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ANC, EFF support WHO’s stance on reopening of schools

Political parties have weighed in on the debate about the continued teaching and learning at South African schools amid a rapid rise of COVID-19 infections. The governing African National Congress (ANC) has echoed sentiments of the World Health Organisation (WHO) that schools should only be reopened in the context of[…]

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SA approaching 300 000 COVID19 cases

The Health Department has announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 298,292, an increase 10,496 from the previous day. The number of deaths has also increased by 174 bringing the total to 4,346 Gauteng has the most infections with 107,070 followed by Western Cape[…]

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Winde criticises alcohol ban as a ‘blunt instrument’

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Monday deplored the renewed alcohol ban imposed by the national government as a “blunt instrument” in the fight against Covid-19. Winde said the after June 1, when the government lifted the initial alcohol ban imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was an[…]

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Storm uproots trees across the Cape

The second storm in a week which made landfall in the Western Cape on Sunday has caused chaos across the Cape metropole as gale-force winds uprooted trees and rains caused severe flooding. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management spokesperson Charlotte Powell said despite the heavy rain and flooding[…]

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