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Supermarket in Khayelitsha goes up in flames

A Shoprite store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town went up in flames on Tuesday morning as South Africans went shopping for essentials ahead of the national lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation on Monday night. It is understood that the fire started before 08:00 when the store was still[…]

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No loadshedding expected this week, says Eskom

No loadshedding was expected this week, but South African power utility, Eskom, warned on Sunday that the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained high. “Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the week, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remains. The system remains constrained and vulnerable,”[…]

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Refugees fined for occupying areas in CT CBD

A number of foreign nationals sleeping on pavements in the Cape Town CBD have been fined 300 rand each for violating the city’s by-laws. Families with their children moved onto the pavement of Albertus street a few weeks ago, after they were removed from Long Market and Burg Streets on[…]

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA total 240, says NICD

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in South Africa now stands at 240, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Saturday. The NICD, a division of the national health laboratory service, as of March 21, “can confirm 38 new additional cases that have tested positive for[…]

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