Monday, August 3, 2020

Gauteng health MEC told to take ‘leave of absence’ as PPE...

Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has been instructed to take a leave of absence while he is being investigated in connection with the awarding...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 29 July 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 471 123 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 29 July 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 75872 16,1 Free...

Wearing a mask doesn’t ‘create a false sense of security’, new...

Wearing face masks, especially in indoor public spaces, is now mandated or recommended in more than 160 countries A new review published in BMJ Analysis has found...

KZN premier tells citizens ‘the Covid-19 storm is here’

KwaZulu-Natal is in the midst of weathering the Covid-19 storm, as confirmed by a drastic increase in positive cases over the past week. Addressing the...

SA has all the ingredients to recover from Covid-19 economic damage...

President Cyril Ramaphosa said SA's path to economic recovery will be long and difficult and must start now. Image: GCIS SA has all...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 26 July 2020

SA Minister of health released the latest Covid-19 statistics. As of today, a cumulative total of 445 433 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been...

IN QUOTES | Health minister Zweli Mkhize answers questions from the...

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday evening answered questions from the public related to Covid-19 in a live broadcast by Newzroom Afrika. Below are some...

Mantashe discharged from hospital

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe has been discharged from hospital, according to cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams. The minister tested positive for Covid-19...

Trade minister Patel tests positive for Covid-19

Trade minister Ebrahim Patel on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa's hardest-hit country. Cabinet...

North Korea declares emergency after ‘runaway’ coronavirus defector returns

North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong after discovering what they called the country's first suspected case of...

Booze ban working, say doctors

The banning of the sale of alcohol remains one of the most controversial regulations to emerge during the national lockdown, both among the industry...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 25 July 2020

SA Minister of Health, Zwelini Mkhize released the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. A cumulative total of 421 996 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19...

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

Nine out of 10 South Africans worried about paying bills as...

NONKULULEKO NJILO As many as 91% of South Africans are concerned about being able to pay bills and loans four months into the Covid-19 pandemic,...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 20 July 2020

SA Minister of Health, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize released the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. A cumulative total of 373 628 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa...

‘Breakthrough’ treatment slashes virus death risk: study

An aerosol-based drug treatment could drastically reduce the number of new coronavirus patients dying from the disease or requiring intensive care, according to preliminary...

No work, no pay likely should schools close

Teacher unions are pushing back against a move to dock their pay should schools be closed again due to the upsurge of coronavirus cases. This...

Lockdown travel rules: can I go on holiday if I don’t...

After much confusion, regulations regarding leisure travel in level 3 are clear To take “leisure” bookings or not to take “leisure” bookings ... that, for...

Honour Madiba’s legacy by putting nation’s health first during Covid-19 pandemic,...

Parliament on Saturday called on South Africans to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela by putting the health of those at home and in...

It’s better to lose the school year than lives: Mmusi Maimane

One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane believes it is better to lose the school academic year than to lose lives. Maimane, together with his One...

Man hangs himself ‘after positive Covid-19 test’

A 58-year-old man allegedly committed suicide a few days after he received results showing that he had Covid-19. The man reportedly went to a local...

New regulations a step back for SA

Those hoping for a further easing up of restrictions were left disappointed following president Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Sunday July 12. Ramaphosa...

Gwede Mantashe tests positive for Covid-19

Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe has tested positive for Covid-19. His positive test was confirmed in a statement on behalf of cabinet on...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 15 July 2020

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize, SA Minister of Health released the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. A cumulative total of 298 292 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South...

It takes only 20 minutes to risk infection in a fully...

An expert has warned that commuters spending more than 20 minutes in a fully loaded taxi‚ without proper ventilation‚ are at risk of being...

Zweli Mkhize: Just one week of alcohol ban will see 3‚400...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced that a nationwide ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol would take effect immediately. The decision has been...

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma defends Cyril Ramaphosa and amended lockdown regulations

Co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came to the defence of President Cyril Ramaphosa and the amended lockdown regulations amid criticism after...

Bay resident, 88, beats virus with prayer and determination

“When they first told me that I was positive for Covid-19 and I was admitted to hospital I was shaken, but I told myself...

1‚500 people admitted with Covid-19 in Gauteng hospitals in just one...

An extra 1‚516 people were admitted in Gauteng hospitals in just 24 hours‚ the provincial government confirmed on Monday. In the same period‚ from Saturday...

Booze ban back in place, says Ramaphosa

TAMAR KAHN The government has banned alcohol sales "with immediate effect" and will impose an evening curfew from Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday...

SA moves into global top 10 for Covid-19 cases

SA has 264,184 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the tenth highest number of infections globally. This after the health minister confirmed 13,497 new cases in SA...

SA Covid-19 Statistics – 12 July 2020

As announced by His Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, a cumulative total of 276 242 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been reported with 12 058 new cases...

BREAKING NEWS: SA ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela dies

MATTHEW SAVIDES SA’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela, has died, a close family member has confirmed. Born on December 23 1960, Mandela was 59 years old. The...

SA will not go back to hard lockdown: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed SA on Sunday night. File picture. Image: GCIS President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday night that SA would not...

Alcohol will be banned ‘with immediate effect’: Ramaphosa

"The sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol will be suspended with immediate effect." This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa during a national address on...

25 people who went to illegal KZN wedding infected with Covid-19

Twenty-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in KwaZulu-Natal after attending a wedding, in contravention of lockdown laws. KwaZulu-Natal residents have since been urged to...
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Ramaphosa to address SA at 8pm

Address comes after cabinet meeting on Sunday afternoon President Cyril Ramaphosa will address SA at 8pm, the Presidency announced on Sunday afternoon. Earlier, Ramaphosa was in...

PSL puts forward 11 playing venues in Johannesburg and Pretoria for...

General view of a packed Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. The venue will be used as one of the stadiums for the resumption...

Covid-19 also threatens SA’s water supply

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the country on every conceivable level, with seemingly no one immune from its grasp. While headlines continue to...

BCM mayor confirms the death of ‘humble, soft spoken and visionary’...

Buffalo City Metro mayor Xola Pakati has confirmed the death of speaker Alfred Mtsi from Covid-19 complications. Mtsi died on Sunday morning at Life Beacon...

‘Curfew, booze-sale curbs’: What to expect from Ramaphosa’s address

Ramaphosa to address the nation as Covid-19 storm threatens to engulf health system A reintroduction of the night-time curfew, tightening regulations on the sale of...

SA Covid-19 Statistics – 250 687 positive cases

  South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize released the latest Covid-19 statistics late last night. A cumulative total of 250 687 confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

No field hospitals built yet, as Eastern Cape runs out of...

With the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape, it was unthinkable that the province had yet to build field hospitals across...

East London man, 90, recovers from Covid-19, thanks nurses for their...

A 90-year-old East London man has recovered from Covid-19 — and gives full credit to the nurses who cared for him during his ordeal. Kenneth...

Eastern Cape Covid-19 statistics – 9 July 2020

As of last night, a cumulative total of 238 339 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been reported with 13 674 new cases identified Case...

Gauteng premier David Makhura tests positive for Covid-19

Gauteng premier David Makhura has tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement on Friday, Makhura said he developed mild symptoms on Wednesday. On Thursday, he...

Shock stats: Gauteng Covid-19 cases surge 283% in two weeks

All eyes are on Gauteng as it sees a dramatic rise in the number of Covid-19 infections, becoming the country's epicentre for this virus. In...

KZN-born teacher living in China on how to curb Covid infections

Teacher Ndumiso Chili says that in the Chinese city where he is based, they are reaping the benefits of a strict lockdown. He...