Essential Services


The South African Government has added to the list of essential services which may now be provided under South Africa’s extended lockdown period. The ones relevant to us are listed below and as for this briefing, can be provided by us.

Vehicle repairs 

Mechanics and repair shops may sell components for vehicles under-going emergency repairs.

However, this only applies where the vehicle is owned by or used by a person engaged in essential services work.

Utility repair work 

Trades necessary for the rendering of emergency repair work are allowed to operate, including:

  • Plumbers;
  • Electricians;
  • Roof repair work;
  • Emergency automobile repairs for persons rendering essential services and for public transport vehicles.