lockdown level 3

During his "family meeting" on Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an update about the R350 grant. The second round of the grant kicked off in the first week of August.

On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium as he announced changes to the National Lockdown regulations. These included a new curfew, lockdown level and a few other things so keep reading for all the details.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed what every South African has now been wondering about. Ramaphosa has now given his view on the rumour that a hard lockdown will soon be put in place. Government is now said to be looking into South Africa's rising infection rates and possible resurgence.

Things like birthdays and anniversaries can feel pretty lonely and anticlimactic during lockdown. Being confined to the walls of your home and without your regular circle of friends make celebrating these usually special and exciting events feel almost impossible. But don’t be disheartened!

The tourism sector has been hit hard by the lockdown regulations. The sector's R200-million relief fund has helped 4,000 companies stay afloat, and it is now doing more to reopen the industry.

It has been announced that in Advanced Lockdown Level 3 we will see libraries, museums and galleries reopening as well. This is in addition to cinemas, theatres and casinos. 

Minister Dlamini-Zuma has released the amended lockdown level 3 regulations. These regulations include how sports, restaurants, casinos, theatres and cinemas will operate. 

A gazette has been released which outlines the personal care services allowed during Lockdown Level 3. Following the President's address, details on when we can go to the hairdresser and barber and how this will be carried out have been given. 

South Africa is close to completing the 3 month period that the state of disaster is valid for. The government must now go back to the drawing board before June 15.

The hashtag #liquorshops has been trending, as many people have been making their way to liquor stores to buy alcohol. 

Regulations have been eased, and this means that the movement of people is allowed under certain conditions. This is good news for those hoping to fit in a quick jog or cycle in the day.

Cyril Ramaphosa engaged in a meeting with the leader of opposition parties and is under massive pressure to open the economy back up as well as go to lower levels of lockdown. 

The World Health Organisaton's (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom, has set out six criteria for countries to look at should they consider easing their lockdown periods. 

SASSA has been receiving many applications for the R350 grant since it opened applications. This has made SASSA consider other payment options that could make the process of distributing grants faster. 

The UIF has come under fire as some employees are not receiving their money from relief funds. However, UIF says they are not at fault and has released a list of companies who receive money from TERS to the public.