- President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Wednesday evening, announcing a 'new normal'
- A particular favourite has been the relaxation of the liquor laws allowing for sales on Fridays
- But what really caught Mzansi's attention was Ramaphosa's call for the nation to take part in the Jerusalema Challenge on Heritage Day
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Mzansi is happy to welcome the 'new normal' with the announcement of Level 1 lockdown coming into effect from Sunday at midnight.
Citizens seemed the happiest to welcome the relaxation of the restrictions on alcohol which will now be available on Fridays as well as the curfew being extended between midnight and 4 am.
Ramaphosa's call for the nation to participate in Master KG's sensational Jerusalema challenge on Heritage Day has also inspired immense love from numerous people.
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Robert Marawa, media personality, was ecstatic and commented on this unexpected announcement:
"President encourages a Jerusalema Challenge on Heritage Day! We await him and his Cabinet to lead us in this regard. Salute Master KG, I thank you."
Music producer Chymamusique has also weighed in on the moment, saying that the hit is one for the history books:
"Master KG made history."
Just a few minutes after Ramaphosa made the call for South Africans to celebrate the global sensation on the upcoming holiday numerous citizens were challenging the President himself to take part.
While the road ahead of the nation remains immensely difficult considering the economic impact of the pandemic, this initiative has been met with excitement and enthusiasm by many.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had described Level 1 as the 'new normal' for South Africans.
Ramaphosa explained that levels of infections are relatively low and that the health care system is able to cope with demand.
The restrictions on gatherings have been relaxed with a new limit, 50% of a venue's capacity, imposed.
However, a limit of 250 people for indoors and 500 for outdoors has been set. The maximum amount of people permitted at a funeral is now 100 with night vigils still banned.
The restrictions on international travel will gradually and cautiously be lifted with effect from 1 October. Certain countries with high infection rates will still be subjected to restrictions.
Travellers will be limited to the three main airports and will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours. Failing to produce these results will see travellers required to cover the costs of mandatory isolation.
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