President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a 21-day national lockdown from Thursday at midnight.
South Africans will be confined mostly in their homes with very limited movement.
The move is a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) rocking the country and world at large.
Other countries such as Italy, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Sudan, Libya and India, battling the covid-19 pandemic also introduced lockdowns. The rules of lockdowns are not the same for each country.
Some have restricted movement on all members of the public, except for access to services such as food and healthcare, others have implemented curfews, while others have stricter rules with fines and possible arrests as consequences.
Below are the rules that everyone will have to follow during the SA 21-day lockdown: