Ramaphosa: Economy will take big hit but lives more important
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the economic impact of temporarily shutting down the majority of the country did not compare with the potential loss of lives due to the pandemic.
ANC calls on NEC members to exercise political consciousness during lockdown
This comes after Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was seen having lunch with former deputy minister Mduduzi Manana and others in an image posted on social media.
City of Joburg aims to have over 70 COVID-19 testing sites
Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo said they would pay special attention to those showing symptoms.
Cele: 8 people arrested for spreading fake news on COVID-19
Authorities have repeatedly warned the public against disseminating fake news about the pandemic because it could spark needless panic.
Ramaphosa reaches out to Putin for technical expertise on infection control
In an effort to encourage social distancing, the president on Saturday convened a virtual meeting of the co-ordinating council from his home.
Lockdown: Ipid investigating over a dozen assault claims against officers
The Ipid is looking into 14 cases of assault by law enforcement officials, a week into the coronavirus lockdown.
FF Plus founder Constand Viljoen dies at age 86
The former South African Defence Force commander died earlier on Friday due to what's been described as natural causes.
Ipid investigates after 8 deaths recorded since lockdown
About a week into the national lockdown, the Ipid said it was working on 12 cases where officers have been implicated in wrongdoing during this period.
Govt hopes new funeral regulations will strengthen fight against COVID-19
The National Command Council has gazetted amendments to restrictions, which will now allow mourners to travel across provinces for burials.
Lockdown: How amended regulations on funerals will now affect you
The adjustments were gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and allow for mourners to travel for burials during the national lockdown.
Telkom pledges R15mil to help fight against coronavirus
The funds are meant to be directed to the country's primary health system and will also be directed to vulnerable communities.
COVID-19: Govt’s readiness tested, Ramaphosa calls for unity on Human Rights Day
The president has called on South Africans to unite behind the recently imposed restrictions, while the SAHRC says the outbreak is a test on government’s readiness to address healthcare issues.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, you need to notify the police about funerals, weddings
The Gauteng government said it was worried about the spread of COVID-19 in the province as it was one of the most densely populated in the country.
Makhura announces appointment of COVID-19 steering committee
The steering committee will be headed by health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku who was also been announced as the province’s spokesperson for all matters related to the coronavirus.
Mogoeng: Courts to stay open but COVID-19 measures in place
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng said that careful consideration had been taken to ensure that justice was done as the country grappled with the disease.
Official suspended after calling on Mkhwebane to resign to meet with lawyers
Sphelo Samuel accused the Public Protector of intentionally destroying the integrity of the Chapter 9 institution and called for an investigation into her fitness to hold office.
Public Protector Mkhwebane suspends senior official over calls for her to resign
Sphelo Samuel has been served with a notice of suspension, a day after he called on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to resign.
Duarte asks ANC branches to keep constituencies informed about COVID-19
ANC deputy secretary Jesse Duarte said South Africans needed to work together to combat the spread of the virus.