President Cyril who addressed the nation last night on the lockdown said the nation is set to move to alert level one, from midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020. He also endorsed the dance challenge and called on everyone to participate in it during this day of celebration.
“I urge everyone to use this public holiday as family time, to reflect on the difficult journey we have all traveled, to remember those who have lost their lives, and to quietly rejoice the remarkable and diverse heritage of our nation. And there can be no better way to celebrate our South African-ness than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world and that is the Jerusalema dance challenge. The Jerusalema song that I love so much So I urge all of you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day and show the world what we are capable of. Our performers have demonstrated to the world that we’ve got good music and good dance and a good move, so quietly let’s celebrate our heritage,” he said.
He also added
“Social, religious, political, and other gatherings will be permitted, as long as the number of people does not exceed 50% of the normal capacity of a venue, up to a maximum of 250 people for indoor gatherings and 500 people for outdoor gatherings,” he said.
Coupled with the #VulaPresident, the economy will now see a further easing of restrictions on a number of things including gatherings. The president also said international travels for business and leisure purposes will also be permitted, which will allow artists to travel to various countries, to give the world a taste of SA music.
Jerusalema’s music video currently sits at 130 million views on YouTube and it continues to top charts across the world.
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