outside your house for work purposes after curfew. PERMIT TO PERFORM AN...

AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK?


AM I PERMITTED TO BE OUTSIDE MY HOUSE DURING CURFEW HOURS FOR WORK?   Yes, you are. According to the Level 2 Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between 10pm and 4am if you have a Permit to Perform an...

WHICH BUSINESSES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO OPERATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2?


Which businesses are not permitted to operate under Alert Level2? The following economic activities are still not permitted: Night clubs. International passenger air travel for leisure purposes. Passenger ships for international...

What do I need to do if I want to open my accommodation establishment under Alert Level 3?


What do I need to do if I want to open my accommodation establishment under Alert Level 3? Published: 30 July 2020 On 30 July the Minister of Tourism announced individuals will be permitted to leave their homes for leisure purposes within the...

IS LEISURE TRAVEL PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


Is leisure travel permitted under alert level 3? Yes, leisure travel within the province where you live is to be permitted. On 30 July the Minister of Tourism announced individuals will be permitted to leave their homes for leisure purposes...

WHAT MITIGATION MEASURES NEED TO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNDER ALERT 3?


IF YOU WISH TO RUN A FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3, THE FOLLOWING MITIGATION MEASURES MUST BE PUT INTO PLACE. IF YOU WISH TO RUN A FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3, THE FOLLOWING MITIGATION MEASURES MUST...

What is the Tourism Product Development Fund Western Cape?


WHAT IS THE TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FUND WESTERN CAPE?   This is a fund established by the Western Cape Government to support the development of new tourism products and experiences, or the upgrading of existing tourism products and...

May I leave my house during the curfew hours if I have an emergency?


May I leave my house during curfew hours if I have an emergency? Yes, you may. According to the Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between  10pm and 4am if you are attending to a security or medical...

May I be outside my home during curfew for work purposes?


May I be outside my house during curfew for work purposes?   Yes, you may.   According to the amended Disaster Management Regulations, you may leave your residence between  10pm and 4am if you have a Permit to Perform an...

MAY TOBACCO AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS BE EXPORTED OR SOLD FOR FURTHER PROCESSING UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


May tobacco and tobacco products be exported or sold for further processing under Alert Level 3? This FAQ reflects the amendments made to the Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Regulations on 12 July 2020. The following is prohibited: the...

Can I apply for a special or events liquor licence under Alert Level 3?


Can I apply for a special or events liquor licence under Alert Level 3? No, according to the Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Regulations, no special or events liquor licenses may be considered for approval for the duration of the national...

Is the transportation of alcohol permitted?


Is the transportation of alcohol permitted? This FAQ reflects the amendments made to the Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Regulations on 12 July 2020. As of 12 July 2020, under Alert Level 3, the sale, dispensing and distribution of liquor...

WHICH BUSINESSES CAN OPERATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


WHICH BUSINESS CAN OPERATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3? Published: August 1, 202     This FAQ reflects the amendments made to the Alert Level 3 Disaster Management Regulations on 25 June, 12 July and 31 July 2020. Any business or...

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER LEVEL 3?


Published: July 13, 2020 WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED IF I AM RETURNING TO WORK UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3? To return to work under Alert Level 3 you do not require a permit unless you are travelling between provinces, or need to be outside your...

Under what circumstances may I travel between provinces under Alert Level 3?


May I travel between provinces under Alert Level 3? Under Alert Level 3, movement of people between provinces are prohibited, except for: Travel in the course of work permitted under Level 3. Documentation required: Form 2 of Annexure...

What self-regulating guidelines has the tourism industry developed to operate under Alert Level 3 and 2?


What self-regulating guidelines has the tourism industry developed to operate under Alert Level 3 and 2?   The South African tourism industry has developed comprehensive protocols for the operation of all types of tourism businesses and...

I am a business traveller, where can I find a list of open accommodation under Alert Level 3?


I AM A BUSINESS TRAVELLER, WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF OPEN ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?   If you are a business traveller and looking for accommodation that is currently operating, please click here for a national...

WHAT ARE THE RULES RELATED TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


What are the rules related to public transport under Alert Level 3?   With the increase in the number of people returning to work and learners and students returning to institutions of learning, long-distance public transport crossing...

What is the protocol for a foreign traveller who is in South Africa at present?


If you are a traveller in South Africa at present, what is the protocol? Published 1 June 2020 Under Alert Level 3, implemented on 1 June 2020, foreign tourists that arrived in South Africa prior to the period of lockdown, which ended on 30...

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES MAY I TRAVEL BETWEEN PROVINCES, METROPOLITAN AREAS AND DISTRICTS, AND HOTSPOTS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


May I travel between provinces under Alert Level 3? Under Alert Level 3, movement of people between provinces are prohibited, except for: Travel in the course of work permitted under Level 3. Documentation required: Form 2 of Annexure...

UNDER WHAT CONDITIONS MAY I TAKE A DOMESTIC FLIGHT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


MAY I TAKE A DOMESTIC FLIGHT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?   According to the Department of Transport Air Services Amendment Direction of 30 May 2020, along with Min Mbalula’s statement of 29 June 2020:   Commercial domestic...

What documentation do I need to operate an accommodation establishment for non-leisure purposes under Alert Level 3?


What documentation do I need to operate an accommodation establishment for non-leisure purposes under Alert Level 3?   According to the Minister of Tourism: You will no longer need a letter from the Minister of Tourism You will...

WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO BE AWARE OF IF I AM REOPENING MY BUSINESS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?


WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO BE AWARE OF IF I AM REOPENING MY BUSINESS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 3?   Click here to see answers to the top 28 questions asked in the Western Cape about COVID-19 and the workplace. Many...

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO OPERATE A PERMITTED BUSINESS?


THIS ONLY APPLIES TO LEVEL 4.  TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DOCUMENTATION YOU NEED TO RETURN TO WORK UNDER LEVEL 3, PLEASE CLICK HERE. What documentation do I need to operate a permitted business during lockdown? Depending on your business, you will...

What personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 2?


The following personal movement is allowed under Alert Level 2. Interprovincial travel is permitted Stay at home, other than essential travel for work and to purchase goods. Mandatory use of cloth masks (including home-made ones to...

What businesses are allowed to operate under Alert Level 2?


All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation and hygiene, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks, as determined...

HAS ANY SUPPORT OR INTERVENTION MEASURES BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO SPAZASHOPS AND GENERAL DEALERS DURING LOCKDOWN?


Yes, there have been Support or Relief Measures made available for Sparzashops and General Dealers during Lockdown.   On 18 April 2020, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) announced guidelines for participation in the...

WHAT MITIGATION MEASURES NEED TO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNDER ALERT 4?


If you wish to start film and television production under Alert Level 4, the following mitigation measures must be put into place.   The resumption of film and television productions means the resumption of jobs across the production...

What goods are listed as essential goods for import under Alert Level 4?


The following goods are listed as essential goods for import under Alert Level 4   Essential Goods for Import   Food products, including non -alcoholic beverages and animal feed. Sanitary pads, sanitary tampons,...

WHAT HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO BE AWARE OF IF I AM REOPENING MY BUSINESS UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


All businesses that are permitted to operate under Alert Level 4 need to be aware of the following:   GENERAL MEASURES Everybody needs to wear a cloth face mask when in a public place or have their nose and mouth covered with a...

WHAT ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following accommodation services are included as permitted and essential services unless otherwise specified:   Accommodation for quarantine and isolation Accommodation for persons rendering essential services Accommodation...

Do I need a CIPC Certificate to operate as an accommodation offering for essential and permitted services workers?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here   No, you don't. What you need is permission to operate from the National Department of Tourism during Alert...

What happens if I am travelling for an emergency and need to find accommodation?


If you need to travel during Alert Level 4, the best solution would be to find an accommodation offering in the area that has permission to operate from the National Department of Tourism. What if there is no establishment in the area I need to...

If I have essential and permitted services workers in my accommodation and have had for a while, do I need to apply to the National Department of Tourism (NDT) for permission to operate?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here. Yes you need to apply to the National Department of Tourism for permission during Alert Level 4 It would indeed be...

WHAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following public transport services are permitted under transport, storage and communication services:     Public rail, minibus taxi and bus services will resume at Alert Levels and on terms as will be set out in Directions, based...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN THE MINING AND QUARRYING SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following mining and quarrying business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified:   Coal production for Eskom scaling up to full employment Open-cast mining scaling up to a baseline of 50% and...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ELECTRICITY, GAS AND WATER SUPPLY UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


According to the Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020:   All electricity, gas and water supply business activities are permitted services.   In addition, electricity (including vital demand management...

IS PRIVATE SECURITY AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Yes. Private security services are permitted.   Workplace Safety All persons who are able to work from home should do so. Anybody falling under the specific activities mentioned above can work outside the home and can travel to and...

WHAT SOCIAL WORK SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following social work services are permitted under Health, Social, and Personal Services:    All social work, counselling, services supporting gender-based violence, care and relief activities   Additionally, the...

ARE RECYCLING AND WASTE REMOVAL SERVICES PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following recycling and waste removal business services are permitted under Health, Social, and Personal Services:  Recycling of glass, paper, plastic, metal, tyres and such others as determined by directions, are permitted at 50%...

WHAT ANIMAL, WILDLIFE AND PET CARE SERVICES ARE LISTED AS ESSENTIAL AND PERMITTED SERVICES UNDER LEVEL 4?


The following services are permitted under Health, Social and Personal Services:  Veterinary services Animal care Wildlife management Anti-poaching Cleaning, sanitation, pest control, sewage, waste and refuse removal...

WHAT MEDICAL AND HEALTH RELATED SERVICES ARE LISTED AS ESSENTIAL AND PERMITTED SERVICES UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following services are permitted under Health, Social and Personal Services:  Medical and veterinary services Cleaning and sanitation services Mortuary services Other public services: disaster management services, military...

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND OTHER ARMS OF THE STATE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Only essential government and administration services may operate, including: Disaster management, fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency services. Licensing, permitting, deeds, masters offices. birth and death certificates,...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYMENT UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following activities within private household employment are permitted unless otherwise specified: Live-in staff, and staff providing care to the: sick, mentally ill, elderly, people with disabilities, and ...

WHAT SUPPLY CHAINS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within supply chains are permitted unless otherwise specified: Production, manufacturing, supply, logistics, transport, delivery and critical maintenance and repair of goods and services (including...

WHAT EMERGENCY REPAIR AND RECOVERY SERVICES ARE PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Does your business offer repair and related emergency services listed here? The following business activities are permitted under repair and related emergency services unless otherwise specified: Tow trucks and vehicle recovery services ...

WHAT TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SERVICES ARE ALLOWED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within the transport and logistic sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: (excluding public transport) Rail, ocean, air and road transport is permitted for the movement of cargo to other countries...

CAN RESTAURANTS OPEN UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Yes, restaurants are allowed to operate, but only for food delivery services and only between 09H00 and 19H00; restaurant deliveries are subject to restrictions on movement (no sit-down or pick-up allowed).   In addition, the...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


The following business activities within the financial and business services sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: Employees in this sector should work from home where possible. Essential financial services may operate, subject...

WHAT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED IN THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If my business operates within the information and communication services, which business activities are permitted? All telecommunication services and infrastructure. Information and Communication Technology services for all private and...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


Does wholesale and the retail trade sector include Spaza Shops and Informal Traders? Yes, it does. In addition, directions may permit the incremental expansion of e-commerce.*   What business activities within this sector are...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED SERVICES (INCLUDING TRADE PERSONS) SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the construction sector, the following business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified: Civil engineering for public works projects (including water, energy, sanitation) ...

WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND PERMITTED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the manufacturing sector, the following business activities within the sector are permitted unless otherwise specified:  Manufacture of wholesale and retail products permitted to be sold under Alert Level...

WHAT SERVICES AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED UNDER AGRICULTURE, HUNTING, FORESTRY AND FISHING UNDER ALERT LEVEL 4?


If your business operates within the agriculture, hunting, forestry and/or fishing sector, the following business activities are permitted, unless otherwise specified:   All agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, beekeeping,...

Can my business operate during Alert Level 4?


Do you want to know if your business can operate during Alert Level 4, and what it means?   Follow these three easy steps: Select which sector your business operates in, from the list below. Read what business activities within...

What is listed as an essential service during Level 4?


To find out what services are permitted under Alert Level 4, please click here for an update.

Can my company export wine during Level 4?


During Level 4, which commences on 1 May 2020, the export of all agricultural products, including wine, is permitted. The transportation of liquor for export purposes is also permitted under Level 4. This is set out in the Disaster Management...

Can I leave my house to go to work during level 4?


Anybody that is able to work from home during Alert Level 4 should do so. Anybody that falls under the below list in this table, of industries and activities, can work outside the home and can travel to and from work under Alert Level...

What goods may be exported under level 4 of lockdown?


Under Level 4, commencing on 1 May 2020, the following goods may be exported: Agricultural, agro-processed, forestry and fishing products (including wine and other alcoholic beverages as mentioned by Min Dlamini-Zuma in her speech on 29...

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE SCHOOL CLOSURES?


In a presentation to national parliament on 29 April 2020, the Department of Basic Education made a presentation with tentative dates for the reopening of schools across the country. These dates were not definite.

How do I apply for various types of social grants?


Find out more about applying for various types of social grants here.   As from May 2020, Disability and Older Persons Grants will be paid from the 4th day of the month. All other grants will be paid from the 6th of every...

HOW DO I COMMENT ON THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’S COVID-19 RISK ADJUSTED STRATEGY?


As per National Government’s statement on 25 April 2020- Request for comments: Schedule of services to be phased in as per the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy. On 25 April 2020, the National Government put in the public domain a draft...

Is the government offering any customs rebates or VAT exemptions on critical import supplies to importers? What is the process to apply for an import permit and rebate?


IMPORTANT UPDATE: All rebate certificates issued by ITAC under Rebate Item 412.11 of the Fourth Schedule to the Customs and Excise Act, expired at midnight on 31 May 2020. ITAC will not be issuing new certificates after 31 May 2020. Yes, the...

DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY CIPC ESSENTIAL SERVICE CERTIFICATE, AND HOW DO I IT?


According to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, Companies registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required...

IF MY BUSINESS IS PERFORMING AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED FOR MY STAFF TO CONTINUE WORKING?


If your business is performing and essential service, what documentation does your staff need to continue working? Anybody that is permitted to work outside their home under Alert Level 4 must carry a "Permit to Perform an Essential or...

Can my business export wine during the National Lockdown?


This question has been updated for Level 4.  Read question here.

I BELIEVE MY BUSINESS IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE BUT I AM NOT SURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?


Non-Compulsory Certification of Enterprises through the Bizportal: Enterprises may register for a CIPC Essential Service certificate on bizportal.gov.za Click on the SERVICES button Possession of a CIPC certificate does not constitute...

WILL THE WESTERN CAPE VETERINARY EXPORT CERTIFICATION OFFICE REMAIN OPEN DURING THE LOCKDOWN?


Yes. In a statement on 30 March 2020, MEC of Agriculture in the Western Cape, Ivan Meyer, confirmed that the Western Cape Veterinary Export Certification Office would remain open during the lockdown. This follows the implementation of the...

I have an essential service but need funding/value chain assistance during this time


Should your business need specific assistance during or as a result of the lockdown period, please send an email to supportbusiness@wesgro.co.za with the specifics of your challenge and assistance required.

Can employers force employees to take paid leave during the COVID-19 lockdown period?


In a statement issued on 26 March 2020, the National Department of Employment and Labour has advised that the Basic Conditions of Employment Act allows employers to determine the time that employees can take their annual leave. Therefore, during...

We are busy harvesting, do we need to cease operations for the lockdown?


No, the Lockdown Regulations (Regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act on 25 March 2020) were amended on 26 March 2020 to specifically include harvesting and storage activities as an essential service. According to...

Who can fill in the form for staff in companies that are performing an essential service?


Who can fill in the form for your staff, if your company is performing an essential or permitted service? Any person performing an essential or permitted service must be designated in writing by the head of an institution (or a person designated...

Where can I go to find out about registering my business as an essential service?


Follow this link to find out more. Link to bizportal website. The Bizportal website is now operational. Companies need to click on the Services tab and then on the COVID-19 tab. This will take them to a page where they need to register the...

I have an accommodation establishment with guests, may my staff come in during lockdown?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here.   According to the Disaster Management Act Regulations (“Lockdown Regulations”) published on 25 March...

What is listed as an essential service during the lockdown?


This question has been updated in line with the new regulations for Level 4.  Click here to read what as listed as essential services during Level 4.

What is listed as an essential goods during the lockdown?


Based on the Disaster Management Act released 29 April 2020, this question is being updated. To read what are essential services under level 4 please click here

Can I move between provinces?


This FAQ relates to Alert Level 4.  For more information about accommodation services under Alert Level 3, please click here.   The Disaster Management Regulations issued on 29 April 2020, regulating Alert Level 4, state the...

Are there any special conditions that would allow for a foreign national to enter the country during the lockdown?


In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, it states that the cabinet member responsible for home affairs, or a person designated by him or her, may allow a person who requires to...

Can an enforcement officer stop me if I am outside my house during the lockdown?


In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, it states that all persons performing essential services, obtaining essential goods or seeking medical attention, may be subjected to...

Can I attend a funeral during lockdown?


In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, it states that every gathering is prohibited, except for a funeral. In the case of a lockdown attendance at a funeral is limited to 50...

What activities am I allowed to leave my house for during the lockdown?


In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, and amended on 2 April 2020, it states that every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of...

Where can I access the latest speeches by National Government?


All the latest speeches by the National Government can be accessed here.

Where can I access the latest regulations and guidelines issued by National Government?


The latest regulations and guidelines issued by the National Government can be accessed here.  

Do the limitations placed on cross border travel apply to cross boarder trading too?


In the International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Directions, 2020, the loading and off-loading of air cargo in and out of certain International Airports is permitted. The following International Airports...

Are there domestic or international flights during the lockdown?


Are there domestic or international flights during the lockdown? Under Alert Level 3, domestic flights are allowed to operate for non-leisure purposes. For more information please click here. If you are a foreign traveller in South Africa,...

I am a foreign national from a high-risk country, I arrived after 9 March. Do I need to go into quarantine for 14 days, or can I leave the country?


This question had relevance to the Lockdown (Alert Level 5), for updated information please click here.   In the Regulations made in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act published on 25 March 2020, it states that:...

Have any airports been closed in South Africa?


Have any airports been closed in South Africa? As of 1 October 2020 airports may operate as follows:   International scheduled and Charter flights carrying passengers are allowed through the following airports: (i) OR Tambo...

What is the current protocol in place for international travellers arriving in South Africa from high-risk countries?


What is the Current protocol in place for international travellers arriving in South Africa from high-risk countries? The Government of South Africa has announced that it will begin to partially open its borders from 1 October 2020. Foreign...

Will cargo be affected by the travel restrictions?


In the International Air Services (COVID-19 Restrictions on the movement of air travel) Directions, 2020, the loading and off-loading of air cargo in and out of certain International Airports is permitted. The following International Airports...

Has the Department of Transport issued any regulations related to COVID-19?


AIR SERVICES Gazette 43752 of 1 October 2020 International flights and domestic flights International flights to and from the Republic, as well as domestic flights within the Republic, are permitted in terms of regulation 75, read with...

I am a foreigner from a high-risk country, but need to travel to South Africa for an emergency, can I still do so?


It is suggestion that you send an email to Covid19BusinessTravel@dha.gov.za explain your emergency. Your email should be supported by— (a) a copy of passport and/or temporary residence visa; (b) proof of business activities to be undertaken...

I have a visitor visa that expires during lockdown, what should I do?


I have a visa that expires during the lockdown, what should I do? The Department of Home Affairs is extending the validity period of legally issued visas which expired during the lockdown period to 31 January 2021. Holders of such visas are...

I am from a country, which under normal circumstances, does not need a visa for South Africa, do I need one now?


Any person from a country listed as having a high COVID-19 infection and transmission rate, who wishes to undertake a business travel into South Africa, may with effect from 01 October 2020, in writing, apply to the Minister of Home Affairs and...

What is the duration of the school closures?


This question has been updated. Please click here to read the update.  

When will flights resume?


The Government of South Africa has announced that it will begin to partially open its borders from 1 October 2020. International scheduled and Charter flights carrying passengers are allowed through the following airports: (i) OR Tambo...

I am a South African, can I travel outside the country, at present?


Published: June 1, 2020   Approved essential overseas travel for South Africans wishing to return to countries where they are based. South Africans who wish to leave the Republic are permitted to depart only for the following...

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