- President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the nation tonight and consumers and business owners are expecting a relaxation of restrictions
- The alcohol industry is hoping the Ramaphosa will lift the ban on the sale of liquor and the entertainment industry is desperate after 19 months of being shut
- Schools are also ready to open pending Ramaphosa's speech but some schools are facing challenges from the recent violence
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation hours before the extended Alert Level 4 restrictions expire.
Business owners and consumers are hoping that the president will relax the Covid-19 restrictions.
SABC reported that the National Liquor Council wants Ramaphosa to allow alcohol to be sold again.
Events and entertainment hit hard by lockdown
The South African Events Council and the Association of African Exhibition Organisers are expecting the worst after events and entertainment being shut down for almost two years (19 months).
Education sector ready to reopen
South Africans take to social media to predict what Ramaphosa will say
"It's no longer a #familymeeting in fact, I think it's the Landlord and Tenants meeting."
"Why don't Ramaphosa tell us we are still in level 4 or we moving to level 3 and alcohol is now available!! We don't need the whole dear fellow South Africans #FamilyMeeting."
"#Ramaphosa should have these #FamilyMeeting early. We could still make it to tops with immediate effect."
Angie Motshekga briefs South Africa on state of education
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga told South Africa that it is all steam ahead for schools to reopen after delays from Covid-19 and violent protests.
She assured the country that the education department and schools are ready to reopen on Monday, 26 July 2021.
Motshekga also touched on the damage inflicted on schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. 137 schools were vandalised in the unrest in KZN. This is a serious setback for education in the province which is already under extreme pressure due to the pandemic.
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Source: Briefly News