The President has announced that South Africa will move to Level 3 national lockdown measures from 1 June 2020. As a result, most commercial activity will resume with restrictions on public gatherings and entertainment outlets etc. There will also be limited domestic flights for business travel only, however commercial international flights are still restricted. Cargo is still moving via airfreight, however capacity is constrained and limited to freighter flights only. Ports are operational, but working with a reduced workforce and berths.
The government has also restricted export of essential goods, such as masks, sanitizer and vaccines etc. Export of these items requires an export permit from Department of Trade and Industry. Domestic road freight is also facing significant delays due to roadblocks and the varied interpretations of existing regulations. Cross-border road freight to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and The Democratic Republic of Congo are moving with some delays due to capacity and at the borders.