Several South Africans have been arrested in Johannesburg and Durban for violating the lockdown regulations.
People housed at the Shelter of the Homeless in Braamfontein, Johannesburg say they are confident with the measures that have been put in place in preparation for the 21-day lockdown that commenced at midnight.
South African healthcare workers say their greatest fear is infecting their families with the coronavirus that has infected at least 927 people in the country so far.
Some health workers are self-isolating in an effort to protect their families from coronavirus.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially deployed members of the South African National Defence Force to support the police throughout the 21-day national lockdown that will come into effect on midnight Thursday.
About half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa still have a “narrowing” opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population, the regional head of the World Health Organisation said on Thursday.
South Africa’s main export terminals will be closed to mineral exports from midnight on Thursday when a nationwide 21-day lockdown over coronavirus begins, disrupting copper supply from major producer Zambia.
Swimming South Africa President Allan Fritz has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan to next year.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is updating the African Union as his capacity as chair on the continent's plans around the coronavirus outbreak.
The City of Tshwane has assured residents that basic services will continue to be rendered during the 21-day lockdown.
Evangelist Angus Buchan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He made the announcement via Instagram on Thursday afternoon.
Street vendors in the Rustenburg CBD in the North West say although they are willing to comply with the national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week, they are concerned about their livelihoods.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and hopes to confirm the schedule within a month, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday.
Leaders of the world’s largest 20 economies will hold a videoconference chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday to discuss how best to coordinate their response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has thrown the global economy into a tailspin, with output crashing and unemployment set to soar.
South Africans are on Thursday preparing for the 21-day nationwide lockdown. President Ramaphosa declared the lockdown to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Shi Xiaomin, who used to export suits and blazers by the thousands to South Korea, the Netherlands and the United States, was luckier than many other Chinese factory owners.
As the country counts down to the national lockdown on Thursday, justice and security cluster ministers have once again urged the public to adhere to new regulations.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSIR) says it will remain fully operational and ready to respond to emergencies during the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.
Government officials have identified quarantine sites across the country as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises from day to day.
Ministers in the Security Cluster say public transport including minibus taxis, trains and passenger flights will come to a virtual halt when the 21-day lockdown takes effect at midnight tonight.
Speaking at a security cluster briefing on the stringent measures that will come into effect during the lockdown period, Ministers stressed the seriousness of the situation.
Interim coach Ayanda Dlamini has revealed that AmaZulu FC have not trained since the first warnings over Covid-19 were issued by government, saying the club has taken the matter very seriously.
South African athletes have been urged to take advantage of the Olympic Games postponement by working on their preparations during this time.
The United Nations Secretary General has launched a two billion dollar global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight against COVID-19 in the world’s poorest countries.
MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture in Limpopo Thandi Moraka is in self isolation after taking a test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says South Africans will be able to watch Easter services on Sunday through a channel on SABC and DSTV, as well as online.
The coronavirus pandemic has been described as a litmus test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. His leadership has already been a point of discussion since the outbreak of the lethal virus.
The spread of the coronavirus into sub-Saharan Africa will hit the region’s economic growth hard, with direct disruptions to people’s livelihoods, tighter financial conditions, reduced trade and investment and a steep drop in commodity prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
About 800 homeless people in Durban are expected to be thrown a lockdown lifeline on Thursday, with the opening of the first facility to house them.