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Exponential spread of Covid-19 unavoidable

South Africa can not escape the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to the chairperson of the ministerial advisory group on Covid-19, epidemiologist professor Salim Abdool Karim. Speaking in Durban on Monday night during a live ZOOM public engagement, he said the country's population would be at high risk again after the nationwide lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the nationwide lockdown which came into effect on March […]

todayApril 14, 2020 11


Police arrest metro cop and security guard for the killing of a man in Vosloorus.

Police have arrested an Ekurhuleni metro police official and a private security guard for the killing of a 41 year old man in Vosloorus. According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), the two were nabbed on Sunday for their involvement in the shooting of the man, who was reportedly standing on his veranda during COVID-19 lockdown enforcement operations in the area. It is alleged that officers attempted to arrest […]

todayMarch 30, 2020 6


Mapisa-Nqakula pleads with security forces to refrain from using excessive force

Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has pleaded with security forces to refrain from using unorthodox methods bordering on excessive force, to punish those who don't comply with lockdown regulations. Mapisa-Nqakula was speaking to the SABC on Monday morning, following the emergence of videos of members of the SANDF forcing people to do frog jumps among others. Social media is littered with videos from all over the country of security forces going […]

todayMarch 30, 2020 10


Minister revises operating hours for taxis and buses to accommodate SASSA grant beneficiaries

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has relaxed operating hours for taxis and buses as of Monday till Friday, April 3. The ministry announced that minibus taxis and buses will operate from 05h00am till 20h00pm daily. This as scores of elderly people and people living with disabilities will collect their social grants across the country. “Having considered Minister Zulu’s request and representations made by various industry bodies, including the taxi industry, I […]

todayMarch 30, 2020 10


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 15


Covid-19 cases increase to 554

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the number of Covid-19 cases have increased to 554 on Tuesday. This is an increase of 152 confirmed cases from Monday's announcement of 402. Mkhize and the Inter-ministerial committee dealing with the virus addressed the nation in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Monday of a national lockdown which will come into effect from Thursday 26 March […]

todayMarch 24, 2020 9