Calls For End To Curfew For New Years Celebrations

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As 2021 comes to an end, many South African citizens are preparing for festive season celebrations. However, curfew may pose a challenge to this. 


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As 2021 comes to an end, many South African citizens are preparing for festive season celebrations. However, curfew may pose a challenge to this.

In March 2020, South Africa entered its new normal. The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic sparked President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a national state of disaster. This state of disaster came with a host of restrictions on curfews, movement of people and sales of goods and services.

While restrictions have been fluid at different stages of the lockdown, one has remained constant. The curfew.

The current level 1 lockdown places retraction of the operating hours on venues and a curfew. During the curfew, you are not allowed to be outside the place you reside.

Many have called for the removal of the curfew for this upcoming festive season which are from 12am - 4am.

This as South Africa’s diverse group of people celebrate the arrival of a new year in different ways. Some may choose to do this at a place of worship or at a social venue.
As it stands, you won't be able to ring in the new year at any of the following establishments as they must also close at 23h00

a) cinemas;
(b) theatres;
(c) casinos;
(d) museums, galleries and archives;
(e) public swimming pools;
(f) beaches and public parks;
(g) game parks, botanical gardens, aquariums and zoos;
(h) gyms and fitness centres;
(i) restaurants, bars, shebeens and taverns;
(j) venues hosting auctions;
(k) venues hosting professional sport;
(l) venues hosting faith-based or religious gatherings; and
(m) social, political and cultural gatherings.

No official announcements have been made yet as to whether the curfew and restrictions on operating hours will change.

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