Gauteng government trains over 4000 community healthcare workers

29 March 2020, 11:06 PM
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the provincial government has trained over 4 000 community healthcare workers to help with tracing efforts.
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Political party leaders use time productively as lockdown continues 1 April 2020, 9:11 PM

The number of confirmed coronavirus (C0VID-19) cases in South Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1 380 cases with five deaths.

ANC sends condolences to Luthuli House General Manager Ignatius Jacobs’ family 1 April 2020, 6:23 PM

The ANC has sent its deeepest condolences to the Jacobs family on the passing of its former General Manager at Luthuli House Ignatius Jacobs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ramaphosa addresses the nation of Day 4 of the lockdown 30 March 2020, 7:45 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Wuhan evacuees a good example of effectiveness of lockdown: President Ramaphosa 30 March 2020, 8:36 AM

As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings us joy and hope at this difficult and uncertain time.

Ntsiki Mazwai
Social media split over Mazwai’s letter to President Ramaphosa 29 March 2020, 7:51 PM

Poet and Social commentator, Ntiziki Mazwai, divided social media on the weekend over her "open letter" to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

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.

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.