On Saturday, cabinet gave the go-ahead for the reopening of Twenty South African land borders that have been closed for more a month.

For the past month, travel into and out of South Africa through border posts were limited to transportation of fuel, cargo and goods as well as emergency medical treatment.

New strategies to prevent the chaos witnessed over the festive period will be implemented and amongst those would be to cut short queues that become long and trucks will be diverted to rest stops.

Travel regulations will still be in place and will require all persons entering South Africa to present a negative Covid-19 test result, after a number of fake tests results have been seized at the borders.