Individuals and Businesses May Now Relocate


An amendment has been made to the Covid-19 regulations, allowing for the once-off movement of persons and the transportation of goods for the purpose of relocation to commence until 7 June.

The amendment allows individuals and businesses to move premises within, and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4.

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said in a statement that citizens who were not able to move house before or during the lockdown will now be allowed to relocate with goods.

The Ministry said, “This includes new lease agreements which were entered into before or during the lockdown period; or in instances where the property transfer occurred before the lockdown period. These directions are limited to a change in place of residence, including the transport of goods to a new place of residence, within the Republic.”

Regulations around the new amendment include obtaining 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 COVID-19 regulations and the relevant directions issued by the Minister of Transport.