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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: Gauteng records second highest deaths

Gauteng has recorded 767 coronavirus-related fatalities, as of Wednesday, 15 July 2020. This means the province, which is already the epicentre of COVID-19, has the second highest number of deaths, after the Western Cape which has recorded 2,467 fatalities. Nationally, the number of infections has exceeded the 300 000 mark to reach a cumulative total of 311 049 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize also announced. Mkhize has also […]

todayJuly 16, 2020 6


Dept. of Education: We will take action against disruption of schools

The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) has threatened legal action against those who attempt to disturb academic activity in schools. The bold statement comes after the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) resolved that schools should close immediately as the country continues its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Sadtu said evidence showed that teaching and learning had been ineffective under the current conditions and have since written to Basic Education […]

todayJuly 15, 2020 18


COVID-19: Gauteng surpasses 100,000 cases

Gauteng has become the first province to record 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in the country. This comes after 5,282 new cases of the disease were reported in the province in a single day. By Monday, 13 July 2020, the national count had reached 287,796 with 11,555 new infections recorded. 93 deaths were also reported, bringing the country’s death toll to 4,172. However, there have been 138,241 recoveries. "The real issue […]

todayJuly 14, 2020 10


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


How the IDC is helping small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the coronavirus on all businesses coupled with the uncertainty as the country emerges from lockdown has been devastating for many small business owners. Some companies have been forced to take drastic measures, such as retrenching employees just to stay afloat. In light of the pandemic, The Industrial Development Corporation's (IDC) Head of Small Business Finance & Regions David McGluwa spoke to Khutso Theledi about their COVID19 funding […]

todayMay 29, 2020 20


Parts of the country to move to level 3 at the end of May

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government will immediately begin consultations to move parts of the country from level 4 to level 3 of the lockdown at the end of May. President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Wednesday night, on South Africa's measures to manage the spread of Covid-19 through the implementation of a risk adjusted strategy. The president's address follows a number of meetings with cabinet and the National […]

todayMay 13, 2020 13


Global pandemic to affect us for at least a year :Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to be prepared for a new reality in which the fight against COVID-19 will be an everyday battle. In his weekly newsletter, released on Monday, Ramaphosa said the coronavirus could remain a threat to global public health for a year or more. Lock down regulations were eased at the beginning of May, to alert level 4 and many people started returning to work. […]

todayMay 11, 2020 17


Social distress grant applications open

Minister of Social development Lindiwe Zulu has outlined the process for the application of the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The WhatsApp and related electronic applications for the grant will go live on Monday, May 11. This as a number of local South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) offices also re-open on Monday. Applicants are cautioned not to provide their banking […]

todayMay 11, 2020 12