Inter-provincial travel to and from Gauteng will again be allowed if you are intending to hunt for food or for culling purposes. This was the final word on the matter from Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs after receiving a letter from the South African Agri Initiative (SAAI) earlier this week.
SAAI already has traveling permits available for hunters on their website. Game farmers and hunters can either send a message over WhatsApp to 066 071 6094, or enter the following link, https://saai.org/reisdokumente-vir-jagters/, to acquire travel permits.
This came after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new lock down level four amendments on Sunday the 27th of June, in order to help curb the new spike of infections. Gauteng was placed under an even stricter level 4 lock down than the other provinces, which included the banning of all travel from or to Gauteng.
This would have meant that the game farming industry would have suffered tremendously had it not been for the intervention from SAAI. According to the Goverment Gazette of the 5th of July, game parks, zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums are open to the public in the same breath as the lifting of travel restrictions for hunters.