Level 4: essentials, and a little bit extra. South Africa has been under lockdown for 174 days. After Thursday 30 April, South Africa should begin a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity. The national lockdown has seen a drastic reduction in economic activity and during the current Level 3 lockdown many citizens were ignoring the rules and there has been an increase in illicit trading in tobacco and alcohol, both of which are banned currently, but will be lifted under Level 2. As South Africa enters Level 2 of the lockdown on August 18, hotels & other accommodation provides will be permitted to host leisure travellers under strict health & … You’ll be able to buy even non-essential stuff from stores already open to sell food – but not booze. Level 5 is the hard lockdown South Africa has come to know: only essentials may be bought, and only essentials may be made. This means taking a cautious approach to the easing of current lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thurday 23 April 2020. As of January 2021, South Africa has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa and the sixteenth highest number of confirmed infections worldwide, with a relatively low death rate. The lockdown was tightened from an adjusted level 1 to an adjusted level 3 starting on 29 December 2020. Five COVID-19 alert levels: Official level 2 lockdown rules published – All the details Huawei is the main sponsor of the Cloud 2020 Conference Next article Every 5G smartphone you can buy in South Africa Previous article South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a 21-day national lockdown as the country’s coronavirus figures surged on Monday to over 400 from 274 as at Sunday. South Africa will ease lockdown rules at midnight on Monday, lifting most remaining restrictions on economic activity as it moves to so-called coronavirus alert level 2… In March President Cyril announced the 21 day Level five lockdown to curb the spread of the virus from 26 March to 30 April 2020. The country came to a standstill with most economic activities brought to a halt. SA under lockdown. Booze, cigarettes, travel & gyms: Here's what's permitted under level 2 lockdown. Ramaphosa Announces Level 2 Lockdown – Full Speech ... 11,667 people are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 in South Africa. New day, new lockdown level: S.Africans wake up to new reality. Many South Africans were familiarising themselves with the new rules under level 3. In his address to the nation on Saturday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would move to lockdown level 2 from midnight on Monday, 17 August 2020.