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Statement by president Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the covid-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 12 September 2021

While no official date and time has been set for the president’s address to the nation, stakeholders who met with Ramaphosa this week said a move to level 2 could come as early as Sunday evening (12 September).

The updated restrictions are expected to include:

Increase the number of people allowed at outdoor venues from 100 to 250, and from 50 to 100 for indoor venues;

The curfew is expected to be pushed back to between 23h00 and 04h00;

Fewer restrictions on the sale of alcohol.

The president is also expected to outline the government’s plans to introduce a Covid-19 vaccine passport as part of a push to achieve herd immunity in the country.

 Click here to download the statement


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