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DA urges Ramaphosa to give regular updates on lockdown

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[…]

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Ramaphosa announces phased lifting of lockdown

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[…]

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Ramaphosa to address the nation on Thursday

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.[…]

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DA disagrees over extended lockdown

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[…]

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Ramaphosa to discuss lockdown extension

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[…]

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