COVID-19 cases rise to 32 683; 40 more deaths recorded

31 May 2020, 8:50 PM
The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa country has risen to 32 683 after the country recorded 1 716 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Poor rural churches need relief aid: McCauley 28 May 2020, 9:01 AM

President of the International Federation of Christian Churches and Rhema Church Pastor, Ray McCauley, says poor rural churches need relief aid as they are struggling to survive during the lockdown.

Criminals attack truck drivers at Beitbridge Border Post 28 May 2020, 8:29 AM

Truck drivers waiting to cross the Beitbridge Border Post in Limpopo into Zimbabwe say they are being attacked by criminals while waiting in the queue on the N1.

NCCC to give briefing on regulations relating to COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions 28 May 2020, 8:01 AM

The National Coronavirus Command Council will brief the media on Thursday afternoon on the regulations relating to COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday.

N West construction company terminates workers’ contracts 28 May 2020, 7:56 AM

Workers at water and sanitation construction company Daven Lottering Construction in Wolmaranstad in the North West, say they have been issued with termination letters.

Experts foresee rapid increase in COVID-19 infection in KZN 28 May 2020, 7:18 AM

Experts are warning that the number of COVID-19 infections will increase, as South Africa prepares to move to Level 3 of the national coronavirus lockdown.

Western Cape courts affected by COVID-19 28 May 2020, 5:56 AM

Deputy Justice Minister John Jeffrey says various courts in the Western Cape from Parow to Paarl, have been affected by COVID-19 after some staff tested positive.

28 new COVID-19 deaths push SA’s death toll to 552 27 May 2020, 9:47 PM

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Department of Correctional Services is now at 755 with 273 officials and 482 inmates

Call for number of worshippers per gathering to be based on size of each church 27 May 2020, 9:25 PM

The National Council of Churches (NCC) has appealed to government base the acceptable number of worshippers per gathering on the size of each church.

PODCAST | In First Person, Part 6 – ‘My 10-day ordeal in the boot of a car’ 27 May 2020, 9:04 PM

In this episode, we follow the story of Tumi Moilwa, a nurse who was abducted and forced to endure 10 days in a car boot, gagged, blindfolded without food and water.

COVID-19 leaves Vilakazi Street spiritless, resembling a ‘ghost town’ 27 May 2020, 9:01 PM

While the popular Vilakazi Street in Soweto has been quiet, bicycles and tuk tuks that were used to transport tourists are now being used for deliveries.

SABC’s Durban office to open after COVID-19 scare 27 May 2020, 7:01 PM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has confirmed that operations at its Durban office will resume on Friday after the building was shut down when a staff member was informed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Cape Winelands identified as one of COVID-19 hotspots in Western Cape 27 May 2020, 6:40 PM

The Cape Winelands has been identified as one of the hotspots for COVID-19 in the Western Cape

All feeding scheme beneficiaries will receive meals from June 1: Lobby groups 27 May 2020, 5:40 PM

All learners who qualify for the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP ), irrespective of their grade, will receive school meals and food parcels when schools reopen on June 1. Equal Education (EE), Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) and Section 27 say government made the commitment to them during talks on Tuesday.

Government should engage better with citizens for cooperation in COVID-19 fight: Analyst 27 May 2020, 4:30 PM

One political analyst says government needs to ensure that it engages better with ordinary citizens if it wants their co-operation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nineteen patients,10 staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Life Esidimeni 27 May 2020, 1:34 PM

Nineteen patients and 10 staff members have tested positive for Corona virus at the Life Esidimeni Frail Care Centre in Port Elizabeth.

SAPS confirms 779 COVID-19 cases 27 May 2020, 11:01 AM

The SAPS says it has 779 cases of police who tested positive for COVID-19 around the country, with 359 police recoveries.

SANCO disappointed with ministers dealing with COVID-19 pandemic 27 May 2020, 9:16 AM

South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) says it is disappointed by the conduct of some ministers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Forum to patrol Mpumalanga schools to ensure safety measures 27 May 2020, 9:04 AM

Forum for service delivery in Mpumalanga says they will be visiting all schools to ensure safety of learners and teachers.

Man to appear over death of minor at illegal initiation school 27 May 2020, 7:17 AM

A man accused of murdering a 14 year old boy at an illegal initiation school in Mahikeng is expected to appear in the Molopo Regional Court on Wednesday morning.

DA lays complaint over irregularities in N West legislature 27 May 2020, 6:54 AM

The DA in the North West has lodged a complaint with the Public Protector and the Hawks regarding irregular appointments and tender irregularities in the provincial legislature.

Learners urged to practice social distancing as schools reopen 27 May 2020, 6:26 AM

A learning specialist has urged learners who are preparing to return to school next week, to practice social distancing and adhere to a strict hand washing regimen.

We need to identify the ‘super spreaders’ of the COVID-19 virus – Health experts 27 May 2020, 1:44 AM

South Africa could prevent thousands of deaths if it is able to identify what is described as 'super spreaders' of the COVID-19 virus in the coming weeks and months.

43 more COVID-19 related deaths, as cases rise to 24 264 26 May 2020, 10:19 PM

South Africa has recorded 43 more coronavirus related deaths, bringing the total to 524.

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Plans afoot to turn around Water and Sanitation Department: Sisulu 26 May 2020, 9:42 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says officials are working hard to turn around the troubled department.Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says officials are working hard to turn around the troubled department.

Cancer not COVID-19 claimed the life of pilot in Wuhan repatriation mission: Family 26 May 2020, 9:31 PM

The family of the female pilot, who was part of the first crew to repatriate South Africans out of Wuhan, China, has dismissed social media rumours that she died due to COVID-19 complications.

Churches may resume services but limited to 50 people: President 26 May 2020, 8:10 PM

In an announcement that followed a lot of criticism from the religious sector, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that church services may resume under Level 3 of the national lockdown.

Rights of employees should be given top priority amidst COVID-19: Experts 26 May 2020, 6:39 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)  has advised employees that they have the right to refuse to work.

Gauteng Education department mulls ways to deal with school break-ins 26 May 2020, 3:19 PM

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the department is now facing a challenge of break-ins at schools as criminals target Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Western Cape Premier decries backlog in COVID-19 test processing 26 May 2020, 12:35 PM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says he’s concerned about a huge backlog in the processing of tests for COVID-19 in the province, which affects the rate at which results can be released. Winde says there’s been a 400% increase in the number of tests conducted in the province since the end of last month. The […]

Sassa processes 75 000 COVID-19 social relief grant applications 26 May 2020, 12:08 PM

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says it has so far processed around 75 000 applications for the R350 social relief grant meant for millions of unemployed South Africans during the COVID-19 lockdown.