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‘It is not a holiday”: CPFs on Covid-19 lockdown

South Africans are well into their fourth day of the 21-day national lockdown imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in a bid to curtail the spread of the ever-growing Covid-19 pandemic. Since the start of the lockdown, more than 600 people have been arrested for not adhering to the regulations put[…]

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SA Muslims Covid-19 Task Team launched

Various organisations from within the Muslim community of South Africa have banded together to coordinate a coherent Muslim community response to the Covid-19 pandemic. South Africa is in the first week of a national lockdown, aimed at enforcing social distancing measures in a bid to curb the spread of the[…]

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Reports of spaza shops being closed despite govt regulation

As South Africans entered its 21-day national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, there remains uncertainty around whether spaza shops and corner stores are considered essential services to the public. The Government Gazette, which outlines the regulations during the lockdown, states that spaza shops that sell essential products[…]

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Almost R2 million in pledges to #OperationCovid19 fund

Operation SA and the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) have launched an emergency fund-raising drive, which has already garnered almost R2 million in pledges in just a few days. The organisations are partnering to assist in delivering essential food items to the vulnerable and destitute during the 21-day national[…]

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Health minister revises SA COVID-19 deaths to one

There is only one confirmed death caused by COVID-19 in South Africa, after the Health Ministry on Friday revised its initial report. Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that South Africa has 1170 confirmed cases, an increase of 243 new cases from yesterday. Initially, the minister reported that two deaths had occurred as[…]

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First two coronavirus deaths in South Africa

South Africa has recorded its first two deaths due to the novel coronavirus patients, which has already claimed over 24,294 lives across the globe. The national health ministry made the announcement on Friday morning, confirming that the two deaths occurred in the Western Cape, which currently has over 200 coronavirus[…]

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Muslim community responds to the call for social solidarity

The Muslim Community of South Africa, represented by numerous social welfare, emergency relief and civil society organisations have heard the call of  President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist the poor and vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown period. “We have immediately expended R1m in aid spending and resources to assist with the[…]

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