Foreign nationals ‘won’t be penalised’ for expired visas during lockdown
Of the 75 land, sea and airports around the country, 35 were shut down last week.
Attention: Soldiers taking up positions but ‘not yet’ deployed
The army will be deployed by the commander in chief President Cyril Ramaphosa in line with the State of Disaster Act.
COVID-19: Fine or six months in jail if you refuse treatment, quarantine
The amended state of disaster regulations have taken away individual rights to refuse treatment in order to enforce the lockdown.
Social cluster ministers assure provision of basic services during lockdown
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has also guaranteed grant recipients will be paid on time.
Free State SAPS open inquest after Lesotho man dies near Maseru border
The death caused panic, with witnesses saying he had difficulty breathing, raising suspicions that he may have contracted the coronavirus.
Mkhize: Labs that don’t provide full info of COVID-19 patients will be charged
The minister has confirmed there are at least 554 cases of the virus here in South Africa, but 19 of these were unallocated.
Sisulu: Rural, drought-hit areas to be supplied with water to wash hands
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu said many South Africans had criticised continued messages about the importance of washing hands with water, asking where they would get the water to do this.
All precautions taken for 80 SA students back from China - Nzimande
The minister said the first batch of 76 students who were at The Ranch after arriving from Wuhan all tested negative but were awaiting one more test before they could be reintegrated.
Social grants will be paid during lockdown - Zulu
An inter-ministerial committee is briefing the media on details of government interventions following President Ramaphosa's announcement of the 21-day lockdown in South Africa amid the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 test kits donated by Jack Ma to hit SA next week
Each African country will get 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits – all donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
The nation awaits President Ramaphosa’s address on COVID-19
The council has assessed measures that were announced last week to curb the spread of COVID-19 but 274 cases have now been confirmed.
Opposition party leaders urge public to comply with gov't COVID-19 measures
President Cyril Ramaphosa met the leaders of various organisations including Cope, the Inkatha Freedom Party, African Transformation Movement and the United Democratic Movement at the Union Buildings this morning.
Ramaphosa commends business, politicians as debate over shutdown rages on
The President is expected to address the country on Sunday afternoon, amid calls for even more stringent action to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19.
Ramaphosa, national command council for COVID-19 to meet today
Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said the council, which is chaired by Ramaphosa, will meet to consider recommendations on economic relief measures to help mitigate the impact of coronavirus.
Gov't warns gatherings that don’t adhere to virus regulations will be dispersed
Managers of places that will sell liquor beyond the designated hours will be charged.
Body of man who drowned in Craighall retrieved
Joburg EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe said the young man between 20 and 30-years-old may have drowned less than 24 hours ago.
Lesotho teachers call for suspension of feeding scheme amid school closures
The Lesotho Association of Teachers said the education ministry’s decision to continue the feeding scheme programme contradicts government efforts to battle the spread of the coronavirus.
Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries
Tom Thabane declared a state of emergency on Wednesday but unlike his neighbours in the region, he was mum on countries like China, Italy, the UK and the US.