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Sethembiso Zulu

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Sethembiso Zulu is a Multimedia Journalist for Eyewitness News.

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Parents react to delayed reopening of schools

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga gave an update on Monday regarding the opening of schools. On Sunday, the department made an about-turn by announcing grade sevens and matriculants would not be returning to school on 1 June, and would now go back on 8 June.

'We are struggling': COVID 19 lockdown hits some foreign nationals hard

On 26 March 2020, South Africa entered a nationwide lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of national disaster, introducing several regulations to help curb the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of schools, businesses and travel bans on passengers from high-risk countries. Eyewitness News spoke to some foreign nationals who said they were suffering while the lockdown continues.

Rent a Grandparent initiative aims to tackle loneliness among elderly

Befriend a Grandparent or Rent a Grandparent is a creative way to treat senior loneliness. A lot of focus is being given - and rightly so - to protecting the elderly from COVID-19. Home care agency, Care Champ, is a big advocate for the importance of socialising for seniors. Anyone with access to a phone or computer - and, ideally, an internet connection - can sign up to be a friend or grandparent.

Spaza shop owners welcome government grant

Government has set aside R2 billion to assist small and medium enterprises and spaza shop owners. In April, the Department of Small Business Development announced that government would offer a lifeline to spaza shops and businesses in the informal settlement during the COVID-19 lockdown. Owners will receive a R3,500 capital investment and another R3,500 revolving credit to use at pre-selected wholesalers. EWN spoke to some spaza shop owners in Soweto to find out what they know about this fund.

Expired goods found at Roots butchery in Evaton

Gauteng law enforcement agencies conducted a COVID-19 lockdown regulations enforcement operation targeting Orange Farm and Evaton, south of Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The operation started from the taxi rank and proceeded to Eyethu Mall in Orange Farm and later to Evaton Mall.