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LIVE: Minister Mbalula briefs the media on grounded planes at OR Tambo
20 March 2020, 6:01 PM

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula addresses the media on the 14 international flights grounded at OR Tambo International Airport.

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VIDEO: SA travel bans take effect on Wednesday
17 March 2020, 7:02 PM

The South African government has imposed a travel ban on at least 8 countries including the UK and the US to stop their citizens from visiting South Africa.

This comes in the wake of the global spread of the coronavirus and the decision by the South African government to declare the pandemic a national disaster.

Transport Minister, Fikele Mbalula says the restrictions that include the revoking of visas to at least 8 000 Chinese citizens will be gazetted on Wednesday when the travel bans start.

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Mbalula, together with the Ministers of Public Enterprise, Pravin Grodhan and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, is holding a media briefing in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

“A ban is a ban. It’s not only South Africa that has imposed a ban. Many countries across the world have done that. In this instance, we have restricted it to certain countries’ travel restrictions to the currently identified high-risk countries including South Korea, Italy, Spain, Iran, Germany, United States of America, United Kingdom and China.”

 

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry hears more testimony from Prasa
17 March 2020, 2:24 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture continues to hear Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) related testimony by its Group Executive of Legal Risk and Compliance, Martha Ngoye.

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Earlier, the Commission heard that the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) went to great lengths to ensure that the company, Siyagena, linked to businessman Roy Moodley, got a contract worth billions of rands.

PRASA Legal Risk and Compliance Group Executive Martha Ngoye told the Commission of irregularities and the forging of the signature of an executive, Tara Ngubane when phase one of the contract was drafted.

 

VIDEO: Mogoeng briefs media on the Judiciary’s approach to coronavirus
17 March 2020, 2:07 PM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called for prayer to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Mogoeng briefs the media about contingency measures being put in place at all our courts.

These are in line with government directives following President Cyril Ramaphosa declaring the pandemic a national disaster. The Chief Justice was speaking from his offices in Midrand, Johannesburg.

“May God bless our people we need not to be as cursed as we appear to be by this virus but to be blessed. We need an economy that is flourishing we need normalcy to shake hands and hug and those who know just how powerful prayer can be I plead with you from the depths of my heart that at least every Wednesday and every Sunday go out there in groups that do not exceed 70 to pray.”

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VIDEO: Inter-Ministerial Committee briefs media on coronavirus
12 March 2020, 7:47 PM

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Coronavirus and the Limpopo Provincial Cabinet brief members of the media on the latest developments on coronavirus.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the 14 students from Limpopo who traveled to China recently have tested negative for the virus.

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