Ministers give an update on day 5 of COVID-19 lockdown
Ministers representing the COVID -19 national command council gave an update on the COVID 19 lockdown in South Africa.
EWN & COVID19: Still in touch, in tune, and independent
The country is on lockdown. Eyewitness News is here to keep giving you the information you need to know during this unprecedented moment in our history. This is our message to you.
Gauteng's homeless to be housed at schools during lockdown
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Gauteng government outlined some of the plans they have for the province.
SA on lockdown: Here’s what you need to know
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa will be placed on lockdown for 21 days due to the coronavirus outbreak, EWN unpacks what this means for citizens.
MTN drops data prices, offers free services to customers
MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa has announced that the company would reduce its monthly data prices from 15 April 2020. This comes after the Competition Commission released its Data Services Market Inquiry report in December, recommending that mobile networks reduce data prices or face prosecution.
Singing in quarantine: People entertain themselves while on lockdown
Following the coronavirus outbreak, many cities around the world have been placed on lockdown or citizens instructed to self-quarantine. This is how they keep positive.
Dlamini-Zuma outlines regulations to curb spread of COVID-19
Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and other members of the national command council briefed members of the media on the various gazetted regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Local Break: The latest on Somizi and Mohale, Ami Faku and the Bacardi Holiday Club
Local break brings you the latest on South African and international entertainment news - from a sit down with Somizi and Mohale to the latest on Ami Faku, the Joburg Slay Festival and a look inside the Bacardi Holiday Club.
Santaco rolls out hygiene programme at taxi ranks
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the South African National Taxi Council has introduced a hygiene programme at its biggest taxi ranks, including Wanderers taxi rank in Johannesburg and taxi ranks in Durban. This is how they plan on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in taxis.
COVID-19 infections hit 62 in South Africa
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize addressed the country on 16 March 2020, saying that as infections increased, fighting the virus would not be easy.
Coronavirus forces South African school calendar changes
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has announced that the South African school calendar will be forced to change in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19: Graduation ceremonies cancelled and contact learning limited
Minister of Higher Education Dr Blade Nzimande outlined the plans his department has for tertiary institutions following the coronavirus outbreak and recent infections in South Africa.
Random COVID-19 screenings set to be done at taxi ranks and on trains
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has announced that random screenings will take place on public transport in the country. Mbalula was speaking at an inter-ministerial press briefing following President Ramaphosa's announcement on the country’s plans to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Motsoaledi: We can only stop people, not goods, from coming into SA
Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that 35 of the country's 53 ports would be closed in an attempt to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus in South Africa.
Angelo Agrizzi apologises for error in state capture testimony
Former Bosasa CEO Angelo Agrizzi made a brief appearance at the commission of inquiry into state capture on 13 March 2020. Agrizzi made a public apology to Correctional Services official Jabu Sishuba after saying in his January 2019 testimony that she had received bribes from Bosasa.
Here’s how the repatriation of SA citizens from Wuhan will be managed
Dr Ahmed Bham, who is leading the team of specialists sent to Wuhan, unpacks how the repatriation process of South Africans will be done.
SANDF team leaves to bring South Africans back from Wuhan
President Cyril Ramaphosa was at OR Tambo International Airport to see off a team from the South African National Defence Force as they left to fetch South Africans from China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Vodacom to cut data costs by 30%
The Competition Commission announced that Vodacom would reduce monthly data prices from 1 April 2020. This comes after the commission released its Data Services Market Inquiry report in December, recommending that mobile networks reduce data prices or face prosecution.