Coronavirus: Only 4 borders left open to SA, 13 closed

Only 4 borders left open to SA
Only 4 borders left open to SA

South Africa has closed all but four of its borders to Botswana, as that country fights off rising Coronavirus cases.

Information sourced by Mmegi shows that as of this morning, only Tlokweng - Kopfontein, Pioneer - Skilpadshek,  Ramatlabama - Ramatlabama and Martin's Drift - Groblerbrug were still open.

President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday announced sweeping measures to fight the disease, including closing 35 of South Africa's 53 land borders. All airports in that country are still open, however.


Borders with Botswana affected include:

Bokspits - Gemsbok

Tsabong - McCarthys Rest


Two Rivers (KTFP)- Tweerivieren

Bray – Hereford

Ramotswa – Swartkopfontein

Pitshane Molopo - Mokghibistadt

Sikwane  - Derdepoort



Parr's Halt  - Stockpoort




David Hlabane, spokesperson for South Africa's Home Affairs Department, was unavailable to respond to Mmegi enquiries on the matter. However, the list seen by Mmegi was also confirmed by data from ENCA, a major TV network in that country.

South Africa had 61 cases of the Coronavirus as of yesterday and Ramaphosa's plans include shutting down schools, banning gatherings of more than 100 people and a travel ban on countries such as the US, UK and Germany.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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