FULL ADDRESS | SA Lockdown due to be lifted, but barely

Ramaphosa said the government had been decided to start ending the lockdown in phases from Thursday, April 30.

Ramaphosa said several levels of lockdown intensity have been defined by the government. At the moment, South Africa was in a level five lockdown.

From Friday, May 1, South Africa will enter lockdown level four.

Businesses will be encouraged to adopt a work from home policy.

"As we gradually ease the restrictions... it is necessary that many measures to contain the virus remain in place."

Our borders will remain closed on May 1 and no travel would be allowed between provinces unless in exceptional circumstances. Public transport will continue to operate under certain limitations.

All gatherings will remain prohibited, apart from funerals and those requiring it for work.