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Bye bye disaster, hello ‘freedom’!

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Bye bye disaster, hello ‘freedom’!

President Cyril Ramaphosa has repealed the state of disaster, but some measures will remain for 30 days

Political reporter

It’s over. South Africans can return to their normal lives after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country’s Covid-19 state of disaster regulations would be lifted at midnight on Monday.

Ramaphosa told the nation on Monday night he was hopeful the worst was behind us and only better days lay ahead.

“Now is the time to grow our economy and create jobs. Now is the time to get our country back on track. Now is the time to heal, to recover and to rebuild,” said the president as he ended one of many evening addresses to the nation.  ..

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