South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation this week to announce a further easing of lockdown restrictions to level 1 amid calls from the tourism sector to reopen international borders. The Cape Argus quotes Tourism Business Council of SA chief executive Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as saying that “the safe reopening of South Africa’s borders is an essential step for tourism to contribute meaningfully to government’s tax revenues. Every day we remain closed to international travel, we lose R336million of spend and government loses vital tax revenue”. Last week, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said her department was submitting a recovery plan to the Cabinet, including the reopening of international air travel but that passenger cruise ships were expected to be among the last to be allowed.