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.
PODCAST: In First Person – Part 3: ‘My journey with COVID-19’ 5 May 2020, 9:53 PM

What happens when one goes through a traumatic experience that changes their lives forever? In the third episode of our podcast series ‘In First Person’, we focus on COVID-19 survivor Lunga Nombewu. He opens up to SABC News producer Bomkazi Malobola about his experience with COVID-19.

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NGOs call for the President’s intervention over funding cuts 5 May 2020, 9:00 PM

Civil Society groups have written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for his intervention following cuts in government funding.

Asia coronavirus cases hit 250 000 but pace much slower than US, Europe 5 May 2020, 8:45 PM

Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan and India, even as China, South Korea and Japan significantly slowed the spread of the disease.

Trump to visit mask factory after researchers double US coronavirus death projection 5 May 2020, 8:37 PM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday will travel far beyond the Washington area for the first time in weeks to visit Arizona, one of dozens of US states that is partially lifting its shutdown of businesses to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

De Lille blames delay of South Africans leaving OR Tambo Airport on Health Dept 5 May 2020, 8:02 PM

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille says the delay that South Africans returning to the country experienced at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday night was because her department was not notified timeously about their arrival.

Motsoaledi dismisses overcrowding claims at Lindela Repatriation Centre 5 May 2020, 7:35 PM

Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi has dismissed a video of alleged overcrowding at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp on Gauteng's Westrand as fake news. 

Tanzania suspends laboratory head after president questions coronavirus tests 5 May 2020, 7:18 PM

Tanzania has suspended the head of its national health laboratory in charge of testing for the coronavirus and ordered an investigation, a day after President John Magufuli questioned the tests’ accuracy.

Kenya urges Somalia to speedily investigate fatal plane crash 5 May 2020, 7:09 PM

Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down.

Comair enters business rescue as COVID-19 wreaks havoc 5 May 2020, 7:07 PM

Listed airline Comair has announced that it will now enter business rescue, while the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has suspended the trading of its shares. The company says the COVID-19 crisis disrupted the implementation of its turnaround plan.

DA accuses Free State government of selectively disseminating COVID-19 information 5 May 2020, 6:23 PM

The Democratic Alliance has accused the government of drawing a veil of secrecy on the screening and testing of the COVID-19 in the Free State.

Family of Alexandra man allegedly killed by soldiers doesn’t trust SANDF probe 5 May 2020, 5:44 PM

Relatives of an Alexandra man, allegedly killed by soldiers, say they do not trust the South African National Defence Force's investigation into the murder.

Re-elected world rugby boss ‘looking forward to growing the game’ 5 May 2020, 5:30 PM

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont says he is looking forward to growing the game and taking it to another level.

WHO cautions against untested COVID-19 traditional remedies 5 May 2020, 5:00 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua, touted as possible treatments for COVID-19, should be tested for efficacy and side effects.

Homeless people in Rustenburg moved to a better shelter 5 May 2020, 4:45 PM

Seventy homeless people from Rustenburg in the North West have been moved to a better equipped facility after complaints that the hall where they were staying in was not up to standard.

COVID-19 has ruined SA’s economy: President Ramaphosa 5 May 2020, 4:35 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the COVID-19 epidemic has ruined South Africa's economy. Ramaphosa was speaking in Durban after being briefed by the KwaZulu-Natal government on its response to the epidemic.

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Uganda starts easing one of Africa’s strictest lockdowns 5 May 2020, 4:30 PM

Uganda began to loosen one of Africa’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns on Tuesday after President Yoweri Museveni declared the infection “tamed.”

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INFOGRAPHIC | Level 4 public transport regulations 5 May 2020, 4:30 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revised the operating hours for public transport and road-based transport during the Level 4 national lockdown.

Liberia ministry says two killed in mine collapse, local mayor fears scores more dead 5 May 2020, 3:27 PM

Liberia's assistant mines minister said two miners had died in a mine collapse in western Liberia early on Tuesday, although a local mayor estimated scores more were likely killed based on the number of people missing.

Nadal pessimistic about return to action before 2021 5 May 2020, 3:02 PM

Rafael Nadal does not expect to return to play competitive tennis until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated much of this year’s calendar.

Kenya’s rainy season leaves scores of families homeless 5 May 2020, 2:56 PM

Since March, more than 160 people have died in Kenya, following flash floods in the East African nation.

SARS expects tax revenues to fall by at least 20% in 2020 5 May 2020, 2:47 PM

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says tax revenues are expected to fall by between 15 and 20% this year, which is about R285 billion. Kieswetter was addressing Parliament's joint committee, during a virtual briefing on the revenue service's strategic plan and annual performance.

Sassa apologises for payment glitches 5 May 2020, 12:25 PM

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has apologised to its beneficiaries for a number of technical issues in the system that affected social grant payments on Monday.

Zuma case postponed 5 May 2020, 11:45 AM

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown and travel restrictions, former president Jacob Zuma's corruption case has been remanded to the 23rd of next month.

‘Lesotho’s murdered first lady agreed to divorce on day she died’ 5 May 2020, 11:13 AM

Hours before she was shot dead onthe outskirts of the capital, Lesotho's former first lady, Lipolelo Thabane, made a surprising decision.

Chinese government called to end alleged discriminatory treatment against Africans 5 May 2020, 8:58 AM

Human Rights Watch has called on the Chinese government to end the alleged discriminatory treatment of African nationals amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Scores of elderly in the streets to collect social grants despite pandemic 5 May 2020, 8:09 AM

Thousands of elderly persons and people with disabilities were on the streets to collect their monthly social grants. This even after the elderly were advised to stay home as they are susceptible to contract the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Fritz sends a stern warning to liquor outlets contravening lockdown regulations 5 May 2020, 8:06 AM

The Western Cape department of Community Safety has issued a stern warning to liquor outlets that are continuing to contravene lockdown regulations on the sale of alcohol.

Tobacco lobby groups gear up to fight cigarette sale ban 5 May 2020, 6:22 AM

The Fair trade Independent Tobacco association has filed a court application challenging the government's ban on the sale of cigarettes.

Kubayi-Ngubane defends her BEE decision 5 May 2020, 6:14 AM

Tourism Minister Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has defended her decision to give relief to BEE compliant companies in the tourism sector.

Nigeria reopens main cities Lagos and Abuja as lockdowns phased out 4 May 2020, 9:46 PM

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdowns imposed to contain the new coronavirus.