- With the announcement that President will be addressing the nation today with regards to the lockdown, many people have taken to social media
- South African tweeps expressed their concerns about moving from lockdown Level 2 to lockdown Level 1
- Many tweeps were concerned over universities returning to on-site lectures and leaving online lectures behind
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South Africa has been in lockdown level 2 since the 17th of August and there are talks of moving to level 1 soon. Mzansi tweeps have taken to Twitter to express how they feel about the announcement.
Lockdown level 2 allowed for the sale of both cigarettes and alcohol which were previously banned in the higher levels of the lockdown. The announcement of the decrease in levels by the President has left a lot of people curious.
Many people are tweeting about university and how things will change after the announcement in terms of their online lessons. The announcement will be made at 19:00 tonight.
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Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the top tweets ahead of tonight's announcement.
"President Cyril Ramaphosa better say we no longer wear masks in level 1 phela it's hot n the mask."
"President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce level 1. Finally the country is about to be open and back to normal."
"#Level1 if y'all want to go level 1 y'all can go and leave us university students out..."
"#level1 University students want to do copy and paste those exam halls are calling your names. Pray that we don't move to level 1."
Earlier, Brielfly.co.za reported that President Ramaphosa will be addressing the nation today. The Office of the Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be addressing the nation on Wednesday evening at 19:00.
In a statement issued by the Presidency on Wednesday morning, it was announced that this would follow engagements with the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President's Coordinating Council earlier this week.
A special sitting of Cabinet will also be taking place on Wednesday ahead of the address according to the statement. The Presidency further commented that:
"The President’s Coordinating Council is co-chaired by the President and the Deputy President and brings together Ministers, Premiers and the leadership of the South African Local Government Association and National House of Traditional Leaders."
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