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COVID-19: 298 more people die

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase, with 298 more people succumbing to the deadly virus, which brings the death toll to 7 067. There are now 452 529 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa after 7 120 new infections were recorded on Monday, 27 July 2020. Of the additional fatalities, 91 are from the Free State, 77 from the Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 36 from […]

todayJuly 28, 2020 15


COVID-19: SA records biggest hike in cases

South Africa has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting 3 267 new cases, the biggest single-day spike yet. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stand at 40 792. "The number of deaths also increased drastically with 56 people succumbing to the deadly virus. More than 820 000 people have been tested for the virus in the country", Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said […]

todayJune 5, 2020 12


Another KZN hospital closes after 16 people test positive for Covid-19

The General Justice Gizenga Memorial Hospital in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal has stopped accepting  patients. In a statement the KZN Health Department revealed that nine mothers, two babies, four doctors and one nurse had tested positive. "As a Department, we are extremely concerned by these developments, and have urgently exercised our Constitutional obligation to prevent a further outbreak of the virus." According to the department the first case involved a mother who […]

todayMay 5, 2020 9


NSFAS beneficiaries don’t qualify for R350 special distress grant:Zulu

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu has outlined the qualifying criteria for the special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant of R350 per month. In a briefing on Wednesday Zulu revealed that individuals who are receiving a stipend from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) do not qualify for the special grant. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a social relief and economic support package of R500 billion to direct resources towards […]

todayApril 29, 2020 13


217 Cuban Medical Brigades arrive in SA

A delegation of 217 Cuban Medical Brigades arrived in South Africa on Monday morning. This is in response to South Africa’s request to the government of Cuba to offer assistance  in the fight against the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in the country. The group consists of experts in the field of epidemiology, biostatistics and public health, family physicians, healthcare technology and experts to provide technical assistance alongside local experts. […]

todayApril 27, 2020 9


Ramaphosa announces easing of restrictions from May 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa has resolved that beyond Thursday 30 April there should be a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity in the South Africa. Ramphosa made the announcement of the easing of  lockdown restrictions on Thursday evening. "We will implement a risk adjusted strategy through which we take a deliberate and cautious approach to the easing of current lockdown restrictions" said Ramaphosa The president said that while the national […]

todayApril 23, 2020 13


Ramaphosa expected to announce relaxed lockdown restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on Thursday to expand on the phased lifting of restrictions, as citizen’s gear up for the last leg of the nationwide lockdown. South Africa has been under lockdown since March 26, in an effort to contain the rapid spread of Covid-19, the lockdown is expected to be lifted on April 30. To date South Africa has recorded 65 Covid-19 related deaths, […]

todayApril 23, 2020 9


Companies must obtain new certificates for lockdown extension

The Department of Trade and Industry has announced that companies which supplied essential goods during the 21 days nationwide lockdown are required to obtain new certificates for the duration of the extended lockdown. In a statement the department says companies which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission’s (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the […]

todayApril 17, 2020 9


Retailers and suppliers to face prosecution over price hikes

The Competition Commission has referred its first case to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution, in the wake of Covid-19. In a statement, the commission said the first case is for excessive pricing of facial mask by Babelegi Workwear Overall Manufacturers and Industrial supplies CC. "The Commission investigated the complaints and found that during the period 31 January 2020 to 5 March 2020, Babelegi increased its prices of facial masks from […]

todayApril 16, 2020 12