Following a national address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday evening, the adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations have now been gazetted.
According to the government gazette signed by Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Monday, the closing time for venues hosting professional sport is strictly 20:00.
A NUMBER OF DSTV PREMIERSHIP MATCHES WILL BE IMPACTED
That will have an impact on a number of sports, most notably the DStv Premiership and Currie Cup matches scheduled for the next fortnight.
The DStv Premiership resumes on Saturday, January 2 and on the list of fixtures is a match between Maritzburg United and Bloemfontein Celtic currently scheduled for 19:00.
That will now have to change.
As will a full round of domestic league matches scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5-6, all set to kick off at 19:00.
The same applies for matches over the weekend of January 8-10.
CURRIE CUP MATCHES WILL REQUIRE CHANGES
Meanwhile, three Currie Cup clashes – two involving Western Province – will require kick-off time changes.
On Saturday, January 2, WP are due to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein at 19:00, while the following Saturday they are at their Newlands home for a mouth-watering clash against the Sharks – again currently scheduled for 19:00.
In between those matches, the Bulls are due to host the Lions in a delayed match on Wednesday, January 6, also at 19:00.
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