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Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both

During a briefing on Wednesday, members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster clarified what residents would be allowed to do and what has been prohibited during the lockdown which aims to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

For the comprehensive details, and the official Government release read the article below:

READ: Final regulations for 21-day lockdown, including no dog walking

News24 has compiled a summarised list of what you can and cannot do.


  • You will be allowed to collect social grants
  • You will be allowed to buy food
  • You will be allowed to seek medical attention
  • You will be able to visit the pharmacy for medicine
  • A gathering of 50 people will be allowed at a funeral
  • You will be allowed to access public transportation for essential services


  • You will not be allowed to go jogging in public
  • You will not be allowed to walk your dog in public
  • You will not be able to buy alcohol as its sale and movement has been banned
  • All gatherings have been prohibited, including gatherings on public roads, buildings, places and premises
  • Movement between provinces is prohibited
  • Movement between districts is prohibited

Places you will be prohibited from accessing

  • Public Parks
  • Fleamarkets
  • Public swimming pools
  • Beaches
  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Lodges
  • Guesthouses
  • Hotels
  • Private and public game reserves
  • Holiday resorts
  • Shopping malls
  • Cinemas
  • Taverns
  • Bars
  • Shebeens
  • Any place normally open to the public where religious, cultural, sporting, entertainment, recreational, organisational or similar activities may take place.


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