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Gauteng motorists can expect a massive influx in the number of roadblocks across the province.

Travelling to and from Gauteng for leisure purposes can lead to an arrest. Those that have to travel for work, to attend a funeral, moving home, returning home to the province or having to care for an immediate family member will be allowed to cross the provincial borders.

With Gauteng being the country's epicentre during the third COVID-19 wave, roadblocks in and around the province will become a more common sight. They will be set up in various places, but the South African Police Service has warned that there will definitely be roadblocks at toll gates and weighbridges.

These roadblocks will be set up to check, among other things, whether the travellers have the necessary permits to cross the border.

While toll gates are managed and maintained by Sanral, law enforcement authorities have the legal mandate to set up operations wherever is convenient for them. A representative from Sanral told Business Insider South Africa that "it was not mandated to check for specific travel permits at toll gates".

Gauteng currently has the highest number of positive cases in the country, with a total of 67% of the country's cases.

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