Joburg restaurant turns to crowdfunding to pay salaries during lockdown
While government has offered assistance through initiatives such as the SMME debt relief finance scheme, some businesses are being proactive and have turned to their communities for help.
No plan to extend COVID-19 lockdown yet, says government
Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said nothing was set in stone and the rules could be tightened again when necessary.
Phone tracking of COVID-19 patients' contacts won't violate privacy - minister
Health Department tracer teams will be allowed to use the phone locations of people who have tested positive, to track down others they have come in contact with.
Mkhize: Mass COVID-19 testing aimed at reducing local transmissions
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the 67 mobile units launched in Sandringham on Wednesday would be deployed to so-called hotspots and officials would conduct door-to-door sampling and screening.
Numsa accuses Tau Lekoa Mine of violating lockdown regulations
The union said it was shocked that management and some unions had reached a deal that operations should continue at the mine which included production.
Govt aware of companies with fake essential service certificates - Nxesi
The minister said this was a major problem and he was in contact with police on how to clamp down on this.
Companies hiking prices will be charged criminally, warns Patel
The Competition Commission is currently investigating nearly 500 cases, which also include possible price collusion during the coronavirus pandemic.
Day 2: Government urges S. Africans to comply with lockdown regulations
Law enforcement authorities were in different parts of the country on Friday to maintain law and order in areas where people seemed to be oblivious to the regulations.
It’s day 1 of the new normal – SANDF begin most important mission
Dressed in full military gear, commander in chief President Cyril Ramaphosa said this was one of the country’s toughest battles yet.
COVID-19: Some Wits students disappointed over closure of accommodation
Students could be seen wheeling their suitcases out of wits university’s main campus. They were instructed to vacate their rooms by Thursday night.
Coronavirus: S. Africans buy essentials as lockdown looms
The 21-day national lockdown is aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Gauteng education dept looking at scrapping June holidays: Lesufi
All schools are currently on break due to the pandemic and expected to resume only after the nationwide lockdown.
Makhura: Stay home, don't travel ahead of lockdown
The premier and his executive on Wednesday gave a briefing in Midrand on their readiness to implement lockdown measures.
Baragwanath Hospital staffer agrees with coronavirus lockdown
Johannes Mojetsi works at the oncology department at Baragwanath Hospital and said the lockup must be done to save lives.
Public transport users weigh in on COVID-19 lockdown
Some passengers at the Baragwanath Taxi Rank in Soweto say they’re worried about the effect the coronavirus lockdown will have on their jobs.
Snaking queues in Crown Mines ahead of coronavirus lockdown
Holding on to their trolleys, most shoppers look anxious and pensive as they await their turn to stock up on supplies.
'These sacrifices are necessary' - Ramaphosa gets frank about COVID-19
With the number of people infected with the coronavirus rising sharply since the first case was reported just 19 days ago, the writing was on the wall.
EFF wants banks to suspend loan repayments, govt grants for workers
EFF spokesperson Delisile Ngwenya said government should also give workers who earn less than R15,000 a month a grant of R3,500 for essentials.