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Newly established Solidarity Fund bags R500m in a week

The Solidarity Fund which was set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa has secured over R500 million since its launch a week ago. During President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a nationwide 21 days lockdown, he revealed that a Solidarity Fund had been established which South African businesses, organisations and individuals can contribute to. The fund which was launch with R150 million seed capital donated by government will focus on efforts to […]

todayMarch 30, 2020 5


SANDF ropes in Reserve Force to fight the spread of Covid-19

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has called on members of the Reserve Force to assist in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. On Thursday midnight thousands of soldiers and members of the police service were deployed around the country to assist and enforce the president's 21 days nationwide lockdown. The lockdown which came into effect on March 16 is expected to end on April 16. To date, […]

todayMarch 29, 2020 5


Polokwane’s Ranch Restort declared ‘Green Zone’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Ranch Resort in Polokwane a 'Green Zone'. This is where more than 100 South Africans were quarantined since they returned from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of Covid-19 on March 14. The citizens who have been at the resort for 14 days have now been released to go and reunite with their families. Addressing the media in Polokwane, Ramaphosa announced that all 112 citizens that […]

todayMarch 29, 2020 3


SA Netball president confused on virus contraction

Netball South Africa President Cecilia Molokwane has been unable to place where she could have contracted Covid-19. On Tuesday 24 March, Netball South Africa announced in a statement that Molokwane had tested positive after her work travels between the United Kingdom and Scotland, earlier this month. In an interview on YSports, Molokwane revealed that she had travelled to the UK with Netball SA CEO Blanche de la Guerre and was […]

todayMarch 27, 2020 12


SA confirms first two deaths from Covid-19

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from COVID-19. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize revealed this in a statement on Friday morning. "this morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we have our first deaths resulting from Covid-19" said Mkhize. Today marks day 1 of the 21 day national lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the deadly […]

todayMarch 27, 2020 13


TIPS: How to work from home amidst Covid-19

Hate to break it to you; but you're not on a staycation, you're actually working, but just from home. Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, many companies have implemented work-from-home policies to protect their employees. This can expose employees to new challenges that include working from home for the first time and who know for how long? Even if you’ve done it before, working from home because of COVID-19 might feel like […]

todayMarch 23, 2020 20


ICYMI | A Summary of Cyril Ramaphosa’s National COVID-19 address

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Coronavirus outbreak in South Africa as a “National Disaster” yesterday evening, and announced the contingency plans government has taken against the spread of the coronavirus, as well as the suggested precautions that the public should follow. Here is a 10 point summary of Cyril Ramaphosa's address: There are now 61 confirmed cases of the virus in SA. The president declared the pandemic a state of […]

todayMarch 17, 2020 60