The goal of a digital living lab within the framework of the OKP-project Bridging the Water is to bring students, professors and researchers from South Africa and the Netherlands together in a virtual environment.
Lockdown restrictions have eased in South Africa, which entered level 3 of the national Lockdown on 1 June 2020 as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. This has allowed for the resumption of economic activity whilst adhering to safety regulations.
On 23 March 2020 SA president Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting on Thursday 26th March. South Africans will have to stay in their homes during the lockdown with exception from seeking medical care, buying groceries, access banking services and getting petrol.