The decision by the government to lift the national state of disaster has been widely welcomed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday night.
Government has in recent months come under increasing pressure to do away with the COVID-19 regulations it implemented in 2020.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde had been the loudest in calling for the state of disaster to be scrapped.
He said that lifting the measure was long overdue.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said that it hoped that the worst was behind us.
The party also hopes that South Africa will be able to return to a semblance of ‘normal’ life in the near future.
The Good party said that South Africa, like the rest of the world, had navigated an unprecedented public health crisis.
It added that despite criticism about restrictions, the government had managed the pandemic following science.
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