Those who are moving to a new home or business premises are now allowed to do so between 7 May and 7 June 2020. But remember, travel across provincial, metropolitan, or district boundaries will require a permit from the police.

These regulations were published and gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The amendments of the ‘Directions on the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for purposes of relocation’ that commenced on 7 May allow individuals and businesses to move premises within, and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the Level 4 lockdown period.

Citizens who were not able to move due to the lockdown, are permitted during this 30-day period to change their place of residence, including the transport of all household goods, within the Republic. This pertains to instances where new lease agreements were entered into before or during the lockdown period, or where property transfers occurred before the lockdown period.

Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this period to move within or across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries, must obtain a permit from the station commander of a police station (or a person designated by him or her).

All removals must be performed in compliance with the COVID-19 regulations and the relevant Directions issued by the Minister of Transport.

A copy of the gazetted directions can be accessed at the following link:

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