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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Mpumalanga government earmarks five nature reserves as quarantine sites for COVID-19 5 April 2020, 12:00 AM

Mpumalanga government has earmarked five nature reserves as quarantine sites to accommodate people who might need to be isolated as the COVID-19 cases surge in the country.

African migrants in Morocco wait for aid as coronavirus bites 5 April 2020, 12:00 AM

Thousands of African migrants without revenue during Morocco’s coronavirus lockdown could run out of money for food and essentials, and rights groups have urged the government to offer them the same cash help it has promised to citizens.

Kenya COVID-19 cases rise to 126 4 April 2020, 9:51 PM

The number of confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Kenya now stands at 126, after more four people tested positive on Saturday, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

Foreign nationals living on Cape Town’s Albertus Street ready to be relocated 4 April 2020, 9:22 PM

More ablution facilities, including showers, have been added to the tented accommodation for foreign nationals in Bellville in Cape Town.

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Nkoana-Mashabane condemns abuse as GBV complaints escalate during lockdown 4 April 2020, 8:25 PM

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says gender-based violence is not part of South African culture. Nkoana-Mashabane says she's deeply alarmed by the number of calls that her department has received from women who are trapped with abusive partners during the lockdown period. 

Eastern Cape rural learners want to go back to school despite national lockdown 4 April 2020, 7:47 PM

The Department of Education's Online Education programme seems to be a complete failure for some learners in rural areas of the Eastern Cape.

Eastern Cape farmers who travelled to Germany out of quarantine 4 April 2020, 7:46 PM

Ten Eastern Cape farmers and nine officials of the Agrarian and Land Reform Department that travelled to Germany have been released from quarantine in East London.

Centurion homeless recyclers feel the impact of lockdown, appeal for food and shelter 4 April 2020, 7:05 PM

A group of homeless people surviving through recycling in Centurion, south of Pretoria, has called on the City of Tshwane and the government to supply them with food and shelter.

Madoda Sambatha
North West government identifies hotels and guest houses for quarantining 4 April 2020, 6:33 PM

The North West government has identified several hotels and guest houses to be used for mandatory quarantine.

Rudolf Anschober
Austrian coronavirus infection growth slows significantly: Health Ministry 4 April 2020, 5:45 PM

Austria's daily growth of COVID-19 infections has decreased to a single digit percentage range from 40% three weeks ago as restrictions on people's movement and the closure of schools and shops took effect, the Health Ministry said.

TVET students repatriated from China grateful, excited to reunite with families 4 April 2020, 4:43 PM

The students from seven provinces across the country returned from China on March 20, where they had been on a year-long internship. On Saturday, they were given a send-off by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

Moscow deserted on first weekend of lockdown 4 April 2020, 3:41 PM

Central Moscow was deserted on Saturday on the first weekend after Russian President Vladimir Putin extended a national holiday in Russia until April 30.

At least I can be Wimbledon champion for two years: Halep 4 April 2020, 3:15 PM

Simon Halep is trying to look on the bright side regarding the suspension of the tennis season due to the coronavirus pandemic, which means at least she will be referred to as reigning Wimbledon champion for two years.

AU calls for lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan to combat COVID-19 4 April 2020, 2:40 PM

The African Union Bureau of Heads of States and Governments has again called for the immediate lifting of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe and Sudan to assist them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain unlikely to lift coronavirus lockdown until end of May: government expert 4 April 2020, 1:44 PM

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, a leading government adviser said on Saturday, warning that the spread of coronavirus must first slow and intense testing be introduced.

Funeral staff to be trained on the safe handling of coronavirus victims’ bodies 4 April 2020, 10:51 AM

The Manguang Metro in the Free State has initiated a programme to train staff at funeral parlours and mortuaries on how to handle the bodies of coronavirus victims as well as burials and cremations.

South Africa to repatriate more citizens stranded in foreign countries 4 April 2020, 9:35 AM

The International Relations Department says it's working on bringing more South Africans, who are stranded in other countries, back home.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms a concern during national lockdown 4 April 2020, 8:05 AM

As the country is only in its first week of the 21 day national lockdown, the sale of alcohol is one of the prohibited products that do not form part of the essential goods in terms of the regulations.

Over 2000 small businesses have applied for financial relief 4 April 2020, 8:00 AM

Small Business Development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says her department has received over 2000 applications from small businesses for financial relief since the launch of the system.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Africa 4 April 2020, 7:07 AM

Nigeria now has 210 confirmed cases of coronavirus with four deaths registered.

Lockdown policing should be done within confines of the law: Portfolio committees on police, defence and military veterans 4 April 2020, 5:00 AM

The Portfolio Committees on Police, Defence and Military Veterans have noted with concern various reports suggesting that the security forces are abusing their powers in enforcing the lockdown regulations.

DIRCO repatriates 16 South Africans stranded in Dubai, Doha 4 April 2020, 12:03 AM

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has Says that 16 South Africans that were stranded in Dubai and Doha, have been repatriated back to South Africa.

Ronald Lamola
Lamola appoints Justice Catherine O’Regan as COVID-19 designate judge 4 April 2020, 12:01 AM

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola, has appointed Justice Catherine O'Regan, as the COVID-19 Designate Judge. 

Fitch downgrades SA further into junk, government reiterates commitment to economic structural reforms 4 April 2020, 12:00 AM

The South African government says that it has noted Finch’s decision to downgrade SA’s long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings further into non-investment by one notch from BB+ to BB.

New York faces COVID-19 onslaught as state’s dead nears 9/11 toll 3 April 2020, 9:45 PM

New York state has recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing the statewide total to nearly 3 000, or about the same number killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

Eastern Cape hospital workers down tools over alleged lack of protective gear 3 April 2020, 9:45 PM

Some essential workers at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, have downed tools, claiming they have not been provided with adequate protective equipment.

Dr Zweli Mkhize
Concern raised over levels of adherence to lockdown restrictions 3 April 2020, 9:03 PM

With South Africa on its eighth day of the national lockdown, concern has been raised as to levels of adherence to restrictions, including staying at home if one is a non- essential worker.

Pretoria chain store adjusts to COVID-19 pandemic 3 April 2020, 8:00 PM

A chain store in Centurion, south of Pretoria, has responded to the rapidly-changing lifestyles necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic by disrupting traditional forms of local supermarket shopping as we know it.

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Soccer-Ex-players close ranks after health minister pay cut comments 3 April 2020, 6:34 PM

 Former Premier League footballers have rushed to the defence of their profession after politicians suggested they should take a pay cut while the game is halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SA COVID-19 death toll rises to 7 3 April 2020, 6:23 PM

The Health Minister says at least 43 new confirmed coronavirus infection cases have been reported, bringing the total national figure to 1 505. Minister Zweli Mkhize announced this on Friday in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape.