SA lockdown level 3: Alcohol sales, religious gatherings and schools reopen
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma briefed the nation on the level 3 lockdown regulations that will kick in on 1 June. As the country prepared to move to level three, Dlamini-Zuma said the state of lockdown would continue until the curve was flattened. #COVID19SA #NDZ #Level3
'Africa can work together to solve its own problems'- AU chair Ramaphosa
Speaking during the Africa Day special broadcast, African Union chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa said that a new Africa united by a common goal should come to the fore after the coronavirus pandemic. He also paid tribute to previous African leaders as the continent celebrates the 57th Africa Day.
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Government only knows us when we go to vote – Iterileng residents
Residents of the informal settlement near Laudium say government has not provided them with assistance to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
Iterileng community: Nobody deserves to die from starvation
Residents of the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium in Centurion lined up in snaking queues to receive food hampers that included 10kg maize meal, food, masks, soap and sanitisers on 20 May 2020. Organisers of the joint operation said they want to make a difference because nobody should die from starvation.
GALLERY: Thousands of Iterileng residents queue for food parcels
The distribution of the hampers was a joint operation by Meal SA, Operation SA, the community of Tshwane Muslims, and other partners.
The poor who will suffer most during COVID-19 pandemic - Ramaphosa
In an address at the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the dangerous and growing inequality that exists both between countries around the world and internally due to the coronavirus.
Local Break: The latest on Reason & LootLove, LKG's divorce, and more
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19,000 prisoners to be released to curb COVID-19 - Lamola
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has provided details of the COVID-19 parole dispensation announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying that this was one of government’s ways of rolling out the restorative justice system.
COVID-19 and what the globe looks like now
Students return to school in Wuhan, the United Kingdom takes over as Europe's coronavirus epicentre and New York subway stations shut down for the first time in over a century. #Covid19 #NewYork #CoronavirusPandemice
GALLERY: ‘We are human’ - Gauteng’s homeless and COVID-19
After lockdown, many of the homeless started to return to the streets in Gauteng. In a three-part video series, EWN shows the stories of some of the homeless from three districts in the province.
'School's won't re-open in May' - Angie Motshekga
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said schooling would not resume in May in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said only senior officials would start working from 4 May to help with preparations, followed by school management from 11 May, and from 18 May, teachers would go in to start preparations for the resumption of schooling.
'We are human': How Gauteng's homeless people are dealing with COVID-19
For some homeless people, government's decision to supply temporary shelters has been a blessing, while a horror for others.
'They just don't care about us'- Joburg’s homeless and COVID-19
While government planned for the homeless to be moved to shelters during the coronavirus lockdown, those living in the centre of Johannesburg say those shelters defeat the purpose because of overcrowding, no social distancing and no assistance for those addicted to drugs.
23,000 UIF applications turned back due to non-compliance
Speaking after a walkabout at the UIF extended call centre, Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi said directives were being amended and the large volume of UIF claims were the reason for the big delay in payment.
Local Break lockdown edition: Celeb teachers, good samaritans and how to curb cabin fever
Local break brings you the latest on South African celebrities and entertainment news. From Somizi's 'bad joke' to celebrity 'teachers' and more.
SANDF in Alex: We're not here to kill anyone
Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) took to the streets of Alexandra on Wednesday, handing out COVID-19 information pamphlets and encouraged residents of the township to stay indoors. SANDF said its members were not on the streets to hurt anyone.
'It's a calling' - Healthcare workers roll out mass screening in townships
Mass screenings and testing for COVID19 are being rolled out across the country, especially in the areas where the most vulnerable live… the townships. "Wash your hands, stay calm, social distance and get screened for COVID19." These are the messages from healthcare workers at the front line of flattening the curve in SA.