The Democratic Alliance (DA) Interim Leader, John Steenhuisen has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to update the nation on the continued lockdown of the country relating to COVID-19. Steenhuisen says it has been more than two weeks since Ramaphosa last addressed the nation on the issue, when he announced that[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has shed light on what the country’s new reality will look like when the lockdown continues beyond the end of April, albeit in another format. South Africans entered the lockdown at midnight on 26 March to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was expected to[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation again on Thursday on government’s plans to gradually lift the The lockdown in its current format is expected to end next week Thursday. On Tuesday evening, Ramaphosa announced COVID-19 social relief measures amounting to R50 billion over the next six months.[…]
Government is expected to announce details of how millions of unemployed South Africans can claim the special relief grant announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress will benefit individuals, who are currently unemployed and do not receive any other form of social grant or UIF payment.[…]
In what is surely the government’s most ambitious social spending effort in the democratic era, potentially reaching the pockets of millions of impoverished and vulnerable South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined a massive R500 billion social and economic spending plan on Tuesday to buffer some of the effects of the[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed Parliament he had authorised the deployment of an additional 73 180 members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to assist the police in battling the spread of Covid-19. In a letter to the Joint Standing Committee on Defence – which was tweeted by DA[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as chairperson of the African Union (AU), has appointed former finance minister Trevor Manuel, among others, to garner international support to address the economic challenges that Africa faces because of Covid-19. In a statement on Sunday, Ramaphosa announced the special envoy of the AU[…]
While it is too early to draw definitive conclusions over the coronavirus outbreak that hit our shores, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the evidence showed the lockdown is working to slow its spread. Ramaphosa announced a two-week extension to the nationwide lockdown, which was due to end on 16[…]
The DA is in sharp disagreement with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to extend the country’s lockdown. Other political parties mostly welcomed the decision announced on Thursday night. Ramaphosa said the lockdown, which was due to end 16 April would now be in effect until 30 April. The intervention came into[…]
South Africans will soon know if the national lockdown is working. On Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would soon receive a scientific assessment on whether the national lockdown, which ends next week, had worked. This amid uncertainty about the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic meltdown[…]
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.