Golden Arrow Bus drivers are protesting outside the company's depot in Montana, Cape Town, over safety concerns around COVID-19.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there will be consequences for security company Enviromongz after 37 undocumented migrants escaped from the Lindela Repatriation Centre.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases is also due to the scaling up of tests being conducted across the country.
The tourism industry has come to a complete standstill with big and small hotel operators seeing huge financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairperson of the Government Advisory Committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says there is too little information to determine whether Madagascar has indeed discovered a cure for COVID-19.
Russia plans to ease its restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus in three stages, officials said on Wednesday.
The World Bank will grant $7 million to Zimbabwe to help it fight the new coronavirus outbreak that is expected to worsen an already struggling economy and food crisis, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday.
South Africa’s Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd said on Wednesday it has withdrawn its annual production guidance for the financial year as it does not have clarity on the ramp-up of production from its mines.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured enough parliamentary votes on Wednesday to extend a state of emergency for two more weeks from Sunday, allowing the government to control people’s movements as it gradually relaxes a national lockdown.
In the heart of Egypt’s capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
Some economists have predicted that the South African economy could go into a depression if the current conditions continue.
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced steps on Wednesday to ease the coronavirus lockdown in Germany but at the same time launched an "emergency brake" mechanism allowing for renewed restrictions in case infections pick up again.
The Correctional Services Department has expressed concern over the stigmatisation of its officials in the Eastern Cape.
Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 369 on Wednesday, against just 236 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new infections also rose, increasing by 1 444 against 1 075 on Tuesday.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned of the risks of returning to lockdown if countries emerging from pandemic restrictions do not manage transitions “extremely carefully and in a phased approach”.
La Liga stars returned on Wednesday to their training grounds for the first time since early March to undergo testing for the coronavirus.
At least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday.
Kenya’s private sector activity declined sharply in April as businesses reeled from the impact of the coronavirus, a survey showed on Wednesday.
Public and staff access to the Union Buildings is currently limited, following the confirmation that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.
Germany's Bundesliga soccer league can re-start in the second half of May following the coronavirus stoppage, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
With the help of a nurse, Dominique Djomo puts on his personal protective equipment - a cap, coveralls, protective glasses, visor and gloves - and starts another day dealing with an influx of COVID-19 cases.
South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April, a business survey showed on Wednesday, as company closures due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown led to a collapse in demand.
Government has warned that it will fine those found in public without wearing a fack mask.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has accused Comair of being insensitive towards its employees.
The newly formed political party CHANGE has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to allow churches and other religious institutions to open under level three of the lockdown regulations.
The South African Liquor Brandowners Association says it is concerned that the country remains one of the very few in the world that continues to prohibit all sale of alcoholic beverages during national lockdowns.
Lobby organisation Section 27 says it is concerned that the economic relief package to address COVID-19, does not address the needs of poor and vulnerable groups despite its significance.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is not out of woods yet as the rate of coronavirus infections is expected to rise.
The South African Municipal Workers’ Union wants the Langa and Gugulethu clinics on the Cape flats to the shut down and be deep-cleaned after several COVID-19 cases were reported at the facilities in the last two days.
Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has called on commercial banks to play their part in preventing the spread of the coronavirus by providing sanitisers at all ATMs.