Stricter regulations needed in Gauteng to curb coronavirus: Makhura

2 July 2020, 9:07 PM
Stricter regulations are needed in Gauteng in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. This is according to Gauteng Premier David Makhura who has given an update on the state of the pandemic in the province on Thursday.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa
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President Ramaphosa pays tribute to young people 15 June 2020, 3:13 PM

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Thabo Makunyane
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Busisiwe Mkhwebane
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Voting
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Court
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