Cape Chamber of Commerce concerned about negative impact of lockdown on businesses

10 August 2020, 9:33 PM
The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is happy with the provincial government’s efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
READ MORE
Limpopo Health Department is being interdicted over hospitals perishable supplies tenders 11 August 2020, 6:49 AM

The Limpopo Health Department is being interdicted to stop tenders to supply perishables to all hospitals in the province by some businesses.

U.S. COVID-19 deaths drop for first time in four weeks 11 August 2020, 2:39 AM

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 fell 16% to about 7,200 people last week, the first decline in deaths after four weeks of increases, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports.

France’s Fiona Ferro
Palermo opens way for return of Tours amid pandemic 11 August 2020, 1:50 AM

High-profile withdrawals and a player testing coronavirus (COVID-19) positive threatened to derail the Palermo Ladies Open before it even started but despite the early jitters the event heralded tennis’ return from the forced shutdown after five months.

South Africa records 3 740 new coronavirus cases, 213 deaths on Monday 11 August 2020, 12:19 AM

South Africa has recorded 213 coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total deaths to 10 621.

David Makhura
Makhura dismisses allegations that his family benefited from PPE procurement 10 August 2020, 6:22 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has dismissed as fake news allegations about the involvement of his family in Personal Protective Equipment procurement.

Steve Biko Hospital cancels 170 surgeries over lockdown period 10 August 2020, 4:32 PM

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria has cancelled or deferred 170 operations since the beginning of the lockdown in March.

Eastern Cape Treasury starts investigation into COVID-19 tenders 10 August 2020, 3:26 PM

The Eastern Cape Finance Department has commenced investigations relating to COVID-19 related contracts.  

Omeros reports full recovery from severe COVID-19 in six-patient study 10 August 2020, 3:16 PM

Omeros Corp on Monday reported positive results from a six-patient study of its investigational treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome caused by COVID-19.

Mkhize refutes claims of manufacturing PPEs 10 August 2020, 12:26 PM

The Health Ministry says it has become aware of a message that has appeared on several social media platforms, claiming that the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, owns a PPE manufacturing company.

ANC veterans pen letter to NEC over corruption 10 August 2020, 11:42 AM

A group of ANC stalwarts and veterans have penned an open letter to the party's National Executive Committee, calling on them to ensure that leaders implicated in corruption be brought to book.

Experts believe SA will be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine due to its involvement 10 August 2020, 11:19 AM

As the world races to launch a  COVID-19 vaccine, a medical expert believes South Africa will be among those countries that will be prioritised due to its involvement in research and trial phases as compared to other countries.

Dlamini-Zuma expected to table Declaration of the National Disaster proposal 10 August 2020, 10:39 AM

The Department of Co-operative Governance says Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to table her proposal on the Declaration of the National Disaster to cabinet on Tuesday.

Investigation into impropriety relating to COVID-19 tenders to begin on Monday 10 August 2020, 8:55 AM

The ANC Gauteng Integrity Commission will start its investigation on Monday into allegations against members allegedly involved in impropriety relating to COVID-19 tenders.

I’m in good fettle, says former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi 10 August 2020, 7:36 AM

Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he is doing well and is in good spirits after testing positive for the coronavirus.  

Stanley Mathabatha
Mathabatha condemns looting of COVID-19 relief funds 10 August 2020, 7:08 AM

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha says the law must deal with the criminal behaviour of people who are looting resources meant to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19).

President Donald Trump
Trump signs coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress break down 10 August 2020, 4:22 AM

President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases.

South Africa records 6 670 new coronavirus cases, 198 deaths on Sunday 9 August 2020, 9:25 PM

South Africa has continued to see a drop in the daily number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections compared to the last few weeks, recording 6 670 new cases on Sunday. 

US health chief arrives in Taiwan on trip condemned by China 9 August 2020, 9:11 PM

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level US official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned by China which claims the island as its own, further irritating Sino-US relations.

Buthelezi doing well after testing positive for COVID-19 9 August 2020, 8:31 PM

Former Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he is doing well and is in good spirits after testing positive for the coronavirus. Buthelezi is currently self-isolating at home as he is asymptomatic.

Malls
SMMEs struggling to keep doors open in malls due to COVID-19 9 August 2020, 7:13 PM

Small, Medium and Macro Enterprises (SMMEs) retailers doing business in malls are struggling to keep their businesses open .

No international tourists at this year’s Namaqualand wildflowers display due to COVID-19 9 August 2020, 6:28 PM

There's an explosion of colour in the Namaqualand, Northern Cape, as the daisies made their annual appearance. But because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no international tourists to witness the spectacle.

Calls for an investigation into awarding of PPE tenders in Free State 9 August 2020, 6:25 PM

Political and friendship ties have no bearing in the awarding of tenders. This is according to the Free State Treasury in response to reports that those close to ANC Secretary-General have benefitted from PPE tenders worth millions in the province.

10 more Cuban doctors to help Eastern Cape in fight against COVID-19 9 August 2020, 6:02 PM

The Eastern Cape's capacity to fight COVID-19 received a boost with the arrival of an additional 10 Cuban doctors in the province.

Tutu Foundation calls on women to be at the front seat of post COVID-19 recovery plan 9 August 2020, 3:06 PM

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation is calling on women to take a front seat in the post coronavirus pandemic recovery plan.

Members of Parliament wish Buthelezi a speedy recovery after testing positive for COVID-19 9 August 2020, 6:54 AM

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo have wished veteran Member of Parliament, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a speedy recovery.

SA’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses the 10 000 mark 8 August 2020, 10:02 PM

South Africa’s coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has surpassed the 10 000. This as the Department of Health has recorded 301 new COVID-19 related deaths since the last report.

ECD workers slam Social Development’s decision to employ 36 000 youth compliance monitors 8 August 2020, 10:01 PM

Early Childhood Development (ECD) workers have slammed Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu’s decision to employ 36 000 youth compliance monitors for ECD programmes.

COVID-19 peak in Gauteng subsiding while KZN experiencing peak: Mkhize 8 August 2020, 9:09 PM

The COVID-19 storm in Gauteng may be subsiding, but law enforcement is not taking a backseat.

Algeria to lift some travel curbs, shorten curfew 8 August 2020, 8:52 PM

Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, shortening an overnight curfew and lifting some travel curbs, the government said.

Zweli Mkhize
Temporary management appointed at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg 8 August 2020, 8:19 PM

A temporary management team has been appointed at the Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg following the suspension of two managers and the redeployment of the acting hospital CEO.