What constitutes an essential service?

WEED REMOVERS: These three municipal workers were busy on Monday morning removing weeds from pavements on Biscay Road Picture: ROB KNOWLES

While most South Africans are either working from home or attempting to make ends meet while in isolation, municipal workers are busy performing their jobs as usual. While certain jobs are essential in order to maintain some semblance of normality, not all jobs are essential.

For example, the removal of weeds from pavements is possibly not an essential service to the community and does not take three people to perform the task.

Not everyone is an essential service.

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