ANC members accused of selling land for illegal occupation

2020-03-29 17:10

Holding an umbrella to protect herself from the hot sun, Mxolosi Mthetwa finally sits down next to her shovel and sips a cooldrink. She has been clearing a small plot of land to build a shack.

Johannesburg clinics will be operational during 21-day lockdown

2020-03-26 18:17

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.

Our living conditions deserve the same attention as coronavirus, say PE shack dwellers

2020-03-26 10:01

Hundreds of protesters from informal settlements in Port Elizabeth defied the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people on Wednesday, blocking roads and setting alight three buses.

Lockdown: Yes, your rubbish will still be collected in Joburg

2020-03-25 17:57

The City of Johannesburg says various essential services will continue when the country enters a 21-day lockdown from midnight on Thursday to 16 April to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: KZN education department to use radio classes to help matric pupils

2020-03-24 13:35

As a national lockdown looms, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education will be assisting matric pupils by hosting radio tuition on its community radio stations.

WATCH | Pot luck! These two Sandton residents turned a huge pothole into a swimming pool

2020-03-23 16:31

Two Sandton residents have turned a massive pothole in Lonehill, Johannesburg, into a makeshift swimming pool. The two decided to take a dip after realising that a water pipe had burst. Watch.

Coronavirus | Gauteng health department consulting with private hospital groups as cases rise in province

2020-03-23 12:07

The Gauteng Department of Health says that it is still in consultation with private hospital groups for resources, while the number of confirmed cases continues to rise in the highly populated province.

Gauteng Cogta MEC happy with NCOP decision to dissolve Tshwane council, DA says report flawed

2020-03-19 17:16

The MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lebogang Maile, says placing the city under administration "has effectively given back power to the residents of Tshwane to elect a party of their choice".

City of Joburg closes all public facilities, including pools, theatres and the zoo

2020-03-19 10:30

The City of Johannesburg has decided to close all its public facilities indefinitely amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Gauteng government staffers ditch work amid fears of the spread of coronavirus

2020-03-18 11:42

Staff at the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta have abandoned their posts amid fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).


LOCKDOWN | Ramaphosa writes to Parliament, reveals 2 820 soldiers could be on SA's streets until June

2020-03-27 10:42

Members of the South African National Defence Force could be patrolling the country’s streets well beyond the 21-day lockdown period.

Lockdown will have an effect, but new Tshwane administrators remain committed to their task

2020-03-26 14:47

The national lockdown will have an impact on the responsiveness to the most pressing service delivery concerns in Tshwane, according to the team of administrators appointed to run the capital city.

Coronavirus: The rules you need to know ahead of nationwide lockdown

2020-03-26 09:36

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.

Coronavirus cases in SA rise to 709 as government switches focus to local transmissions

2020-03-25 14:30

As a nationwide lockdown looms in a bid to stem the number of local transmissions of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the number of people who have tested positive has risen to 709.

Coronavirus national lockdown 101: What you need to know

2020-03-24 08:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the unprecedented step – in democratic South Africa – in announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

New administrators for embattled Tshwane ahead of by-elections

2020-03-23 16:00

Gauteng's MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has appointed a team of administrators to run the embattled City of Tshwane ahead of a by-election.

Coronavirus: George closes all beaches, libraries, museums and sporting facilities

2020-03-23 09:02

The George municipality has closed all its beaches and public amenities in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Tensions high in informal settlement after child electrocuted

2020-03-19 15:54

Tensions are high in Riemvasmaak informal settlement in Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth, ahead of the funeral of 9-year-old Royden Plaatjies, who was electrocuted while playing.

Cogta committee backs dissolution of embattled Tshwane council

2020-03-18 23:22

Parliament's Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is backing the Gauteng provincial government's bid to dissolve the Tshwane council.

Eskom CEO and Cogta MEC Maile to devise plan to solve Emfuleni municipality's R615m debt

2020-03-17 13:49

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has taken over the finances of the Emfuleni municipality after a seizure of its assets by power utility Eskom.

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