South Africa to ‘cautiously’ re-open borders as lockdown eases  

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa will re-open its borders to most countries next month, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday, part of a wider easing of anti-coronavirus measures announced as figures continue to improve.

The continent’s most industrialised economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict nationwide lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus.

Restrictions on movement and business have been gradually eased since June, but borders stayed sealed to avoid importing the virus from abroad.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin