Too late to apologise - EFF opens criminal case against Ndabeni-Abrahams
President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave for two months, one of which will be unpaid, for breaking the rules of the government's lockdown.
Parly denies DA request to establish oversight committee during lockdown
The DA made the request to ensure continued oversight of the executive and the "protection of civil liberties" during the COVID-19 lockdown, but Parliament said this would not be necessary and practical.
Mkhize commends SA’s response to COVID-19 outbreak
South Africa currently has 1,505 confirmed cases with over 300 of them in the Western Cape alone.
COVID-19 economic cluster clarifies amendments to regulations
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola was the first to clarify a regulatory error that basically stated people travelling between towns can book into hotels and B&B’s during the lockdown.
No cigarette sales allowed anywhere in SA, says Cele
There's been confusion around some of the rules, with government backtracking and doing about turns on certain regulations.
Parly committee calls for probe into lack of protective gear for health workers
Committee chairperson Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo expressed concern over the reported shortage and called on government to do something urgently.
Ntshavheni: Govt to offer lifeline to spaza shops during lockdown
Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said her department would introduce a dedicated spaza support scheme to assist those businesses in the sector to weather the storm during the government’s strict lockdown regulations.
DA calls for establishment of committee to protect civil liberties
DA interim leader John Steenhuisen asked Parliamentary Speaker Thandi Modise to ensure continuous oversight of the national executive and organs of state during the state of disaster.
Deployment of soldiers to cost nearly R650m – Ramaphosa tells Speaker
President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed the cost of the 21-day deployment of soldiers in a letter to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.
Mthembu explains why media classified an essential service
The Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that in moments of crisis, journalism that informed and empowered was an important national asset and necessity.
COVID-19: Ndabeni-Abrahams confirms launch of Easter service channel
Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams made the announcement on Wednesday when briefing the media about her department’s plans during the 21-day lockdown.
Mining to continue during 21-day national lockdown - Mantashe
The minister said it could become too costly for mining companies to completely shut down operations during the national lockdown.
Mchunu: Essential govt services will continue during lockdown
Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu said that high-level officials like directors-general and HODs would be hard at work during the lockdown.
Didiza warns panic buying will hinder entire supply chain
From Friday morning, the country will go into a 21-day lockdown as government tries to curb the spread of COVD-19, which has killed almost 20,000 people around the world.
SA will not run out of food during lockdown - Didiza
Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza appealed to the public to not panic as the country has sufficient food supplies.
Process to remove Mkhwebane as PP to proceed when Parliament resumes
The process had to be halted after Parliament postponed all its business as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mantashe, mining companies meet over COVID-19 measures
Minister Gwede Mantashe called the meeting with mining houses in response to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that where people gather, they should not exceed 100.
SA govt to spend R37m to erect 40km-long fence at Beit Bridge border
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille made the announcement on Thursday.