Premier Alan Winde on Monday said that the country could not be in a state of disaster indefinitely.
He’s welcomed the easing of lockdown regulations as a first step to help the economy.
“This will provide some assistance, particularly to the Western Cape’s hospitality sector that really has suffered over the last 18 months. We need to make sure as we move towards the summer season that this industry is able to pick up those jobs that are lost.”
Winde said that government must have a plan to end the state of disaster: “And to put normal management systems in place to manage COVID-19 going forward. We have more vaccines coming up very nicely and are coming off the third wave and we really need to now put up a plan together going forward, on how to manage a new normal way.”
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O’Neil made a brief appearance at the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where the matter was postponed to September 22. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane confirmed that O’Neil faces a charge of common assault and that the matter “was postponed for further investigations”. Learn More