The Australian state of South Australia has reported 14 new coronavirus cases, a dramatic increase from the previous day, prompting other states to tighten internal borders amid concerns of a new virus hot spot. South Australia ended a months-long streak of no COVID-19 infections on Sunday, reporting three locally-acquired coronavirus[…]
Laughter echoed from the garage of a Tafelsig home in Mitchells Plain on Friday morning, where an exciting initiative was announced to create a sustainable local food project. In commemoration of World Food Day on 16 October, a collaboration between Tafelsig Mitchells Plain Community Action Network (CAN), Organic Earth Solutions[…]
A number of new directives have been published to update South Africa’s lockdown rules. These include the re-opening of old age homes as well as pre-schools. The country is waiting in anticipation to hear whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the move down to lockdown level 1 later this week,[…]
South Africa could move to level 1 lockdown next week, when president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation as promised during a recent meeting with the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef). Citing senior officials, who are privy to meetings at the National Coronavirus Command Council, City Press reported that the[…]
The National State of Disaster has been extended until October 15. The decision was made by Cabinet on Thursday, September 10. The decision to extend was made to allow for the management of the spread of COVID-19 to continue. “Cabinet welcomes the drop in the number of new confirmed COVID-19[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) is evaluating a number of proposals around the further easing of lockdown restrictions in South Africa. The president told the South African National Editors’ Forum on Wednesday evening (9 September) that one of the requests he received was from[…]
South Africa’s gyms were only told that they would be limited to 50 members at the ’11th hour’, with the decision not part of the protocols discussed with the government, says Mark Field, managing director Virgin Active South Africa. Field said in a webinar hosted by Discovery Vitality, that this[…]
Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March and April. Higher education & training minister Blade Nzimande made the announcement on Wednesday during his update on Covid-19 alert level 2 measures in the post-school education[…]
SA may be over the Covid-19 surge, but reimposing strict restrictions is still on the table, warns health minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize told eNCA he hoped SA did not have to reimpose extreme lockdown restrictions, as other countries have done. He said the plateau had started and the country was[…]
Five months into the Covid-19 pandemic, financial distress remains a concern among South Africans, with as many as 61% reporting a loss of income. This is according to the latest research results on the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus conducted by the market research company Ask Afrika. The survey also[…]
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