SOUTH AFRICA: Level 4 lockdown till end-May, with some concessions

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In an address late on 13 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that current “Level 4” lockdown regulations would be maintained countrywide until the end of May, but promised several amendments over the coming days in response to growing criticism of various seemingly irrational lockdown regulations. The crucial emergency budget will be tabled by 24 June at the earliest. The president tried to regain the initiative last night by admitting that some of the government’s lockdown measures had been “contradictory” and “poorly explained.” For the first time, Ramaphosa also addressed t
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