COVID-19: EL Correctional Services to start tests after official tests positive
It's understood the officer works at the women's prison and went into self-isolation after having unwavering flu-like symptoms.
Musicians up the beat on COVID-19 messages
While the songs are catchy, the calls to practice social distancing and adhering to lockdown regulations are clear.
Legal action against health dept follows failed attempts to engage - Nehawu
The union is unhappy with working conditions under the national lockdown after the government failed to provide protective equipment and sanitizers to frontline health workers.
Parts of Gauteng hit by power outages as Eskom infrastructure targeted
Eskom called on the public to report any suspicious behaviour around its sites to prevent further outages.
Eskom uses lockdown as opportunity for short-term maintenance
The power utility has experienced a significant reduction in demand for electricity, which has allowed the company to operate without the need to implement load shedding.
SAA flights won’t be coming back with S.Africans stranded abroad
The national airline agreed to operate charter flights to repatriate German nationals who are currently stuck in lockdown.
Zwelinzima Vavi tests positive for coronavirus
Vavi received his diagnosis on Thursday morning after undergoing multiple test following a persistent flu.
Parents still required to pay school fees during lockdown
Schools were forced to close following the surge in coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country with the department having to introduce E-learning at home during this period.
Prominent SA scientist Gita Ramjee dies of COVID-19-related complications
Ramjee, a vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention researcher, had returned from London last week but reportedly showed no symptoms of the coronavirus.
Lockdown lessons: SA pupils turn to online learning to keep studies on track
The Education Department is encouraging pupils to use the time to self-study and has made learning material available online, as well as revision classes on radio and TV.
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.
SABC to broadcast grade 12 revision lessons during lockdown
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that learning and teaching would continue during the 21 days national lockdown through lessons broadcasted on TV, radio, and online.
With lockdown disrupting schooling, dept says pupils must study at home
Tuesday would have been the start of the second term but due to early closures, traditional methods of teaching have been changed to make up for lost time.
Absa to roll out debt relief for its customers
The bank is the latest to announce measures for eligible customers who've been adversely impacted by the 21-day lockdown.
Gauteng police have hands full trying to enforce lockdown - Mawela
Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela said at least 148 people were arrested in just the past 72 hours for various transgressions including trading in alcohol and participating in street gatherings.
Early pension payments as Sassa seeks to keep elderly safe from COVID-19
Government said that it had taken the necessary measures to reduce congestion and ensure there was social distancing protocols at pay points.
Makhura: Not enough people practising social distancing
Makhura urged South Africans to stop panic buying in order to reduce overcrowding and potential infections.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Govt can legally track you through your cellphone
With at least 1,187 confirmed cases in the country, the health department said a total of 117 people cannot be located.