Submitted by Christina Pretorius, Director, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc
Further regulations regarding the implementation of South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown were released on the evening of 25 March, just over a day before the lockdown takes effect at 24:59 on 26 March. The lockdown applies to everyone within the borders of South Africa, and seeks to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The new regulations require every person to confine themselves to their place of residence unless strictly for the purpose of:
- performing an essential service,
- obtaining essential goods or services,
- collecting a social grant, or seeking