eThekwini mayor embarks on COVID-19 awareness campaigns in townships
The densely populated Umlazi, KwaMashu and Inanda townships, which are also the region’s largest, were the latest vulnerable communities to record cases.
Govt urged to provide health services for homeless at lockdown shelters
Professor Monique Marks said that access to health services would assist officials in ensuring that the homeless - a large number of whom were drug users - did not attempt to leave the temporary shelters and risk their lives as well of those they came into contact with.
Durban small business owners help the poor with food planting project
Nevin Davidson, one of the project directors, said in the wake of the 21 days national lockdown, local business owners had decided to use their free time to assist their neighbours.
2 SA cruise ship passengers who travelled to Mozambican Islands have COVID-19
The first case was detected in a passenger who had travelled on a vessel that disembarked from the Port of Durban on 28 February and returned on 2 March.
SA's number of COVID-19 cases lower than expected - Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that thousands more were expected to have been infected by now and this was encouraging.
Medical supplies running out globally, making it difficult to help SA - GotG
Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman said this problem was worsened by an increase in pharmaceutical products as unscrupulous suppliers had taken advantage of the pandemic.
Life for eThekwini homeless more bearable amid COVID-19 lockdown
The city has made available temporary shelters and health screening for those living on the streets.
1,108 people arrested in 3 days for contravening lockdown rules: Cele
Police Minister Bheki Cele said those arrested were linked to over 200 incidents.
Minister Cele in KwaMashu on first day of social grant collections
Police Minister Bheki Cele made an oversight visit to a SuperSpar in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, as the country marks its first day of social grant collections under the COVID-19 lockdown.
Police hunt suspects after Pietermaritzburg woman (75) rape, killed – Cele
Officials said the body of the late Genzeni Zuma was found by one of her grandchildren on Sunday morning.
EThekwini's homeless people say City failed to provide adequate food, shelter
While City officials said they are doing all they can to fulfill their promises, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said this is proving difficult.
Stranded eThekwini commuters lament suspension of taxis during lockdown
The eThekwini Metro Taxi Council announced that it would be suspending all its operations during the nationwide lockdown.
COVID-19: Durban butchery owner arrested for allegedly inflating prices
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the suspect had admitted to inflating prices.
How some essential services workers in CT, eThekwini & Zandspruit are coping
This was expected to have a detrimental effect on workers who performed essential services and relied on public transport to commute between their homes and places of work.
SA under lockdown: Most citizens adhering to govt regulations
Queue marshals were seen summoning commuters at Bara Taxi Rank, but instead of multiple shouts at the same time, only a few voices could be heard.
KZN govt officials to continue COVID-19 awareness campaigns during lockdown
The province’s Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane- Zulu said they hoped residents would adhere to the lockdown and it would assist in keeping the COVID-19 fatality rate at zero.
Rural cattle herders allowed to tend livestock - KZN Safety MEC Ntuli
KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Bheki Ntuli said that this rule would apply to people who had collected water from communal areas.
Overcrowding and no sanitisers at 3 KZN Boxer stores
While government is at pains to promote good hygiene and social distancing in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19, these three Boxer stores in KwaZulu-Natal have failed to adhere to the regulations.