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ExpatCapeTown Newsletter, 26 March 2020, Cape Town lock down resources
March 26, 2020

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Dear all,

South Africa will be on lockdown from 27 March until 16 April. We live in a time of uncertainty and most of us are scared and worried about what's still to come in the next weeks and months during this Covid-19 pandemic. So many sad stories we hear from all over the world and worryingly, more and more fake news are doing the rounds. With contradicting info spread wide and far, we want to help in clearing some things up. I have tried to sort through the sometimes confusing information we all received in the days after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the strict lockdown for the country. A good recipe when going through difficult times is certainly to be as much informed and prepared as we can!

As there were so many questions on our group and discussions about pressing issues that are of special concern for foreigners living in Cape Town and also for travellers that might have gotten stuck as they could not find a flight home in time, I will share some of the most recent updates and resources for your reference.

I know this is testing times for all of us, however, let's continue stand together and make sure we are doing our outmost to stop the spread of the virus, flatten the curve by sticking to the lockdown rules set by the South African government. We are all together in this! Let's spread goodwill instead of succumbing to the feeling of doom and gloom.

Let's live in the spirit of Ubuntu: I am because we are. My humanity is tied to yours.

Always remember that "you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.” - Desmond Tutu

Here is info that I hope will help you to manage during the lockdown.

Foreign Nationals won't be penalised for expired visas during lockdown

How to buy electricity online

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Stay safe and keep well! Wishing you and your families all the Best!

Warm regards,

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