Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Velenkosini Hlabisa delivered the keynote speech at the party's manifesto launch for the 1 November local government elections.
Vaccinology expert Professor Shabir Madhi said that there was little reason for higher restrictions in the country, especially for those who were vaccinated.
The foreign ministry's announcement came as Africa's second most populous country held elections for dozens of federal parliamentary seats, the final round of voting before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed forms a new government next week.
The Spaniard said he welcomed the intense pressure to deliver as he prepares for Saturday's trip to the south coast of England.
Earlier this week, the Western Cape officially exited the peak of the third wave.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation on the latest developments in the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
In one of the most tragic occurrences to hit a municipality in the country's democratic dispensation, Joburg lost two elected mayors in a short space of time.
As South Africa has officially exited the third wave of coronavirus infections, many are looking forward to more restrictions being relaxed.