Eskom records significant rise in unplanned power cuts in Gauteng
It has attributed the repeated power failures to illegal connections, bypassed meters and vandalism of the power utility's electricity infrastructure.
Businesses in the tourism sector urged to apply for COVID-19 relief funding
As many South African businesses continue to feel the impact of the coronavirus, the tourism sector has been hit hard by the nationwide 21-day lockdown.
Farmers in distress due to COVID-19 given 2 weeks to apply for assistance
Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza has announced some relief for struggling small-scale farmers in the country in a bid to ensure that food production is not compromised during the coronavirus pandemic.
SA’s food supply chain to be closely monitored during lockdown - Didiza
The Agriculture Minister said this would assist the sector to pick any up problems experienced in food production.
Didiza: Panic buying may lead to unnecessary food price hikes
Speaking at a briefing in Pretoria on Monday, the Agriculture Minister announced interventions in the agricultural sector to ensure continued food production during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
UIF: Workers of non-compliant employers will get assistance
The UIF is offering some relief through its COVID-19 temporary employee-employer relief scheme, set up to mitigate the impact of the lockdown on businesses and workers.
Joburg restaurant turns to crowdfunding to pay salaries during lockdown
While government has offered assistance through initiatives such as the SMME debt relief finance scheme, some businesses are being proactive and have turned to their communities for help.
'No work, no pay' - Non-essential workers feeling financial strain of lockdown
As South Africa enters week two of the national lockdown, thousands of workers are feeling the impact and it’s been devastating.
Education Dept mourns teacher who died after contracting COVID-19
It’s understood the 45-year-old teacher from the Platt Primary School died on Tuesday, just days after she tested positive for the coronavirus.
Motshekga sends condolences after KZN teacher dies from COVID-19
The 45-year-old teacher from Isipingo died on Tuesday after testing positive several days ago.
Over 5,000 field workers mobilised on day 1 of COVID-19 testing in SA
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that 10,000 health workers would be sent to people’s homes to test for the COVID-19.
Solidarity Relief fund 'can't provide relief' for SMMEs
President Cyril Ramaphosa last week announced government had set up the independent fund to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus.
EFF: First COVID-19 deaths should act as wakeup call to South Africans
The red berets have appealed to all citizens to adhere to the rules of the national lockdown and follow the precautionary measures set out by the health department.
SA COVID-19 patient speaks about her diagnosis, experience
Naledi Radebe (29) was visiting the United Kingdom earlier this month when she started feeling unwell.
Lockdown period will determine when schools reopen - Motshekga
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said that at this stage, she could not say when schools would reopen.
SA lockdown: Govt working on relief package for informal sector
The 21-day lock down period officially starts at midnight on Thursday and would have a devastating impact on businesses and hawkers as well as informal traders will be among those hardest hit.
Rights group slams decision to grant rapist Bob Hewitt parole
The former tennis star was sentenced to six years behind bars in 2015 after he was found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting three youths he was coaching over 20 years ago.
NSPCA: You can't get coronavirus from domestic animals
The NSPCA is warning the public about certain entities spreading misinformation about animals and the virus.