The Department of Health has suspended visiting hours at all public health facilities in the country with immediate effect amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The department however says there may be unique cases where Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) will be allowed to use their own discretion.
Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says government has procured 41 000 water tankers to be distributed to areas with water shortages in order to ensure that communities, especially those in rural areas, comply with the sanitation measures required to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
The SABC has confirmed that another employee has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Limpopo Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has suspended initiation schools for 2020.
The SABC has expanded its News and Current Affairs services on free-to-air television channels with immediate effect. The public broadcaster says this is a direct response to the escalating need for public awareness on information around the coronavirus outbreak.
The Motsepe Foundation has outlined various efforts it's engaging in to assist South Africa in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, including pledging R1 billion.
Western Cape authorities have confirmed 65 cases regarding people who contravened lockdown regulations in the province since Friday.
The 14-day quarantine period for the 114 South Africans repatriated from Wuhan, China came to an end on Friday.
Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council are updating the nation on the status of the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.
The Motsepe Foundation has pledged R1 billion to fight coronavirus.
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 leader, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, has given a message of optimism amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying the country will overcome the pandemic.
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.
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.
A man who tested positive for COVID-19 has been arrested at a village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says they will be intensifying roadblocks across the country in order to enforce the nationwide lockdown regulations.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the developing world will need a total of $3 trillion in support to deal with the social and economic effects of the coronavirus.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has slammed those who seek to undermine the national lockdown which is part of wide-ranging interventions to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
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.
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.
SA inter-ministerial committee members are briefing the media on the first day of the lockdown.
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.
The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has called on all media organisations to make sure their staffs has the relevant protective gear as the country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
As the first day of a 21-day national lockdown began in South Africa on Friday, scores of people flocked to the shops to buy food and other essentials.
On Friday morning, the national Health Department released a statement confirming the deaths of two people. One at a private hospital and the other at a public health facility. The DA and EFF have expressed sadness at the news, conveying condolences to the families of two women one aged 28 and the other 48.
Several South Africans have been arrested in Johannesburg and Durban for violating the lockdown regulations.
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.
There are a few taxis that began operating in and around the taxi ranks at Umlazi South of Durban to take workers to work.