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President Cyril Ramaphosa convened the first virtual meeting of the Presidential Coordinating Council (PCC) on Saturday.
The Minister of Justice has issued orders to have South Africans, who break the regulations set out for the national lockdown, to be prosecuted.
A young man has been filmed seemingly doing drugs in front of the Lyttelton police station in Pretoria, Gauteng.
Officers were tipped off about alcohol being sold from a vehicle in Dunoon, Cape Town, and investigations lead to a tavern still trading despite lockdown regulations.
Refugees were evicted from the Central Methodist Church by police and taken to Bellville. Under lockdown conditions no more than 50 people are allowed to gather in one setting. (Jay Caboz, Business Insider)
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Families housing 230 children from the Abraham Kriel Children's Home have received care packages.
The three officers were arrested at the house where they were allegedly collecting the remainder of the bribe money they had demanded. They are expected to be served with suspension letters, pending an investigation into the case.
The construction workers were found working on a building site in Douglasdale, Johannesburg.
An accident at Gold 1 Modder East mine has seen a mine employee killed on duty.
The Folweni police station will operate from a mobile facility while sanitation takes place over the weekend.
The Western Cape government plans on moving thousands of people, living in informal settlements, to temporary sites. The move is part of the City’s plan,
to space people out and prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections. Watch.
The City of Johannesburg has alleged that criminal syndicates are using the national lockdown to take over unoccupied buildings and to invade open land.
Advocacy group Women and Men Against Child Abuse has halted its court monitoring and media engagement owing to the Covid-19 lockdown.
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The police are investigating a case of murder after an Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) officer was killed in Reiger Park.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences at the death of FF Plus founder General Constand Viljoen.
The government is looking at providing relief to waste pickers, who have been left without a livelihood since the national lockdown began.
Two doctors in Limpopo are living in fear after they were allegedly forced into quarantine at a medical facility by the Limpopo government after testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has welcomed the successful repatriation of 16 South Africans who were stranded in Dubai and Doha.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he doesn't believe the South African National Defence Force or the police has acted unlawfully while implementing regulations as part of the government's response to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
As South Africa's total of positive cases soars to 1 505, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the government is prepared to spend any amount of money it takes to save lives.
Thundershowers are forecast across most of the country on Saturday, but first, there will be cool conditions in most provinces, according to the South African Weather Service.
Five officers and two police administrative personnel appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of fraud, corruption and forgery.
Two men who allegedly posed as SA National Defence Force soldiers to rape and kill a granny have appeared in court and will remain in custody, police said on Friday.
In the last 72 hours, three patients have died from Covid-19 at St Augustine's Hospital in Durban, Dr Richard Friedland, the CEO of the Netcare Group, has said.
A woman in Nelson Mandela Bay has become the first person to be admitted to the city's designated ICU facility to treat the coronavirus.
While the Western Cape government said cigaarettes could be purchased at supermarkets along with essential goods, Police Minister Bheki Cele said cigarette sales were against lockdown regulations.
General Constand Viljoen, a former commander of the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the founding leader of the Freedom Front Plus, has died at the age of 86. He was considered "a soldier's soldier" and is credited with helping to defuse the threat of right-wing violence ahead of the 1994 election.
South Africans abroad who want to return during the lockdown are allowed to do so, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says. But there's no clarity about how.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa for clarity on the proper interpretation of the lockdown regulations, after Police Minister Bheki Cele lambasted the provincial administration for allowing the sale of cigarettes.
A Wilderness father, his daughter, their dog and kitten - who attempted to wait out the 21-day lockdown by camping in a remote area - have been found days after their supplies started running out.
A 9-year-old boy has witnessed two men forcing his mother to the ground and robbing her in Moss Street in the Verulam CBD, KwaZulu-Natal.
A Johannesburg woman is allegedly harassed and victimised after voluntarily disclosing her Covid-19 infection to her neighbourhood.
Gauteng is now the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, with more than 600 recorded cases. This week we speak to Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku about the province's readiness to handle the virus. Listen.
Police arrest 2 289 people since the beginning of the lockdown to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The NHLS has only managed to do about 6 000 tests since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported about a month ago, which is slightly higher than the number they claim to be able to do in a day.
Dr Naeem Kathrada's branch of medicine may not be in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, but his organisational skills have seen him get Gift of the Givers' first Cape Town drive-through coronavirus testing site up and running in just over a week.
The status quo remains unchanged in Mamelodi, Pretoria, despite the lockdown. Children can be seen playing between shacks, groups of adults socialise with friends, while non-essential shops remain open for business.
Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has promised that water will be diverted to drought-stricken areas during the lockdown.
All spaza shops and street vendors have been given the green light to operate their businesses.
The Queen Mary 2, a cruise liner that had more than 1 200 passengers on board, has left South African shores after dropping off six locals and replenishing its supplies.
A Cape Town man who was said to have been killed by police brutality while buying beer during the lockdown actually died from a heart attack, Police Minister Bheki Cele says.
Police evicted refugees from the Central Methodist Church due to the coronavirus pandemic. South Africans are encouraged to practice physical distancing and not be in places with more than 50 people. The refugees will be homed at a site in Bellville, where the City of Cape Town has erected marquees for the homeless.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the SA airline industry could amount to 10.7 million fewer passengers transported, according to an industry body..
Gauteng's Department of Health has said that these donations will be used to assist the government's response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
We asked our readers to send us their best, funniest and most creative videos of what they are getting up to while they are in lockdown - and they certainly delivered!
German tourist Wolfgang Luckau said there was a perception in South Africa that tourists were responsible for the spread of the coronavirus. Watch.
All 76 students will be allowed to return to their families after testing negative for Covid-19.
The operation across Gauteng saw detective raids and the tracing of wanted suspects that resulted in 572 arrests. Of these, 95 were for gender-based violence.
It’s been nine days since South Africa was placed under a nationwide lockdown and there have been countless complaints and cases filed against the police as a result of their alleged use of excessive force. Listen.
Cape Town police are investigating why a bakery and cake shop is listed as an essential service, which remained operational as recently as Friday.
UK-based company Penlon has revised its decision not to assist a group of local businessmen, doctors and engineers who have been working to reverse engineer an old mechanical ventilator it first made nearly 40 years ago.
Uncertainty over what SA's Covid-19 numbers means is rife, and there are fears that there could be many more infections than what have been reported.
Some street hawkers sell sweets outside schools, some braai mealies in town, others are recyclers, but now they can't earn a living to buy food due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Criminals have taken advantage of the current lockdown, vandalising and stealing items at four primary schools and a secondary school in the Vaal.
The Muslim community has distributed more than R7 million worth of welfare and relief aid across the country since the lockdown began.
The 21-day lockdown imposed on South Africa to minimise the spread of Covid-19 has seen tens of taxi drivers flouting the new regulations.
More than 17 000 people have been arrested countrywide over the last week for various crimes and contravening lockdown regulations.
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola has appointed former Constitutional Court judge, Catherine (Kate) O'Regan, as the Covid-19 designate judge.
Former State prosecutor and current DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach has questioned the legality of the ban against the sale of cigarettes, saying that the regulations on the matter are open to interpretation.
Political allies and opponents alike remembered General Constand Viljoen as having played a critical role in the peaceful transition to democracy during 1993 and 1994. Viljoen was chief of the SA Defence Force and came out of retirement to lead the white right in 1993, before he abandoned any idea of an armed insurrection in 1994.
The rand has been the worst performing EM currency over the past year.
The North West is rolling out mass screening and testing after a Botswana national, who attended a funeral in Zeerust, died of Covid-19.
Police Minister Bheki Cele issued a renewed order to law enforcement agencies on Friday to strongly clamp down on people violating lockdown restrictions as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the country.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed that 11 healthcare workers have tested positive for Covid-19 at a private hospital, which News24 understands to be St Augustine's Hospital in Durban after visiting the institution.
Ministers in the economic cluster will update the media on Friday on revisions made to lockdown regulations.
Three deaths have allegedly occurred at the hands of police since the start of the nationwide lockdown on 26 March, according to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.
Several people have been seriously injured in an eThekwini municipality demolition in Cato Manor and Mariannhill that turned violent.
News24 spoke to the Red Cross' George Mamabolo, the acting national programmes manager in charge of contact tracing, to find out how this essential tool is contributing to locating and isolating those who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Long queues, such as this one outside Makhaza Shopping Centre in Khayelitsha, are an area of concern for high-density communities as residents struggle to adapt to regulations imposed under the 21-day lockdown in effect in the country.
Six traffic officers have been arrested for corruption and defeating the ends of justice in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.
The health minister says it is remarkable that 1 600 of the 1 700 people who have come into contact with 859 people who attended a massive church event in Bloemfontein, have been traced.
"The people are being moved because of Covid-19," SA Human Rights Commissioner Chris Nissen says. Police confirm this is done under the national state of disaster mandate, at national level.
Banks and financial services of all kinds are expected to keep going during lockdown – but debt collectors are specifically banned from operating.
The first emergency "field hospital" in the Western Cape has been inspected by Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo - in preparation for any "surge" of cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Watch the video for an exclusive News24 walkthrough.
Meet Bongile Yabo. He is aged 50, but runs like the wind. It's his job - sprinting ahead of his refuse collection team to collect his fellow citizens' rubbish during the nationwide lockdown.
The police will crack down on businesses selling cigarettes in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele has said.
The government will use cellphone towers to trace people who have been in contact with those who tested positive for Covid-19.
Of the new cases, 27 were in the Western Cape, 20 in KwaZulu-Natal, 18 in Gauteng, eight in the Free State, two in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo as well as one in Mpumalanga. Four cases were still unallocated as it was not clear where the patients were currently based.
More than 5 000 German tourists are still in South Africa. They have been stranded due to the 21-day lockdown and the cessation of commercial air traffic.
The five police officers and two administrative personnel arrested for fraud and corruption on Thursday morning are alleged to have fraudulently issued vehicle clearance documentation for illegally imported, stolen and hijacked vehicles.
The former executive mayor of Stellenbosch, Conrad Sidego, died at the age of 73.
Streams of good reviews have been pouring in for a drive-through testing station at Wanderers Club in Johannesburg which was established last week to test people for Covid-19.
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