South Africa says it will on Monday reopen 20 of its land border crossings that were shut last month to try to stop the spread of Covid-19 infections.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Saturday.
South Africa has been hit hard by a second wave of the outbreak linked to a new variant of the disease.
It has recorded almost 1.5 million infections and more than 47,000 Covid-related deaths – by far the highest toll in Africa.
Globally, more than 108 million cases have been confirmed since the start of the outbreak late in 2019, with nearly 2.3 million deaths, according to America’s Johns Hopkins University.