SAPS recruitment drive receives over 500 000 applications

3 February 2020, 4:28 PM
The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the screening and selection process for the Basic Police Development Learning Programme (BPDLP) for the 2019/2020 financial year is still under way.
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Cyril Ramaphosa
SANDF to deploy more soldiers across the country as fight against COVID-19 intensifies 28 March 2020, 9:05 PM

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it will deploy members from its Reserve Force to complement contingents deployed across the country in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.

Fuel
Fuel price cut on the horizon 28 March 2020, 8:10 PM

Minister of Minerals Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe says the current local and International factors will result in an adjustment for fuel prices in April.

Morakane Mosupyoe
MEC Mosupyoe satisfied with retailers’ efforts to ensure social distancing 28 March 2020, 7:56 PM

Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Morakane Mosupyoe says she's satisfied with the measures major supermarkets have put in place to ensure that social distancing takes place inside them.

Second SABC employee tests positive for COVID-19 28 March 2020, 7:02 PM

The SABC has confirmed that another employee has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Initiates
Limpopo suspends initiation season for 2020 28 March 2020, 6:30 PM

The Limpopo Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has suspended initiation schools for 2020.

Governor
Kinshasa backs down on lockdown after price hike 28 March 2020, 5:50 PM

The governor of Kinshasa backed down from a total lockdown of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) capital on Friday.

Moody's
SA political parties react to Moody’s SA downgrade 28 March 2020, 5:00 PM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has described as heartless and opportunistic the decision by credit rating agency Moody's to downgrade the country's economy to junk status.

SA rugby legend tests positive for COVID-19, urges South Africans to follow the rules 28 March 2020, 4:31 PM

Springbok rugby legend Danie Gerber has contracted the coronavirus. Gerber says he travelled a lot in the past two weeks, including more than four flights, and it is impossible to say where he picked up the virus.

Police
Crackdown on lockdown lawbreakers continues, Western Cape confirms 65 arrests 28 March 2020, 4:20 PM

Western Cape authorities have confirmed 65 cases regarding people who contravened lockdown regulations in the province since Friday.

14-day quarantine period for South Africans repatriated from Wuhan ends 28 March 2020, 3:42 PM

The 14-day quarantine period for the 114 South Africans repatriated from Wuhan, China came to an end on Friday.

Rural doctors raise concerns over COVID-19 fears 28 March 2020, 12:45 PM

The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) has expressed concern over hospitals in rural areas, not having enough equipment and resources to attend to the possibility of a high number of coronavirus cases.

Jones tells England to follow ‘head coach Boris Johnson’ in fight against COVID-19 28 March 2020, 12:14 PM

England coach Eddie Jones said in a video message on Friday that the nation needs to get behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson in order to defeat the coronavirus.

Warning sent to those who disobey national lockdown 28 March 2020, 11:55 AM

Limpopo Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, has sent a stark warning to those who disobey the national lockdown regulations - saying authorities will not hesitate to take action against them.

ACDP’s Meshoe says country will overcome COVID-19 pandemic after testing positive 28 March 2020, 11:51 AM

ACDP leader, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, has given a message of optimism amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying the country will overcome the pandemic.

Mexican president toughens stance, urges people to stay home 28 March 2020, 10:34 AM

Mexico’s president on Friday urged people to stay indoors to prevent an “overwhelming” spread of coronavirus, taking his strongest stance yet against the pandemic that has killed over 27,000 worldwide and infected nearly 600,000 so far.

Lack of social distancing in Gauteng areas: Mapisa-Nqakula 28 March 2020, 10:30 AM

Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she has noted a lack of social distancing in areas in Gauteng she has visited on the first day of the coronavirus lockdown.

China bans foreign travellers 28 March 2020, 10:27 AM

China's official media told people to stay on guard against the coronavirus on Saturday and restrictions on foreigners entering went into effect, as the country reported no new locally transmitted infections and a small drop in imported cases.

Coronavirus will not be opportunity for drug cheats says WADA chief 28 March 2020, 9:50 AM

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Witold Banka had a message on Friday for any athlete thinking they could take advantage of the gap in drug-testing created by the coronavirus outbreak "we will catch you" and "eliminate you".

Red Cross reports child poisoning from hand sanitisers 28 March 2020, 9:44 AM

The Poison Information Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town has seen an increase in inquiries due to children ingesting hand sanitizers. The sanitizers may be harmful to children due to their high alcohol content.

Police to intensify roadblocks across the country to curb COVID-19 spread 28 March 2020, 7:35 AM

Police Minister Bheki Cele says they will be intensifying roadblocks across the country in order to enforce the nationwide lockdown regulations.

Zimbabwe orders total lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus 28 March 2020, 7:25 AM

Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus and security forces may be deployed to enforce it, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday.

Pros take pay cuts as Australians face weekend sporting void 28 March 2020, 6:45 AM

As Australians embarked on the unprecedented novelty of a weekend without sport on Saturday, negotiations continued between professional leagues and players over wage cuts to ensure they survive the coronavirus shutdown.

UN Chief calls for prioritisation of Africa in response to COVID-19 pandemic 27 March 2020, 9:55 PM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alexandra residents defiant on first day of 21-day lockdown 27 March 2020, 8:03 PM

The police and the army have been moving through different sections of the Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, urging residents to stay in their homes.

Harry and Meghan move to Los Angeles, Britain’s Sun newspaper says 27 March 2020, 7:42 PM

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home after stepping back from their royal duties, Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

Home Affairs Minister intervenes to ease congestion in Beitbridge Border 27 March 2020, 7:29 PM

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he has intervened to ease congestion of people leaving the country through the Beitbridge Border in Musina in Limpopo, amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Parly extends condolences to families of two people killed by COVID-19 27 March 2020, 6:00 PM

Parliament's Health Committee has extended its condolences to the families of the two Western Cape women who are the first people to die from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa.

Egypt reports 39 new coronavirus cases, three deaths 27 March 2020, 12:20 PM

Egypt reported 39 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement, bringing the total number of infections to 495 including 24 fatalities.

Call for rates suspension for small businesses amid national lockdown 27 March 2020, 10:58 AM

The Cape Chamber of Commerce has called for the suspension of rates and rents to save jobs and small businesses in light of the national lockdown.

Cyril Ramaphosa
Homeless confident in City of Johannesburg’s preparedness during lockdown 27 March 2020, 8:00 AM

People housed at the Shelter of the Homeless in Braamfontein, Johannesburg say they are confident with the measures that have been put in place in preparation for the 21-day lockdown that commenced at midnight.