- Fikile Mbalula has addressed South Africa on what transport will be allowed under lockdown level 3
- Domestic and rail travel will resume to a limited degree and only for business purposes
- Interprovincial travel will be allowed for business or school but not to visit family
Fikile Mbalula, the Minister of Transport, has shed some light on what transport will look like under level 3 lockdown.
Briefly.co.za learned that he split the briefing into sections addressing aviation, rail and road.
Limited domestic flight for business purposes will be allowed between the following places under stage 1 of the relaxation of air travel restrictions:
OR Tambo International Airport
- Cape Town International Airport
- King Shaka International Airport
- Lanseria International Airport
Flight training can also resume.
Metrorail will resume but also on a limited scale.
- Pretoria to Pienaarspoort
- Cape Town to Simonstown
- East London to Berlin
- Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage
Bus and trains can make interprovincial trips for school or business, travelling to visit family in another province are not allowed.The following will be allowed in terms of interprovincial travel:
•Attendance of funerals;
•Transportation of mortal remains;
•Obtaining medical treatment;
•Persons returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility;
•Movement of children; and
•Members of Parliament performing oversight responsibilities.
Taxi's and buses can operate at 70% capacity in terms of passengers, metered taxis can operate at 50%.
In other news, Briefly.co.za revealed that Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa has given South Africa the latest news on the regulations for lockdown level 3 in relation to sports, arts and culture.
He started the briefing with statistics about funding related to arts and culture, 470 sports applications were received, 170 were declined and 296 were approved.
Among the new regulations he announced, was the resumption of non-contact sports without spectators, however, social distancing would have to be maintained. Stadiums will not yet be allowed to host events.
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