The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded nurses, doctors and other health workers, social workers and frontline government staff, volunteers and NGOs who are leading the fight against the disease during the lockdown.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating a man's death allegedly as a result of police action, following the reported tasering of a man going to buy beer in the Ravensmead area in Cape Town.
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.
Ministers have briefed the media – just over 24 hours before nationwide lockdown – to give clarity on what is allowed or not allowed during the lockdown, and to explain how basic services will function.
Gauteng police are on the hunt for two men after a 56-year-old woman was shot dead in Johannesburg.
Three people died after a vehicle they were travelling in overturned and rolled along the R408 between Dutywa and Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape on Saturday afternoon.
Two men allegedly stole an AK-47 and 18 rounds ammunition out of a vehicle which crashed during the shooting.
Officers with the K9 unit, and search dog Bear, combed the area and recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy on Friday.
The suspect allegedly defrauded farmers by pretended to be selling lucerne bales to those experiencing drought on their farms, but disappeared after the deposits has been paid.
In this video footage, pandemonium breaks out in the court, and eventually a man is seen outside on the ground wailing and being lifted into a police van by a number of police officers.
Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has called for calm after an Ekhurhuleni Metro Police Department officer and a security guard were arrested for allegedly killing a man and injuring four children aged between five and 11.
Hundreds are arrested in the Western Cape and Gauteng for flouting Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
Several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa's lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight.
Bruwer had testified in court in White River that both he and the prosecutor on the case feared for their lives on a daily basis. It is almost impossible to measure the cost and loss of an individual like Lt. Col. Bruwer in the fight against crime, writes Mandy Wiener.
The Western Cape Police Ombudsman will probe allegations of the police's apparent inability to provide adequate victim support at police stations.
Western Cape detectives have launched a manhunt for a group of armed men who ambushed and killed six people at a tavern in Khayelitsha on Saturday.
A Mpumalanga man has been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment after he was found guilty of setting a building - which housed police detectives - on fire in 2017.
Max, a sniffer dog attached to the City of Cape Town Metro Police K9 unit, helped police discover and detonate a grenade during an operating at a property in Macassar Village near Somerset West.
Three children drowned while swimming in a local dam Maunatlala Village, near Tzaneen on Friday afternoon.
Four teenage boys were rescued from a narrow and airless safe at a North West high school on Tuesday night, after a deputy principal allegedly locked them in safe and left for the day.
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