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Deadline to move to a new house or business has been removed

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Movement necessitated due to domestic violence, has also been included.

National Government has made an about-turn and removed the June 7 deadline for citizens to move to their new homes. Businesses can now move to new premises, should they require to do so.

Movement necessitated due to domestic violence, has also been included, a statement on the government website said.

The new Gazetted regulations as signed into law on May 14, by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, means that the directives as issued on May 7, are repealed.

According to the statement it is critical to note that this is still a once-off movement of persons and goods, “to facilitate the movement of persons and goods within and across provincial, metropolitan or district boundaries during the period of Alert level 4.” 

This refers “to the movement of persons and goods, where –

(i)              A person who needs to travel to his or her new place of residence or business and to transport goods which are limited to household or office furniture and effects and

(ii)             Permits already granted, remain in force.”

It stated further that persons, including all those “who are part of the household, who will be required to move” and would be travelling, would require permits “from the head of court or a person designated by him or her, or the station commander of a police station or a person designated by him or her.”

Furthermore, “the relevant lease agreements indicating the date of expiry of the old lease or the date of commencement of the new lease, or the proof of purchase of residence and occupation date, or the transfer documents attesting to the change of ownership of property, or a domestic violence order, or proof of change or new occupation of business premises,” should also be in their possession.