Most of the country may see a further relaxation of one of the most stringent lockdown regulations in the world by the end of May, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a late-night speech that otherwise offered few details.

Parts of the country with the highest rate of infection would remain on level 4, he said, meaning that major economic centres, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Nelson Mandela Bay could stay virtually closed...

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