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Unless regulations published on Wednesday change before then, it will be illegal to sell cigarettes in South Africa for three weeks starting on Friday.

And grocery store managers afraid of jail may even need convincing that nappies and toothpaste fall under the definition of "basic goods" that you can't go without. The regulations can be changed at any time, by simple publication in the Government Gazette. But at briefings on Wednesday ministers made it clear that they sought the maximum level of restriction during South Africa's Covid-19 shutdown, and wanted to create a list of things allowed, [...]