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President Ramaphosa to update the nation on efforts to curb COVID-19 spread

9 April 2020, 6:23 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation at 20h00 on Thursday on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

R3.5 billion needed to mitigate effects of lockdown on taxi industry

7 April 2020, 8:53 PM

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has estimated that around R3.5 billion will be needed to mitigate the effects of lockdown on the industry.

Government still assessing the effectiveness of lockdown: Ramaphosa

7 April 2020, 7:26 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is still early to decide if the nationwide lockdown should be extended. He was speaking during his visit to Rand Water’s headquarters in Glenvista, South of Johannesburg, on Tuesday. 

Panyaza Lesufi

Government’s COVID-19 efforts for the homeless slammed as shameful

6 April 2020, 5:00 PM

Political analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says it’s shameful that it took the coronavirus for government to remember that there are homeless people, as well as those without water.

Pink performing on stage

Singer Pink says she had coronavirus, pledges $1 million to relief efforts

6 April 2020, 6:00 AM

U.S. singer Pink said on Friday she had tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, two weeks ago and has since recovered.

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.

Morakane Mosupyoe

MEC Mosupyoe satisfied with retailers’ efforts to ensure social distancing

28 March 2020, 7:56 PM

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.

Developing world needs $3tln to deal with COVID-19 effects

28 March 2020, 7:00 AM

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.

COVID-19 deaths indicate seriousness of the pandemic: DA, EFF

27 March 2020, 1:14 PM

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.

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.



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