SANDF should not instil fear in people: Ramaphosa

27 March 2020, 7:51 AM
President Cyril Ramaphosa says members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) need not instil a sense of fear in people, but should provide confidence and hope.
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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.

ANC extends support to ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe 27 March 2020, 8:01 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina has extended support to African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Kenneth Meshoe and his Deputy Steve Swart after they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Reverent Kenneth Meshoe
ACDP leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe tests positive for coronavirus 27 March 2020, 5:11 PM

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leaders, the Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and Steve Swart have both tested positive for the coronavirus.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.
ANC calls on SA citizens to adhere to national lock down measures 27 March 2020, 4:01 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) has urged South Africans to adhere to the national lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus amid confirmation of South Africa's first deaths - two women aged 28 and 48 in the Western Cape.

Ramaphosa tests negative for COVID-19 26 March 2020, 11:40 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the coronavirus.

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s case indefinitely postponed 26 March 2020, 10:30 AM

Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fight to stop the Parliamentary process to remove her from office to the Western Cape High Court has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

EFF’s Shivambu to appear in court for assault 26 March 2020, 7:15 AM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president, Floyd Shivambu is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday for common assault.

Ramaphosa applauded for decisions taken to curb spread of coronavirus 25 March 2020, 8:04 PM

The coronavirus pandemic has been described as a litmus test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. His leadership has already been a point of discussion since the outbreak of the lethal virus.

South Africa hunts for quarantine sites as coronavirus cases rise to 709 25 March 2020, 5:05 PM

South African officials sought to identify quarantine sites across the country on Wednesday, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 709 from 554 and the health minister warned infections were expected to keep rising.

Travelling to rural areas might spread coronavirus: NFP 25 March 2020, 3:21 PM

The National Freedom Party has expressed concern about those who are travelling to rural areas during the national lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

EFF welcomes Limpopo cabinet reshuffle 25 March 2020, 7:16 AM

The official opposition in Limpopo, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has welcomed the provincial cabinet reshuffle by Premier Stan Mathabatha.

ACDP leader to receive COVID-19 test results on Wednesday 25 March 2020, 2:06 AM

African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader, Reverend Kenneth Moshoe will be receiving his COVID-19 test results on Wednesday. The ACDP leader tested for the fast spreading virus on Sunday after coming into contact with five international guests who tested positive for coronavirus after a religious gathering in Bloemfontein. The church event was attended by roughly […]

South Africans stuck in other countries urged to contact embassies 24 March 2020, 9:23 PM

International Relations says South Africans stuck in various parts of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic should make contact with South African Embassies in those countries.

All avoidable contact should be avoided: EFF 24 March 2020, 9:51 AM

The EFF have welcomed the nation wide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday in efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

All political formations welcome nationwide lockdown 23 March 2020, 11:05 PM

A show of unity as all political formations in the National Assembly back the national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday. 

Video: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on coronavirus 23 March 2020, 7:20 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday for the next three weeks to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The President was speaking in Pretoria where he announced further measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

DA confident court will overturn decision to dissolve Tshwane 23 March 2020, 2:57 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says it is confident that the High Court in Pretoria will overturn the provincial government's decision to place the City of Tshwane under administration.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Monday 23 March 2020, 7:30 AM

South Africans will find out on Monday whether government will institute further measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meshoe tests for COVID-19, awaits results 22 March 2020, 8:02 PM

Leader of the ACDP Reverend Kenneth Moshoe has dismissed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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SA political parties urge citizens to adhere to restrictions 22 March 2020, 1:31 PM

Political parties are united in their support of government's initiatives to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

DA wants SAA BRP to apply for the airline’s liquidation 22 March 2020, 12:56 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has written to the business rescue practitioners (BRP) of South African Airways (SAA), Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana, urging them to immediately apply to court to have the airline liquidated.

Zulu apologises for coronavirus Instagram video 21 March 2020, 6:34 PM

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has apologised for a video posted on social media showing her out in a public area and complaining about having to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

Political parties unable to hold Human Rights Day rallies due to COVID-19 21 March 2020, 8:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to hold the usual political party rallies to mark Human Rights Day.

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Political parties react to cancellation of Human Rights Day celebrations 20 March 2020, 8:45 PM

The Congress of the People says that it would not have celebrated Human Rights Day even if there was no COVID-19 pandemic.

Western Cape MEC Fritz tables increased budget of R800 million 20 March 2020, 6:41 PM

Western Cape Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz has tabled an increased budget of more than R800 million for the year 2020 and 2021. Spokesperson Cayla Tomas Murray says the budget, which has been increased by more than 100% will boost the province’s safety plan. Among the key allocations is an additional R11 million to expand […]

PAC cancels Human Rights Day commemorations 20 March 2020, 11:34 AM

The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) has cancelled its 60th Commemoration of the Sharpeville and Langa Day that was planned for Saturday.

NCOP agrees to the dissolution of Tshwane Metro Council 19 March 2020, 8:16 PM

Parliament has decided it's time for the Tshwane Metro Council to be dissolved as eight out of nine provinces voted in favour of the recommendation during a sitting of the National Council of Provinces.

By-elections in George postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic 19 March 2020, 5:29 PM

The Electoral Court has postponed by-elections that were scheduled for the 13th of May in George in the Southern Cape. The postponement is a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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FF Plus accuses Western Cape government of not availing enough funds to fight COVID-19 19 March 2020, 2:41 PM

Freedom Front Plus Leader in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Peter Marais has criticised the provincial government for what he says is not making available enough funds to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

IEC postpones by-elections due to coronavirus 19 March 2020, 2:30 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has shelved all scheduled by-elections in the country in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.