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.
Political parties praise government’s efforts to curb coronavirus 18 March 2020, 3:54 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says while COVID-19 poses a great threat to South Africa and the world, South Africans are not helpless and can do much to slow down the spread of coronavirus.

President Ramaphosa calls for national unity to help combat coronavirus 18 March 2020, 11:52 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for national unity to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

VIDEO: President Ramaphosa COVID-19 briefing after meeting with political parties 18 March 2020, 10:40 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media after meeting with leaders of political parties represented in Parliament. This follows his declaration of a state of national disaster last Sunday in the light of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The video below is of the full briefing. .

DA pledges support to government, outlines proposals to combat COVID-19 17 March 2020, 5:07 PM

The Democratic Alliance has pledged its support for the steps taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The party says its members are ready to assist wherever they are required.

No reason to shut down court system despite coronavirus pandemic: Mogoeng 17 March 2020, 4:16 PM

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says contingency measures are being set in place at all courts.

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ANC postpones all conferences due to coronavirus 17 March 2020, 11:01 AM

All ANC conferences, including the National General Council, have been postponed until further notice.

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ANC to use door-to-door campaign to combat spread of COVID-19 17 March 2020, 5:54 AM

The ANC says it will use a door-to-door campaign as one of its tools to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mixed reactions to Ramaphosa’s handling of coronavirus pandemic 16 March 2020, 9:05 PM

While several political parties have welcomed government's interventions to combat the COVID-19 virus, some have criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration of being complacent in dealing with the health crisis.

ANC Mpumalanga suspends all branch general meetings 16 March 2020, 5:12 PM

The ANC in Mpumalanga has suspended all ANC branch general meetings following reports of violence at several provincial meetings over the weekend.

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SACP welcomes decision to deny Janusz Walus parole 16 March 2020, 3:11 PM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has welcomed Justice Minister Ronald Lamola's decision to deny Janusz Walus parole.

Political parties welcome Ramaphosa’s comprehensive action on COVID-19 16 March 2020, 3:00 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) has welcomed the government's comprehensive measures in an attempt to curb the spread and further infections of the coronavirus.

South Africa enforces travel bans to high-risk countries amid COVID-19 15 March 2020, 10:16 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that cabinet has decided to enforce travel bans following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lamola to decide on Walus’s parole on Monday 15 March 2020, 9:48 PM

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, will on Monday morning announce his decision on the parole reconsideration for offender Janusz Walus as directed by the High Court in Pretoria.

Free State DA accuses Health department for failing to respond proactively to COVID-19 15 March 2020, 2:29 PM

The DA in the Free State has accused the department of Health in the province of failing to be pro-active in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Maimane confident his new movement will bring change in SA 15 March 2020, 12:00 AM

Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says he is confident his new movement will usher in change.

EFF calls for travel ban amid coronavirus pandemic 14 March 2020, 4:10 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on government to implement a ban on all travel into South Africa from countries hardest-hit by coronavirus.

COPE says Eskom must seize assets of indebted municipalities 14 March 2020, 3:46 PM

COPE says the action taken by Eskom against the Emfuleni Municipality, in the Vaal, needs to be meted out to all other defaulting municipalities who owe the power utility billions of Rands.

Political parties have failed SA: Maimane 14 March 2020, 2:04 PM

Leader of movement One South Africa for All, Mmusi Maimane, says political parties have failed South Africa.

EFF calls for COVID-19 patients to be quarantined at Robben Island 14 March 2020, 1:21 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on government to implement a ban on all travel into South Africa from countries hardest-hit by the Coronavirus, particularly Europe which has been declared as the epicentre of the pandemic.

‘Slight improvement in some provincial departments in the North West’ 13 March 2020, 9:51 PM

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team appointed to intervene in the North West provincial government says there seems to be a slight improvement in the performance of some provincial departments put under administration.

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DA files court papers against decision to place Tshwane Metro under administration 13 March 2020, 4:01 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) leadership in Gauteng says it will do all it can to overturn the decision by provincial government to dissolve and place the Tshwane Metro Council under an administration.

Cabinet approves National Road Traffic Management Bill submission 13 March 2020, 5:59 AM

Cabinet has approved the submission of the National Road Traffic Management Bill to Parliament.

Motlanthe urges ANC members to remain loyal to the party 12 March 2020, 10:26 PM

Former African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged members of the party to remain loyal to the organisation

DA calls on Mkhize to institute a 14-day self-quarantine for all travellers 12 March 2020, 3:08 PM

The Democratic Alliance has called on Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to institute a mandatory self-quarantine period of 14 days for all travellers from high-risk European countries, whether they are symptomatic or not.

Mandela Bay parties continue to elect new Mayor despite Speaker cancelling the meeting 12 March 2020, 1:01 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA), Patriotic Alliance, Congress of the People and the African Christian Democratic Party in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality say they are continuing with a Special Council Meeting scheduled to elect a new Mayor on Thursday.

VIDEO: Media briefing on outcomes of Cabinet Meeting 12 March 2020, 11:00 AM

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu will brief the media on outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.

Bloemhof residents call for removal of police officer 11 March 2020, 9:12 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters in the North West is demanding the removal of a police officer in the cases of Bloemhof community members arrested for allegedly fighting gangsterism in the area.

Duarte concerned about interference within office of Public Protector 11 March 2020, 8:39 PM

African National Congress (ANC) deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte, has expressed concern over the continued interference within the office of the Public Protector.

Makhura optimistic about the new Tshwane administration 11 March 2020, 7:09 PM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he's optimistic that the new Tshwane administrator will help to restore the delivery of basic services in the Hammanskraal and Tshwane regions.

Free State Public Protector representative calls on Mkhwebane to resign 11 March 2020, 12:40 PM

The Free State Representative of the Office of the Public Protector has called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to resign.