President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed in the virtual family meeting on Saturday that tighter restrictions are on the cards for the country.
This as South Africa deals with the third-wave of COVID-19 which has seen an increase in infections, as the winter season is upon us.
The decision for tougher restrictions comes amid heavy debate over Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga mandating all primary school learners returning to daily school attendance from 26 July.
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Concerns have also been raised over the further loss of jobs, revised curfew and another alcohol ban.
Ramaphosa expressed that South Africa has a complicated, unhealthy relationship with alcohol, saying more in-depth research will need to be done to determine cause and effect.
The president appealed to all South Africans to continue to take COVID-19 seriously and practice social distancing, while observing other safety measures of preventing the spread of the virus, which includes, sanitizing and wearing masks.
Ramaphosa also assured South Africans that in the next phase of the vaccine rollout, all citizens will receive the vaccine.