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Company issues mask challenge to SA corporates

A Cape Town-based tech distribution company has issued a challenge to corporate South Africa – collectively order one million masks and it will donate 100 000 masks free of charge to the country’s first responders. Syntech is currently in the process of arranging bulk importing of medical protective gear, including[…]

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The dos and don’ts during the national lockdown

Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both. During a briefing on Wednesday,[…]

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16 suspected coronavirus cases among prison officials

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says there have been 16 suspected coronavirus cases among officials at correctional centres across the country. This comes as the country prepares for national lockdown on Thursday midnight, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Monday night. Lamola says 11 of the officials have tested negative for the[…]

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Public transport will stop during 21-day lockdown

Ministers in the Security Cluster say public transport including minibus taxis, trains and passenger flights will come to a virtual halt when the 21-day lockdown takes effect at midnight tonight. They announced far-reaching measures at a media briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday to clamp down on the movement of people[…]

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Spaza shops can stay open during lockdown

Small Business Development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says spaza shops will be provided with assistance by government amid the pandemic. Spaza shops are exempt from the lockdown – along with grocery stores and pharmacies, which provide essential supplies to people. People will be allowed to go out and buy food and[…]

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