From the desk of the President

The rapid rise in infections being fueled by the new Delta variant has necessitated that we impose tighter restrictions on the movement of persons, on the operation of certain businesses and on public gatherings, among others. As I said last night in my address to the nation, these have not been easy decisions to make.

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From the desk of the President

As we intensify these efforts in the face of a third wave of infections, we are greatly encouraged by the latest evidence of economic recovery. Last week, SARS announced that we recorded yet another record trade surplus in May, to the value of R54.6 billion.

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SA placed under Adjusted Alert Level 4

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced the placement of the country under Adjusted Alert Level 4 for two weeks, due to the worrying increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections in SA. Government will assess the impact of these interventions after 14 days to determine whether they need to be maintained or adjusted.

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