Taxi, alcohol sectors raise job worries as latest COVID-19 regulations take hold
On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the sale dispensing and distribution of alcohol with immediate effect in an effort to reduce the burden at hospitals ahead of a coronavirus peak in the country.
SA Liquor Brands Association wants ban on sale of alcohol lifted
On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended the sale dispensing and distribution of liquor saying this would assist in reducing pressure at trauma units in hospitals across the country.
KZN Health Dept pleased with COVID-19 measures as figures lower than projected
The coronavirus ministerial advisory committee had projected the province would have more than 200,000 patients by the middle of this month.
Zikalala expects Ramaphosa to announce stricter COVID-19 measures
This comes amid an increasing number of infections and deaths linked to the coronavirus.
Protesting healthcare workers at risk of contracting COVID-19 - KZN MEC
Last week, health workers at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital staged a picket demonstration and called for enhanced safety measures after 126 staff members tested positive for the virus.
No stricter lockdown for KZN, says Premier Zikalala
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said that they would implement what he called strategic interventions in COVID-19 hotspots rather than restricting economic activity.
Increase in COVID-19 hospital admissions in KZN as cases surge
Over the past week, COVID-19 cases in the province have dramatically increased from 7,786 to 13,984.
Funding for KZN schools severely affected by COVID-19
Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu said they are now hoping that President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will avail the much-needed funds.
Decision to delay grade R return not defying DBE instruction - Mshengu
The KwaZulu-Natal Education Department has decided that grade R pupils in the province will not return to school on Monday in line with the rest of the country.
Cosatu vows to keep pressure on govt until workers get salary increments
Cosatu in KZN has staged a picket outside the offices of the provincial Treasury in Pietermaritzburg – among their demands is for vacant positions within the state to be filled.
Nehawu: Albert Luthuli Hospital the new COVID-19 epicentre for health workers
Previously, the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers emanated from Netcare’s St. Augustine’s Hospital in Durban.
KZN Cogta MEC wants improvement plans from mayors after poor audit results
Only one of the province’s 54 municipalities received a clean audit.
Workers at Durban hospital protest, want Mkhize to intervene on COVID-19 issues
They claim that about 100 health workers have been infected and want all staff members to be tested.
Makwetu criticises KZN municipalities after 'no change' in last audit outcome
Irregular expenditure among the country's municipalities has increased to R32 billion in the 2018/19 financial year.
eThekwini homeless people hope for better future after doing computer course
The skills development programme forms part of interventions that the local government has been able to achieve as a result of the lockdown.
Prasa in KZN says it suffered damages worth millions due to vandalism
The rail operator said this had delayed the resumption of operations under level three regulations, but they were working to get the trains back on the tracks.
COVID-19: Natu and SAHRC to conduct survey on teachers' concerns
Grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 10 and 11 will be able to return to classes from Monday.
KZN Education Dept: COVID-19 measures working despite rising infections
The province’s Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu said that with guidance from the Health Department they had relooked at their virus containment measures.