Ramaphosa asks for extension to respond to liquor sale demands
The forum, made up of tavern and shebeen owners from across the province, wrote to the president last week asking him to lift the lockdown regulations regarding the sale and distribution of alcohol or meet them in court.
Relaxation of alcohol, tobacco rules may defeat purpose of lockdown – expert
The alcohol, tobacco, and property industries were just some of the fields that had requested a review of the current lockdown regulations.
Equal Education: School feeding schemes must continue as an essential service
The group says its recommendation should be implemented urgently as hunger and malnutrition compromised children's immunity.
Equal Education wants detailed plan on feeding schemes at schools under lockdown
It’s been almost a month since schools shut down in the country and many pupils have not been able to receive consistent meals.
Gauteng police arrest 41 suspects connected to recent attacks on schools
A number of schools have come under attack recently, including the setting alight of structures in Soshanguve in Pretoria.
AU Chair appoints special envoys to secure funds for fight against COVID-19
In his capacity as AU chair, Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Nigeria's former Finance Ministers Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Lweala from Nigeria and Trevor Manuel from SA amongst others to secure international funding for Africa's fight against the coronavirus.
Ramaphosa has until tomorrow to respond to request for relaxation of alcohol ban
The Gauteng Liquor Forum wrote a letter to Ramaphosa at the weekend detailing why they should be permitted to sell alcohol on a limited basis, and they gave him until midday on Tuesday to respond.
What does it mean to be a teacher in a time of the coronavirus pandemic?
The National Education Collaboration Trust said it will launch a 20-part radio series where they will engage teachers on the impact of COVID-19 on their psycho-social status and on their profession.
Ramaphosa appoints AU special envoys for Africa’s fight against COVID-19
They will be tasked with soliciting rapid and concrete support as pledged by the G20, the European Union, and other international financial institutions.
Govt’s support programmes for pupils during lockdown are 'adequate’ - Nect
Schools have been closed for about a month now and there were concerns that the 2020 academic year could be completely lost.
COVID-19: Old Mutual, Liberty temporarily drop their retrenchment covers
If you were thinking of getting retrenchment cover right now, you’re a little too late.
Sassa introduces new dates for elderly, disability grants
The agency has now instituted a payment file system that will only allow payments to the elderly on the 4th and 5th of each month and then only open from the 6th for other beneficiaries.
Coronavirus... virus… us: NW health didn't pay Mzwakhe Mbuli for COVID-19 song
Health MEC Madoda Sambatha had apparently only challenged Mbuli to compose a song about the pandemic.
UIF: COVID-19 benefit fund only applicable during lockdown period
The UIF said that out of the R30 billion available for payouts this financial year, R10 billion had been allocated to deal with COVID-19 lockdown cases.
Soshanguve taxi driver arrested for violating lockdown regulations
The man was caught ferrying 13 passengers in a 15-seater taxi – that's three more than what is allowed and driving without a permit or license.
Independent Media Group to cut staff salaries due to lockdown
It has joined companies that are cutting salaries as a response to the effects of the lockdown.
Nehawu vs Dept of Health court case over COVID-19 equipment delayed
The union took government to court to compel the department to provide their members in the health care sector with personal protective equipment (PPE).
COVID-19 infections in SA rise to 1,749, with 13 deaths
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize revealed this at a briefing where the Motsepe Foundation donated personal protective equipment to be distributed in all provinces.