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Tiger Brands CEO Noel Doyle warns that a weaker rand will raise the cost of rice imports.
The ANC in the Free State has suspended Matjhabeng Local Municipality Mayor Nkosinjani Speelman after he apologised for using a racially offensive word ahead of a Covid-19 operation.
Ahead of the mass testing programme for Covid-19, the City of Tshwane has launched a hotline that will deal with all aspects of the pandemic.
The public broadcaster fights back after the tripartite alliance says it is not fulfilling its mandate to inform the public during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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The Outsurance team, trained by Clinix Health group, disinfect taxi’s at the Esangweni Taxi Rank in, Gauteng to help curb the spread of Covid-19 around the province.
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This comes as countries around the globe scramble to secure scare medical equipment to fight the virus.
The shopping centre says it will negotiate requests for relief on a case-by-case basis.
Netcare is investigating a Covid-19 outbreak at St Augustine's Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal where 47 staff members tested positive and measures have been put in place to contain the outbreak.
Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has appealed to South Africans to "find it in your hearts to forgive me" for having lunch at a friend's house during a nationwide lockdown.
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Another school has been burnt down in Soshanguve in Tshwane, making it the fourth school in the area to be destroyed during the nationwide lockdown.
"Everybody needs the snoek run to make it through the year," says Naaim Jacobs, a line fisherman from Lavender Hill who grew up fishing at Kalk Bay harbour.
A 32-year-old suspect wanted for a string of serious and violent crimes that include rape, burglary and the murder of a man whose body was dismembered, has been arrested.
Separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements.
How a Chinese company hijacked the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is too soon to tell whether the lockdown has worked, but the government should know whether it is so within days. Meanwhile, the debate in senior government circles is increasingly turning towards how to save a fragile economy.
Eskom has told investors it currently doesn’t need to approach the government for more support, even as a Covid-19-related national shutdown slashes revenue.
The mayor of Welkom had to apologise for a racially offensive word used during an address to soldiers about to enforce lockdown rules in the Free State city.
A group of homeless people made a break for it from a tent encampment in Strandfontein, Cape Town, which was erected to house them during the lockdown.
Around 2 300 Telkom employees have opted for voluntary severance packages since the start of a business restructuring process early this year, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
The South African wine industry was relieved to hear that government has changed the lockdown regulations to enable wine to be exported.
Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize says no health professional will be forced to work in an area where they do not feel protected.
Home Affairs is part of the essential services allowed to operate during lockdown. Currently, all the offices are only offering death registrations, temporary identity documents and reissuing of birth certificates.
The former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi Manana, has attempted to set the record straight on the controversial visit by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to his private residence.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will assess the effectiveness of the 21-day lockdown, which is due to end on 16 April, in the coming days.
The South African National Taxi Council is seeking compensation of R250 a day for taxi drivers for the losses they suffered during the country's 21-day lockdown.
Cape Town PathCare lab messenger Margot Malander recorded a video for her Facebook friends, encouraging them to stay positive during the nationwide lockdown.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has summoned Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, to a meeting to discuss a purported social media post of her having lunch with former deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana.
A Cape Town man who was arrested for posting a video about alleged contaminated Covid-19 test kits, has been released on a warning to appear in court for a second time.
Called ‘Collect Direct’, customers can select from over 260 products including: cleaners; canned foods; toothpastes; bread; and nappies.
A new SA website aims to spread the message that homemade masks can help to curb the spread of Covid-19 and lower the rate of infection.
An elderly woman who had gone to assist her neighbour at the Noordhoek Manor Retirement Village has been hospitalised after a gas heater caught fire.
At 20:00 sharp daily, almost like clockwork, appreciative cheers and clapping can be heard across many a neighbourhood, as South Africans give thanks to those working on the front line during the Covid-19 lockdown. Watch.
Johnny Clegg's family has barred a South African shark cage-diving operator from using the late legendary singer's music to lure the predators for deep-sea viewing excursions.
Mass screenings for the novel coronavirus have been rolled out to people in several Western Cape suburbs as efforts to get ahead of the outbreak in the country continue.
The Duduza Clinic in Ekurhuleni, where a nurse tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, will reopen on Wednesday.
It took the mother of two a little more than 13 hours to complete the 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km cycle and a 42.2 km run required.
Hundreds of homeless people in Cape Town have arrived at an intensively managed new facility – their new home during the Covid-19 lockdown.
A Western Cape man who was admitted to hospital on Sunday and tested positive for Covid-19 has died, the Department of Health said, noting the number of confirmed cases now sits at 1 686 which is an increase of 31.
After a calamitous start to accommodate the homeless of Tshwane at the Caledonian Stadium, which has been closed, about 300 people have now been resettled at the Centurion Sports Park.
While South Africa is in its second week of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, documentary photographer Joshua Rubin is capturing the empty streets of Cape Town using a drone.
In response to the impact of Covid-19 outbreak, the Reserve Bank has introduced regulatory relief measures across three fronts.
The Gauteng Department of Education will provide counselling to the family of murdered Soweto teen Sphiwe Sibeko.
It will be a mostly cool to cold day across the country as temperatures drastically drop in some areas, while some provinces will experience sunshine in abundance, according to the South African Weather Service.
An admin block at Amogelang Secondary School in Soshanguve has been burnt down during the early hours of the morning, the Gauteng Department of Education says.
The legal footage from drone company Step Above captured eerily quiet streets and intersections.
South Africans aren't unaccustomed to queueing in a drive-thru, ordering and then waiting for food. But a drive-thru station that conducts Covid-19 tests has to be a first.
Sixteen taxi drivers are behind bars for contravening the recently adjusted regulations implemented by the government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The grants do not cover commercial farmers.
The ANC and its tripartite alliance partners, the SACP and Cosatu, have hit back at Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, rejecting his comments that he would turn to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund for economic relief if the need arises.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a firm stance against Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, following allegations that Ndabeni-Abrahams breached lockdown regulations by visiting a friend.
The government site contains information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, plus statistics on its spread in SA and related government press releases.
The Special Investigating Unit will probe a controversial information technology tender issued by the Gauteng e-Government department, its spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, has said.
Hairdresser Shaughn Adams says since the start of the lockdown last month, he has been too afraid to open his laptop to check his business's turnover.
Knowingly sharing fake news is a crime subject to 6 months imprisonment under SA’s Covid-19 disaster regulations.
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has found herself in the spotlight again after a social media post went viral allegedly showing her having lunch at the home of former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi Manana, during the national lockdown. But this is not the first time she has been in hot water.
At least 12 NGOs have been assisting the department to ensure congested informal settlements get access to water and sanitation as well as creating roads to allow for emergency services into these areas.
Children at three schools in Tshwane will not have a school to go back to when the coronavirus lockdown ends. Their places of learning were burnt down, said Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi's office on Tuesday.
Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo visited a testing site at District C in Roodepoort on Tuesday, where he heard concerns over minimal resources for healthcare workers.
Cool, cold weather will continue on Wednesday for much of the country and for much of the day, but there is a consistent watch for afternoon thundershowers across SA, according to the South African Weather Service.
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, or "StellaRated", as she is known on Twitter, needs to be disciplined by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Going to dinner parties while the rest of South Africa is under a three-week lockdown undermines his whole effort to get citizens behind his national effort to curb the coronavirus, writes Pieter du Toit.
The historic suburb of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town has become the latest to host urgent Covid-19 testing.
Twenty-eight people are in hospital with Covid-19 in the Western Cape, and 10 in ICU, as the case number in the province rises to 490, Premier Alan Winde has said.
Each test costs R850.
Fair and Equitable Society confirmed the case had been withdrawn after they received a response from President Cyril Ramaphosa and after further consultation with their legal team.
The ANC-led alliance secretariat says in a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa that the SABC is not fulfilling its mandate during the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Struggling families in Lawaaikamp, Blanco and Rosemore in George, Western Cape, have welcomed the food relief provided by 80 of the 140 soup kitchens that remain open during the Covid-19 national lockdown.
Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has condemned the actions of the driver of a minibus taxi that overturned on the M1 in Johannesburg.
The City of Johannesburg commences issuing permits to informal food traders following an amendment to Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
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A head-on collision between two trucks on the N1, in the Western Cape, has left six farmworkers dead and one critically injured.
On World Health Day, South Africa and governments around the world are urged to heed the coronavirus 'tipping point' and ban wildlife trade to reduce risk of future pandemics.
South Africa is gearing up for the fight against Covid-19 as healthcare workers face a race against time to prepare for the inevitable onslaught.
The government is preparing to evacuate South Africans who can get to its embassy in Brazil ahead of a flight out on Wednesday morning, with a compulsory 14 days' quarantine on arrival.
A Cape Town man who posted a video relating to Covid-19, claiming testing kits are possibly contaminated, has been arrested.
Some residents of Setjwetla informal settlement in Alexandra, Johannesburg are seemingly ready to disobey the government's efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading in the area.
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The South African National Taxi Council is expected to announce an independent relief fund for the taxi industry amid the 21-day national lockdown.
An official who works at a women's prison in East London has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, the Department of Correctional Services has said.
Informal traders selling essential goods and uncooked foods to now operate with a permit during the lockdown.
What was meant to be a six-day honeymoon on a tropical island soon turned into an isolation destination for these South African newlyweds.
There were 475 recorded cases of Covid-19 in the Western Cape, with 26 patients in hospital and 12 in intensive care units, Premier Alan Winde has said.
The case against a former Bryanston High School sports coach accused of sexual assault has once again been postponed in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court.
Health MEC in the Eastern Cape Sindiswa Gomba said three women, aged 32, 50 and 60, are currently hospitalised. They were part of a group that had attended the funeral of a retired nurse 16 days ago, which has since been identified as a source of the rise in cases in the metro.
Testing for Covid-19 in South Africa will, hopefully, be massively increased in the next few weeks. A machine called the GeneXpert, currently used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB), will be used by the state to test for the coronavirus.
SA Taxi, which is a financing and insurance company specialising in the taxi industry, has given taxi owners a temporary financial lifeline for April.
The City of Ekurhuleni has vowed to strictly ensure that all lockdown regulations relating to taxi operators are respected and implemented.
Fake news, hoaxes and conspiracy theories have been ubiquitous since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. People have either, in their ignorance, unwittingly shared false information on their social media pages or via WhatsApp, while others have actively created fake news to serve various malicious objectives.
A man who arrested after filming himself using tik in front of the Lyttelton police station, has apologised in a series of videos.
Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says that forecasting has become "nightmarish" given the many moving parts at play.
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