Tag Archives: Gauteng

President Ramaphosa keeps SA at Level 1, selected mandatory vaccinations coming!

 

In a speech to the nation this evening President Ramaphosa announced a number of measures to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant.  Thankfully regulations remain at Level 1, it was announced by the President.

The President opened his Speech talking about the new Omicron variant, praising our South African scientists for their dedicated work in identifying this new variant.  He said that the variant has more mutations than the other variants, it can be detected by tests, it differs from other variants and is not related Continue reading →

Black Friday for SA tourism industry as UK puts SA back onto Red List, followed by European Union!

 

The UK has reacted swiftly t0 the news of the discovery of a new Covid variant in our country earlier this week, and has banned all flights from South Africa, as well as those of its neighbours Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Eswatini (the former Swaziland) reports The Guardian.  The ban starts at midday today!

Israel has announced that it too is banning flights from our region. Continue reading →

President Ramaphosa lifts alcohol ban, moves SA to Level 3, restaurants jubilant !

 

This evening President Ramaphosa moved our country’s Lockdown to Level 3, after 28 days of Level 4, a tough month for the Restaurant industry.

Despite Sit-Down dining being permitted midway through Level 4, most restaurants chose to remain closed, it not being economically viable to reopen without selling alcohol.

The President permitted the sale of alcohol in restaurants from tomorrow, until 20h00. Liquor outlets may sell alcohol on Mondays – Thursdays.  The Curfew starting time has been pushed back to 22h00. All excellent news for the Restaurant industry.

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How safe is the Western Cape from unrest and looting today?

 

KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces are in a war zone, a politically motivated looting and arson at factories and shopping malls in the main.  These provinces are already running low on petrol, and basic food items. Residents are standing in long queues at supermarkets, to stock up.

Fortunately the Western Cape is reasonably peaceful, and the only incidents which are occurring are related to a Taxi war, two associations being in conflict with each other. This is affecting the travel of staff to and from work. Continue reading →