[Just to show you how totally insane things are in SA due to COVID, and the "faster spreading" "new mutation", the President has said its illegal to not wear a mask in public and you'll get a 6 month stint in jail and/or a fine!!! So we're taking this stuff SERIOUSLY!!! Jan]
ail or fine for not wearing a mask in public
It is compulsory to wear a mask in a public space. Anyone who does not wear a mask is committing an offence and can be arrested. Offenders can face up to six months in prison or a fine, or both.
“From now on it is compulsory for every person to wear a mask in a public space,” said Ramaphosa. “A person who does not wear a cloth mask covering over the nose and mouth in a public place will be committing an offence.”
Previously, only businesses and building owners faced sanction if someone on their premises didn’t wear a mask.