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South Africa’s biggest labour-union federation and a key political ally of President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing the government to tap state institutions for a stimulus plan to combat the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.
The Motsepe family has pledged R1 billion towards the fight against coronavirus via associated companies.
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Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota submitted himself for coronavirus testing on Saturday morning.
On any given Friday morning the streets in and around Cape Town's central business district would be jam-packed, with thousands of people and cars going about their daily activities.
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The country now has a junk rating from all three major international rating agencies.
South African police service are working with the economic development ministry to find a solution to shopping queues that leave people exposed to the coronavirus.
The small group of Khoisan people, who have been protesting outside the Union Buildings in Tshwane, don’t know how they will survive the lockdown.
It was previously announced that two people had died, but one person's coronavirus test returned negative.
The Department of Transport is reconsidering some of the new regulations that have come into effect, after some incidents during the first day of the national lockdown.
Five people were arrested in the Free State; 20 in Gauteng - six in Alexandra; seven were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal; 10 in Limpopo; and two in the Western Cape.
It will be a cloudy day over most of the country, with fire warnings for the Northern and Western Cape, the South African Weather Service says.
A taxi association vital to transportation to and from the Durban CBD says it will no longer ferry passengers because it is not fiscally possible because of restrictions.
On day one of the nationwide lockdown, the capital city of Tshwane wasn't exactly a ghost town - but it was certainly far quieter than it normally is.
Two Cape Town joggers have been cautioned by traffic police for jogging in Beach Road, Sea Point, despite the national lockdown.
On Friday, Johannesburg, the city established along the main gold reef on the Witwatersrand, the city that built South Africa and the city that remains at the centre of commerce and industry, went silent. This is a record of Day 1 of the national lockdown in the country's most important city.
The suburb was bustling as residents carried on with their lives, with scores of people roaming the streets.
The husband of one of the two women whose deaths have been linked to Covid-19 says he suspects his wife may have been more susceptible to the novel coronavirus due to a recently discovered blood clot in one of her lungs, Netwerk24 is reporting.
The EFF has called on South Africans to take the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak seriously and has urged people to follow regulations put in place for the 21-day lockdown in the country, which started at midnight.
A cyclist has been arrested for defying the 21-day national lockdown which came into effect at midnight on Thursday.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refused to divulge the number of soldiers deployed to help police enforce regulations during the 21-day lockdown, but she has assured South Africans that they are ready for their task.
Homeless people in Tshwane and Johannesburg will not be forced to move into shelters during the 21-day lockdown, according to Gauteng's acting social development MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Western Cape premier Alan Winde has expressed his grief at the news that two South Africans have died of Covid-19 in the province - the first deaths in the country as a result of the pandemic.
Members of the South African National Defence Force could be patrolling the country’s streets well beyond the 21-day lockdown period.
HealthInsite, a corporate wellness and occupational health service provider in collaboration with Mullah Labs, has set up a drive-through Covid-19 testing station at Wanderers Stadium.
A French tourist who visited the Kruger National Park has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa's lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight.
The national lockdown will be most challenging national effort ever recorded in SA's history, with the government having spent the last three days trying to enact various regulations which will in effect suspend South Africa’s way of life for three weeks.
A proposed by-law drafted by the City of Cape Town contains provisions preventing anyone from independently testing the water quality in City-run nature reserves without written authorisation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has given members of the SA National Defence Force their marching orders hours before the country goes into lockdown.
The Cape Town Labour Centre was inundated with hundreds of people who stood queuing to hear whether they would get some relief after being told they would not get paid by their employers.
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The owner of Longberry Meat Market was arrested for contravening the regulations of the Consumer Protection Act and the Disaster Management Act.
"There is no use fighting over who caused it or where it came from," President Cyril Ramaphosa said after meetings with African Union and G-20 member states.
Drivers at the Retreat taxi rank in Cape Town would usually be out and about, but things have changed considerably since South Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus.
It will be perfect stay-in weather on the first day of the lockdown on Friday in most parts of the country, the South African Weather Service has said.
Clinics in the City of Johannesburg will remain operational during the national 21-day lockdown, according to Eunice Mgcina, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development.
Of the 181 Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town has recorded the vast majority with 152.
Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the 21-day lockdown.
The police have shut down immigrant-owned spaza shops in Govan Mbeki, Port Elizabeth, citing the 21-day national lockdown to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Police have arrested another man who tested positive for the coronavirus and ignored a government directive that he self-isolate, travelling from Gauteng to Limpopo and interacting with others.
The last time the WACS cable broke, South African internet users saw significant decrease in their access speeds to offshore sites.
"My clients are both men and women. They found having to wear gloves and masks fun and an interesting way to have sex," says Joseph who has been a sex worker in Cape Town for eight years.
Lockdown is here and while we are all at risk of contracting the virus, we can’t allow fear to overwhelm us. We have to stay optimistic.
Cape Town's main roads were eerily quiet on the first day of the three-week lockdown ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic.
Capetonians have given frontline workers a heartfelt thank you amid the national lockdown to fight Covid-19.
Many Capetonians scrambled to get essentials as the first day of the 21-day lockdown, to combat the spread of the coronavirus, officially began.
On the first day of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19, the police were out in numbers and resorted to the use of force to disperse residents.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says businesses also felt the panic buying itch in the lead up to the national lockdown, and were seen to have began "panic exporting".
The German government has approached South Africa to repatriate its citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bodies of people who die from coronavirus will be triple bagged, according to new regulations, and medical staff handling them must wear full protection equipment and behave with caution, as if there is a biohazard risk.
As the dreaded Day One of the Covid-19 lockdown dawned, people in parts of Nelson Mandela Bay seemed to carry on with life and running errands, oblivious to why the country was under lockdown.
Homeless people in Johannesburg and Mayfair have mostly complied with an order to be taken to places of shelter for the duration of the 21-day lockdown.
The ACDP has confirmed that its leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe and MP Steve Swart have tested positive for Covid-19.
The eThekwini municipality is assisting homeless to find shelter during the shutdown.
South Africa's first deaths linked to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are a stark reminder of the seriousness of the threat the country is facing, the DA and IFP have said in reaction to the news.
Two women have died from the coronavirus in the Western Cape.
A group of more than 60 German tourists are under quarantine after one tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
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When a local animal rescue organisation called on the public to help evacuate animals ahead of the countrywide lockdown, Capetonians did not disappoint.
South Africa has come under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.
As SA enters Day 1 of the national lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus, here's what News24 journalists found on the streets.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says courts will be open – but with restricted access – during the nationwide lockdown, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A hotel bus transporting German tourists to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to undergo testing for the novel coronavirus, has broken down, according to a report.
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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is still considering buying the notorious locomotives which are too tall for much of South Africa's long-distance rail network, GroundUp reports.
A Cape Town-based tech distribution company has issued a challenge to corporate South Africa - collectively order one million masks and it will donate 100 000 masks free of charge to the country’s first responders.
During the lockdown, the Department of Basic Education is embarking on various alternatives to ensure that learning continues while pupils are at home, especially Grade 12s, who have to prepare for their final examinations.
The WHO in Africa is of the view that HIV needs to be taken into account when various governments across implement their interventions to minimise the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The broadcaster will be closing its offices in Kimberly.
The news will come as a relief to hundreds of refugees holed up in a church in Cape Town.
It was like an "alcohol rush hour" as people flocked to many big retail and bottle stores to stock up on booze before the 21-day lockdown kicked in at midnight on Thursday.
Just R10 for a large packet of sweet, juicy black grapes and R7 for a bag of tomatoes ripened by the sun on the roadside were some of the Covid-19 fire sale deals on offer.
A recent plea by Gauteng premier David Makhura for all residents to remain in the province during the 21-day lockdown has fallen on deaf ears.
Eskom says it does not anticipate load shedding during the lockdown period, in part due to a major drop in demand for electricity.
The Basic Education Department has vowed to work towards ensuring pupils continue benefiting from the school nutrition programme while at home.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme has made provisional funding available to more than 400 000 students for the 2020 academic year.
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