The High Court in Pretoria has granted the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) permission to appeal government’s ban on the sale of cigarettes during lockdown. The application will be heard on July 15.
The World Health Organisation ( WHO) has announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark will co-chair the panel.
Foreign mine workers have begun returning to South African mines, though at a slower rate than hoped, as the industry rebuilds output after the easing of the coronavirus lockdown, the Minerals Council said on Thursday.
Six members of the Gauteng Health Department's war room team have tested positive for the coronavirus. The department confirmed this in a statement.
The Department of Labour in the Western Cape has closed down the George and Thembalethu magistrates' courts in George, in the Southern Cape, for non-compliance with COVID-19 safety regulations. Two factories were also shutdown.
Two police stations in the Free State have been closed after members tested positive for COVID-19.
SABC News’ Luvuyo Mdeni is joined by the Principal Investigator of the South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA trial, Professor Shabir Madhi.
The African National Congress (ANC) has described the passing of late Amarharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile as a loss to the traditional institution, and the country at large.
Gauteng Department of Health is refuting claims that there are 1.5 million graves in the province prepared for COVID-19 related deaths. The department says the over a million graves refers to the collective capacity municipalities can take in Gauteng.
More than 700 employees of a manufacturing company in Mkhuhlu near Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, claim to have been dismissed from work for self-isolating.
The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) has lashed out at retail giant Massmart for using coronavirus to retrench workers.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize denied the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)'s claim that government is ignoring the calls to do racial profiling because it knows that the majority of black people are the ones who are infected and dying of COVID-19.
Sports, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa has gazetted new regulations under Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown.
Gauteng Province has now overtaken Western Cape as the province with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases cumulatively.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says the total number of confirmed cases at their centres has risen to 3 243.
Gauteng is preparing for the worst as the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly. This is a daunting prospect for essential workers, some of whom are re-entering the lion's den right after recovering from the virus.
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, went back into lockdown at midnight on Wednesday, forcing five million Australians to stay home for all but essential business for the next six weeks to contain a flare-up of coronavirus cases.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sadness over the passing of the Queen of the Rharhabe Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile.
Nigeria resumed domestic flights on Wednesday after a hiatus of around three months as Africa’s most populous country relaxes restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus.
The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) is exploring the use of convelescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19.
Leader of the One South Africa Movement Musi Maimane is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government's decision to reopen schools.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he was “doing very well” after contracting the coronavirus, and credited an unproven drug for his mild symptoms.
North West Premier Job Mokgoro has been admitted to hospital. Mokgoro tested positive for the coronavirus(COVID-19) on Tuesday.
The AmaRharhabe Royal family has confirmed the sudden passing of the regent Queen Noloyiso Sandile.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has slammed Dominic Thiem for defending players who competed at the ill-fated Adria Tour and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
The Education Department in Limpopo says it is in the process of verifying the overall number of schools that are currently closed due to COVID-19 infections.
Kenya's Education Ministry's decision to postpone the reopening of basic education to January 2021, or when the COVID-19 infection curve in the country has flattened, has been met with mixed reactions.
Reduction in stadium capacities, improved ventilation systems and mobile payment for tickets and drinks are some of the measures football clubs may have to implement while designing stadiums in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says Gauteng is expected to be the new epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country when the ministry announces the next statistics.
Domestic cricket in Sri Lanka will resume on Tuesday without spectators, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.