Hong Kong’s Apple Daily vows to fight on after owner arrested

11 August 2020, 4:52 PM
Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid responded with defiance on Tuesday to the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to fight on in a front-page headline over an image of Lai in handcuffs.
Alex residents asked not to flock to testing stations 1 April 2020, 2:45 PM

The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development has called on residents in Alexandra north of Johannesburg not to flock to areas designated for COVID-19 testing.

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says more details about the support scheme will be announced later this week.
Govt finalising support schemes for informal traders, spaza shops 1 April 2020, 11:34 AM

Small Business Development minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says government is finalising the support scheme for informal traders and spaza shops.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter also introduced a number of interventions in SARS to increase the level of tax compliance and collection.
SARS to announce its preliminary results for revenue collection 1 April 2020, 10:58 AM

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will on Wednesday announce its preliminary results of revenue collection for 2019/2020.

Marius Fransman
Fransman tests positive for COVID-19 1 April 2020, 9:29 AM

Former ANC Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman says he's tested positive for the coronavirus.

The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating and dozens more are under quarantine while being monitored and tested, the city of Austin said in a statement on Tuesday.
US spring breakers contracted coronavirus after returning home: Mexico 1 April 2020, 8:46 AM

A group of 28 US students that tested positive for coronavirus after traveling to Mexico's Los Cabos resort area were infected after their return and not in Mexico according to local authorities.

COVID-19 claims life of Aurum Institute’s professor Ramjee 1 April 2020, 8:34 AM

The Aurum Institute says it's deeply saddened by the passing of its Chief Scientific Officer for HIV Prevention, Professor Gita Ramjee who died of coronavirus related complications.

South Africa is currently on a nationwide 21-day-lockdown in an attempt to stop the number of new infections across the country.
Gauteng government to roll-out its sanitisation solution programme 1 April 2020, 8:21 AM

The Sanitisation solution seeks to propel Section 24 of the Constitution by ensuring that measures are put in place to protect and safeguard the rights of citizens against a harmful environment which could arise out of the COVID-19 outbreak.

FF Plus leader to test for coronavirus on Wednesday 1 April 2020, 7:18 AM

Freedom Front Plus Leader (FF Plus), Pieter Groenewald says he will test for coronavirus on Wednesday.

Most of the homeless will now be relocated to more suitable buildings. M
Homeless people in Cape Town demand showers and mattresses 1 April 2020, 6:35 AM

Some homeless people who live in tents just outside the Cape Town CBD are demanding showers and mattresses which they say were promised by officials.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Sesotho 31 March 2020, 10:46 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked all the essential service workers during the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus on Monday. Below is the President’s message in Sesotho.

Japan businessman paid $8.2 mln by Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe 31 March 2020, 9:41 PM

A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which was postponed last week due to the coronavirus, said he played a key role in securing the support of a former Olympics powerbroker suspected by French prosecutors of taking bribes to help Japan’s bid.

Alex Testing
Mass COVID-19 testing takes place in Alex 31 March 2020, 9:32 PM

Hundreds of residents of Alexandra, north of Johannesburg are being tested for the coronavirus.

President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Nguni 31 March 2020, 8:56 PM

With the number of COVID-19 deaths, infections increasing, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a massive testing campaign will start soon. Below is President's lockdown message in Nguni.

Africa’s biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus 31 March 2020, 8:54 PM

Lagos, Africa’s largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Tshivenda 31 March 2020, 8:47 PM

With the number of COVID-19 deaths, infections increasing, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a massive testing campaign will start soon.

Fight against COVID-19 taken to Tshwane taxi ranks 31 March 2020, 7:46 PM

The fight to combat COVID-19 has been taken to various taxi ranks in Tshwane. This is after the Gauteng government partnered with AngloGold Ashanti to provide water tanks at Hammanskraal taxi ranks, north of Pretoria.

Countries threaten jail for April Fools’ Day jokes about coronavirus 31 March 2020, 6:46 PM

From Thailand to India, countries have told people not to make April Fools' Day pranks related to coronavirus, with some threatening jail time as they seek to prevent the spread of rumours which could put lives at risk.

Springboks and Stormers captain appeals to South Africans to unite 31 March 2020, 6:28 PM

Springbok and Stormers captain Siya Kolisi says all South Africans need to pull together and play their part as the world faces the Coronavirus pandemic.

South Africans urged to donate blood 31 March 2020, 6:06 PM

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) says since the nationwide 21-day lockdown began, the number of donors has declined.

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Minister Mkhize confirms 5 COVID-19 deaths in SA 31 March 2020, 5:24 PM

A 5th person has died of the coronavirus in South Africa. This was confirmed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize at a media briefing in Durban.

Santaco calls off Wednesday taxi strike 31 March 2020, 5:13 PM

Essential workers and grant recipients who use minibus taxis as a mode of transport may be left stranded from Wednesday.

Safpu opposes salary cuts in the PSL due coronavirus’ football suspension 31 March 2020, 5:11 PM

In responding to COVID-19 pandemic which has brought the whole world to a standstill, resulting in almost all the football leagues around the world being suspended, the world’s football mother body FIFA has established a task force.

Payment of social grants went well : Minister Zulu 31 March 2020, 4:44 PM

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says payments of grants, notwithstanding a few glitches, went well across the country.

Sports personalities appeal to South Africans to stay at home 31 March 2020, 4:35 PM

Banyana Banyana vice-captain and AC Milan star Refiloe Jane has appealed to South Africans to stay at home during the lockdown period of 21 days.

Eastern Cape sets aside 2000 more beds at health facilities for coronavirus patients 31 March 2020, 4:01 PM

The Eastern Cape Health Department is working around the clock to contain the reported cases of coronavirus in the province.

Cele confirms investigation into cases of police brutality 31 March 2020, 3:36 PM

Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says his department is investigating 26 cases related to police brutality across the country.

VIDEO: Inter-Ministerial Committee briefs the media on COVID-19 31 March 2020, 2:24 PM

The Inter-Ministerial Committee is briefing the media on the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed the country to effect a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to disrupt the transmition of the coronavirus in the society.

The Blues Part 1: A depressed patient’s journey through lockdown 31 March 2020, 2:22 PM

It takes 21 days of healthy eating and working out to form a habit pattern or break the habit that is according to experts. But what happens to people who are anxious and depressed during the nationwide lockdown.

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City of Tshwane secures shelters for homeless people 31 March 2020, 1:10 PM

The City of Tshwane has secured more shelters for scores of homeless people currently accommodated at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria.

The President of Botswana Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi is in a 14-day self-isolation period after visiting Namibia.
Botswana on 29 days lockdown 31 March 2020, 12:22 PM

Botswana's President, Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a state of emergency and ordered the country to go into lockdown from Thursday.