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.
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Some South Africans find innovative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day amid lockdown 10 May 2020, 8:05 PM

Roses, quirky mugs and family lunches may have been the typical way to celebrate Mother's Day, but for 2020, families are embracing innovative ways to say thank you to mothers.

Zambia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases as infections steadily rise in Africa 10 May 2020, 6:57 PM

Zambia has confirmed that the total number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country have risen by 15 to 267.

KZN to remain on Level 4 lockdown despite concerns over rising infections 10 May 2020, 6:24 PM

KwaZulu-Natal will remain at level four of the nationwide lockdown regulations - despite the rising COVID-19 infection rates - with particular concern about the situation in the eThekwini Metro.

COPE slams DA’s call to ‘place economy above the lives of people’ 10 May 2020, 5:12 PM

COPE says it’s is irresponsible of the DA to place the economy before the lives of the people.

Tripoli’s Mitiga airport damaged from shelling 10 May 2020, 4:01 PM

Tripoli's Mititga airport sustained heavy damages on Sunday (May 10), a day after shelling hit fuel tanks and damaged passenger planes and departure halls.

Fears emerge over limited access to cancer testing, treatment 10 May 2020, 3:47 PM

Cancer lobby groups fear that limited access to diagnostic testing‎ and treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic could see an increase in cases and complications. They say hospital resources are dedicated to COVID-19 care, something which could have serious consequences for many who require lifesaving treatment.

Half of Spaniards to see lockdown eased from Monday as daily deaths fall 10 May 2020, 3:29 PM

Spain’s daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to its second lowest since mid-March on Saturday, as half the country prepared to move to the next phase of an exit from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns.

Concern over the practicality of self-isolation in townships 10 May 2020, 2:53 PM

Some people are expressing concern about government's way of dealing with those who test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in townships.

FEATURE | Debunking myths on #COVID-19 with Professor Gavin Churchyard 10 May 2020, 1:59 PM

In this episode of Debunking the Myths on COVID-19, Professor Gavin Churchyard from the Aurum institute helps debunk myths posed by SABC News' audience.

In leaked call, Obama describes Trump handling of coronavirus as chaotic 10 May 2020, 7:33 AM

Former US President Barack Obama described President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “chaotic” in a conference call with former members of his administration, a source said on Saturday.

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PGA of Australia extends tour season into new year 10 May 2020, 6:57 AM

The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of Australia tour will be extended from this season with tournaments staged well into the new year, the governing body of professional golf in the country announced on Sunday.

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Durban’s St Augustine’s, Kingsway hospitals to re-open on Sunday 10 May 2020, 6:47 AM

Durban's St Augustine's and Kingsway hospitals will re-open on Sunday. Netcare has confirmed this in a statement.

Academic turns to Spanish Flu to find answers for COVID-19 9 May 2020, 9:15 PM

As the world struggles to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19), an academic is turning to history to try and find answers from past tragedies.

‘COVID-19 social relief grant ready for implementation’ 9 May 2020, 8:52 PM

The Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu, says that she will be launching the special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant on Monday. The social development portfolio says the grant has passed the final stage of development and is ready for implementation.

Political parties at loggerheads over Level 4 lockdown 9 May 2020, 8:03 PM

The display of unity among opposition parties when the lockdown was initially announced is fast dissipating.

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Foundations link up for a good cause 9 May 2020, 7:47 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Imbumba Foundation and the Kolisi Foundation have partnered on an initiative to help with food security during the coronavirus lockdown.

Appeal for unbanning of church gatherings 9 May 2020, 7:46 PM

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow church gatherings during level 4 of the nationwide lockdown. President of the Council, Dr Monokoane Hlobo, says the church has a role to play during this time.

Food delivery business booming under Level 4 lockdown 9 May 2020, 7:19 PM

With sit-ins and drive-throughs off-limits, motorbikes are hitting the ground for hungry customers.

Zimbabwe needs $800 million to address humanitarian crisis 9 May 2020, 6:00 PM

The United Nations office in Zimbabwe says the country needs $800 million dollars to address the current humanitarian crisis.

SA records 8 more deaths as COVID-19 cases rise to 9 420 9 May 2020, 5:04 PM

South Africa has recorded eight new deaths as the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose by 525 to 9 420.

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SA COVID-19 cases jump by 525, pushing number of infections to over 9 000 9 May 2020, 4:44 PM

The death tally has gone up by eight, now standing at 186. Seven of the deceased are from the Western Cape, which has become the epicentre of the outbreak in the country. One of the deceased was a health worker at the Tygerberg Hospital.

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Trump administration takes China as scapegoat of its slothful response to COVID-19 9 May 2020, 4:26 PM

The Trump Administration takes China as scapegoat of its slothful response to COVID-19 pandemic, said a CNN commentator in a TV interview on Tuesday.

‘2021 Tokyo Olympic games proceeding without Plan B’ 9 May 2020, 4:07 PM

Senior Olympics officials say the delayed 2021 Tokyo Games are proceeding without Plan B in place.

DA in the Northern Cape slams provincial authorities for ‘withholding information’ 9 May 2020, 4:00 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape has criticised the provincial Health Department for allegedly not being forthcoming with more detailed information regarding COVID-19 statistics in the province.

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Ramaphosa’s parole announcement met with mixed reactions 9 May 2020, 3:18 PM

The move to release selected categories offenders as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 in prisons has been met with mixed reactions.

VIDEO: Minister Mkhize briefs the media on the latest COVID-19 cases 9 May 2020, 3:05 PM

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has briefed the media in the Western Cape on the latest COVID-19 cases. He has confirmed 525 new confirmed cases, which has put the number of infections to 9 420. The death toll now sits at 186.

Nkomazi municipality embarks on campaign to fumigate public places 9 May 2020, 2:39 PM

Communities around Nkomazi, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mpumalanga, are living in fear of the deadly virus.

Department of Education not ready for reopening of schools: SADTU 9 May 2020, 11:40 AM

SADTU says the Department Of Basic Education is not ready to reopen schools.

W Cape government approaches private sector to assist with COVID-19 testing 9 May 2020, 10:22 AM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says his government has approached the private sector to assist with COVID-19 tests due to the backlog at the National Health Laboratory Services.

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps 9 May 2020, 9:01 AM

Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice - she delivers it with a hard slap in the face.