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Ramaphosa announces national lockdown

In a first in Democratic South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced that government would implement a national lockdown for 21 days from Midnight 23:59pm on Thursday.   The lockdown follows the announcement of more than 400 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country. On March 15 Ramaphosa declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster¬† and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat the public health emergency. Among […]

todayMarch 24, 2020 9


Covid-19 cases in South Africa increase to 402 | GP records highest number

The Health Ministry has confirmed that the number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa has increased to 402. This is an increase of 128 cases from Sunday's announcement. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed in a statement that the Northern Cape recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. This means that the virus has now spread to all nine provinces in the country. To date Gauteng has the highest number […]

todayMarch 23, 2020 8


Sassa to pay grants earlier

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has announced that people living with disabilities and the elderly will receive their grants on the 30th and 31st of March. The payment of grants has been brought forward in an effort to ease congestion at pay points in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. In a statement, SASSA said all other grants such as child support should be paid from the 1st […]

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