KZN family bury wrong body

1 June 2020, 10:50 PM
The COVID-19 regulations that forbid the viewing of a deceased's body by bereaved families has had a negative impact for Sigamlele family in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape and the Madlala family in Mthwalume in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Hundreds of CWP workers march through Pretoria over non-payment 1 June 2020, 9:44 PM

About 500 people under the Community Work Programme (CWP) have marched to the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department (COGTA) offices over the alleged non-payment of stipends since March.

DA wants Dlamini-Zuma investigated for contravening Ethics Code 1 June 2020, 9:41 PM

The DA plans to lodge a complaint with Parliament’s Joint Ethics and Members Interest against Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

WHO impressed with SA’s approach in easing lockdown 1 June 2020, 8:08 PM

The World Health Organisation has praised South Africa's approach in the easing of the nationwide lockdown by increasing community information programmes, screening and testing.

PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part IX: A petrol attendant shares his story 1 June 2020, 8:01 PM

SABC News captures their voices in this weekly feature, COVID-19 Frontline Workers. This week Digital News producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to a petrol attendant about his experience with the coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown.

PSL could resume training behind closed doors later this month 1 June 2020, 7:01 PM

Professional football could return in South Africa later this month behind closed doors. Football authorities in the country are now speaking with one voice, and have already prepared a document with guidelines they will submit to government in the next couple of days.

Political parties react differently to reopening of schools 1 June 2020, 6:31 PM

Political parties have reacted differently to the reopening of schools under alert Level-3 of the national lockdown.

EUSA continues with bid to interdict reopening of schools 1 June 2020, 6:02 PM

The Educators Union of South Africa says it is forging ahead with its court action against government. The union wants to interdict the reopening of schools in the country.

UNISA
Unisa confident it will overcome online exam glitches 1 June 2020, 5:44 PM

Thousands of Unisa students failed to write their online examinations last week after the system crashed.

English Championship sets provisional June 20 restart date 1 June 2020, 4:12 PM

England’s second tier Championship plans to resume play on June 20, more than three months after it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Football League (EFL) said.

Alcohol
South Africans take advantage of lifting of ban on liquor sales 1 June 2020, 4:10 PM

Snaking queues have formed at liquor outlets in parts of the country, including Chatsworth, south of Durban. Hundreds of people braved the cold since the early hours of this morning to purchase alcohol, fearing that they may not get another chance soon.

COVID-19
Western Cape records 22 new deaths pushing provincial COVID-19 fatalities to 525 1 June 2020, 3:58 PM

The Western Cape has recorded 22 new coronavirus related deaths, taking the province's death toll to 525 from the virus.

More teachers might be hired: Motshekga 1 June 2020, 3:26 PM

The Department of Basic Education says matric exams that were expected to be written in the middle of this year,  have been postponed.

“Schools meeting health standards should open for induction” 1 June 2020, 1:35 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says teachers belonging to schools that have received personal protective equipment and met health standards must return to work for induction during the course of this week.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Safety of children not negotiable: Ramaphosa 1 June 2020, 11:28 AM

In his weekly letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa is emphatic that the safety of children is not negotiable and is government's foremost priority.

About 8 million workers expected to return to work 1 June 2020, 10:36 AM

As the Level 3 Lockdown officially kicks off on Monday morning, more people are returning to work.

Motshekga to give clarity on postponement of schools reopening 1 June 2020, 7:01 AM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to give reasons why schools could not be reopened on Monday, as it was announced.

South Africa moves to Level 3 national lockdown 1 June 2020, 5:51 AM

South Africa is moving to Level 3 national lockdown on Monday, 1 June. This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that South Africa will be moving to alert Level 3 to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

Sri Lanka begin training on Monday, South Africa to follow suit 1 June 2020, 4:45 AM

A select group of Sri Lanka cricketers, mainly bowlers, will return to training on Monday, amid efforts to restart the game after the coronavirus shutdown, the cricket board said on Sunday.

People walk past boarded up stores as demonstrations against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd continue, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage 1 June 2020, 3:16 AM

Retail giant Target shuttered stores across the U.S. as retailers already reeling from closures due to the coronavirus pandemic shut stores amid protests that included looting in many U.S. cities on Sunday.

Spotlight on whether churches will open as country enters Level 3 of lockdown 1 June 2020, 2:10 AM

As the country moves to lockdown Level 3, religious institutions nationwide are deliberating if they will follow the National Coronavirus Command Council's (NCCC) decision that allows places of worship to resume services.

W Cape government urges employers, workers to adhere to COVID-19 safety regulations 31 May 2020, 10:28 PM

Western Cape Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, has called on all employers and employees to adhere to COVID-19 safety regulations as the country moves to Alert Level 3 on Monday.

State Enterprises Council to advise government on how to manage SOE’s post-COVID-19 31 May 2020, 10:13 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a new State Enterprises Council will be appointed to advise the government on how to manage SOE's post-COVID-19.

Emirates airline lays off trainee pilots, cabin crew: Sources 31 May 2020, 10:04 PM

Emirates airline said on Sunday it had made some staff redundant due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with two company sources saying trainee pilots and cabin crew had been affected.

COVID-19 special grant will only be paid for 6 months: Ramaphosa 31 May 2020, 9:52 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the COVID-19 special relief grant will only be paid for six months. He acknowledged the delays in payments, attributing it to technical glitches in the system.

COVID-19
COVID-19 cases rise to 32 683; 40 more deaths recorded 31 May 2020, 8:50 PM

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa country has risen to 32 683 after the country recorded 1 716 new cases in the past 24 hours.

No more school on Monday, reopening postponed to 8th 31 May 2020, 8:16 PM

There is widespread confusion over whether schools will reopen on Monday for Grades 7 and 12 after Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga postponed a critical media briefing until Monday.

Ramaphosa convinced SA will win the battle against COVID-19 31 May 2020, 7:42 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's convinced that the country will succeed in overcoming the global COVID-19 pandemic.

North West University creates app to help with screening of learners 31 May 2020, 7:17 PM

The Faculty of Engineering at the North West University in Potchefstroom has devised an app which can expeditiously help in the screening of learners.

SA to launch procurement platform to service Africa as it battles COVID-19 31 May 2020, 6:39 PM

The South African government is set to launch a procurement platform to service the entire Africa as the continent battles the coronavirus pandemic.

British competitive sport to resume behind closed doors 31 May 2020, 6:03 PM

All competitive sport in Britain has been given the green light by the government to resume from 1 June behind closed doors and only when it is safe to do so.