FULL ADDRESS | SA to move to Covid-19 alert level 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday evening said SA had weathered Covid-19's “fierce and destructive storm”, announcing a move to alert level one.

"With the further progress we have made as infections have come down, we are now ready for a new phase in our response to the pandemic," said Ramaphosa.

"This takes effect at midnight on Sunday, September 20."