Queen Noloyiso Sandile accorded official special funeral

10 July 2020, 9:01 PM
President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded the late Queen of AmaRharhabe Noloyiso Sandile an official special funeral category one. She died of a COVID- 19 related illness at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane on Wednesday.
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US crude gets crushed, share markets turn cautious 20 April 2020, 3:33 PM

Caution recaptured world markets on Monday as a near 30% drubbing for United States (US) WTI crude oil kicked off a busy week of data and earnings that will drive home the damage being inflicted by global coronavirus lockdowns.

China calls for stronger testing regime to detect coronavirus 20 April 2020, 2:47 PM

China’s health authority called for a stronger and more rigorous testing regime to ensure that the new coronavirus does not escape detection, whether in travellers arriving from abroad or from other parts of the country.

Ghana turns to drones to enable faster coronavirus testing 20 April 2020, 2:33 PM

Ghana is using delivery drones from United States (US)-based startup Zipline to enable it to test people more quickly outside major cities for the novel coronavirus, the company said on Monday.

Rhodes University launches online orientation programme 20 April 2020, 2:30 PM

Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape has released an online orientation programme aimed at introducing students to online learning.

Ramaphosa lambasts alleged food parcel thieves 20 April 2020, 2:00 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he's both disturbed and disgusted by allegations of hoarding or selling of food parcels earmarked for the needy by some government officials and members of the public. In his weekly letter to the nation, the President says those really in need should not have to wonder where their next meal will come from.

COVID-19 Nelson Mandela Bay quarantine site to be opened this week 20 April 2020, 1:31 PM

The COVID-19 quarantine site at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth will be opened this week. 

SAMED calls for an increase in local PPE production 20 April 2020, 12:24 PM

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) has called for an increase in local production of Personal Protective Equipment - also known as PPEs.

Neiman Marcus to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week: Sources 20 April 2020, 10:12 AM

Neiman Marcus Group is preparing to seek bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, becoming the first major US department store operator to succumb to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, people familiar with the matter said.

Sassa changes social grant payment dates 20 April 2020, 10:00 AM

The South African Social Security Agency has announced that it has changed the dates of social grant payments to ensure its beneficiaries adhere to social distancing under the national lockdown regulations.

In shadow of coronavirus, Muslims face a Ramadan like never before 20 April 2020, 7:40 AM

Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost sacred.

NW Premier concerned about non-compliance with lockdown regulations 20 April 2020, 6:55 AM

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, has expressed concern about non-compliance with lockdown regulations by some members of the public.

More US protests call for lifting of coronavirus restrictions 20 April 2020, 6:16 AM

Protests flared in US states on Sunday over stay-at-home orders while governors disputed President Donald Trump’s claims they have enough tests for the novel coronavirus and should quickly reopen their economies.

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Germany to host tennis exhibition event without fans in May 20 April 2020, 6:00 AM

The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate is set to host an exhibition event without the presence of fans from May 1 as the professional tennis season remains shut due to the novel coronavirus, according to The Telegraph newspaper.

Lady Gaga
Pop culture unites for ‘One World’ coronavirus special 20 April 2020, 1:30 AM

Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey on Saturday headlined a special broadcast of music, comedy and personal stories celebrating those around the world on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll hits one-week low 20 April 2020, 12:00 AM

Italy said on Sunday that deaths from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 433, the lowest daily tally in a week, and the number of new cases slowed to 3.047 from a previous 3.491.

Inmates threaten strike against lockdown regulations 19 April 2020, 9:36 PM

The South African Sentence and Awaiting Trial Prisoners Organisation, SASAPO, has confirmed that prisoners are set to embark on a strike on Monday following the alleged contravention of their rights during the lockdown.

Police officers arrested after being caught drinking in tavern 19 April 2020, 9:15 PM

Six police officers stationed at the Namahadi police station in Qwaqwa in the Free State have been arrested for using alcohol while on duty.

COVID-19
SA’s number of COVID-19 cases rises to 3158 with 54 deaths 19 April 2020, 8:39 PM

The total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 3158 in South Africa, a rise of 124 from Saturday’s confirmed numbers.

Eden Hazard
Hazard has recovered well from surgery: Belgium coach 19 April 2020, 8:22 PM

Eden Hazard has recovered well from ankle surgery, Belgium’s coach Robert Martinez said on Sunday but without offering a time frame for a return to action for the Real Madrid forward.

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Zimbabwe extends lockdown by two weeks 19 April 2020, 7:10 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the country's national lockdown for an additional two weeks.

Jacob Zuma fires attorney in corruption case 19 April 2020, 7:01 PM

Former president Jacob Zuma has terminated the services of his attorney in the Arms Deal corruption case against him.

Sihle Zikalala
KZN to intensify lockdown measures from Monday 19 April 2020, 6:33 PM

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has announced that the province will intensify lockdown measures from Monday.

Empolweni community provided with basic services: Sisulu 19 April 2020, 5:31 PM

Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says basic resources have been provided for the Empolweni community in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats.

Eersterust residents appeal for food parcels 19 April 2020, 5:04 PM

Residents of Eersterust, east of Pretoria, has appealed to government to speed up the process of delivering food parcels, as the number of families going to bed hungry continues to grow.

Agriculture
SA agriculture hit hard by lockdown 19 April 2020, 5:01 PM

Organised agriculture in the country, South Africa say, they have also been hardest hit by the national lockdown.

Twelve Apostles Church President buried in small gathering 19 April 2020, 4:01 PM

The Twelve Apostles Church in Christ (TACC) has held an intimate funeral for its Mother President at Phowulini village, near Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape.

Couples
Counsellors urges couples to take advantage of lockdown in building relationships 19 April 2020, 3:32 PM

Counsellors say couples should take advantage of the lockdown and work on their relationships.

Patel threatened with legal action over cooked food sale ban 19 April 2020, 2:00 PM

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has until 09:00 o'clock Monday morning to lift the ban on the sale of prepared, warm and cooked food or face legal action.

NICD warns that masks not managed appropriately pose COVID-19 risk 19 April 2020, 1:45 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has cautioned the public that the use of face masks can still pose a risk of contracting the coronavirus if they are not managed appropriately.

Spain’s coronavirus death toll slows, with lowest increase in about a month 19 April 2020, 1:00 PM

Spain’s death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose by 410 on Sunday, down from 565 on Saturday, the Health Ministry said, the lowest daily increase in about a month in one of the world’s hardest hit countries.