Consumers spent enthusiastically this Easter, according to the latest data from Standard Bank’s Card Division — in line with spending in 2019 but a stark contrast from 2020 spending over the same period. Card transaction volumes for Standard Bank card customers over the Easter holidays was up three-fold year on[…]
One health expert is urging people, who travelled during the Easter period, to pay attention to any flu-like symptoms they may experience over the next few days, which could signal a coronavirus infection. Thousands of people have flocked back home after spending time at various holiday destinations over the weekend.[…]
As thousands of people prepare to travel to various destinations across the country and abroad for the Easter holidays, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it is ready to deal with the expected high volumes of traffic. RTMC says it will use drones, vehicle and body cameras to enforce[…]
South Africa will remain under Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown regulations over the upcoming Easter holidays with adjusted restrictions. The sale of alcohol for offsite consumption will be prohibited from Easter Friday to Monday, while the curfew remains the same. Easter weekend church services will be allowed 250 people[…]
As the Easter weekend approaches, many people are anticipating that government will make an on the country. This as fears mount that religious and social gatherings could become coronavirus super-spread events. With a third wave of coronavirus infections looming, members of the public have mixed views on the possible imposition[…]
The country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 52,648 after 46 succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. The health department said 1,387 new cases have been recorded in the same day, pushing our known caseload to 1,544,000. Our recovery rate stood at 95% meaning at least one[…]
The leader of Sri Lanka’s Catholics has demanded the government find the perpetrators of the deadly 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, as worshippers held silent protests outside the capital’s churches on Sunday. No one has been prosecuted over the bombings at three hotels and three churches in Colombo that killed 279[…]
The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, according to police, who have also reported 18 more arrests made over the course of Tuesday night, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 58. The coordinated bombing attacks, which took place at three[…]
Initial probe reveals Easter Sunday blasts were in response to deadly New Zealand attacks, state defence minister says. Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, the country’s state minister of defence said on Tuesday. “The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened[…]
After its cancellation last year due to the drought in the Western Cape, organisers of the annual Kramat Festival in Faure are expecting bumper crowds at the religious site this Easter weekend. The festival is a unique Cape Malay tradition, which has been celebrated for hundreds of years. More than[…]
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