WC health dept aims to set up more field hospitals
Head of the provincial Department of Health Dr Keith Cloete said additional COVID-19 testing and triage centres would also be set up across the province ahead of the anticipated rise in the number of cases.
Less air pollution seen in SA over lockdown period - CSIR
Preliminary data shows that over Gauteng, nitrogen dioxide concentrations decreased by 23% and sulfur dioxide by 47%.
WHO Africa urges health sectors to continue providing non-COVID-19 services
There have been 1,835 COVID-19 deaths recorded on the continent.
Two men arrested in Muizenberg as surfers demand to be allowed to surf again
Police said that the two men were part of a group of surfers wanting to hit the waves under lockdown conditions.
Provinces with the most COVID-19 cases: What are they doing about it?
Eyewitness News looks at key provinces where the numbers are steadily rising - and how those in charge are preparing for worst-case scenarios.
CoCT urges residents to comply with Level 4 lockdown regulations
This after a complainant blew the whistle on a soccer match in Philippi, where about 500 people gathered over the weekend.
COVID-19: Over half of people who tested positive in NC recover
The Northern Cape Department of Health said 1,491 coronavirus laboratory tests have been conducted in the province so far.
BATSA gives Dlamini-Zuma until Monday to lift tobacco sales ban
BATSA has demanded that CoGTA Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma amend regulations prohibiting the sale of cigarettes and tobacco goods by Monday.
SA smokers hope to make voices heard as petition hits 400k
Government announced this week that a ban on the sale of tobacco products and cigarettes would continue under the Level 4 lockdown. It was also banned under Level 5.
SA engineers produce two mechanical ventilator prototypes for COVID-19 patients
Government has tasked experts at the Square Kilometre Array with testing the most promising technologies to conceptualise a local ventilator design.
Easing of lockdown will make those with underlying diseases more vulnerable
Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are the three main underlying health conditions that pose a concern.
Most coronavirus infections in NC contracted outside the province - dept
Nearly 400,000 Northern Cape residents have so far been screened for the novel coronavirus.
Criminals torch Elsiesriver bottle store after finding no alcohol in storeroom
Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said no arrests have been made yet.
Level 4 easing of lockdown doesn’t mean free pass for all, warns government
Government has explained that while the lockdown regulations have been relaxed to allow some economic activity, it doesn’t give people free reign to move around as the WHO warns against the issuing of ‘immunity passports’.
Woman (51), man (30) become latest COVID-19 patients to die in WC
More than 24,000 tests have been carried out in the province, which is now the epicentre of the outbreak, having surpassed Gauteng this week.
Over 200 Western Cape supermarket employees test positive for coronavirus
Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo said food shops are proving to be the new breeding ground for COVID-19.
More than 1.5 million S. Africans can now return to work – Minister Patel
Government has on Saturday afternoon clarified some of the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week to ease the lockdown to allow for some economic activity from the 1 May.
Rapist Bob Hewitt to be released on parole today
The former tennis coach was sentenced to six years in prison in 2015 after he was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting three youths in the 1980s and 90s. The former Grand Slam champion was jailed in September 2016.