The New Crimes That Could Land You In Jail In SA

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As COVID-19 (aka the novel coronavirus) positive cases continue to spike in South Africa, government-issued restrictions to limit the spread of the virus are getting tighter and non-compliance has some serious consequences.

On 18 March, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) set out the new restrictions and clearly outlined the consequences of not following them. These regulations have been issued in terms of the section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act of 2002.

What they’re basically saying is: “We’re taking this seriously, and if you’re not, we’re going to make sure you do!” Let’s take a look at what some of them are below:

Liquor restrictions

While we know that gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, COGTA also made it clear that gatherings of 50 people…

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