Zandspruit on COVID-19: 'Life goes on, no one cares for us'
There's nothing enjoyable about staying in a small-roomed structure made of corrugated iron for 21-days while left in despair about how you're going to pay the next month's rent. This is the reality for many South Africans living in informal settlements. Residents from Zandspruit informal settlement walked the streets and listened to music on the first day of the national lockdown. They say government never cared for their issues in the past and wouldn't care about them if they got infected with the coronavirus.
GALLERY: Zandspruit: 'If COVID-19 comes, no one will care. We'll all die'
It’s day one of the government-instituted national coronavirus lockdown, but Zandspruit informal settlement residents are still walking the streets. Why? Community members have fought for simple basic services for years, and they say if government did not care about them then, they would not care now if they were hit with coronavirus.
How local artists are helping relieve SA's lockdown anxiety
South African artists are being creative about keeping SA citizens entertained during the 21-day lockdown. From live shows on instagram, quarantine parties to museum walkabouts, here's how you can distract yourself from the elephant in the room.
Businesses owned by women, youth & those with disabilities to be prioritised
With small, medium and micro-enterprises set to be hardest hit by the national shutdown, Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni outlined how her department would support small South African businesses during the 21-day lockdown.
No need for panic buying ahead of lockdown - Didiza
Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has reassured panic-stricken South Africans that the country will not run out of food supplies because of government's lockdown.
Coronavirus numbers in SA will increase - Mkhize
While South Africans digest news of the looming nationwide lockdown, government has confirmed that the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 554. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the number of cases are set to increase.
‘Sincerely Yours’ - Ami Faku is for us all
She might be a new name to many right now, but Ami Faku is bound to be an unforgettable talent for those lucky enough to listen to her.
Why Ami Faku's productions are selling out
Her latest album 'Imali' has won the hearts of many South Africans. She's fun, genuine and talented. If you didn't know, here are a few reasons why Ami Faku is one of the most streamed artists in South Africa and, why her latest project 'Sincerely Yours', taking place at Untitled Basement in Johannesburg on Friday, sold out.
Four more South Africans test positive for COVID-19
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed that four more South Africans had tested positive for the coronavirus. Speaking at an inter-ministerial briefing, he announced that the four new infections were part of the group of 10 people who had travelled to and from Italy.
Local Break: The latest on Sjava and Lady Zamar, AKA's crowd surfing fail and more
Local break brings you the latest on South African and international entertainment news - from Lady Zamar and Sjava to Gabrielle Union's love for Pearl Thusi. #PearlThusi #LadyZamar #Sjava
Why there's no need to panic about the coronavirus in SA
JOHANNESBURG - Bhekisisa coronavirus health reporter Aisha Abdool Karim breaks down why South African's should remain calm about the coronavirus. She gives tips on what symptoms to look for, prevention methods and what to do if you suspect you are infected.
In 2 minutes: Why no one in SA should panic about coronavirus
Bhekisisa health reporter Aisha Abdool Karim breaks down why South African's should remain calm about the coronavirus. She gives tips on what symptoms to look for, prevention methods and what to do if you suspect you are infected. While Head of NDOH Coronavirus Infection Prevention and Control Shaheen Mehtar confirmed to Bhekisisa that the virus can die under hot conditions, this information has been disputed, and the evidence has been inconclusive.
First coronavirus case confirmed in SA
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the first positive case of the coronavirus in South Africa. #BreakingNews #Coronavirus #CoronaVirusinSA
'Pilchards recall a proactive measure' - NRCS
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) said the 400g pilchards in tomato sauce products, which have the specific batch codes starting with ZST29 and ZSC2 9, were being recalled as a precautionary measure after a canning deficiency, which could make the product unfit for consumption.
Zuma: I'll be in court when the doctors clear me
Former President Jacob Zuma arrived at OR Tambo International Airport where hundreds of supporters had been waiting to welcome him. Zuma returned to South Africa rom Cuba, where his office said he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.
Local Break: Cardi B to land in SA & Bonnie Mbuli's new international gig
Local break brings you the latest on Cardi B unlocked to performing in SA, Bonnie Mbuli's new international gig and Sho Madjozi and Shekinah being nominated for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Red overalls or runway fashion? Sona 2020 style
Every year, South Africans wait for politicians and some of our well-known personalities to walk the red carpet ahead of the 2020 State of the Nation Address. This is what we saw at Sona 2020.
'Don't forget about climate change in Sona,' Ramaphosa told
Climate change activist Ayakha Melithafa (17) asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to address and implement solutions to climate change when he addresses the nation with his fourth State of the Nation Address. She says she understands that South Africa has many issues but if there is no solution for the climate situation it will only amplify those problems.