R5,000 fine if you break these lockdown rules
You could end up with a criminal record and be fined as much as R5,000 if you break the lockdown regulations.
The judiciary has issued a list of offences under the Disaster Management Act which carry admission of guilt fines of between R500 and R5,000.
Here are some of the transgressions which will result in a R5000 fine:
- Unauthorised disclosure of information in the Covid-19 tracing database
- Failure to de-identify and destroy information on Covid -19 tracing database within 6 weeks after the state of disaster has ended.
- Making intentional misrepresentations on any person infected with Covid-19
- Publishing any deceiving statements which include;
- To deceive another person about Covid-19
- To deceive any person about the Covid -19 infection status of another person
- To deceive any person about any measures taken by the government to address Covid-19.
- Intentionally exposing another person to Covid-19
- Executing an eviction order
- Illegal gatherings in public places
- Selling, transporting, dispensing or distributing liquor
- Selling tobacco products
- Hindering, interfering, or obstructing Law Enforcement Officers in the execution of their duties.
- You can be fined R3000 for failing to close a non-essential business
- You can be fined R2000 for selling non-essential goods
- R1000 fines for failure to confine yourself to your home
- R1000 fines for moving between provinces ( outside of the grace period)
- R1000 fines for not adhering to the curfew of staying at home between 20H00 and 5H00 without a permit.
- R500 fines for running, cycling and walking beyond 5km of your residence and outside the allocated hours between 6H00 and 9H00.