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.
Civil Society groups have written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for his intervention following cuts in government funding.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont says he is looking forward to growing the game and taking it to another level.
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.
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.
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.
Uganda began to loosen one of Africa’s strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns on Tuesday after President Yoweri Museveni declared the infection “tamed.”
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revised the operating hours for public transport and road-based transport during the Level 4 national lockdown.
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.
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.
Since March, more than 160 people have died in Kenya, following flash floods in the East African nation.
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.
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.
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.
Hours before she was shot dead onthe outskirts of the capital, Lesotho's former first lady, Lipolelo Thabane, made a surprising decision.
Human Rights Watch has called on the Chinese government to end the alleged discriminatory treatment of African nationals amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.
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.
The Fair trade Independent Tobacco association has filed a court application challenging the government's ban on the sale of cigarettes.
Tourism Minister Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has defended her decision to give relief to BEE compliant companies in the tourism sector.
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.