The Department of Co-operative Governance and Conventional Affairs (Cogta) has actually gazetted the adjusted lockdown level 3 policies, providing impact to the brand-new guidelines set out by president Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night (25 July).

The gazette enters into much deeper information on the changed lockdown guidelines, which opens the majority of the nation’s financial activities, although with some limitations.

Chief amongst the modifications is the unbanning of alcohol sales, and the elimination of the interprovincial travel restriction on Gauteng.

The following guidelines are now in impact under lockdown level 3:


A curfew is still in impact from 22h00 to 04h00 every day.

All places and events need to end at 21h00, to provide individuals and staff members time to get house prior to curfew enters impact.

The following activities are open to the general public throughout these hours:

  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Gambling establishments
  • Health Clubs and Fitness Centres
  • Museums, galleries and archives
  • Public pool
  • Beaches and parks
  • Video game parks, arboretums, fish tanks and zoos
  • Dining establishments, bars, shebeens and pubs
  • Spiritual locations
  • Auction homes
  • Expert sport places
  • Public, social and political events


Interprovincial travel in between Gauteng and the rest of South Africa is now open.

The 20 land borders that have actually been open so far stay open, while 33 borders stay closed.

International travel is still restricted to 5 airports:

  • OR Tambo International Airport
  • King Shaka International Airport
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Lanseria International Airport
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Travel into and out of South Africa is allowed, throughout the hours of curfew. Arrivals beyond curfew hours are allowed to take a trip to their location.

International arrivals should produce an unfavorable Covid-19 certificate not older than 72 hours. If a certificate isn’t offered, visitors will require to carry out a test upon departure at their own cost.


Alcohol sales are allowed once again, albeit with particular constraints.

The sale of alcohol for off-site usage is restricted to 10h00 to 18h00 from Monday to Thursday, without any sales allowed on Fridays, weekends and public vacations. This does not use to duty-free stores at airports, which are permitted to offer alcohol in line with their licence terms.

Alcohol can be cost on-site usage at dining establishments, bars, shebeens and pubs in line with their licence terms, up until 20h00.

Registered white wine farms and micro-breweries can likewise continue to run and offer white wine and brews for on-site and off-site usage till 20h00.

The transportation of alcohol is now enabled, however drinking in public is still forbidden.


The basic guideline for events is that they are restricted to 50 individuals inside your home and 100 individuals outdoors. Where locations are too little to accommodate these numbers, they are restricted to 50% capability.

The one exception to this is funeral services, which are restricted to 50 individuals. In all cases, deal with masks are mandatory, as is the law when in public.

Some specifics on events consist of:

  • Hotels, lodges and the hospitality market, in basic, are permitted to run at complete capability.
  • Sports occasions can just be gone to by groups, reporters, and other experts.
The duty of guaranteeing the presence limitations are followed falls on location owners and supervisors– however the guidelines define that guests likewise bring the obligation, and might deal with the exact same effects if they participate in occasions that they understand go beyond the event limitations.

Still closed

The changed policies open much of the nation’s economy and activities, however 5 things stay prohibited throughout this time:

  1. South Africans might not go to any sporting occasions or activities as viewers.
  2. Club stay closed.
  3. Night vigils are prohibited.
  4. After funeral occasions, consisting of ‘after-tears’, stay forbidden.
  5. Any traveler ships, consisting of little crafts, for worldwide leisure travel.
Other locations that are set out as particular exemptions under the policies consist of the 33 land borders beyond the 20 that are open and any exemptions noted by the transportation and education sectors in their own gazettes.

Club are singled out as the only basic financial activity that is presently completely near the general public, with Cogta caution of fines or jail time for any club owners discovered to be in breach of these guidelines.