Department of Transport confirms tenants are not permitted to move

During a media briefing on 1 May 2020, the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula made reference to the Regulations section 16(5) “Any persons who was not at their place of residence, or work before the lockdown period and who could not travel between provinces, metropolitan and district areas during the lockdown, will be permitted, on a once-off basis, to return to their places of residence or work and will be required to stay in such place until the end of Alert Level 4.”

Minister Mbalula and the DG provided clarity for tenants:
  • The window of opportunity to travel between provinces, municipal and district areas is 1 – 7 May 2020. 
  • In terms of the Regulations, tenants may not move and the removal sector i.e. furniture removal such as vans are not included in Alert Level 4 (42 minutes into the media briefing video).
  • The DG confirmed that doctors as an example of people starting a new job on 1 May (being an essential worker) or people taking advantage of the window of opportunity to move back to their place of residence between 1 – 7 May may use their private vehicles to move their goods (1 hour 40 minutes into the media briefing). 

The full media briefing here:

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  1. Hi Michelle

    Cogta Minister Dlamini Zuma has gazette laws to allow the moves today. Please can you break these down

    Also how will it affect the landlord should the tenant cancel the lease, and no new tenant can be placed.